Good and the Beautiful History Curriculum

The Good and The Beautiful: History Curriculum Review

History has always served as the foundation for my homeschool. It began as purely selfish intentions as I am a self-proclaimed, unashamed history lover. History is mixed with language, writing, literature, and science in my home. From morning lessons to afternoons watching history documentaries, I created a few little history lovers of my own. Our home is sprinkled with interactive history books, historical fiction, and a son who keeps us up to date with the best historical documentaries on Netflix. So, it would only stand to reason that we want a serious history curriculum that emphasizes faith with a side of fun. Is that possible? I had many friends and some readers ask me about The Good and the Beautiful. … Read more

CTC Math Review

High School Homeschool Math Curriculum without Tears or Fear

CTCMath is a Game Changer for Homeschool Math Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus…. Those words are enough to inspire fear in any math challenged homeschool mom with a high school student. When your child reaches middle school and high school, those of us who are not confident teaching math, want to pull the covers over our heads and wish it away. I’m a history girl. I’m a writer and graphic designer. My brain doesn’t compute anything above Algebra 2. How would I handle high school math? Thankfully, CTCMath saved the day! Homeschool Math is Easy with CTCMath Really…it is! I know you are doubting the ease of teaching your high school student math. What math curriculum could possibly make math a joy? Yes, … Read more

Reading Horizons Elevate Review

Reading Horizons Elevate: Just when I thought nothing would work…

Reading with Confidence. Reading at the right Pace. Reading Horizons. It is no secret that I am a fan of Reading Horizons.  It has been my pleasure to review for Reading Horizons in the past, like this post about the Discovery program.  I also named it one of my top three favorite reading programs in another post.  So before we go a step further, let’s state the obvious, I did get the program in exchange for a review and I am a Reading Horizons affiliate.  I would love it if you purchased your program through my Reading Horizons affiliate link.  However, I am more concerned that you give it a chance than buy through my link.  Truly.  They allow you … Read more

My top 3 favorite reading programs

Top 3 Favorite Reading Programs

    1.  Logic of English No frills.  Straightforward.  Simple to use and implement. One program for all ages.  Suggestions for proper use for each age group. Teaches from a solid Orton-Gillingham method. The phonogram is associated with the sound so the letter becomes the image.  This is especially important for dyslexics. Lessons teach phonics, phonograms, spelling, dictation, and grammar. As the name of the program suggests it is taught in a logical and orderly fashion. All sounds for a vowel are taught at one time.  This is to prevent confusion and frustration when a child learns short “a” and then must adjust to long “a”.  Again, this is very important for dyslexics.  A child will actually have to unlearn … Read more