Homeschool Reviews

Blessings and Meanings in Names

by Dawn Oaks on November 7, 2016 · 0 comments

With each pregnancy, my husband and I chose our children’s names with purpose; for us, carrying meaning was critically important.  This should be an indication of the intrigue and excitement with which I approached the opportunity to review the Name Meaning products from CrossTimber.  Our family received a free Personalized Plaque with Name Meaning and […]


Building Foreign Language into our School Day

by Dawn Oaks on October 27, 2016 · 0 comments

So many students are really resistant to fulfilling the high school graduation requirement for foreign language studies.  For this reason, I was thrilled to be a part of the Homeschool Review Crew‘s review of Middlebury Interactive Language‘s Middle School Chinese I.  My hope was that in getting a jumpstart on foreign language while still in […]


Summer Reading Adventure ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on July 17, 2016 · 0 comments

I would imagine by now that it is not a well hidden secret that we are a family that loves to read.  We incorporate great literature in our studies, but there are also times that we just love to snuggle up for some pleasure reading.  Our latest review is from Shiloh Run Press with their […]


From the moment I knew that our family would be reviewing the Forbrain headset from Forbrain – Sound for Life Ltd, the wheels in my brain began to really turn as to how we would push it to the limits.  The company’s website touted that it had applications for short term memory improvements, increases in […]


Check out Math – the LearnBop Way

by Dawn Oaks on June 22, 2016 · 0 comments

We recently had an opportunity to review a new Math supplement and found ourselves questioning whether it couldn’t really be a full math curriculum.  When this opportunity first arose, I really was convinced that there are small variations, but most math programs are the same. I now stand corrected. We reviewed the LearnBop for Families […]


Those of you that have been following our homeschool journey over the years know that our family does not stick to one strict method of homeschooling.  In being more eclectic in our approach, I love to get to know what companies can be depended upon as we reach into Classical Education, Charlotte Mason, and other […]


We were pleased to receive the Kwik Stix 12 pk from The Pencil Grip, Inc to review.  It is always a lot of fun when you can get creative with a review and creative is exactly what we got. I have to say that I am one of “Those” parents.  I listen to friends chat about […]

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A Pivotal Moment in Our Homeschool Journey

by Dawn Oaks on April 13, 2016 · 0 comments

There are certain moments in our lives that should really be pivotal.  High school graduation is one of those moments and I am happy to incorporate our most recent review of graduation supplies from  Central to this will be our daughter’s diploma which was custom designed using the many options afforded when purchasing their […]


Critical Thinking Meets Science

by Dawn Oaks on November 11, 2015 · 0 comments

Over the last 4 years, our family has had a chance to review many homeschool materials from complete curriculum and supplemental resources to things that are just fun.  This latest review touches on so many areas that it is really hard to put into a bucket so you will need to hang in there with […]


Eating Your Homework with Ann McCallum ~ Review

by Dawn Oaks on November 11, 2015 · 1 comment

Instead of letting the dog eat your child’s homework, Ann McCallum provides some really neat resources to let your child eat his or her own homework.  Yup, that’s right.  We recently received a copy of Eat Your U.S. History Homework from Ann McCallum Books to use and review.  It was a lot of fun and […]

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