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!

How do we see God's fingerprints in history?

Teaching our kids about the faithfulness of God is a vital and ongoing process. AND it is something that needs to be real in our own lives if we want them to get it ... A life-changing moment in my own life came many years ago, while teaching my kids history. I realized that I kept seeing God's faithfulness to people living through very challenging historic situations. I thought, "If God was faithful back then, surely He is faithful today." And you know what, He really is!

That's why it's so powerful to help our kids see God's fingerprints in history!

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Number Smart — Math/Logical Intelligence

Do you thrill to the elegant precision of mathematical formulas? Do you love to do calculations in your head? Do you enjoy reconciling your bank account? If so, you are strong in the Math-Logical intelligence—you are Number Smart!

Schools tend to recognize and reward just two ways of being smart—Word Smart and Number Smart. If you’re good at numbers, you probably excelled at math and science. And, quite possibly for you, logic is a delight!  The important STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics—are right up your alley. Here is a brief excerpt from my book, Reaping the Harvest:

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What is YOUR Teaching Style?

When you understand your natural teaching style, it provides a greater awareness of your incredible strengths as a teacher—and potential weaknesses. It can help you better understand what's going on when there is a collision between you and one of your kids during homeschooling ... And it gives you permission to be flexible for the sake of your kids, which could make all the difference in the world!

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Are you using the right learning style?

BooksWhy is it that some kids just "naturally" do well in a school setting? What happens to the ones who approach learning from a different way? And, when we homeschool, HOW do we handle all these different kinds of learners? Though this is based on an aspect of Meyers-Briggs personality types, I use more informal terms to describe four different "learning styles." Understanding this can make a huge difference in our homeschooling!

If you would like to see how this concept of learning styles can easily and naturally work in your homeschool, please check out my History Revealed curriculum.

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Word Smart — Linguistic Intelligence

Word Smart

Do you LOVE words? Do you enjoy cuddling up in a comfy chair to “escape” with a book? Do you take delight in word games, like Scrabble and Taboo? Do you happily work crossword puzzles and word jumbles, or solve riddles and create-your-own-ending mysteries? Do you find it delightful to memorize lines for the local community theater’s Shakespeare play? Do you treasure writing out your thoughts, whether in blogs, journals, or letters to friends?

All of these are indications of someone who is Word Smart! Whether spoken or written or read or played with, words are a great joy to people with a Linguistic Intelligence. Here is an excerpt on Word Smart from my book, Reaping the Harvest:

Some of the characteristics of this intelligence are:

      • enjoys reading
      • strong command of the language
      • enjoys creative writing
      • plays with the language—puns, jokes, rhymes
      • fluent memory for specific data in words (such as names)
      • enjoys making up yarns
      • thought patterns are verbal rather than pictures
      • enjoys puzzles and games that focus on words
      • likes to listen to read-aloud stories, as well as sermons, lectures, etc.
      • good speller
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