Introducing Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Are you looking for an independent math program your student can do online? Do you need something that will work on a Chromebook, for a struggling reader or one who is dyslexic? Check out the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 curriculum!

If you homeschool children of multiple ages, the two best strategies you can employ are family schooling (teaching everyone all together) or independent learning opportunities. And we have found digital curriculum to be one of the easiest ways to create truly independent learning opportunities. My oldest son excels in math, but is moderately dyslexic. It was […]

Gift Giving for a Large Family

A large family is lots of fun, especially at the holidays. But how to you buy gifts for everyone without overspending your budget? Here are some ideas!

It’s true – children are a blessing. And having a large family can be really fun during the holidays! But how do you manage gift giving? And what suggestions can you offer to relatives who want to bless your children with gifts without spending their whole holiday budget on your family? The Family Gift Because […]

Why Online Learning Makes Sense for Math

Even though we explore math as a family, we still need a way for everyone to practice on their own level. CTC is a great option for online math learning!

If you’ve been around a while, you know that we love doing math family-style. ┬áBut, while we’re able to do a lot through hands-on exploration and discussion, there is a limit. For math practice, we really need a way to be able to differentiate. Each student needs work geared specifically towards his or her own […]

10 Reasons Why Homeschool Parents Fear Screen Time

There are so many online resources for homeschool families. But many parents struggle with concerns about screen time. What are the reasons for the worry?

I can’t tell you how many homeschool moms I’ve talked to who are genuinely worried about the ill effects of ‘screen time’ in their homes. I’m not talking about the dangers of internet use, like child predators, identity theft, etc. Those are real dangers, to be sure, and a topic for another post (or several). […]

Digital Schooling: Online Options for the Homeschool

This month, we're talking all about online homeschool options - courses, resources, healthy tech use and ways to monitor and keep online time safe!

Recently, I’ve received a lot of questions from readers related to technology in the homeschool. What apps do your kids use on their Kindle tablets? How do you keep your kids safe online? How did you set up your kids’ tablets with Parental Controls? How did you decide which tablets and Chromebooks to buy? How […]

Why Mr. D. Math is an A+ Choice for Homeschoolers

Looking for an online curriculum to teach pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus or SAT or ACT readiness in your homeschool? Check out Mr. D. math!

If you are looking for an online program for homeschool math from pre-algebra on up, I highly recommend Mr. D. Math curriculum. Check out my review to see why we loved this class!I knew there was a problem when Luke, my oldest and my natural math-thinker, started saying that he hated math.  He would say that […]

Add Some Fire to Your Homeschool: Kindle Fire as a Homeschool Tool

Have you considered getting your homeschool students Kindle Fire tablets? You might be surprised at they ways they can be used as tools in the homeschool!

You may know that around here, we’re a family that loves digital. My four oldest kids have Chromebooks and they get their school assignments via blog post. We’ve used Nooks for a while, which are lovely devices┬ábut are simply eReaders – no extras. {This post contains affiliate links – see disclosure. Thanks for supporting HSWOTW.} […]