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A Homeschool Parent's Guide to High School Grades, Credits and Transcripts

FREE Webinar for Parents Who Are or Plan To Be Homeschooling High School

  Ben and Me (the blog of Crew leader, Marcy Crabtree) is hosting an online webinar this Thursday with Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. The webinar, A Parent’s Guide to High School Grades, Credits, and Transcripts, is designed to help the homeschooling parent deal with those issues of homeschooling high school that sometimes make one nervous! […]

2015 Reviews

Tales from the Circle C Ranch Reviews

Tales from Circle C Ranch Book and Lapbook (Circle C Adventures Review)

Over the past few years, The Crew and their families have been charmed by Andrea Carter. This plucky heroine first made her appearance in  Circle C Beginnings. Later we got a little better acquainted with a more grown up Andi in Circle C Milestones, all from Circle C Adventures. Author Susan K. Marlow once again transports us back […]

SmartKidz Media Reviews

Online Media Library for Homeschool (SmartKidz Media Review)

Imagine for a moment, a site with pre-screened, child-safe videos that you can access on demand. A site with videos covering such things as: Animals ; Wildlife Collections Documentaries; Culture Collections Health; Fitness History Titles Lifestyles ; Cuisine Science Travel ; Adventure: World Wide Discovery Collections Cooking Instruction Classical Music Collections Cultural Music Collections Cultural […]

CTCMath Reviews

Your Online Maths Tutor (CTCMath Review)

Do you ever wish you could bring a math tutor into your home on whim? Would it make your life easier to have someone else explain math concepts to your child? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, then you might want to check out CTCMath.   CTCMath offers online math instruction […]

Dynamic Literacy Review

WordBuild Vocabulary (Dynamic Literacy Review)

Learning vocabulary can be tough!  It’s important to have a varied vocabulary in order to be a good reader, but there comes a point where you think, “I can NOT stuff one more word into my brain!” Luckily, vocabulary is a lot like phonics, where lots of smaller blocks build together into larger words.  Dynamic […]

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8 Ways to Help Your Child Find Joy in Reading

Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”  We all want our children to become strong leaders, but what if you have a child who would rather eat Brussels sprouts than get anywhere near a book?  If you’re like me and have a child who would rather eat […]

Queen Homeschool

Queen Homeschool Supplies

  Have you ever heard of Queen Homeschool Supplies before? I had not heard of it until last year when I was searching for new curriculum for my little guys. My SIL mentioned that she has used the company before and loved their science books. So, I had to check it out for myself. Queen […]


Project-Based Learning

Although there are many reasons for homeschooling, one of the most often cited reasons is that parents want the ability to give their children a unique and individualized learning experience. We want to be able choose the resources that best fit our children and we want to play to their strengths and interests. However, there […]

4 Benefits of Homeschooling an Only Child

4 Benefits of Homeschooling an Only Child

I recently heard homeschool veteran and speaker, Carol Barnier, say that attending a homeschool convention is the only place she has to hang her head and say, “I ‘only’ have 3 children” when questioned about the size of her family. Almost like it’s shameful or embarrassing. I can relate. I “only” have one child. While […]

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