Homeschool Buyers Co-op: Your One-Stop Shop for Discounted Homeschool Curriculum Online

Homeschool Buyers Co-op is like the Costco for homeschool curriculum! They negotiate prices so that we can get learning resources at a fraction of the cost. Just read this to learn how it works and why the Co op is so great.

Homeschool Buyers Co-op: Your One-Stop Shop for Discounted Homeschool Curriculum Online Are you looking for an affordable way to buy your family’s homeschool curriculum online? If so, I can’t say enough good things about the Homeschool Buyers Co-op. In fact, over 220,000 members across the world agree that it’s one of the best resources available for the frugal homeschooler. I figured it’s about time I talk to you guys about this money-saving website and how YOU can use it to save money while still getting all of the things you want for your family. What is Homeschool Buyers Co-op? If you’re not familiar with Homeschool Buyers Co-op, then you may be completely confused by what it is, especially if your idea of a co-op involves … [Read more]

Useful Chrome Extensions That Help With Homeschool Math

Need a few online tools to help your kids understand numbers better? Check out these Chrome extensions that help students with homeschool math.

Useful Chrome Extensions That Help With Homeschool Math Whether you have a child that is struggling with homeschool math or one who can’t get enough of solving equations, these Chrome extensions can prove to be immensely valuable! Not familiar with Chrome extensions? They are small programs that allow you to customize the way you use the Chrome browser, based on your needs. Many apps you already use connect to Chrome through extensions. Take a look at the Chrome Web Store to see the immense selection of extensions that make your online experience more efficient. How to Use Chrome Extensions Not sure how to use Chrome extensions? Don’t worry it’s really simple! Step 1: Download the Chrome Browser The first thing you need to do is … [Read more]

Best Google Chrome Extensions to Help Students with Writing

Looking for some tips and tools to help your child with their writing projects? This list shares the best Google Chrome extensions for developing writing skills.

Best Google Chrome Extensions to Help Students with Writing If you don’t use Chrome as your web browser, you should definitely check it out. It’s a fan favorite for a reason. It’s clean, user-friendly interface makes it easy to use. It’s fully integrated with your Google account, so once you sign in on any device, you have access to all of your bookmarks, saved data, and more! However, the thing that I love the most about Google Chrome is its HUGE library of extensions. There are extensions to help you with so many different things. There are even extensions to help with writing projects and learning to write better in general. I’ve rounded up this list of the best Google Chrome extensions to use for homeschool … [Read more]

A Homeschool Mom Hack for Teaching Writing Skills

Seriously ... helping your kids with their writing assignments can be painful. That's why this hack using two free apps has saved my relationship with my kids.

A Homeschool Mom Hack for Teaching Writing Skills (without ruining your relationsip with your child)   Fun fact: I used to be an English teacher. Mind you, I only actually taught a classroom full of kids for 2 years, but I spent 4 years of college learning all kinds of techniques for teaching writing skills. Another fun fact: That means nothing to my daughter. As far as she’s concerned, I don’t know what I’m talking about when I give her insight into her writing. Or much else in life for that matter. And since I’m more concerned about having a healthy relationship with her than how good of a writer she is, I’m really thankful for this hack I’ve come up with for helping her … [Read more]

Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Get Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime can be a valuable asset in your homeschooling arsenal. Discover the many benefits that help with home education.

Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Get Amazon Prime There are many great reasons to love Amazon Prime and if you’re already signed up, you’re probably aware of them already. However, did you know that Amazon Prime can be a big advantage from a homeschooling point of view.   Amazon Prime Benefits that Make Sense for Homeschoolers  There are tons of benefits for Prime members, but a few stand out for techie homeschoolers. Free Shipping Not only can you get free shipping, but it’s fast, too. When I plan a project to support what we’re learning, I can have the supplies I need delivered within 2 days. That sure beats trying to find the time to get to Hobby Lobby or Target with all my kids … [Read more]

How Can Parents Keep Kids Safe Online?

It's hard knowing how to keep kids safe online. You want them to be able to use all that online goodness, but get worried about what they'll run into. This list ofinternett safety tools gives some great suggestions to help parents.

How Can Parents Keep Kids Safe Online? As parents of children in an increasingly digital age, we want our children to have access to all the good things about the internet. But how do we protect them from the bad things? How do we keep kids safe online? The internet is a beautiful thing. It puts a world of knowledge at our fingertips. It connects us with people all over the globe. It allows us to experience things virtually that we may never experience in real life. It educates, inspires, and motivates people on a daily basis. But the internet is also a scary place. It shows us things we never wanted to know. It can take us to places we wish we’d never been. … [Read more]

Encouraging Homeschool Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To

Listening to podcasts is an awesome way to get some homeschooling inspiration. Check out this list of homeschool podcasts that will leave you encouraged.

  Encouraging Homeschool Podcasts Every Mom Should Listen To As a homeschool mom, there are lots of times when you need a little bit of encouragement and inspiration to get you through the day. Homeschool podcasts are the perfect way to get that pick-me-up.  I know that it’s hard to take time for you when you’re a busy homeschool mom. It seems someone always needs something from you. You don’t have a spare minute to read an encouraging book, watch videos or catch-up with our favorite homeschool bloggers. … RELATED POST … How to Use Educational Podcasts for Homeschooling But, podcasts are much easier to fit into your busyness. You can listen while the kids have a play break. Or while you clean up the kitchen. … [Read more]

‘Must Have” Smartphone Apps for Homeschool Moms

I love learning what works for other homeschool moms. Check out this list of apps that homeschool moms use to help them stay organized and teach their family.

‘Must Have” Smartphone Apps for Homeschool Moms Recently I was forced to do a little experiment that got me thinking about what smartphone apps are really essential to me. You, see I had to an app elimination diet. You know those food elimination diets that people have to go on to see what foods they’re sensitive to, right? They have to cut out all the typical offending foods, then add them back in one by one to see if they have a reaction. I had to go through a similar process with my smartphone. I had an annoying beep going off randomly. Really it was three different beeps. There was no rhyme or reason to it, but it drove me nuts … mostly because I … [Read more]

How to Save Money on Your Family’s Mobile Phone Plan

It's time to get your kid a cell phone and all you can think about is how expensive a new plan will be. Read these tips to learn how to save money on your mobile phone plan.

How to Save Money on Your Family’s Mobile Phone Plan It’s the norm nowadays for multiple family members to have their own mobile phones. As you start adding kids to your plan, the cost o your plan can increase at an unexpected rate.  The cost to have a family plan cell phone can be in the hundreds, leaving many families wondering how they can save and keep a plan that fits their budget. These tips will help you find ways to save on your family mobile phone plan. 8 Tips for Saving on Your Cell Phone Bill 1) Do Your Research and Shop Around Don’t feel like you have to stick with the carrier you’ve used for years. There may be a better plan to … [Read more]

How to Homeschool Online When Traveling With Kids

Homeschooling doesn't need to stop when you travel. Read this to get ideas for keeping the learning going when you travel with kids

Welcome to the #TechieHomeschool IRL blog series.  In this post, my guest Kimberly shares some great options for homeschooling online when your traveling with kids   How to Homeschool Online When Traveling With Kids Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel with your kids any time of the year? Not having to follow a school year calendar; just hitting the road whenever the travel bug bit you? This is something I dreamed of doing and am fortunate to have the opportunity with our grandson. Now, as we are well into our third year of homeschool travel, I’d like to share some tips for other traveling families or those who are considering making a change in their lives. When I began homeschooling EJ we … [Read more]