Welcome to my homeschool blog, which offers insights into loving learning, loving your family, loving history, loving homeschooling, and enjoying your life! With your cup of coffee in hand, take a break to laugh with me, to have your heart refreshed, to be reminded of how cool your kids really are, and to consider the amazing adventure of being a homeschool mom. AND, if you are interested in the History Revealed curriculum, be sure to check out my Teaching Tips!

Today I Choose to be Authentic

There is something remarkably healthy about being yourself. Whether quiet or talkative, constantly moving or peacefully still, seriously studious or spontaneously fun-loving–being the unique person you are adds a vital richness to those around you. You can bring to the world an authenticity that is recognizable — and wholly your

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Today I Choose to NOT be a mule

4 mph. That was about how fast the mules and horses, harnessed to barges, moved people and goods along the canal.  I once had a friend tell me old family stories about moving to the far west — Ohio! — by means of the Erie Canal.  He described how his

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Today I Choose to Fly

As a nation, we have had many moments of inspiration beyond the writing of our national anthem.  What happens to your heart as you read these important words from U.S. history? “Fourscore and seven years ago. . . ”  Abraham Lincoln “Ask not what you can do for your country.

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Today I choose WHY to be a Doodle

Being free to be who you are is liberating. And it reflects the amazing creativity of the One who designed you. It is easy to talk in generalities, isn’t it? Be yourself. Embrace your identity. Wear your uniqueness. Big talk. But what does it mean? As you and I both

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Today I choose HOW to be a doodle

Face it.  All of us will encounter disdain at some point in life, whether at home, church, school or work.   But, disdain need not define. Being a DOODLE means that we accept who we are, embracing our strengths, even celebrating our uniqueness—just as those early Americans celebrated their victory in

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