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!

Skills for Homeschooling Moms

On Facebook, a homeschool mom asked me, "I am working on finding more clarity and intention behind homeschooling. . . Could you please share the three main skills you believe have helped you the most?"Such a great question!! And, honestly, a pretty weighty one, too.In discussing it with a veteran homeschooling friend, Nelly, some very practical con...
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Time for a Change?

I love the beginning of January because it’s fresh and new—anything is possible! It’s also a great time to ask yourself: Is it time for a change? In this fresh year, we all think about trying something new, making new plans, and, as homeschoolers, we can even think about making a change in the way we teach our kids.

  • Here is a question that may help you evaluate whether you need to make a change:

Are my children thriving or am I pushing them through the school day?

If you consistently, day after day, hear comments—"Mom, do we HAVE to do this?" "Mom, I'm bored!" "Mom, why do we have to do school?"then it’s good to evaluate the materials AND the method you are using.

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Christmas Traditions

When I was a wide-eyed college student, without a clue of how to raise healthy, happy children, I heard a Christian professor speak passionately on the value of creating traditions in a home. He shared the Christmas rituals of his own family, and then described that these yearly activities function like glue—they help bond individuals into a family...
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Teaching Tip #15—Geography Is Where History Happened

Recently, one of the students in my online world history classes chose to share with her class about the geography of Egypt. What was so exciting to me was her enthusiasm for what she had learned. She literally emailed to say:"I would love to show what I have been working on.Could I show what I have done in class tomorrow?I think you will find it i...
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The Secret to Learning

Here's a question: Do you feel like you're responsible for teaching your children EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW?If you think the answer is, "Yes," then, break out the books on everything from abacus to zoology, because you have just taken on the Mt. Everest of homeschooling. And, inform your children that they will not graduate until they are 58 yea...
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