Focus on the Little Things

Saturday, 26 March 2016 by

I have been thinking a lot lately about trying a new thing in our home school. As my baby becomes more involved and mobile, keeping her busy and safe while working with the other three has become a challenge. Add to that my oldest son’s need for constant assistance when it comes to his school

Spring is rapidly approaching, and with it marks the downhill stretch of our school year. This is the time I struggle not to panic over what we did not get done. Every fall I have lofty plans of what I expect to accomplish during our school year. It always involves reading the finest literature, and

He’s Quite a Character!

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by
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  We often hear this said about a person who says and does things we don’t expect or who are a bit quirky. These types of people make for great characters in fiction. So, how do we transfer them to the pages? Creating Dynamic Characters with Gina Conroy teaches middle school students how to create

Climbing the Ugly Mountain

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 by

You make plans.  You struggle over choices and possible outcomes.   There are sacrifices and battles in order to make it happen.  Then you take big steps into the journey with hopeful eyes only to be met with the biggest brick wall in town.  Maybe the future now looks exactly the way you DIDN’T want it

Games to Exercise the Mind

Monday, 21 March 2016 by
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  Learning can be fun, and we aim to prove that on! Just check out two of our newest courses. Healthy Mind Match-Up with Nancy Stornes is for the whole family. With this course, or game, you and your family can get into the Word of God together by playing every day of the

I think so! How about we look at things from a couple of different perspectives. Allow yourself to relax. If you have already committed to homeschooling, then trust yourself and go forward with your decision. Maybe this article can help you have more fun with the adventure you’ve chosen. If you are still contemplating your

Just Do You

Saturday, 19 March 2016 by

The people in my house are loud. Unquestionably loud. Deafeningly loud. I, however, am quiet. How quiet? Church mice might occasionally ask me to speak up. I’m out-numbered by my husband and kids, four of the most loving, tender, and funny people you could ever meet. They also happen to be completely audible from any

Lately on Pinterest I am seeing a lot of information about STEM or STEAM  projects.  I have to admit that they look like fascinating projects — that combination of the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (sometimes adding Art). So fascinating indeed that I plan to do a day of STEM projects with my