• Homeschooling

    Review: Storyteller’s Card Game

    I am so excited to once again have the opportunity to review several games and hands-on learning products from Timberdoodle. Over the years they have become my go-to source for creative ways to stretch our brains in my quest for an ongoing learning lifestyle. I have three reviews for you today to coincide with the release of Timberdoodle’s 2020-2021 Curriculum…

  • Homeschooling

    Independent Play in Your Own Backyard

    The kids are home–and must stay home–but the sun is shining and spring has arrived. It’s the perfect time to send them outside to play! If your kids aren’t used to free play in the backyard you may wonder how to engage them and keep them occupied and interested in staying out there. It’s easier than you might think! Your…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Cat Crimes Game

    Oh, no! A Crime has been committed! Someone has ruined my good red dress shoes! “How is that a crime?” you might ask. Good point. Ruining shoes is not against the law, that I know of. But play along with me. It’s just a game, after all. Didn’t I mention that? Well, it is. Cat Crimes I need your help…

  • ChromaCube

    Review: ChromaCube

    Single player logic games are great for all ages. The latest one we've added to our collection is ChromaCube, "a logic puzzle game that employs attractive wooden cubes and a variety of deductive skills to solve."

  • The True Homeschool Expert

    The True Homeschool Expert

    Often I speak with parents who find themselves second-guessing decisions they have made regarding their children's education. Obviously, most of us homeschool our children for a reason. Perhaps we feel called to homeschool, or maybe we just feel it is in the best interest of our children.

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Turing Tumble

    What in the world is a Turing Tumble? you might ask. Well, you might. Because I did. Turns out it's a logic game named after Alan Turing. According to Wikipedia he is "widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence."

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Dot-to-Dot Philadelphia

    Since I live “out west” I haven’t had many opportunities to visit historical and cultural sites on the east coast. In fact, I’ve only ever been to Pennsylvania once. We spent one day in Philadelphia and visited Independence Square and other sites with significance to early American history. When I was offered the opportunity to review the We Are Connected…

  • nostalgic plaid lunch box with vintage books

    How to Buy School Supplies for Your Homeschool

    It seems like summer is hardly half over before the Back-to-School sales start. When I was growing up we would get a shopping list of school supplies from our school. The list for each grade level was slightly different. In the early years we needed a tablet or two of lined manuscript paper… a few Number Two pencils (I’m not…

  • How to create a travel notebook

    How to Create a Travel Notebook

    Our plans this Memorial Day weekend include a much-too-short road-trip. Sort of a mini-vacation but with not enough time to do all the things we’d like to do. On trips like these, where we’ll be spending many hours in the car, I like to plan travel notebooks for the kids specific to the route we have planned. When my girls…