Every year the museum at Heritage Square opens itself up to homeschoolers for a fun, hands on and interactive field trip, and they call it Homeschool Days at Heritage Square. Continue reading Participate in Homeschool Days at Heritage Square
This year we loved our time at the Arizona State Fair. We found a deal to get in early for a field trip with a few other homeschooling families. So we were able to get into the park three hours before the rides and games were open. Our field trip deal allowed all kids in for free and one adult received free admission with every 5 kids. Continue reading AZ State Fair Field Trip
This year we chose to get a membership to the local Arizona Science Center as we found it had a lot to offer, and would be worth spending several days there. Continue reading The Benefits of a Science Museum Membership
We were able to take a nice visit to the Creation Museum, in Petersburg, KY. It was a wonderful trip the whole family loved. Starting at Creation and going through Noah’s Ark, to the Cross, it was a wonderful experience for us all. We all loved how you could see history played out and man’s role in all of it. Continue reading Creation Museum Field Trip
There are so many things you can use to teach your preschooler. We usually try to take an out-of-the-book approach as well as encourage hands-on fun. Continue reading Including a Preschooler in Your Homeschool
The challenges of homeschooling can be overwhelming by themselves, but by adding the erratic behavior of a toddler into the mix can make it even more difficult. Here are a few things that I have done to keep my toddler busy, quiet or occupied so I could focus my attention on teaching an older child. Continue reading Teaching at Home with a Toddler
Sometimes it is challenging to include physical education electives into homeschooling on a regular basis. It is easy to just sign the kids up for seasonal sports or gymnastics and use that as their physical fitness. But the whole family can get fit and have fun together without much cost with PE in the home.
With the integration of just a few items, and a wide range of activities, the kids will have lots of fun getting fit, and mom and dad will get a chance to reminisce of when they excelled at one or more activities. Continue reading Get Pumped Up: Affordable PE in the Home
As I currently have one child in third grade and one in kindergarten I have several subjects in which they share materials. Health is one of them. I purchased a curriculum that is geared for the older child and then I supplement for the younger one. Continue reading Help with Health: Learning About Vitamins with Flash Cards
As a first time mom, I wasn’t sure all that I was getting myself into, so I made life easy for me and my son. I bought disposable diapers, wipes, and jarred baby food. As we had more kids, I continued this trend. As commercial baby food brands came out with organic baby foods, I readily bought the better options for my cuties.
I’ve heard for years that after the third kid, any others kinda just fall in line and the adjustment isn’t that bad. I bought it, and with three hungry, growing boys ahead of him I decided for our fourth boy that store bought baby food was just a bit too much for the budget. Buying and preparing my own baby food also allowed me to determine the quality of his baby food. Continue reading How to Make Your Own Baby Food on the Cheap
At the beginning of the school year we decided to have a school kick off party with our homeschooling friends to celebrate and help us all to start with fresh excitement. For the kids it made the school year more exciting and lessened the realization of hard work. For the moms it was a very nice way to celebrate our renewed commitment to our kids Continue reading An Exciting Way to Start the School Year