Homeschooling with YouTube


Homeschooling is an exciting journey of discovery for the student(s) and Mama and as we have gone along I have been able to add more tools to my arsenal. One of the tools my children have really enjoyed and that fits my budget, is YouTube. I use YouTube to add depth to our studies, for demonstrations, documentaries, fun learning programming, and complex topics. For example It is rather difficult to explain the concept of free electrons in metallic bonding  or the surprise of the Trojan horse adequately with words. To my great delight I have seen it instill a love of learning in our children.

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A Newbie’s Guide to Couponing Success

newbiesguidecouponingToday we have a guest post by Susan Yoo-Lee.

One of the easiest ways to save money today is by using coupons. If you can get in the habit of checking for coupons online and printing coupons out for in-store purchases, you can save 10 percent or more on your purchases. It takes very little time and energy once you’ve gotten the hang of it, and in the end, you’ll be saving so much money you’ll be kicking yourself for not having started earlier!

If you’re new to the couponing scene or you want to brush up on your couponing skills, here are some of my tips that I’ve learned along the way:

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Finishing Strong Homeschooling Through Middle & High School

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #33

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the weekly link-up that focuses on homeschooling during the middle & high school years. Every Wednesday, readers share some incredible ideas and inspiration for schooling older students at home.

It’s hosted by: Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, EvaVarga, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.

In case you missed them, here are some of the popular posts from last week:

The Value of Homeschooling High School by BJ’s Homeschool

How We Bring Life to German Language Studies by The Heart of Michelle

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Our Language Arts Resources

LAResourcesSo when I decided to write this post I thought I’d write a quick little post to tell you what we use for language arts in our homeschool. But when I laid all that we are doing for Language Arts my thought was: “WOW! we are doing too much”. But upon further reflection I was reminded that our Language Arts path is a bit different this year, as we have a concentrated focus on Language Arts.

Last year we took a standardized test and my kiddos did not score as well as I would have liked in Language Arts. Don’t get me wrong everyone is doing “fine” they just didn’t perform as well as I hoped they would. So this year we are focusing on Grammar, Punctuation and vocabulary.  So keep in mind that this year is what I would consider an intensive Language Arts. 

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5 Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Recipes


Look folks it’s fall and it’s the time I’ll blow a wad of money at Starbucks chasing after their Pumpkin Latte. But I have come to the sad realization that their pumpkin Lattes are not the bomb diggety! First of all they do not even have pumpkin, very sad. So I am on a quest to find the perfect Pumpkin Latte to enjoy lazy fall days with. Okay not lazy, jam packed with homeschooling, soccer, music and whatever else pops up. But in that, moment and a half, I get every 3rd Tuesday….it’s latte time! :)

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Finishing Strong Homeschooling Through Middle & High School

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #32

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the place where readers like you share their experiences homeschooling their middle & high school students.

Every week we are exposed to a new set of creative ideas, helpful insights, and words of encouragement, joining us together as we school our older children at home.

Here are a few fun posts that were shared with us last Wednesday.

The First Six Weeks for Our 8th Grader by Homeschool Creations

Our Grand Experiment – So Far a Resounding Success! by Homeschool Your Boys

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Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Book Tour & Giveaway

iHN is have a book tour for the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas. It’s my first book tour! Please don’t leave me sitting at the table with a stack of unused sharpies talking to a potted plant. <nervous smile>

Seriously,  all month long you can pop in and meet various authors of the Big Book of Homeschooling. october-2014-calendar

If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on this book to come along here it is…right now we have two awesome options, first one includes the iHomeschool Studio MP3 set & the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas for only $15 which is more then 50% off!

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