ABC Mouse

This is the second time I’ve tried ABC Mouse. The first go around I thought you were stuck using age based curriculum only, I was very wrong. To get the most out of the service, changing grade level is done by clicking “options,” then parent, child settings. This is invaluable to homeschool parents, especially unschoolers who forge way ahead at any given time. 


Flash Card Fun

You either love or hate flash cards, I adore them! Like everything, all fc are not created equal. I love these from Trend(Jenna took off on the right track immediately!)They are straight forward.

I also make flash cards out of copy paper and Sharpie which is limitless. She’s working on two books and will be reading them completely soon. She’s five in December.

My Mom said I was a wonderful teacher, my reply was that I have a very eager student which is the best case scenario. I consider myself blessed and lucky…and honored.

My Lil Guinea Pig

I’m the mother of a son and two daughters, 21, 14 and 4. It’s been a dream of mine to homeschool and Jenna, who turns 5 in December will be unschooled at home. 

Ever so thankful that the same group of teachers who were mean to my son sixteen years ago infuriated me this summer to prompt my decision. I will be forever grateful.

Alex Spin Art Spinner was an awesome purchase! Jenna loves it and I have a list in my head of cheap refill ideas.

Stack the States Apple App Store App has single handedly taught Jenna every state in the nation, a lot of capitals and landmarks. Stack the States 2 and Stack the Countries are also amazing apps.

We are very much,  in to the “unschool,” approach. Children are capable of teaching themselves if they have an interested, caring adult to give them ideas. It’s a beautiful concept with many roads and paths. My only sadness is that my older two missed out on this kind of learning. Fear of not giving children cookie cutter educations is no longer something that enters my mind.

3 Little Girls

When my son was almost 6 years old I’d begun to wonder if he’d be an only child like me(which I prayed he wouldn’t be)or if he’d get the baby “gurlu” he wanted or baby brother one day. 

A week or so before his sixth birthday we found out a baby sibling was on the way for him. I kept telling myself it was a boy so I wouldn’t get my hopes up but I knew in my heart it was the baby gurlu Cody asked for.

Now we have 3 Baby Gurlies!!!! I’m so glad Cody’s daughter has these two loving aunts to watch her grow and learn. For 6 1/2 years I was a boy-mom to the sweetest little guy and enjoyed it very much but now look at us!!! Beyond blessed!!!