As Easter rolls around, one of my favorite candy treats hits the shelves… jelly beans! Traditional, sour, theme-flavored – I like almost all of them (well, maybe except those weird flavored ones and black licorice). But jelly beans are so much more than candy when it comes to Easter and a great way to
The week between Palm Sunday and Easter, or any time near Easter, is a perfect time for a unit study. You can create your own unit study using the last week of Jesus’ life as a template, or you can use the one I have created for you. Each day, you will read Scripture
The New Year is here. A New Year provides us with a clean slate, per se. We use the New Year as an opportunity to change and to grow. We make resolutions about everything from our health to our finances. This year, I am making resolutions about our family’s homeschool. Actually, I am making twenty
Our mother country England has given us a rich heritage of British Common Law, the Magna Charta, and the best literature in the world. In addition, many of our American Christmas traditions come from our distant relatives across the pond. Christmas caroling, mincemeat pies, ivy, holly, and mistletoe all are adapted from English traditions.
What are you looking for this holiday season? The perfect toy, the most-flattering party dress, a perfect family portrait? Try something different this year – go searching for Joy! In our hearts, we know that Jesus is the reason we celebrate CHRISTmas, but in our minds? In our minds, we often get distracted and
December is a month filled with excitement and anticipation. All of a sudden, there are endless demands for our attention. Seasonal activities and added responsibilities can turn a joyful month into a month of stress if we’re not careful. This stress can easily pour over into our homeschools. Here are five ways to beat
Did you know many of our cherished American Christmas traditions come from Germany? It’s true! If you like baking and eating all kinds of yummy Christmas cookies, decorating a gingerbread house, or setting up a Christmas village, you can thank the German immigrants who brought over festive and fun Christmas traditions for us to
‘Tis the season of hustle, bustle, and lots of baking. As a mom of three, there are always little helpers in the kitchen wanting to help cook and bake. During the holiday season, my kiddos and I usually bake several dozen cookies. I attempt to pick a cookie for each of them to bake