Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Using a Scientific Calculator in Your Homeschool

The thought of using a scientific calculator in your homeschool can be a little intimidating! All of those strange symbols and keys . . . whew! Sure, it has an instruction booklet, but it might as well be in a foreign language for all the help it gives. It’s one thing to know what a button does, it’s quite another to […]

Homeschool Court Mock Trial for Civics Instruction @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Homeschool Court Mock Trial for Civics Instruction

I am fascinated by court cases and evidence and investigation. TV shows like Blue Bloods, Law and Order, and Matlock have always been very appealing to me. Perhaps because I have a strong sense of seeing fair justice served, or maybe because I am simply in awe of how attorneys can draw out the truth (or, in some cases, manipulate […]

Review of Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers

When we first began homeschooling, I had a 7th and 10th grader. I didn’t have to worry about teaching them to read or basic arithmetic or even a general overview of history. They already had those things. Instead, I worried about things like teaching them to write effective essays and evaluating their writing. It was incredibly intimidating when I could […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boundary Stone Economics–A Natural Law Approach at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Boundary Stone–A Natural Law Approach to Economics

Most of my adult life has been spent learning Government and Economics, subjects that should have been learned in high school but weren’t. I wasn’t exactly a devoted student in those days, so it’s no surprise that I retained very little from the class. I wish that the Boundary Stone Economics Online Course Bundle had been available those many years […]