3 Inspiring Books to Encourage Your Athlete

3 Inspiring Books to Encourage Your Athlete from Starts At Eight

We have young athletes in our house. While they may never be Olympic hopefuls or NFL stars, they strive for greatness in their own ways. I love it when they can see role models not only in the sports they participate in, but in other sports as well, living healthy, positive lives. Here are 3 […] more



Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #21

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Finishing Strong! Can you believe we’re already looking at the end of July? Sure, we’re still in the thick of summer, but we’re willing to bet that you’ve already started preparing your lesson plans for the new year. To help you out, we have decided to take a few weeks to […] more

Give Yourself a Healthy Lighting Workspace ~ A Verilux Review & Giveaway from Starts At Eight

Give Yourself A Healthy Lighting Workspace ~ A Verilux Review & Giveaway

Research shows that natural spectrum lights help us see better, reduce eye strain and fatigue, as well as improve our ability to process information.  People who use Verilux lighting report that they can read and work longer on projects of all kinds. More over children greatly benefit from using these lights while studying. Using Verilux […] more

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2014-2015 from Starts At Eight

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum ~ 2014-2015

Ava has been schooled in our home since the beginning, just like her brother. Unlike her brother, and their sister before them, Ava has been schooled differently. She is the most “unschooled” child of the three of them. She is also the youngest .  This is what our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2014-2015 looks […] more

Top Pinterest Boards for Homeschooling High School from Starts At Eight

Top Pinterest Boards for Homeschooling High School

Homeschooling High School is like exploring new territory. It is different from homeschooling elementary school in that you now have a teenager to deal with and the possibility of what life will be beyond high school. This is a collection of Top Pinterest Boards that I follow for Homeschooling High School. These Pinterest boards for […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #20

Welcome to Finishing Strong, the link up that supports families homeschooling middle & high school students. This week, we are featuring Heather from Blog She Wrote, one of the eight bloggers who host Finishing Strong every Wednesday. She is sharing many of her amazing resources to help you educate your older students. Don’t forget to […] more

Easy Do-It Yourself Face Painting from Starts At Eight

Easy Do-It Yourself Face Painting

Have you ever been to an event, say a festival or party, where someone was painting faces?  Did you ever have your child tugging at your shirt insisting they must participate in said painting of faces? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do the face painting yourself? With Easy Do-It Yourself Face Painting […] more

The Story of Tin Lizzy - A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America's Heart from Starts At Eight

The Story of Tin Lizzy – A Unit Study About The Car That Stole America’s Heart

Released in 1909, The Ford Model T, affectionately known as “Tin Lizzy”, was the first car to be mass produced for purchase by the average American. Until Tin Lizzy came along, the only people who could afford to drive automobiles were exceedingly wealthy and those of high social status. The Tin Lizzy changed the way […] more

3 FREE Apps For On The Go: Educational Fun For Field Trips & Vacations from Starts At Eight

3 FREE Apps For On The Go: Educational Fun For Field Trips & Vacations

Whether your travels are short or long, traveling with kids can sometimes be a chore.  Using our digital technology can be a great help in this case.  Here are a few apps that we love that can not only help make your trip educational, but it can make it fun as well! 1. Field Trip […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #19

We are so glad you are here at Finishing Strong, THE place to get ideas and encouragement for homeschooling your middle & high school kids. We are continuing our in-depth look at the eight bloggers who host this awesome link-up each and every week. Today Tina of Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus is sharing a bit […] more

Teaching Spanish With Music from Starts At Eight

Teaching Spanish With Music

Many, many years ago when my teenager was just a tot, I stumbled upon a music cd called Multiplication Unplugged and fell in love.  Music is such an easy way to learn things and this has been the key in our house. Teaching Spanish with music never even occurred to me until I found some […] more

Finishing Strong Link - Up from Starts At Eight

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #18

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Finishing Strong! We are thrilled that you are here! This week we’re highlighting our most popular posts from the past month. During June, we had many great middle school & high school posts shared here at Finishing Strong. Thank you so much for stopping by each and every week to link […] more

Homeschooling in New York State from Starts At Eight

Homeschooling in New York State

When beginning the homeschool journey one of the first major questions is always about how homeschooling works in your state. What are the state regulations? How do I find groups or activities in my area? What is there to do and see that is educational and beneficial to my homeschool journey? I am homeschooling in […] more