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!

How Parenting Can Change Learning

If I were to ask about your memories of being in school, what images pop into your mind? Do you see a desk, a stack of books, a chalkboard, a report card, recess? Perhaps your impressions run more along the lines of a stern and forbidding teacher or the camaraderie of your school's football games or the anguish of going blank during a tes...
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Thanksgiving—Giving Thanks

Of all the spiritual lessons I've learned, one of the most important is choosing to give thanks. When we teach our young children to say "please" and "thank you," it is a lesson in politeness. When God teaches us to say "thank you" in the midst of our messy lives, it is a lesson in perspective. . .that eventually colors the way we see life.Though m...
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Teaching Tip 14—How Timelines Organize History!

You may be a big fan of timelines, you may be intimidated by them, or you may not have even run across this concept yet. Wherever you are on the spectrum, timelines play a significant role in helping your students to organize the things they are learning about in history, as well as notable events and people in literature, art, science, music, and ...
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S4E
Great Blog!
Monday, 20 November 2017 10:14
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Feeling like a homeschool failure?

If you and I could sit across my kitchen table from each other, and you were to say, "I'm just not sure I can keep homeschooling. . . I feel like such a failure. . .", I would tell you with great empathy that I had felt the exact same way and that I, too, had been ready to quit.For three successive years, I would start our homeschool in September w...
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Homeschooling Curriculum on a Budget

Believe me, I was ALWAYS on a budget! When we first began our homeschool adventure, my husband was a public school teacher—which meant his salary was very low. . . and I was at home with our kids.But, where there's a will, there's a way.We saved up for curriculum (often a great disappointment because it did not fit our family), we bartere...
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Beth Swan
One income family here. Husband works at Moody Radio. Ministries do not pay in monetary value as much as spiritual value. I nanny ... Read More
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:22
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