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!

Are We Teaching Our Kids or Helping Them Learn?

When it comes to homeschooling, are we teaching our kids or are we helping them learn?I'd never really thought about the difference until I took my high school daughter to her first violin lesson with a new teacher, but the lesson I learned from Mr. Peacock completely reshaped my understanding of education.So, here's the back story. My daughter was...
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Lessons YOU'VE Learned

As you walk out your unique journey on this earth, you gain deep experience and wide knowledge through the "lessons" of life. As a homeschool mom, many of your lessons come through the day-in and day-out challenges of teaching your kids at home—that place that also requires meals, clean clothes, sleep, and a myriad of other demands.If you've been d...
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Enough or too much homeschool work?

Enough is enough, as the saying goes—and as these examples indicate:A homemade birthday cake is delicious, unless you eat the whole thing in one sitting.A hot bath is lovely, unless the water overflows the tub and drips through the floorboards to ruin the room below.A scenic drive is beautiful, unless the driver stops every ten feet to set up a tri...
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Last Call for Online Course

Last call for Online Class!

Each of my 3 online world history courses begin in THREE weeks. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!

This continues to be an incredible journey. From the very beginning of creating the History Revealed curriculum, I wanted to see students free to enjoy the process of learning, even in their evaluations and assessments.

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Homeschool Conventions—My mistake

If you're planning to attend a homeschool convention this year, here is a true, but slightly embarrassing, story:Two years after I had begun homeschooling, a convention for homeschoolers was held not far from my home. With great expectations, I marched into the exhibit hall, looking for colorful textbooks, hoping to find something a lot more i...
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