Watch for falling objects!

Watch for falling objects!

My 18yr old daughter this morning got super angry as a package of crackers fell on her when she opened up a kitchen cupboard. Maeven: ARGH!! WHY does everything have to constantly fall on me!!! Me: Calm down, everything doesn’t CONSTANTLY fall on you…*pause for thought* If things CONSTANTLY fell on you, that would be HILARIOUS!! We then proceeded to […]

Why education gaps don’t concern me

Why education gaps don’t concern me

CC Image courtesy of Robert S. Donovan on Flickr This article originally published July 25, 2014 and updated on February 5, 2019 Gaps in my children’s homeschool education don’t concern me. I hear homeschoolers express fear over the dreaded “gaps” in their child’s education all the time. It’s all over the internet, particularly rampant among newbie homeschoolers. But veteran homeschoolers are living in this fear as well. […]

Research says to delay academics!

Research says to delay academics!

CC image courtesy of Leslie on Flickr This article originally published November 13, 2015 and updated on February 4, 2019 Recently articles about this Stanford research keep popping up in my news feed. It says we’re sending our kids to school too early. And that is possibly why we have such a huge amount of attention deficit disorder diagnosed later. *NOTE: *I have edited this article to add […]

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review and Giveaway

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review and Giveaway

Full disclosure: Teaching Textbooks approached me and asked me to do this review and giveaway, in exchange for a level of their product for my son. But the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. My First Experience with Teaching Textbooks I have homeschooled my 2 kids (boy, 13 and girl, nearly 18) since the very beginning, and like every […]

Understanding and Adapting to the GDPR

Understanding and Adapting to the GDPR

  So, if you’ve not heard yet…there’s this new thing called the GDPR… Here’s a quick video that explains it well, if you prefer audio/video learning:     Even if you don’t own an online business or website, you’ve probably been made aware of the GDPR by the slew of emails that you received in May from all the places […]

Generation Genius

Generation Genius

I saw an ad in my Facebook feed today that intrigued me. An ad for a new video streaming service for science videos! Immediately got MY attention, especially with all the way cool experiments in the video! He’s called the Dancing Scientist, and here’s his YouTube channel. The service that he’s doing is called Generation Genius. After watching the ad […]

Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

[amazon_link asins=’0152766529′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6805635b-4b15-11e8-9732-ff839c00b33f’] I love this book! I think I got it years ago…long before children…from the bargain section of Borders Books (I miss them!) when I was working there. It was so intriguing, I couldn’t resist! The idea of underwear throughout history!! It’s a cute little lift the flap sort of popup style picture book that […]