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FREE Darth Vader Drawing Lesson from You ARE An Artist Number of stars: 5 out of 5. Do you have some BIG Star Wars fans in your household like I do?? If so, you are going to love this art lesson. Nana shares how to draw Darth Vader with an abstract flair! This is one […]The post DEAL ALERT: FREE Darth Vader Drawing Lesson from You ARE An Artist appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 1000 times: Homeschooling is as much about building relationships as it is about learning. And I agree with that. Totally. But there’s no question relationship building is dependent upon good communication. And we can count on it – whenever there’s a breakdown in communication, relationships will suffer, […]The post How to Effectively Cut Off Communication with Your Children appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
$5 Flash Sale for Astonishing Animals Study Number of stars: 5 out of 5. Night-stalking primates with nasty-clawed, crooked fingers . . . giant, dragon-like reptiles eager to eat . . . tobogganing penguins sliding on the snow . . . clutches of turtle hatchlings in pursuit of the sea . . . an ark, […]The post LIGHTNING DEAL ALERT! $5 Flash Sale for Astonishing Animals Study appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Corn husk dolls are one of the earliest known play items in the Americas. Native American children played with them long before the first pilgrims arrived to these shores. When early American colonists settled here, the Native Americans helped them survive by introducing them to corn and its many uses. Among these uses, colonial children […]The post How to Make Corn Husk Dolls (with Free Printable Instructions) appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
A Pumpkin Pointillism Riddle How do you make a pumpkin still life using only red, yellow, and blue paint? Pumpkin Pointillism, that’s how! (Just think how impressed your children will be to solve this riddle.) It’s an art lesson in primary colors. In doing this lesson, your children will gain an understanding of the primary […]The post EASY ART CLASS: Pumpkin Pointillism appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Last week I had an enlightening conversation with an extended family member about her homeschooling endeavors…..not with her children, but with her grandchildren. Our talk got me thinking about how “hip homeschool grandparents” might be a rising trend in the homeschool lifestyle. For one thing, today’s grandparents often seem more youthful, and are more active, […]The post 7 Ways Grandparents Can Help Homeschool appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
It’s that time of year. The holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are those which find most of us seeing all of those far-flung relatives that we visit only a few times each year. {Disclaimer: If you’re not familiar with my quirky sense of humor, read the first part of this article with […]The post Are You Ready to Deal with Math-Quizzing Relatives This Holiday Season? appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Most homeschooling families take some time off from studying for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we stop reading! In winter, there’s nothing as relaxing as curling up with a soft, warm blanket and a good book. If you are looking for a way to encourage your kids to read this December, consider giving them […]The post 10 Holiday Reads for Kids of All Ages appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
30 Days of Christmas Picture Books Most homeschooling families love books! Many of us have bookshelves full of books, stacks of books by the bed, books on the coffee table, and even books in the car (in case you get stuck in traffic and need something to do to stay occupied!). We keep books everywhere, […]The post 30 Days of Christmas Picture Books appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
3 Reasons Not to Do School in December Do you find homeschooling during December to be overwhelming? I’m Wendy, one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. Every year around this time, I hear from lots of homeschooling moms who wonder if they should take off the entire month of December because of their busy […]The post 3 Reasons Not to “Do School” in December appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Each year as I plan for our new homeschool year to begin, excitement fills my mind as I fill pages and pages of my homeschool planner with plans…MY plans. Each year, I know this year is going to be better because my children are a little older and their mama is a little wiser than […]The post Magic Tree House Unit Studies appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Dear Homeschool Mom, We Need Each Other! I imagine, if we were in person and I was telling you this, I’d stand there in front of you, waving like Napoleon Dynamite, all “Hi, it’s me! I’m OK! But sometimes? I’m also kinda not!” And then I’d moonwalk out of there. Or maybe do a little snap-action, […]The post Dear Homeschool Mom: We Need Each Other appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Light-Up Chicken LED Outdoor Decorations is 70% off!! Number of stars: New out of 5. Code for 70% off: RE3FQII6 🐓🐓【CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECORATION】: Get in the spirit of giving with this Light-Up Chicken with Scarf Holiday Decoration. Don’t worry about leaving your chicken in the cold; this outdoor decoration is built for weeks outside in […]The post DEAL ALERT: Light-Up Chicken LED Outdoor Decorations is 70% off!! appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Last week I had an enlightening conversation with an extended family member about her homeschooling endeavors…..not with her children, but with her grandchildren. Our talk got me thinking about how “hip homeschool grandparents” might be a rising trend in the homeschool lifestyle. For one thing, today’s grandparents often seem more youthful, and are more active, […]The post 7 Ways Grandparents Can Help Homeschool appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
A Pumpkin Pointillism Riddle How do you make a pumpkin still life using only red, yellow, and blue paint? Pumpkin Pointillism, that’s how! (Just think how impressed your children will be to solve this riddle.) It’s an art lesson in primary colors. In doing this lesson, your children will gain an understanding of the primary […]The post EASY ART CLASS: Pumpkin Pointillism appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Corn husk dolls are one of the earliest known play items in the Americas. Native American children played with them long before the first pilgrims arrived to these shores. When early American colonists settled here, the Native Americans helped them survive by introducing them to corn and its many uses. Among these uses, colonial children […]The post How to Make Corn Husk Dolls (with Free Printable Instructions) appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
$5 Flash Sale for Astonishing Animals Study Number of stars: 5 out of 5. Night-stalking primates with nasty-clawed, crooked fingers . . . giant, dragon-like reptiles eager to eat . . . tobogganing penguins sliding on the snow . . . clutches of turtle hatchlings in pursuit of the sea . . . an ark, […]The post LIGHTNING DEAL ALERT! $5 Flash Sale for Astonishing Animals Study appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Hooray, it’s summer! That probably means you’ll have more downtime and less (or no) school work for a while. It may also mean your kids (and maybe you, too!) will have more time for snacking and might be tempted to fall into unhealthy eating habits. Sometimes we moms simply lose the energy and patience needed […]The post Easy Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
It’s that time of year when things really begin to ramp up. Holidays are around the corner and before we know it, Thanksgiving and the Christmas mad rush are upon us leaving us spinning. Too often, it’s a time when the pressure of getting stuff done takes priority over relationships. It all too easily spirals into snappiness […]The post Making Memories and Creating Traditions appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Some of us were blessed with children who love reading. Others of us have children who need more encouragement to learn to love reading. Reading is an important part of life. Whether you’re reading for information, reading for fun, or reading because it’s required for school or work, reading is part of life for most […]The post 20 Tips for Helping Kids Love Reading appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
We are the moms: the torch-bearers of holiday cheer. In November and December, we tend to feel the honor and weight of that responsibility. After all, these are the times our kids will remember forever (no pressure)! We should be able to do it all, we tell ourselves. But the non-holiday stuff continues to pile […]The post 10 Holiday Activities for Your Homeschool appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
This Christmas Science Experiment: Borax Crystal Ornaments article is one of our most popular holiday articles, and we understand why! It’s a way to add some hands-on fun to your holiday homeschool and, at the same time, to create holiday memories and do a science experiment! We usually share hands-on ideas for elementary ages on […]The post Christmas Science Experiment: Make Beautiful Borax Crystal Ornaments appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
It’s that time of year when things really begin to ramp up. Christmas is around the corner, and before we know it, the Christmas rush will be upon us (if it isn’t already!). Too often, it’s a time when the pressure of getting stuff done takes priority over relationships. So this year, why not concentrate […]The post Making Memories and Creating Family Holiday Traditions appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
Taking a swim with manatees is described as an amazingly profound, unforgettable, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are super excited to announce that we are bringing this wonderful educational experience to the homeschool world! AND we are more than ecstatic to get back on the road and head to a state that we believe will […]The post Join Us to Study and Swim With Manatees in Crystal River, Florida appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
5 Keys for Crushing Fear and Living in Peace All you have to do these days is turn on the news, hop on social media, or take a look around to see that we are living in the midst of a culture of fear. It seems fear has become the driving force behind every decision […]The post 5 Keys for Crushing Fear and Living in Peace appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.