The Momma Knows http://themommaknows.com Navigating life from homeschooling to grandbabies... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Homeschooling 8th Grade: Use This Year to Fill Gaps http://themommaknows.com/homeschooling-8th-grade-fill-gaps/ http://themommaknows.com/homeschooling-8th-grade-fill-gaps/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:53:38 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=32470 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

8th grade is the last chance for filling in gaps. High school is about to happen and this stuff is getting real! My son is very much looking forward to being a high schooler. Not that it changes much for him here at home. This year is all about getting him ready for a high school […]

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Self-Care for the Homeschool Mom http://themommaknows.com/self-care-homeschool-mom/ http://themommaknows.com/self-care-homeschool-mom/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:02:14 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=33458 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

Who takes care of the homeschool mom? Homeschool moms care for the children, the meals, the laundry, the housework, appointments, and are the taxi driver to and from to and from point a to point B. Mommas take care of everyone around them, and yet the one person most often neglected  when it comes to […]

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Homeschooling Online: Laptop Adventure http://themommaknows.com/laptop-adventure/ http://themommaknows.com/laptop-adventure/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:40:09 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=33302 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

For the third time in 11 months, I’m looking for a new laptop. The boys got a laptop for school in December 2014. Both are taking online classes, so a laptop made sense. One could work on the home PC while the other worked on the laptop, and I still had my trusty HP Envy […]

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Civil Air Patrol Partners with Homeschoolers http://themommaknows.com/civil-air-patrol-partners-with-homeschoolers/ http://themommaknows.com/civil-air-patrol-partners-with-homeschoolers/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:40:43 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=32825 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

I wrote a post a couple of years ago about the Civil Air Patrol and homeschooling. CAP is a fantastic junior military program for students ages 13+ interested in possibly going into the service after high school. I received an email this week from the Director of Aerospace Education, Washington State Wing of CAP. Dawn: […]

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Unit Study: Ancient Japan http://themommaknows.com/ancient-japan/ http://themommaknows.com/ancient-japan/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:43:47 +0000 http://themommaknows.com/?p=32782 This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full Disclosure here.

My 13-year old has always been interested in Ancient Japan. He is also interested in China, Germany, Mexico, Italy, and pretty much any other country that has a different culture than ours. He will be our world traveler when he’s older because other cultures fascinate him. Last semester, at the school he was able to take […]

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