Home Education

  • Free Learning Resources at Brightly

    This post is in partnership with Brightly. Thoughts shared are 100% my own.

    Free Learning Resources at Brightly | MommyWifeLife.com #ReadBrightlyPartner #ad

    Like you, I love free stuff. Free things, especially educational resources, bring me and my bank account joy. I recently discovered resources at Brightly and all the wonderful things they provide to students, teachers and families for fun learning, especially through reading. As partners of Penguin Random House, the site features recommendations of books and authors for all ages.…

  • Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac + 10 Animal Crafts

    Jack Hanna's Awesome Animal Almanac | MommyWifeLife

    I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.

    I love a book that can be read over and over and add value to our personal library for many years. As homeschoolers, these types of books often come in handy, finding their way into our lessons. Jack Hanna recently released Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac that perfectly fits that bill. Jack Hanna is no stranger to our city, Columbus, Ohio, or the world. As Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds, he has proven that he knows a ton about the animal kingdom. Children who love animals will simply be captivated by this latest work. …

  • End of Year Homeschooled Kindergarten Recap

    How We Completed our Homeschooled Kindergarten | MommyWifeLife.com

    This past school year went incredibly fast. I feel like I was just sharing our homeschool curriculum picks for the year! It was our first official year homeschooling and it went far better than I imagined. This school year we welcomed a baby girl to our family, sold our home and moved, so there were moments when homeschooling got tough. Some weeks we went without structured learning time, but the girls stayed enthusiastic about learning, which is the ultimate goal of most homeschoolers. All in all, it went well, so here’s a recap of our homeschooled kindergarten year.

    Learning the States

    We focused on a handful of subjects but specifically on topics that most interested the kids. They specifically wanted to learn the about the U.S. states which resulted in me searching for free worksheets and videos on each topic.

    End of Year Homeschooled Kindergarten Recap | MommyWifeLife.com

    Here were our favorite United States resources:

    Fifty Nifty States Worksheets

    State Coloring Pages

    Tour the States (Song)

    Fifty Nifty United States (Song)

    Easy as 1, 2,3

    For math we used Math Lessons for a Living Education (level 1).…

  • The Big Adventures of Tiny House Review + Giveaway

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts expressed are my own.

    The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Bernardo | MommyWifeLife

    I love colorful and shiny things, especially new, colorful and shiny children’s books. I have nothing against classic stories. However, when I take the girls to the library I almost always make them stop at the “new” section. When given the opportunity to review The Big Adventures of Tiny House there was no hesitation. Author Susan Schaefer Bernando’s work is uplifting, providing children and readers a positive message.…

  • Learning Black History Does Not End in February

    Learning Black History Does Not End in February | MommyWifeLife

    All kids, no matter their age or ethnicity, can learn and celebrate black history. Although February is the nationally designated month to celebrate the rich history of black americans, the learning of black history can take place 365 days a year.…

  • STEM Toy for Girls: GoldieBlox Review

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    STEM Toy for Girls: GoldieBlox Review | MommyWifeLife

    The hit movie Hidden Figures reminds the world that women have and still make huge contributions to the world. Katherine Johnson, physicist and mathematician, was one of several women who played integral parts in helping NASA with space missions, including the orbital mission of John Glenn. Hearing her story made me think of my daughters, who could one day make a similar contribution to the world in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related field. The GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box, a STEM toy, is designed specifically with girls in mind, are preparing my girls for such work.…

  • I Don’t Always Feel Like Doing the Homeschool Thing

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    I Don't Always Feel Like Doing the Homeschool Thing | MommyWifeLife

    I don’t always feel like doing the homeschool thing and if you’re a homeschooler, you don’t either. I sometimes wish my daily responsibilities were lessened and not homeschooling would certainly allow me to have a little more time–time to tackle all the many things we as adults have to tend to. …