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!

Teaching Tip 3—The Connection

  Last week in this blog series, we considered the importance of a first impression when introducing our students to an academic subject, or, in this case, a historical era. We looked at how to make this initial introduction through an auditory, visual, and kinesthetic experience, and how this brings

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Why engage your child’s interests?

A mom recently asked me about the idea of following our kids interests. After reading Why Quit Homeschooling, she wrote, “I ended with the same question that I often do when I read about moms who’ve ‘ditched’ the textbook method and are allowing their kids interests to lead in homeschool. 

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Why quit homeschooling?

If you are a homeschooler, may I ask you an honest question? Here it is: Have you ever wanted to quit homeschooling?  I think if we could all sit around a table and talk together, we would be surprised at how much we have in common when it comes to

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Teaching Tip 2—The Introduction

If you’ve ever watched the Food Network show, Chopped, you know that one of the most important elements the judges consider is presentation. Without that, your tasty dish loses some of its value. And, yet, a tomato tastes like a tomato, regardless of how it looks, right?  So, why go

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A Child Who Survived the Holocaust

What does it mean to be a survivor? We use it in many ways: those who beat cancer; those who pull through a life-threatening accident; those who overcome crippling abuse; and, those who go through war atrocities. As we learn their stories, our hearts are gripped by the real-life drama,

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February 2015
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