Recently, my husband asked me to find a new Bible study for my younger son and him to do together. They had been doing a chronological overview of the Bible using the graphic novel style Action Bible. When they finished that, they discussed the Gospel message. Then, my husband felt that an apologetics type
This summer, I will only have one child at home. The others work full-time jobs or have committed themselves to service all summer. So, it’s just me and my 12-year-old son. I’ve never been in this situation before! It’s sad and a bit lonely for him. I am committed to having a fun summer
As a relaxed homeschooler who veers more towards natural learning and unschooling, I often seek out Charlotte Mason materials to use with my kids. Of all the different homeschooling philosophies and methods, hers meshes well with a natural learning environment. I emphatically agree with her emphasis on nurturing a child’s love of learning through
Last year, I graduated my second child from my homeschool and now, I find myself discussing high school with my third child. She starts 9th grade in the fall. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, anxiety, and other learning issues figured into my planning for the older two children. I adapted their high school programs to
In honor of Walk Around Things Day on April 4, let’s talk about exercise and movement at home. We are all familiar with jumping jacks, running or bicycling around the neighborhood, or even video-based physical education programs. Perhaps your children are involved with a sports team, or a local co-op that includes game time
When my oldest son and I walked into the American Science & Surplus store, he immediately found the kits section. He held up the trebuchet kit and frowned. “You said two years ago that you would buy this for me and you never did.” I stood there, flabbergasted. He had only mentioned it one
As a homeschooler in the north, I often dread winter. Winter means months indoors with restless children. It means allowing an extra half hour of prep time whenever we need to go somewhere. And, there’s the inevitable illness that descends, striking each of them in turn. But, winter also brings a time of reflection,
At this time of year, we often find ourselves frantically cleaning in order to get the house ready for visiting relatives. With small children, it feels like the filth multiplies and we can’t keep up. It certainly challenged me. I often felt like a maid on steroids. You can read more about that HERE.