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!

The Route to Your Brain

Different Kinds of LearnersWhen it comes to learning, we all know that there are differences. Some seem to learn easily in school (straight "A" students), while others tend to fail. Some seem naturally "bookish," while others prefer to be doing an activity. Some enjoy a quiet environment for study, while others thrive in an environment of noise and...
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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 academic subject. Many people view ...
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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

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

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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