Teaching a Child to Read with The Reading Game @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Teaching a Child to Read with The Reading Game

Teaching a child to read can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Wonderful resources, like The Reading Game, 2nd Edition from Allsaid & Duun, LLC, can help make the process FUN and EXCITING! What is The Reading Game? The Reading Game was created by Wordly Wise author Kenneth Hodkinson. It teaches 180 words, most of […]

Family Time Made Easy with The Family Journal

Families are busy these days, and ours is certainly no exception. We squeeze in quality family time wherever and however we can! But sometimes it’s nice to slow down and be more intentional about our dreams and goals. The Family Journal from Byron’s Games makes this SO easy! In the interest of complete transparency, I was really dreading this review. […]

Failure Free Reading Program (review)

Reading is something that I have a great passion for. I love to read and have always tried to instill that love within my children as well. My 14-year-old is a voracious reader and has been since she was very little. My 9-year-old . . . well, not so much. He has struggled greatly with reading, mostly because he just […]

Personal Finance for Teens Made Easy!

Teaching personal finance to our teens doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or difficult prospect. As a family that has been learning a lot about budgeting and paying off debt over the past 3–5 years, I can honestly admit that sometimes it DOES feel overwhelming when I think about teaching these concepts to my children. Well let me tell ya, […]

Learning Resources for the Mars Rover Landing @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Learning Resources for the Mars Rover Landing

I found out this past weekend that the Mars Rover is landing on February 18, 2021. According to Space.com, only “40% of all Mars surface missions have landed successfully.” It will be very exciting to watch this week’s landing. I’ve rounded up some great learning resources that you can use this week leading up to the landing and even after […]

10 Unique Handmade Valentine’s Day Gifts

Nothing says “I Love You!” like a unique handmade Valentine’s Day gift, but us non-creatives (yep, that’s me!) sometimes have difficulty coming up with ideas for an awesome gift.  Yay for Pinterest!! I found some really fun and beautiful ideas and printables and would like to share them with you.  Happy Valentine’s Day!   12 Months of Pre-Planned Date Nights […]

Our Favorite FREE Audiobook Websites at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Our Favorite Websites for FREE Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a wonderful addition to any home, but they can be a little pricey! We’ve found quite a few resources for free audiobooks over the years. We listen to audiobooks as an alternative to screen time, on long car rides, and while we’re working on other projects like lego building, drawing, or handicrafts.   Librivox https://librivox.org/ Librivox has free […]

Paying Off Debt When You’re Dirt Poor

My husband was committed to paying off debt. The only problem was, we were dirt poor. No savings. Nothing of value to sell. A family of four living on roughly $46K a year. I’ll admit, when my husband told me his plan I had a very “Yeah right, whatever you say dear” attitude about it. I had taken care of […]

An Easy Cost-Effective Way to Homeschool

I have been so impressed with the SchoolhouseTeachers.com Ultimate PreK–12 Annual Membership. After spending several weeks digging through everything that’s available, I’m convinced that this is an easy, cost-effective way to homeschool. I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered! What is SchoolhouseTeachers.com? SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a Christian, self-paced, online, complete homeschool curriculum offering more than 450 courses covering every subject […]

Teaching History with the Torchlighters Video Series

Teaching history with the Torchlighter’s video series is incredibly easy because they have done most of the work for you! The series features stories of great heroes and heroines from throughout history in a 30 minute animated program.  Suggested for ages 8-12, but I have learned a lot from these videos as well. This post contains affiliate links for your […]