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!

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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World Empires, World Missions, World Wars Online Course

If you and your students are considering my World Empires, World Missions, World Wars online course, here are some of the highlights!We will explore world history interwoven with the history of modern missions and revivals, from the Napoleonic age and Second Awakening through the Korean War and early Cold War, including:William Carey and ...
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Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Online Course

If you and your students are considering my Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries online course, here are some of the highlights!We will explore world history interwoven with Church history, from the fall of Rome and rise of the Church through the American and French revolutions, including: Early Christian missions taking the gospel far afield; T...
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How to Teach What They Hate

In a conversation on FaceBook, one homeschool mom asked me, "How do you tackle subjects that a kid might hate, but they have to take? In our current situation it's Algebra. I feel like we can barely get through it, let alone make it fun."That is SUCH an important question! In order to find a good, workable solution, we first need to do some discove...
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