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!
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Why History?

Why History?
Today I want to talk honestly with you about a foundational aspect of history. . .one that could actually change your life. Why History?In the 30 years of writing and speaking about history to homeschoolers in this nation and around the world, I've often encountered an attitude that history is merely an academicsubject. Many people view it sim...
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Wearing 2 Hats as a Homeschool Mom

Wearing 2 Hats as a Homeschool Mom
Homeschool moms play two major roles for their children:Parent. . .and. . .TeacherLearning how to wear both hats at once takes experience and thought!ParentingParenting changes your life. For years, it will require every bit of heart, every brain cell, and much of your energy. Here are two foundational elements to consider that may help.First. it t...
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When Money Is a Challenge

When Money Is a Challenge
If you are homeschooling and facing financial challenges, I have good news to share with you! But before we get to the punchline, let's take a moment to look at one of those extremely encouraging verses to ponder when you have extremely limited resources: "Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife." Proverbs 1...
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Grading and Testing

Grading and Testing
Is it necessary for you to test and grade your kids?Short AnswersTesting kids—It depends. At some point, kids need to learn HOW to take a test.Grading kids—It depends. High school students will need grades for a transcript.For a more nuanced answer, let's consider what homeschooling allows you to do—the approach that highly paid tutors can use as t...
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Are We Teaching Our Kids or Helping Them Learn?

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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