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!

Turning Facts Into Meaning

How do we turn the academic "facts" into something our children can actually understand? What makes those facts become something usable, practical, memorable? When we discover the difference between teaching "facts" and giving our children meaningful interaction with knowledge, their curiosity—and our homeschooling—will flourish!But how do we do it...
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Your Child Might Not Be What You Expect

Scene 1:​The lake.My husband and I are inveterate, if amateur, water fowl watchers.We delight to observe the junior high antics of coots, the intensely punk look of mergansers and the aerial fishing techniques of osprey. But, among all the birds we commonly see, none is more stunning nor elegant in its self-presentation than the graceful cormorant....
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Speaking at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit

I am delighted to be a featured speaker at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, which is a FREE event hosted online May 3-10. My featured video, where I dialogue with hosts Todd and Jessie in a session titled "The Timeline of Teaching History to Your Children" will be launched on Monday, May 8th at 2:00 pm CST. I hope you'll join us! You can...
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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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