Homeschool Reviews

The study of the Civil War is always a tricky topic with my family heritage being from New York and my husband’s from Mississippi.  For this reason, I was thrilled when we were able to obtain a copy of Time Travelers American History Study: Civil War from Home School in the Woods.  Journey with us […]


Supplements for Math and Language Arts

by Dawn Oaks on November 12, 2014 · 0 comments

There is nothing better than when you find curriculum for your core subjects that really works for your family. But even when that happens there are times when you feel like you just need a little extra practice to reinforce concepts between the problems or exercises provided in your text. At this point, if we […]


The High School Science Dilemma

by Dawn Oaks on November 5, 2014 · 0 comments

There are several popular science curriculum available to homeschool families entering the high school years. The challenge is that they are written with the student on a college-prep track in mind . What if your child is focusing more on pursuing a trade or entering the workforce after graduation? When we heard about Fascinating Education’s […]


G.A. Henty Audiobooks to Spice Up Your School

by Dawn Oaks on October 31, 2014 · 0 comments

Many times, we use a unit study approach for science and history with one of our children.  He enjoys learning about all kinds of things, but not necessarily in the traditional textbook format.  We gather various types of resources to build units that fall in line with where he is at in his studies.  Our […]


Adding Fun Into Your Schoolday

by Dawn Oaks on October 30, 2014 · 0 comments

I think it is human nature to work more diligently when we know that a reward or something good will happen.  Having a motivation can go a long way.  That is exactly what the folks at Clued in Kids had in mind when they developed their treasure hunt packs for school aged children primarily in […]


Anthem for a Nation

by Dawn Oaks on October 29, 2014 · 1 comment

There are many historical and documentary style videos about the history of our nation.  A nation that has been called the greatest the world has ever known.  Our family recently had a chance to review the new release from New Liberty Videos entitled Anthem for a Nation.  This DVD was produced with all ages in […]

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Foreign Language in the Elementary Years

by Dawn Oaks on October 22, 2014 · 0 comments

When I have polled homeschool parents about what they consider to be their biggest challenges in educating their children, one of the top responses was Foreign Language. The teaching of foreign languages is difficult since many parents are not fluent in a second language and are therefore not confident in teaching it. Additionally, many students […]


Standard Deviants Accelerate ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on October 22, 2014 · 0 comments

One of the greatest challenges in homeschooling is keeping learning out of the ruts. We can pick the best curriculum out there, but if it all starts feeling mundane our educational journey can become dreaded rather than exciting. Adding in a supplement to your core curriculum can make all the difference. It was with great […]


Helping Your Child be an Essay Rock Star

by Dawn Oaks on October 10, 2014 · 0 comments

My daughter and I just recently had an opportunity to try out the online writing courses offered through Fortuigence.  Our time during this review period was devoted to working through the Essay Rock Star Expository Essay Writing Course and are anxious to share with you our experience. What We Received: During this product review, we […]


Adding Audio Drama into Your Schoolday

by Dawn Oaks on September 10, 2014 · 2 comments

Classic “living” literature gets a big thumbs up from our family. When you add in the sound effects and tonal inflections that are possible through audio drama, it takes something great and catapults it into the sphere of fabulous. This was exactly our experience as we had the opportunity to review Under Drake’s Flag produced by Heirloom […]