It’s a brand new year! Happy 2019 everyone! If you are like me, you have made one or two resolutions for the New Year. Will they stick? I have had success and failures at making resolutions like “I will floss everyday!” or “I will spend more time in the Word of God” or “We
Can you get ready for Christmas and homeschool at the same time? Of course you can. You can schedule everything perfectly and have the perfect balance of school, fun, and preparation. OR… You can combine Christmas adventures and preparations as one big learning experience. How We Did It Before the children got to high
Your teenager has breezed through math all his life and suddenly he hits a wall: Algebra II. He is discouraged and doesn’t want to do math anymore. What can you do to encourage him? When I speak on high school at homeschool conventions and workshops, at least one parent confides in me afterward that
Thanksgiving is a great time of year to read a good book aloud together. It could be a chapter book, reading one or two chapters a day, or a picture book every day. Here are our very favorite Thanksgiving read-alouds: Pilgrim Stories This is my favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud. We read a chapter or two
One of the reasons I homeschool is to teach truth, introducing my children to Jesus Christ. I fulfill the Great Commission by raising children who love Jesus with all their hearts. I want to be sure that I educate my children from a Christian worldview. Biblical Foundation A Christian worldview is based on the
A worldview is a set of ideas, values, and presuppositions. It’s like putting on a pair of sunglasses that color how you view life, people, and ideas. People collect little pieces of their worldview through parents, school, movies, and friends. A Christian worldview is based on the Bible. Let’s look at the Christian worldview.
We are up and running. It’s a brand-new year. So much to be excited about. It’s hard to believe that soon this school year will just be a memory. My Missing Photos I have been homeschooling since 1991, and as I look back at our photo albums—yes, I used to get photos printed, and
I can get so busy making schedules, cleaning out school totes, and organizing books, that I forget to stop and dedicate my school year to the Lord. Whoops! Jesus First In my life, I am learning that what Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 is true: if I seek first His Kingdom, then everything I