Host a Gingerbread Decorating Party

One of our favorite holiday traditions is building and decorating gingerbread houses. In another post, I explain a holiday engineering challenge. But, we also love to host a gingerbread decorating party. It’s a great activity for family, friends…and even our homeschool class or even the whole group. I have done this gingerbread decorating party for […]

Give Thanks Campaign

November is often when we take time to think of things for which we are grateful.  Now that the elections are over…let’s use the opportunity to initiate a Give Thanks Campaign.  What if we promote that attitude of gratitude in our homeschool community? What if we take time to thank the people who support us? We […]

South Carolina’s 4-H Program

South Carolina’s 4-H Program helps mold youth into the next generation of leaders. It’s a great program for homeschoolers in South Carolina. For those who aren’t familiar with the South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program, we like to say that 4-H is the Clemson Extension service for kids. We take all the research-based knowledge and […]

Special Needs Sensory Friendly Events in SC

In a previous post, we looked at homeschool days and deals. Are you looking for sensory friendly events for your homeschooler? Well, there’s a few specifically for homeschoolers. But, there’s many more that are for all families seeking sensory friendly opportunities. We have lots of sensory-friendly family opportunities in South Carolina. Whether or not you […]

How to Improve Homeschool Communication with Your Groups

You’re a homeschool group leader or a co-op/resource center teacher. You need to tell your group or class about an activity or assignment. Let’s talk about how you can improve homeschool communication with your group. The real problem we have with SOCIALIZATION is the struggle of finding activities we want to do (with kids our kids […]

Ausome Gym Guest Pass Giveaway

We’re doing a giveaway for 2 free guest passes to try Ausome Gym. Enter now! The drawing will be April 19th. Have you tried Ausome Gym yet? It’s the first and only sensory integration gym in the Midlands. Ausome Gym is located at 2 Harbison Way, Columbia, SC 29212. The facility features areas and activities specifically […]

5 of the Best Math Quotes

Pi has a general value of 3.14.  So, March 14th is a day to celebrate Math concepts. We’re sharing some of the best Math quotes we could find along with some links to help you find out more about the mathematician who said it. Math Quote #1 — Edsger Dijkstra “There should be no such […]

That’s NOT Homeschooling–It’s Abuse

“How could something like this happen?” I wondered. The news anchor narrated a horrible scenario of abuse. Malnourished children living in filth and chained to their beds. Video footage reinforced each shocking detail on the screen. I crossed my fingers and whispered, “Please don’t say homeschool. Please don’t say homeschool.” The anchor concluded, “And they […]

Holiday Engineering Challenge: Graham Cracker Structure

Here’s your holiday engineering challenge. The challenge, should you accept it: Engineer your own graham cracker structure. See my guest post for the Homeschooling through the Holidays series at Life of Homeschool Mom for the directions for the class. Take a look at the recent participants and how their designs turned out. We had a variety […]

Gift Ideas: Homeschool Edition

In a previous post, we looked at gift subscription boxes FOR homeschoolers. Today, Let’s take a look at some of the amazing gift ideas: Homeschool Edition. Gifts you can make FROM your child’s school work and art work. These are gifts that will be treasured for years to come. These are gifts that you can […]