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Embracing the Chocolate Volcano

Saturday, 30 April 2016 by

When my children were young, I often used a thematic approach when planning the school year. I would choose the main topics that I wanted to cover and then search for related material for each subject area. Sometimes the related material was a bit of a stretch, but if it fit the theme and seemed

When Learning Happens

Saturday, 30 April 2016 by

As new homeowners in Oklahoma are inclined to do, we had a storm shelter installed in our back yard this week.  My husband took  the day off to monitor things and he and my son sat watching the entire process from beginning to end (about two hours).  As boring as it might sound, the excitement

  I was a reluctant homeschool mom.   When my oldest was born, I was counting the days until he would go off to kindergarten.   I had a job I loved (teaching horseback riding lessons and training horses), and couldn’t wait to get back to it full time.   However, God has a sense

You Are Enough Mama

Saturday, 23 April 2016 by

You Are Enough, Mama I started the day feeling like I could do anything. I was refreshed from a better-than-normal night’s sleep, and I had big plans for school. But then life happened … Dishes are now piled up in the sink. The main toilet overflowed. The neighbor and her dog came to visit, and

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).