A Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources

Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial & Spring Nature Study Resources from Starts At Eight

Here in New York spring is coming around late as usual.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare to get outside and explore nature!  While others actually get to get outside to see bird nests, we are just creating them in art class!  Using the Spring Chalk Pastels Art Tutorial from Southern Hodgepodge we have […] more



Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #8

Welcome!  Thank you for joining us this week at Finishing Strong Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years Our favorite posts from last week: Heidi from Starts at Eight enjoyed reading Poetry Happens from unSocialized. The title definitely captured her attention. She said, “I don’t love poetry studies, because I am a black and white, […] more

Attending Graduate School to Obtain an MBA from Starts At Eight

Attending Graduate School to Obtain an MBA

Do I really need to go to graduate school? That’s the question several graduating college and university seniors will be asking themselves as they do their diploma walk this season. Yet for business majors, obtaining an MBA (Master of Business Administration) has an immense amount of a value and should be taken very seriously. MBA’s […] more

What Happens When.....You Need to Choose a Homeschool Curriculum from Starts At Eight

What Happens When…..You Need to Choose a Homeschool Curriculum

Whether you are a first time homeschooler, or a veteran mom in the trenches, you will come to a point where you will need to find or choose a homeschool curriculum. It can be a somewhat overwhelming and daunting task to not only find curriculua but to narrow the field so you can choose a […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #7

We are excited you are joining us for another link-up, full of posts written specifically to encourage those families homeschooling older students. Hopefully you’ve been learning as much as we have from the amazing posts being shared! Here are our favorites from last week: Heather from Blog She Wrote loved fellow co-host Heidi’s post on […] more

5 Creative Ideas for Learning With Kids at Home from Starts At Eight

5 Creative Ideas for Learning With Kids at Home

Learning with kids can be fun! To be learning your kids don’t always need to be sitting in a classroom. You can give them hands-on fun to help the learning really stick!  Here are 5 Creative Ideas for Learning With Kids at Home. 1. Sticky Window Art The lesson learned in this activity is a […] more

7 Accredited Online High School Learning Options from Starts At Eight

7 Accredited Online High School Learning Options

Homeschooling the high school years can come with a certain amount of nervousness as to how you might manage a task such as a successful high school education. One of the many options are to enroll your child in one of the following accredited online high school learning options. What is Accreditation? Accreditation provides reciprocity […] more

Mom's Coffee Break Basket Giveaway from Starts At Eight

Mom’s Coffee Break Basket Giveaway

In honor of Mother’s Day some of the iHomeschool Network Bloggers are hosting giveaways of some of their favorite things. My basket is called Mom’s Coffee Break Basket. While I don’t drink coffee myself, I included it as the feature in my basket because I know that so many moms do love their coffee! My […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years 4/9/14

Welcome to the Finishing Strong Link-up! It is the time of year for many families to begin planning for the next school year! Each week we look forward to sharing new posts filled with ideas and encouragement for homeschooling middle and high school. Do you want to connect with other parents homeschooling older kids? Join […] more

Favorite Manicotti Recipes from Starts At Eight

Favorite Manicotti Recipes

We recently decided that instead of buying the “not so fabulous” frozen ravioli in the store, we would stuff our own manicotti. I remember doing this early in our marriage, before kids and overly busy lives. Now that they are getting older and we are learning to carve out more family time, more down time, […] more

Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting from Starts At Eight

Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting

My mother-in-law appeared with cupcakes recently.  Which may not be any big deal on most days, but this time she said she had used a new frosting – Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting!  All I can say is that she had me at cookie dough! Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting Ingredients: 4 oz. cream cheese, […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years 4/2/14

Welcome to the Finishing Strong Link-up! Spring is here!  For many families that means getting outdoors to explore nature, starting new homeschool projects, and  planning for a new school year.  We would love to hear about your adventures! Please stop back every week to share your creative and inspirational posts about homeschooling older kids. Do […] more

Engineering Science with The World's Tallest Buildings Unit Study from Starts At Eight

Engineering Science with The World’s Tallest Buildings Unit Study

Ever wondered what the tallest building in the world was? How about the tallest building in your city? Through hands on activities, research, art and more we explored the world of engineering science using The World’s Tall Buildings Unit Study. We had the opportunity to change things up in science a bit. I have to […] more