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

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

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

Where Do Chicks Come From ~ An Elementary Science Unit Study from Starts At Eight

Where Do Chicks Come From? ~ An Elementary Science Unit Study

Ava has really enjoyed the Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science books. We often find them at the library, on whatever topic seems to be available, and she just devours them. We recently spent a bunch of time, reading, rereading, and doing the activities from Where Do Chicks Come From? Extension Activities: Along with the activities in the book […] more

Fun Family Dice Games from Starts At Eight

Fun Family Dice Games

In an effort to spend more time together, and to keep the kids off the electronic games, we like to pull out games that our whole family can play. We have recently found a bunch of fun family dice games that we can all play together! Besides finding a few new games we had not […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong Link Up #4

Welcome to Finishing Strong! A favorite post from last week: Our readers loved My Top 5 Pinterest Picks for Homeschooling Teens from Heather Woodie at Blog She Wrote. Are you using Pinterest yet in your home school? Do you want to connect with other parents homeschooling older kids? Join our Finishing Strong Community on Google+! […] more

French Toast from Starts At Eight

French Toast

French toast is a favorite breakfast food in our house. Many years ago we combined a couple of recipes together to make one that we love best. In our opinion it is the nutmeg that gives it that extra special flavor that we love. French Toast Mixture Ingredients: 5 eggs 3/4 cup milk 3 Tbsps […] more