Progeny Press Literature eGuides

We had the opportunity to review one of the eGuides from Progeny Press, which is a Christian-based company offering unit study guides for all ages and reading levels. We reviewed one of the literature eGuides for lower elementary level, The Josefina Story Quilt – eGuide. We do a lot of readlouds due to my kids being so new to reading and they loved this story. But beyond that, we were able to go much deeper into the whys and hows behind the story due to the guide from Progeny Press. To give a plot synopsis of the book we were

5 Awesome Things About Code for Teens

We have been reviewing a new book called Code for Teens: The Awesome Beginner’s Guide to Programming (Volume 1). Wait…why am I reviewing this book when I’m not a teen and don’t have teenage kids?! Well, I am a blogger, and I do take care of everything to run my site, so coding knowledge comes in handy. I took a web design class waaaaaaay back in college (circa 2002) and learned HTML and CSS, so I could do basic site design without using a system like WordPress (which is what I currently use). ANYWAY, it’s been awhile, and as a

Prime Day 2018 Homeschool Deals

It’s that time of year again! Prime Day deals are BACK! Raise your hand if you love Amazon. Okay, don’t raise your hand since I can’t actually see you. There are tons of deals but it can be hard to find what you’re wanting since there is so much to sift through. Here are some tips for navigating the sale and some suggestions for what to look for as a homeschooler. The sale starts July 16, 2018 at 3pm Eastern and will run through the 17th.

Brush Up on YOUR Math Skills With Math Essentials (Review)

As homeschool moms, we are charged with teaching our kids EVERY subject, even the ones that are tough for us. Thankfully, the same popular publisher that makes homeschool math materials for students also makes resources for parents who may need some help remembering from way back when! Enter: Math Refresher for Adults. Math Essentials has put out this book teaching math for adults that is perfect for those of us who need a little help figuring out these concepts so we can help our kids with their own work. Now, my oldest is going into 2nd grade and still working

Family Bible Lessons with Bible Study Guide For All Ages

Bible Study Guide For All Ages is hands-down the best program I’ve seen for teaching children about the Bible. We have been reviewing the Primary (1st to 2nd grade) student pages with the corresponding teacher guide, as well as the Large Bible Book Summary Cards and the Wall Maps and Timeline Set. It has been an incredible method for teaching about God’s Word. It has brought us closer as a family and I can see true learning happening in my girls. I have been using this with my oldest two girls who are almost 7 and almost 5. We haven’t

The Master and His Apprentices – Apologetics and Art

We have done pretty much nothing when it comes to art appreciation and art history, namely because I’m not okay with all the nudity involved. We have been reviewing the digital version of The Master and His Apprentices: Art History from a Christian Perspective and I’m so glad to say that this is the perfect resource for people like me who prefer to shield their children from nudity for art’s sake. It is not really intended for younger children (the verbiage and material is simply over their heads), so if you have teens, listen up! We had the chance to

Beginner Art Lessons with ARTistic Pursuits

I think most kids love to do arts and crafts. Yet some seem to take a more serious interest in it, like my oldest, so this review of the program from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. was timely. The ARTistic Pursuits Art Instruction Books with DVD and Blu-Ray series was already on my short list of non-Common Core aligned art programs for kids and combines a textbook with video lessons to switch things up. I’ve been using it with my oldest two children (almost 7 and almost 5) to give them their first glimpse into more formal art instruction. The series is

Deals So Good I Feel Like I’m Stealing

Do you ever get such a good deal on something that you feel like you’re stealing?? I used to feel like that a lot during my couponing days. Maybe it’s just me. But I made out like a bandit with the Build Your Bundle sale this year! I have never shopped it before and was overwhelmed by my choices at first, but I followed the procedure I laid out in my post last week about it and it made my decision so much easier! I want to detail what I ended up doing and what products I am most looking

Reading Kingdom – Our Knight in Shining Armor

I’ve talked before about how my oldest has really not been having an easy time with learning to read. When I saw the subscription to Reading Kingdom on the list of reviews we would be doing with the Homeschool Review Crew, I poked around their site and discovered it could quite possibly be THE program we have been missing in our homeschool. This article originally appeared on my old blog, Townsley Times. If you came here looking for this particular article but thought you were going to a different site, never fear, you’re actually in the right place. 🙂 My

2018 Build Your Bundle Sale and a Flash Giveaway

It’s Build Your Bundle time! And it’s also giveaway time! First, check to see if you were one of the big winners from last week’s BYB giveaway. If not, you should still have your coupon code that you received this morning. I want to go through and help you to understand how the sale works so you can figure out which deals are best for you. In addition, I will be giving away one premade bundle of your choice, up to a $39 value! The entry form is at the bottom of this post. Read the directions carefully before entering.