How to Use Books to Teach Kids the Value of Service

Thanks so much to Jodie from Growing Book by Books for sharing her tips for how to help her kids...more

Heart Air Balloon Coloring Page (and craft)

Time for our monthly installment to our coloring page series. Children’s book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg created a new heart coloring page that the boys and I used to create...more

Middle Grade Mystery Books

Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit story? Recently several parents requested...more

10 Ways to Make Handwriting Practice Fun

Julie is a homeschool handwriting wizard. ...more

American Folktales and Tall Tales for Kids

My sons, my youngest especially, adore folktales. And really, that is not surprising. Folklore and fables...more

11 Books for 11 Year Olds

It started with 8 books for 8 year olds, and now we are on to 11 books for 11 year olds! My how time flies. This is a book list of titles my son has recently read and to which he has given the thumbs up ....more

The Tricky Tricky Peg Solitaire Triangle Game

While cleaning out the games closet I game across a wooden peg solitaire triangle game. It’s a classic logic game, but some of the pegs were missing so the remaining parts were a bit useless. I knew immediately, however, that I cold design a peg game that would not take up precious space in our tiny closet AND would keep my kids busy! ...more

Game of the Month: Castle Logix

We’ve had Castle Logix for more than 7 years now, and somehow it has escaped being featured as a game of the month. Oversight corrected! (Note: this post contains affiliate links) How to play: Castle Logix...more

Books for Kids Who Like Little House on the Prairie

I have a confession: I have never read the Little House books to my sons. I did start Farmer Boy one summer, but they were so disturbed by the whipping in the first chapter that we put it down and never returned to it. As a kid I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s...more

Mobius Strip Hearts: A Valentine for Math Nerds

How do you express love on valentine’s day in the most nerdy way possible? You make...more