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!

Online courses with Diana Waring

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching three world history online courses this coming fall (September 2017):Ancient Civilizations & the BibleRomans, Reformers, RevolutionariesWorld Empires, World Mission, World Wars_____________________________________Teaching Strategies/StructureTo give you a sense of our strategies and structures, l...
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When they HATE school

We all know that teaching kids who hate school is incredibly difficult! And, to successfully tackle the problem, try breaking it down into bite-sized pieces: how to teach reading to kids who hate it;how to teach math to kids who hate it; how to teach history to kids who hate it; how to teach P.E. to kids who hate it, etc.To...
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Keep Things in Perspective

What you are doing matters. All of the planning, all the work, all the struggle, all the sleepless nights. . .All of it is giving your kids the opportunity to know what it is to love learning, to be loved in a family day-in/day-out, to learn without fears of physical abuse or bullying, to learn all subjects in relationship to God. They can experien...
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If You Feel Like Quitting

It's MARCH!! So, even if there's snow on the ground, ice on the streets, or rain on our heads, we know that spring is on its way. And that certainty—that winter is giving way to spring—gives us hope, doesn't it?That's what happened to me last weekend. I was seeking advice at a garden shop when I spied these little lovelies. They were s...
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Unleashing Joy

​If you are being crushed by pain, disappointment, or discouragement, there is an unusual choice that can lead to joy. . .enjoyment. . .even great joy. To help explain what I mean, let me share a story.In 1991, life was hard. My husband's career goal—being a long-term band director at one school—had crashed after he had talked briefly about Jesus i...
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