The Momma Knows http://themommaknows.com Navigating life from homeschooling to grandbabies... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:09:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer of Engineering http://themommaknows.com/summer-engineering/ http://themommaknows.com/summer-engineering/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:43:04 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=34541 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

Summer began for our family at the beginning of June. We put away our books and just rested from all of it. Sort of. While we weren’t doing school, I was busy preparing my 15-year-old for a new chapter. He is going to school for the summer. Monday through Friday, from 7:30 in the morning […]

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Prevent Summer Brain Drain With the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op http://themommaknows.com/prevent-summer-brain-drain-hs-buyers-co-op/ http://themommaknows.com/prevent-summer-brain-drain-hs-buyers-co-op/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:36:11 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=27222 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

The Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op has some fantastic group buy specials going on for the month of June! If you haven’t heard of the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op before, let me explain. The co-op was formed under the idea that since schools and school districts get big discounts from curriculum companies and other suppliers because they are […]

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Standardized Testing: Why Should I Do It? http://themommaknows.com/standardized-testing-why-do-it/ http://themommaknows.com/standardized-testing-why-do-it/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:12:47 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=34404 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

With the big push for Common Core standards here in the US, testing has become a cornerstone. Right now, homeschoolers have the advantage of being in a place where Common Core testing isn’t being held over the heads of our children. Standardized testing has always been around but this push for “high-stakes testing” is all […]

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5 Tips for Surviving a Used Curriculum Sale http://themommaknows.com/surviving-a-used-curriculum-sale/ http://themommaknows.com/surviving-a-used-curriculum-sale/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 19:47:00 +0000 http://5kidsandadog.wordpress.com/2006/03/20/used-curriculum-the-homeschoolers-mainstay/ This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

Even if you have recently begun homeschooling, you have probably made one discovery we all have in common: curriculum costs money--sometimes quite a LOT of money!

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Family Homeschool Planner 2016-17 http://themommaknows.com/family-homeschool-planner/ http://themommaknows.com/family-homeschool-planner/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:42 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=19233 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

There’s just something about a fresh lesson planner that’s hard to resist. The pages are clean, and new, just like the school year we have yet to begin. I can just feel the possibilities! Over the years I’ve run hot and cold with planners. Some years I depend on them, and others, I wing it. […]

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