As a homeschooling mom of two boys that have never been interested in playing sports, I’ve had to use some creativity with their physical education. When the weather is conducive to playing outside, getting exercise is easy. Going for a walk, running around the yard, or enjoying a playground are great ways to be active.
National Bird Day was January 5, 2020. You can celebrate birds this month with a mini-study about one of God’s amazing creatures. Here are some ideas to get you started. First, begin with Scripture. Ask your children if they think that birds are mentioned in the Bible. Then, challenge them to find as many Scripture
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
When a homeschooling friend of mine suggested that my sons join her son to participate in National Novel Writing Month a few years ago, I wasn’t sure how to respond. My boys do not read novels for pleasure, and writing assignments have always been met with strong protests. However, since it seemed like a
Even though it is October, we are still trying to settle into the new school year. Sometimes it takes a long time to find the right rhythm, especially if you have introduced new subjects and activities. You can easily get overwhelmed with your daily schedule. To alleviate the stress, it can be helpful to
Relaxing in front of the television after a long day, I was not thrilled when one of my children entered the room to inform me that a toilet was clogged. That’s the last thing that I wanted to hear. Feeling quite lethargic, I considered my options. Did I need to deal with the issue
As my boys and I were discussing plans for the upcoming week, which would include attending a relative’s eighth grade graduation ceremony, my eldest son made an interesting comment. It was something to the effect of, “That’s another thing I like about homeschooling; you don’t have to do that.” He was referring to the graduation
If someone had told me fifteen years ago, after the birth of my second child, that within a short period of time I would lose my husband to cancer and go on to raise and homeschool my two children alone, I would have thought that person was delusional. Yet, that’s exactly what happened. It