There are many reasons we celebrate this time of year. The holidays are a time for family and friends from far and wide to get together for good food and fun. The lights on the lampposts as we ride through town at night are magical. There are a variety of Christmas concerts, plays, and church events to choose
At Thanksgiving, we often remember the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and their godly heritage. Squanto often appears in these stories as the Native American who taught them to grow corn. Yet, this godly man has a testimony that continues to inspire me. So, let’s go back to that first winter after the Pilgrims landed.
Fall is such a fun time to homeschool. I well remember when my children were younger, abandoning our homeschooling classroom in favor of a quilt spread out in the backyard. It was fun to feel the fresh air of fall blowing across our faces. As we gazed around at the fall foliage, it was obvious
Homeschooling with handicrafts has received recent hype with the popular rise of the Charlotte Mason teaching method among the homeschooling community. Although the Charlotte Mason method is not new, some homeschoolers are just now being introduced to this relaxed approach. Every new homeschooling parent hears the advice that you do not need to recreate the
Hey, Mama, Picture your kids eagerly gathered around a volcano they made on the deck, mixing up concoctions in the kitchen, or equipped with a net and collecting bugs and chasing butterflies outdoors. Science really comes alive when you take the time to set aside the textbooks periodically and switch to hands-on activities. You might
November 11 is the day we honor women and men who have served in our military. And honor is due them. This is a good time to also think about and honor the civilians who served our country during wartime. There are many examples of those supporting the military throughout our history, especially women. Rosie
It is way too easy to check out of real life for the momentary pleasure of technology in all its forms. Tragically, we could let another day go by where we haven’t done something for the spiritual life of the home. We could procrastinate important tasks to scroll through the picture-perfect scenes of other people
One of the advantages of homeschooling is that we can embrace self-directed learning before college. Think about it. A child in the public school system is told which classes to take for years with a small window of opportunity to pick several electives. Even within these electives, a child is limited to what the teacher