Homeschooling can be an all-encompassing, completely engrossing activity. Since you homeschool as well, I am sure you agree with me. Honestly, weren’t those first months of homeschooling the hardest of all? When I first began homeschooling my children, I was at it from before dawn until nearly midnight. Dinner suffered, the vacuum cleaner languished

What Every Pre-Schooler Needs

  Even in homeschooling, many preschool curriculums and learning resources focus on early reading skills, such as learning the alphabet and letter sounds. Some include basic math activities such as counting to 100 and single digit addition up to 10, sometimes not even using pictorial representations of numbers. Preschool curriculums for homeschoolers often have weekly
Hey Mama
  Hey, Mama, your brow is furrowed again. I look at you and see the worry lines, and I want to reach out and smooth them away. I’m sorry about this season of life you are going through; I know it’s just HARD right now. But God is working here; He is building character in


  When I graduated high school after eleven years of homeschooling, I did some reflecting about what I would keep and what I would change for my own kids. There was no question I wanted to continue homeschooling into the next generation, and I knew there was a good chance my kids would take after

Our Preschool Spring Reading List

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  Spring is finally upon us and I am so excited for warmer weather, bright flowers, and even the rain that comes during this season. This month I decided to share some awesome spring themed books that we will be reading with our preschoolers. Our oldest loved these books when he was younger so I

6 Practical Principles For Parents

  Homeschool planning and documenting is a joy for me as a teacher. I tend to focus a lot of my time on creating checklists and developing new rules. It’s gratifying when they obey a rule or I check off a task. Yet, for spiritual development, rules and checklists must be short-term to developing habits

Consistency Is Key

  Do you ever feel like a broken record? I know I do. Some days I repeat myself a lot. There are times I feel like I just need to record messages and play them through a loud speaker for my kids to hear. So why do I do it? Why do I bother? It

It’s Time to Start Seeds!

As spring approaches, I am looking forward to what has become a homeschool ritual for us at this time of year—starting seeds. When my son was in kindergarten, I decided that would be a good science lesson for him. However, it became a learning process for me as well. After growing seedlings indoors, we ended

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