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!

You Want to Know WHAT?

As a young homeschool mom, I had the privilege of hearing John Taylor Gatto speak on education the year that he was named New York State Teacher of the Year. One nugget of wisdom shared that day, that has stayed with me all these years, is the concept of “the teachable

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Finding Our Balance

In the last issue, we looked at the difference between a to-do list and an invitation. Today, let’s consider how to invite our kids into a love of learning AND how to keep things more-or-less on track academically. Being able to balance these two is not automatic! But as we

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Homeschooling: A List or an Invitation?

Imagine this scenario with me: As you start today, you don’t have any pressing demands. What utter luxury! You might even have time to finish reading that mystery you started a few nights ago (you had had to stop right at the cliff-hanger!). Ah. . .what an amazing feeling to have

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It’s Not About Us

I’ve been pondering I Corinthians 13:4-8 for some months, especially as it concerns parenting: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record

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Should Learning Be Fun?

As you begin reading this, check in with your own heart. Are you already feeling a bit defensive (“That’s a CRAZY idea! No one would know grammar if learning had to be fun!!”)? Or, perhaps a bit guilty (“Oh, NO! She’s going to tell me I’ve been doing this wrong!”)?

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