We all want to get there – that place of ordered peace that provides such joy to a mother’s heart. You know the ingredients: cheerful obedience, productive days, and kindness to one another with a marked absence of bickering and complaining. How do we get there? It seems that the more we try, the more
December is the perfect time for Christmas homeschooling with decorating, cooking, and baking (homemaking), Christmas carols (music), Christmas paintings (art appreciation), and Christmas traditions from other countries (geography). If you want to go a little deeper, here are seven ways to make Christmas more meaningful and learn at the same time. Cook a Christmas Feast
At Thanksgiving, we often remember the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and their godly heritage. Squanto often appears in these stories as the Native American who taught them to grow corn. Yet, this godly man has a testimony that continues to inspire me. So, let’s go back to that first winter after the Pilgrims landed.
Do you ever feel pulled in a million directions? You want to keep your house clean (forget tidy!), feed your family, homeschool the kids, serve at church, serve in the homeschool co-op, grow in your relationship with the Lord, and stay healthy. Is that possible? Feeling pulled in so many directions leads to being overwhelmed.
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
Are you putting together a high school health class for your homeschooled teen? I can help. Here are nine things to include in the course, keeping in mind that the goal of a health class is to teach teens how their bodies work and what their bodies need so they can form healthy habits that
We’ve all been asked, “Why do you homeschool?” I always give a different answer depending on where I am, what I am doing, and how much time I have until the kids get antsy. Putting down my answer in words gave me clarity and helped me remember some basics that I can now share quickly.
After years of helping people get out of debt, I believe it’s never too early to teach children how to live debt-free. Once they reach the teen years, avoiding debt is an absolutely essential life skill. Teens are bombarded with the idea of “Buy now, pay later” or “Get a loan to help your