Fun Friday: Read Around the House Treasure Hunt

  If you are looking for gifts that are both fun and educational, Lakeshore Learning has an awesome selection. I have tried out several of their toys so far and my kids have loved all of them. There are a lot of other toys on the Lakeshore Learning site that I have yet to try […]

Teaching Kids to Cook with Kidstir

 Kidstir: Cooking with Kids *I received a Kidstir box for review and post contains referral link. All opinions are my own.* Along with things like reading and math, it’s important to teach your children practical skills. One thing kids are eager to start helping with is cooking. But it can sometimes be hard to think […]

Montessori by Mom

 Montessori Education at Home One of the many reasons we are planning to home school is to get away from the conventional classroom way of learning. I have nothing against a public education and it is a great option for many families, but there are also many children who thrive outside of the “regular” classroom […]

Provost Academy: The UnVirtual Online School

This post brought to you by Provost Academy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of An Ordinary Housewife. My UnVirtual School Idea During the last couple decades, we have made great strides in technology. This has affected many aspects of our lives–business, entertainment, education and even our social lives. While this advancement in […]

Homeschool Lesson Planning with Lessontrek

Homeschool Lesson Plans Made Simple I received free access to the Lessontrek program and a small compensation for this review. Opinions expressed are my own. We are just starting into our homeschool journey, since my oldest is 4, but as I think about getting more structured in my kids’ education, I am discovering that you […]

Fun Friday: Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft

Caterpillar Craft for Kids Written by Nicole from Nurse Mommy Super Woman We like using things we already have to make crafts like toilet paper and paper towel rolls, egg cartons, paper plates left over from a party, gift wrap from gifts we get etc. It saves on waste and saves me money on craft […]

Fun Friday: ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse Kids’ Educational Games This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own. In this tech savvy age, computers are being incorporated into our children’s education more and more. While not a substitute for hands-on educational activities, educational games can be a great tool for increasing your child’s interest in […]

Fun Friday: Are You Ready? Series from Lakeshore Learning

School Readiness Educational Games   Lakeshore Lerning has a new set of educational games out. The “Are You Ready?” gameshow series is a set of games designed to find out if your child is ready for the next grade level and pinpointing which areas he or she needs to work on.

Fun Friday: Ivy Kids Subscription Box

 Ivy Kids Frog Themed Box Are you considering homeschooling, or simply looking for fun ways to engage your children in learning? If you would like activities that incorporate various subjects into fun projects, you should check out Ivy Kids!

Tips for Water Safety

Do You Practice Water Safety? Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / Now that school is out and the weather is warming up–a lot–folks are starting to head to the pool, beach and other outdoor bodies of water. Water recreation is a staple of summer and swimming can be tons of fun, especially when […]


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