• Middlebury Interactive Languages Spanish Course Review
  • Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses Review – TOS Crew
  • Apologia Educational Ministries – iWitness Books Review – TOS Crew
  • Working Homeschool Moms: When Life Gets Tough – HHM
  • Having a Homeschool Dad in the Mix!!!
Standard Deviants Accelerate Review TOS Crew

As my oldest daughter, Tee, enters into the new world of middle school learning, online education is becoming increasingly tempting. Honestly, teaching multiple age groups is challenging. Giving Tee some independence through web-based learning sounds like a great idea! Because of this, I was pleased to be able to review a homeschool e-learning tool with Standard…

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Apologia Educational Ministries iWitness Books Review TOS Crew

Many people around the world read the bible regularly and hold this sacred text close to their hearts as the one true God-breathed word. It is obvious throughout the books of the Old and New Testaments that not only are they God’s word, but that they are also an incredibly rich account of humanity’s history. I…

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Working Homeschool Moms: When Life Gets Tough

Typically, posts (the few that are out there) written with working homeschool moms in mind, focus on one main theme. That theme is associated with schedules. We want to know how to make it all work, don’t we? I’ve written my share of these posts (like this one or this one) right here at Hip Homeschool Moms. Please do…

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homeschool dad

Much of my homeschooling career has been me, the mother, doing most of the teaching. My husband wasn’t always supportive of the decision to homeschool…especially when I gave up the first year I tried. But he’s a good guy and went with it because I was…umm…a bit of a nagger. Thankfully, after trudging through our…

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Lilla Rose Review and giveaway

It’s time for a fun review! My daughter, Tee, was blessed with a new Lilla Rose mini Flexi Clip from independent consultant, Melody Detwiler, to test out for all of you! Along with this review you will find a giveaway for a free clip (may not be the one pictured). What is Lilla Rose?   This…

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Moments and Musings - Cub Scouts, Rocket Launch

Our homeschooling season has been in full swing these last several weeks. This year the dynamics are different. My youngest is starting her first year of sit down school as a preschooler, my 6 year old son has the expectation to do a much more than he’s used to, and my 11 year old daughter is…

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Preschoolers and peace, homeschooling multiple ages

Ihave three kids whose ages are 11, 6, and 3. This age spread is challenging for me. I struggle to work in all of the stuff we need to do while also dealing with the hourly disasters that erupt out of thin air. Our time is also limited as I am a working homeschool mom….

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Jord Wood Watches Review and Giveaway

The last several years I have completely depended on my phone when it comes to knowing the time of day. I haven’t worn a watch in a long while. Instead, I fight with my purse or pocket to hunt for that ever-elusive mobile device that seems to always slip into a bottomless pit. What would…

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working homeschool moms

You work. You homeschool. You’re a parent. You are a wife…or not. You Live. You Sleep. You eat. You worship. And hopefully you have fun. But what does this look like in REAL life? In my first post in the Working Homeschool Mom series, I opened up with scheduling tips for working homeschool moms. But these…

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Student Logbook

If a person has homeschooled for any amount of time, I can guarantee check off lists, spread sheets, and every planner known to man has probably been tried out. Organizing homeschool seems to be a never-ending battle. Finding something that actually works for the individual family (at least my family) is like finding a pot of gold….

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Daily Planner

I am a procrastinator! I also have a TON on my plate. These two things don’t really jive well together. I have tried so many calendars to cure my scattered brain planning and follow through. But not many of these calendars truly help. This last month I was blessed with trying a new time management system…

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homeschool

This summer I’ve done a terrible job of keeping up with my weekly Moments and Musings posts. Life is so busy. As a working homeschool mom, I’ve made a huge change on the work part of my life. And on top of that, our new Classical Conversations season started up this week! Check out my…

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Classical Conversations Cycle 3

This week was our first week in Classical Conversations for the 2014-2015 year! I will be tutoring the Masters kids (ages 10-12) for a second year. As of Monday I had a full class but with many new faces. Some of my old crew have moved up in life. My community has been blessed with…

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We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so easy to feel…

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Under Drake's Flag

This last week, on a very long car ride to the National Redwood Forest, my family had the opportunity to review an incredibly unique children’s Christian audio theater CD set from Heirloom Audio Productions. Under Drake’s Flag is a new favorite for my 6 year old son! This set is great for kids aged 6 all the way through…

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Dysfunctional Homeschool

Since beginning homeschool I’ve noticed a trend from others who watch our life from afar. It has come to my attention that my family may have been put on a pedestal of some sorts. Onlookers assume we must be this super patient, put together, extraordinary family to be able to accomplish this thing called homeschool. I’ve…

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