Checking in with the Moms (Ep #58, 8/29/15)

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In this episode, the moms check in with how the beginning of the school year is going and how they are adapting to the new year’s schedules.

Links in this Episode:

Boogie Board E-Writer
History of Us
Fresno Ideaworks
Adobe Illustrator
Noodle Homeschool Amazing Race course
Dance Mat Typing

Books in this Episode:


Together –The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Flyte by Angie Sage..
Dani (For all intents and purposes 13) – Dork Diaries Series
Jack-Jack ( age 9) – The Flash Master of Mirrors by Laurie Sutton
MeStill working on Galilee by Clive Barker, Armada by Ernest Cline,


Together – Finished Story of the World volume 2 and 3 and currently working on 4 by Susan Wise Bauer, Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Sparks Fly Upward by Carol Matas

Maeven (age 14.5yrs) – By Tui T Sutherland: The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, The Brightest Night, Moon Rising, currently reading Winter Turning
Tyren (age 10yrs) – By Tony DiTerlizzi: The Field Guide, The Seeing Stone, Lucinda’s Secret, The Ironwood Tree, The Wrath of Mulgarath, by Emily Rodda: The Forests of Silence, The Lake of Tears
Me – Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, The War to End all Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman, by James Patterson: Witch and Wizard,  The Gift, The Fire, The Kiss

Links of the Week:

Every Kid in a Park–no longer exists

This episode is sponsored by:

Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at
Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at
Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at

3 Responses

  1. Carla

    Hi there, Beckie and Tina! I was listening to the podcast last night before I went to sleep and so I came to your website today to add a comment on something you said…but of course, I can’t remember what it was :). So I’ll just say “hi” and thanks so much for your podcast. I’ve been listening for a couple of years!

  2. Lee

    I’m another faithful listener who always means to comment but never seems to get to the computer to do so! I came across a course on WW1 that Tyren might enjoy if he is still interested in February 2015! And I wanted to say that my children love the Wings of Fire books also. I’ve read them all aloud so my 5yo can enjoy them too (Moon Rising was my favorite!).
    Keep up the great podcasting!

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