I often tell students that are concerned about their ability to pass one of my Spanish classes that there is only one type of student who fails my class: somebody who gives up. I teach Spanish at two Preschool – 12th grade schools in northern Kentucky. I taught over 300 students online for KET
Do you use gameschooling as a form of education? Whether you are an unschooler, interest-led homeschooler, or you fall somewhere in between, chances are that you have used board games in your homeschool in one way, shape, or form. You may not label yourself as an official gameschooler, but after learning more about how it
Hey Mama, I was trying to figure out this week why I was feeling so downcast right about now. Maybe it was because these last holiday weeks: I’ve been sick with a cold and nasty cough. I’ve had lots and lots of visitors. I’ve had some painful relationship issues to deal with. I’ve
Gratitude changes the atmosphere in our house. Here are some practical ways to create and keep a culture of gratitude in your home school. Start the Day with Praise Surrender your day to the Lord each morning. Ask Him to pour out his peace, joy, and love into every heart. When you give control
Our determination to get together by any means available, through any weather, and on any date convenient to all remains the same. But many of the dishes atop our holiday tables have recently changed dramatically! For example, Thanksgiving dinner was always served family style. Prepared for an annual feast, we took our seats and
Hey Mama, It’s that time of year—so first of all, Happy Thanksgiving! Have you found the best deal on turkey and thought through your “gobble day” feast? We have. But in the midst of good food, lots of family, and a household of chatter, try to remember the real reason for this season, a
Being a homeschool mom is not an easy job, and it can place an enormous toll on a homeschool mom’s mental health. Sometimes, this burden can feel so heavy that it begins to cause problems. You may become excessively tired, cranky, or sad. You may have difficulty concentrating and lose your effectiveness as a
What plans did you have in 2020 that were abruptly canceled due to the unexpected COVID-19 virus? Mine are too numerous to count. I thrive on booking hotel rooms early, planning, and knowing that all of my family’s needs will be taken care of well in advance, especially for a homeschool convention or event.