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!

Teaching Tip 13 — The Power of Vocabulary

Have you ever been talking with friends, and had the sudden uncomfortable sensation of not understanding what they were talking about? What happened? What caused the change from enjoying a conversation to being baffled?It's probably the vocabulary.Any field of interest, such as music, chemistry, French cooking, or football, has its own particular w...
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Refresh Homeschooling with 4 Simple Steps

Are you feeling increasingly trapped by the mundane sameness of homeschooling this year? Is it more and more burdensome to pull those books off the shelf for class? Are you looking longingly at that yellow school bus?If so, here are 4 simple recommendations (that may change your life!): Laugh more every day.Laughing every day will make your homesch...
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Homeschooling with Perseverance

You are facing extraordinary challenges, regardless of how easily your kids are learning their school work. Parenting itself is more demanding, more fraught with difficulties, than ever before. . . and homeschooling adds layers of complexity, stress and labor beyond that. Don't believe for a moment that this is easy for others and difficult only fo...
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Dealing with Pressure

Pressure. It comes in different forms.Temporary pressure can be good if it helps us cross the finish line, turn in the assignment on time, or put the last touches on the doll house for a beloved daughter's birthday.Longterm pressure can be relentless, crushing, and debilitating. With a close ally, chronic stress, it damages us in multiple ways—phys...
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Joyful Parenting

Imagine a beautifully-wrapped box in front of you.  Here are some clues to this mysterious gift:​your name is on the label;the giver of the gift (whose name is also on the label) is one who loves you deeply;the wrapping is so beautiful that you are certain that the actual gift must be even more spectacular. Now, wait. ...
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