12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool

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It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared [...]

College for Free?! A Review of College Prep Genius

College Prep Genius Review & Giveaway

What is College Prep Genius DVD Home Course? DVD- based SAT and PSAT/NMSQT Prep Course designed by a homeschooling family! Program takes students through all sections {Critical thinking, math, and writing} of the PSAT/NMSQT 12 easy to follow lessons Helps students identify how to answer each type of question Set includes textbook, workbook, and DVDs [...]

August Activity Calendar with FREE Printables

August 2014 Activity Calendar with #FREE #printables | upsidedownhomeschooling.com

I can’t believe summer is coming to an end! Is it just me, or did it go by really fast? Print out this fun August activity calendar for some ideas on how to spend these last days of summer. I included some FREE printables with this month’s calendar. August 2014 Activity Calendar DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY [...]

Prepare for Fall: Host an Activity Bag Swap This Summer

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Summertime is a perfect time to get together with friends on a beautiful afternoon outdoors or a sweltering one inside in air-conditioned comfort. It also a time for creativity, fun, and, for some homeschoolers, planning forward for the fall. So, why not take advantage of this season to host a bag swap? With five easy [...]

A Summer Girl’s Guide to Cheap and Simple Hair Removal

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for it– but let’s face it, we’re all mamas who struggle to find just five minutes to shave our legs, right?!   Fuzzy legs may not be an issue during winter, but during warmer months when bathing suits and shorts are all the rage, keeping the leg [...]

5 Books That Will Help Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

5 Books To Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

Since my husband and I have a toddler again in our home, we’ve been trying to expose her to more books on a more regular basis. Among her current favorite read-alouds are a few books that feature Jesus and other Bible characters — mostly board books that we bought when her older brother — our eldest [...]

A Homeschool Mom’s Struggle {and how she is overcoming it}

A Homeschool Mom's Struggle

A new school year is slowly approaching. In the past, I always looked forward to the “planning” stage of a new year – researching and buying curriculum, putting together a schedule, and setting new goals. In fact, these are some of the activities I spent previous summers on, but not this summer. What’s different? Several [...]

Why It’s Okay Not to Forgive and Forget

"When you forgive, bitterness and anger lose their power to steal your life. Forgiveness is freedom." ~Virginia George

The old saying tells us to “forgive and forget”. I’m not sure who came up with it, but I respectfully disagree. Actually, I think it’s just plain old foolish. I wrote once about a friend of mine who doesn’t like to receive love. My friend has had a lot of hardship in the last couple years. [...]

Homeschool Mommy Wars

Homeschool Mommy Wars- 5 Lies that are Ruining Homeschooling

There is a growing trend in the homeschooling world that breaks my heart. Chances are if you’re involved in a homeschooling group  {online or in real l ife}, you’ve seen it too. The homeschooling mommy war. I see it everywhere– in homeschooling groups, co-ops, online groups, homeschooling blogs… Anywhere that you have a few homeschooling [...]