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 14—How Timelines Organize History!

You may be a big fan of timelines, you may be intimidated by them, or you may not have even run across this concept yet. Wherever you are on the spectrum, timelines play a significant role in helping your students to organize the things they are learning about in history, as well as notable events and people in literature, art, science, music, and ...
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Great Blog!
Monday, 20 November 2017 10:14
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Feeling like a homeschool failure?

If you and I could sit across my kitchen table from each other, and you were to say, "I'm just not sure I can keep homeschooling. . . I feel like such a failure. . .", I would tell you with great empathy that I had felt the exact same way and that I, too, had been ready to quit.For three successive years, I would start our homeschool in September w...
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Homeschooling Curriculum on a Budget

Believe me, I was ALWAYS on a budget! When we first began our homeschool adventure, my husband was a public school teacher—which meant his salary was very low. . . and I was at home with our kids.But, where there's a will, there's a way.We saved up for curriculum (often a great disappointment because it did not fit our family), we bartere...
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One income family here. Husband works at Moody Radio. Ministries do not pay in monetary value as much as spiritual value. I nanny ... Read More
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:22
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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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