Blog Cruise: Budget-friendly Homeschooling

It’s usually about this time of year that we’re all starting to feel the budget crunch. We’ve purchased new curriculum, stocked up on school supplies, and renewed our magazine subscriptions, online memberships, and family zoo pass. It’s easy to look around and wonder if homeschooling has to cost so much? What happens if you don’t have a lot of money for curriculum, school supplies and field trips. How do you make it work? Come along as members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew share there best tips with you for Budget-friendly Homeschooling.   Debra @ Footprints in the Butter — I Continue reading

Blog Cruise — Large Family Homeschooling

Homeschooling a large family is challenging. There’s no doubt about that. Oftentimes, moms of many find themselves getting up  during the night to feed a newborn while simultaneously parenting and homeschooling high schoolers, preschoolers, and everything in between. How do they get it all done? Come along as members of the Homeschool Crew share their answers to this question.     Gwen @Tolivers to Texas — Making it Work with a Big Family “We hear quite a few questions and comments about the number of children we have and the fact that we homeschool too. Usually that latter fact sounds Continue reading

Blog Cruise — Why Homeschool?

Why do you homeschool? I love asking this question to homeschool moms. For some reason, I just find it an interesting and enlightening conversation to have. Ask a hundred homeschool moms why they homeschool and you’ll get 100 different answers. From academic excellence to special learning needs, differing worldviews to more time as a family, there are a whole host of reasons families choose to homeschool. And sometimes those reasons change from year to year. Come along this week, as members of the Crew share with you why they choose to homeschool. You’re guaranteed to read some insightful articles in Continue reading

Back to Homeschool Blog Hop — Homeschool Curriculum

  Welcome to day 2 of our Back to Homeschool Blog Hop! Did you get a chance to hop around learning about Homeschool Methods yesterday? If not, then be sure to do that. What an incredible day of inspiration Monday was! Today, the Crew will take those Homeschool Methods and show you how they choose Homeschool Curriculum to match up! The most popular question among homeschool momma’s has to be, “What curriculum do you use?” If there’s anything these bloggers understand, it’s curriculum! You won’t find a better group of curriculum experts anywhere! I think you’re gonna love the Blog Hop today . Continue reading

Blog Cruise — Summer Family Fun

How is your summer going? Are you homeschooling through the summer, taking a much-needed break, or something in between? However you choose to schedule your time, we hope you’re taking time for some Summer Family Fun. This week, members of the Crew are sharing with you what their families are enjoying this summer. Come along with us and be inspired to add some fun to your summer days!       Lexi @ Lextin Academy — Summer Family Fun: Our Bucket List “I’ve seen them everywhere on Pinterest.  It’s the Summer Bucket List!  So, I decided to make my own bucket Continue reading

Blog Cruise — Summer Staycation Ideas

Gas prices are high. Restaurant prices are ridiculous. Let’s not even talk about planes, hotels, and most “vacation” attractions. Most homeschool families are surviving on one income. Couple that with the crazy cost of everything just mentioned and many families are choosing to stay closer to home during vacation season. But, does that mean you can’t have a vacation at all? We think not! This year, why not take a few days and enjoy a staycation! A few of members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew are here to share some ideas with you about how you can stay close to Continue reading

Blog Cruise ~ Beating the Summer Heat

I’m sure most of you have noticed, but IT”S HOT OUTSIDE! In the U.S., we are experiencing a record-breaking heat wave. Temps in the 100s across a good portion of the nation. Just walking outside in the middle of the day can leave you hot, sweaty, and grumpy. It your kids are anything like mine, spending all day, every day indoors just isn’t an option. Just we’ve had to be careful and creative with summer play, so that as much as can be is squeezed out of the day, while staying safe from heat-related illness. This week, the Crew is Continue reading

Blog Cruise: Summer Gardens

Tomatoes, peppers, and cumbers. Summer squash, okra, and green beans. Summer is my favorite time of the year . . .  to eat! I absolutely love perusing the farmer’s markets for the freshest of veggies to grill, can, and freeze! I wish I had the space to grow it all myself! Oh, the flowers. The spring flowers have long withered away, now it’s time for gorgeous sunflowers, dahlias, and gladiolas! Gardening also presents plenty of learning opportunities! Science, math, geography . . . it’s all in there! Many of our Schoolhouse Crew members spend much of the summer weeding and Continue reading

Blog Cruise: Summer Camping

  Tent camping,  motor homes, State Parks, back yards, campfires, s’mores, fishing, summer camps. Summer is alive with opportunities for camping! In this week’s Blog Cruise, members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew share their Summer Camping tales!         Kym T. @ Homeschool Coffee Break — Will We Camp This Year? “Truth is, we don’t know what we’re doing with our vacation time at all this year.  We have ideas and possibilities but haven’t made any decisions.” Brandy B. @ Kingdom Academy — Camping Anyone? “However, we live in Florida, and summer camping down here is usually hot…sticky..and plagued with Continue reading

Blog Cruise: Summer Field Trips

For many of you, school is out for the summer. For others of you, school continues right on through the warmer weather. Either way, oftentimes, the sunnier days inspire more hands-on, outdoor, out of the classroom kind of learning. Summer abounds with opportunities for both fun in the sun and learning  outside the classroom! From zoos and state fairs, to nature walks and museums, no matter where you live or vacation, you’re sure to find lots of places to go in the summer. In this week’s Blog Cruise, members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew take you on a tour of Continue reading