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!

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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Kelli Dettmann
Thank you so much for your encouragement; you are a true blessing to me!
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 04:07
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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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Handcrafted homeschooling

Years ago, my husband and I visited Toronto, and ended up with a day to ourselves just for seeing the sights. It was one I will never forget.

One place sounded particularly fascinating. Casa Loma, a "medieval" castle built in the early 1900's by a prominent Toronto resident, took 3 years, 300 workers, and $3.5 million to build! We thought it sounded like a great "explore", so off we went. This place, which looked as though it had been transported from medieval Europe, was beautiful beyond words. Walking through Casa Loma was a trip back through history, to a time where craftsmen worked for years to create handcrafted ceilings, walls, stone turrets and more. We drank in the beauty of each room, including the incredible conservatory. . .

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