Hey Mama, In an ideal world, you would be able to perfectly balance character building and academics. But this isn’t an ideal world, and it never will be. If you have to choose between teaching character building and academics, always go with character building. You’ll never regret raising up godly children who obey the Lord.
Since the 2007 movie The Bucket List, it seems everyone has a bucket list for something. A bucket list is defined by Merriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20list) as “a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying.” Many of these lists are life lists, work lists, or self-improving lists. Recently, I
Community service can be as simple as helping your kids to rake your elderly neighbor’s leaves to helping a candidate run for office . . . from baking goods for a fundraiser to bringing a meal to a new mom in your neighborhood. Jesus was a community servant. It is Who He was and what
As your kids are busy finding answers in their homeschool studies, you might have questions of your own. “How do other homeschoolers fit everything in? Are they stressed out already like I am with a brand new school year just underway? How do other moms balance all of the responsibilities and expectations?” We’ve collected the
Take a new approach with your homeschooling this year with a relaxed approach. Interested in relaxed homeschooling? Here’s how it’s done. Experience is a homeschool mom or dad’s best teacher. Looking at the lives of veteran homeschool parents, one trait is common among most: their methods become more relaxed as the years go on. As
Was it yesterday my toddler was putting noodles in her sock and washing her toes in her milk and then covering herself in lotion and markers? Sometimes when they are little, we don’t see how this creativity and exploration will ever be a good thing. But allowed some room and some guidance, they will grow
With back-to-school season here in full force, many parents may be considering if public schools are right for their children as opposed to homeschooling. We believe that homeschooling can be extremely beneficial for adolescents. The main benefits include learning core life skills, increased flexibility, stronger parent/child relationships, and advanced independence. A majority of these skills
I found a struggle with my children when they were in late elementary school. They loved to write and had good things to say, but they wandered throughout their paper from this subject to that subject. I couldn’t get them to focus and stay on topic. Enter Newspaper Writing! It was the perfect way to