"Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul"

Ivan Doig

Review of Raddish Cooking Subscription Box for Kids

By Mary | March 17, 2021

Raddish is an easy and fun way to teach your children basic cooking skills and augment your homeschool curricula with math and reading activities. So I am dreadfully behind on my reviews, but I am gradually catching up. Raddish sent me a complimentary box to review several weeks ago. Let me first say I love…

How to homeschool third, fourth and fifth grades

How do I homeschool upper elementary: Third grade? Fourth grade? or Fifth grade?

By Mary | August 1, 2020

The Easy Way to Homeschool Upper Elementary Grades Since my posts on homeschooling kindergarten, first, second and high school many people have been asking me, “How do I homeschool third… or fourth…. or fifth grade?” These years are, in my opinion, the golden years of childhood.  Kids are old enough to take care of their…

Curricula for Homeschool Grade 3, 4, 5

The Best Homeschool Curricula for Elementary Grades 3-5

By Mary | August 1, 2020

If you haven’t already read my post on designing a homeschool program for third through fifth grade you should read that first.  Otherwise this is a round up of all my absolute best homeschool curricula for elementary school.  Keep in mind while some of these are affiliate links and I will earn a commission on…

homeschooing first and second grade

Homeschooling First and Second Grade

By Mary | July 29, 2020

What’s the best way to homeschool first and second grade? Parents are often shocked at how little time it actually takes to homeschool first and second grade. Because homeschooling is geared to a specific child and not a classroom full of kids with differing levels and interests homeschooling parents are able to give the child…

How to teach homeschool spelling

How to Teach Homeschool Spelling

By Mary | July 21, 2020

This one is easy: Don’t. You heard me correctly.  Don’t teach homeschool spelling.  Well, not as an independent subject at least.  All my kids are excellent writers and I gave up spelling lists within the first couple weeks of homeschooling.  There are several reasons for this: Spelling programs are, as a whole, BORING to teach.…