Mother Should I Trust the Government? (FreedomProject Education Review)

Freedom Project Education Review

FreedomProject Education is an accredited classical academy with a philosophy firmly based on Judeo-Christian values as presented in the United States Constitution.  Common Core-free classes are provided in a live, interactive online setting for students in grades K through 12.  In addition to their commitment to presenting classes free of the CCSS, Freedom Project Education is on the front lines of educating families about and opposing the implementation of the Common Core. Crew members were given the opportunity to participate in FPE’s online course  Mother, Should I Trust the Government?  This course was recommended for students ages 13 and up Continue reading

Digital Science Online (Visual Learning Systems Review)

Visual Learning Systems Review

Digital Science Online is an multisensory online science program by Visual Learning Systems.  They offer two programs, Elementary Edition for grades K-5th and Secondary Edition for grades 6 – 12th.  These digital programs are available with an annual subscription. Digital Science Online consists of educational videos on a wide variety of science related topics.  Each video also includes clips, animations, images, assessments, student activities, and teacher’s guides.  The student activities consist of quizzes, tests (pretest and posttest), writing activities, hands on experiments or other application and vocabulary exercises.  Activities vary by subject matter and grade level.  A wide variety of Continue reading — try it for just $1 in March!


What would you say if I told you that you could test drive a curriculum site with over 100 courses for $1? If you like it (and I think you will!), you can keep your membership for just $5.95 a month, no matter how many children you are homeschooling. On top of all that, it’s brought to you by our parent company, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. {this post contains affiliate links} Three years ago, TOS launched as their curriculum site. This month, they are re-launching the site with NEW navigation features, NEW classes, NEW resources, and more! If you’ve never Continue reading

Fun with Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs (Egglo Entertainment Review)

Egglo Entertainment Review

Do you want to share the true gift of Easter with children in a way that is meaningful and something they’re sure to remember? Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts help children see the light of Jesus! Egglo Entertainment sent a variety of products to members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew to facilitate glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts to encourage a memorable experience and express the powerful message that Jesus is the light of the world. Products received include: Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls Egglo Bible Verse Stickers The Egglo Glow in the Continue reading

Homeschooling vs. a Job


In this corner, we have homeschooling! Staying home, keeping house, being in charge of the education of your children, and being the manager of your home are all important things in life and many of us believe that they are God’s will for our lives. In that corner, there’s a job. Working outside of the home and bringing home a paycheck might be truly necessary for survival. Are these two things are totally at odds with each other? Believe it or not, these two things don’t have to be in opposition. For the last 9 months, I’ve done both! I Continue reading

Slow Cooker Recipes Round-Up


It’s that time of the year again when it feels like winter has been here forever and although it’s spring the snow drifts keep piling up and we’re bored with hot food.  The crew have been exploring winter warming recipe’s to tickle the palate but at the same time not cost us hours and hours in the kitchen. Did you know that crock-pots and slow cookers are not the same thing ?  I didn’t either. All Crock Pots are slow cookers, not all slow cookers are Crock Pots. The Crock-pot design came about because of the Jewish Sabbath, the day Continue reading

The Beauty of New Zealand (Koru Naturals Review)

Koru Naturals Review

Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew often refer to camping out by the mailbox or stalking the UPS truck as way of expressing excitement about an upcoming item for evaluation.    Those delivery drivers may have been feeling some pressure as we recently awaited some pampering products from Koru Naturals.   “Koru” is the Maori word for a new, unfurled fern frond. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace to that New Zealand aboriginal culture.  This single word reflects not only the origin of many of the company’s products, but their purpose as well.  Since 2002, Koru Naturals has been Continue reading

Changing Teaching Styles or What to do When Your Little Girls Grow Up!

Changing Teaching Styles

When our girls were little, I found it fairly easy to know what to do with them for our school time. Colors, letters, numbers, and crayons filled our days. We went to the library at least once a week to find copious amounts of picture books, both for science and for stories to read. I was a hands-on teacher, because they needed me to be. We started with activity books from Rod & Staff, and How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. We purchased a three-hole punch and several empty binders. Every few weeks we would Continue reading

FREE Printables Round-Up

Free Printables Round-Up

  Free 2015 Budget Calendars A Page from our Book of Centuries Planes, Trains and Automobiles! with Falcons of France Base 10 Game: Roll & Build FREE Chinese Worksheets David and Goliath Tots to Prep Pack Constellation Montessori-Inspired 3 Part Cards What’s The Time? Cards Free Printables Chore Cards and Scripture Copywork Free Printables for Home and Family Homeschool Printables Link Up Free Printables Just for Kids Nature Through the Seasons Journals and Scavenger Hunts Love Notes from Jesus Printable Notecards A Simple Way to Pray for Your Children Printable Prayer Cards Animal Trackers Club Lessons Free Saint Patrick’s Day Continue reading

G. A. Henty Audio Drama (In Freedom’s Cause Review)

In Freedom's Cause Audio CD Review

Heirloom Audio Productions has a passion for bringing real history to life. They produce active listening audio adventures. This is a new genre in audio listening. Plot rich with powerful sound effects designed to keep the listener captivated. The full audio theatrical presentation captures the imagination of children. Our crew received the  In Freedom’s Cause Single Package  – a new Audio Adventure based on the book, In Freedom’s Cause, written by George Alfred Henty (G.A.Henty 1832-1902). Listeners will travel through time with young Archie Forbes as he becomes involved with Scotland’s most influential freedom fighters William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Continue reading