Sunday, December 17, 2017

Homeschool Wishlists

It's the time of year when people share their wishlists with family and friends so they can pick the perfect gift.  Of course, I have many wishlists. 

But I have two in particular that I wanted to share.  

This is my Sweet's Homeschool Amazon Store.
I share the books I purchase that we are using for our homeschool.  

This is my Homeschool Wishlist
This is all the interesting things I find online that I would love to add to our homeschool.  
I love adding things on here to check out.  

Is it just me that likes looking at what is on other's wishlists?

If you have one, I would love to check out what is on it.  Especially if you have middle school to high school aged children.  Feel free to share your link in the comments.  

Please know I'm not asking you to buy anything for us.  I'm just sharing our lists because I enjoy seeing other people's wishlists.  

Also.. my amazon links are affiliate links. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Homeschool Update

   This past week has been a stressful but fruitful week.  My 10 year old daughter who has always been in public school finally convinced her father that she really did want to homeschool.  After fighting with the school for the past month over their pushing religious readings and music on her class, we decided that it was time to bring her home.  Next week all three of my children will be homeschooling.  My oldest, who is 17 has made some decisions of his own too.  Next week he will turn 18 and he can make those decisions and I can't really stop him.  Sigh.

   Now I need to pull together a 5th grade curriculum.  The difficult part will be finding where she was academically in school and find that point in materials.  The great part is that its almost Christmas break so I will have time to pull it all together. 

   Let me ask this to you parents, do you think that the public school material goes faster through curriculum than the home school books.  I'm finding that 5th grade homeschool materials are things she has already covered.  I handed her a 6th grade math workbook to see if she could find something she was currently working on or hadn't done.  She handed it back after looking.  Nope, went over all that.  So I hand her a middle school book, there she finally found a couple things she hadn't covered. 
I realize it could just be the books I have.  But do you think that the grade level on homeschool books versus public school books are the same?  Let me know in the comments what you think.  Also I'm mainly referring to math in this instance. 

  Off to go through some more homeschool books to see what we have and what we will need.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Yule or Christmas or whatever you celebrate. 

Happy Yule!

Cozy Mystery Shelf Tour

So... I did a run through of all the books on my cozy mystery book shelf.  This doesn't include any the mystery/thriller books.  That's a whole 'nother shelf. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homeschool Haul

Here is the break down of what I bought on  What have you purchased from bookoutlet for your homeschool?  I love looking through all their nonfiction kids and young adult books.   I also love their fiction books too.  Okay, I love bookoutlet period.  And now that they have free shipping, I love it even more.  Wait for the sales, though.  That makes it even better!

Also here in the link to Evan Moor if you want to check them out too.  


  • 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know  $2.99
  • Finding Audrey $2.49
  • Extreme Biology (Basher Science)  $3.49
  • Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks)  $5.99
  • Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide  $5.99
  • Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook (The Complete Middle School Study Guide)  $5.99
  • So, You Want to Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!  $2.49
  • The Children's Interactive Story of Art: The Essential Guide to the World's Most Famous Artists and Paintings  $7.99

Homeschool Mom Tag

Tag... you're it! I thought it would be fun to do a Homeschool Mom Tag especially since everyone is planning and thinking about next year

Homeschool Mom Tag Questions:

Do you have a set budget for your homeschool?

1. Were you homeschooled?

2. Did you always know you'd homeschool your children?

3. What are your 3 favorite books in your homeschool library?

4. Are you the only "teacher"? Does your spouse help, outsource help, tutors, etc.

5. Where is your favorite place to buy homeschool curriculum?

6. Do you have a set budget for your homeschool?

7. What are 2 must have homeschool supplies?

8. What's your favorite/least favorite subject to teach?

9. Are you involved in coops or homeschool groups? What has your experience been in these groups?

10. What is your approach? ( charlotte mason, eclectic, classical, etc)

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