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!

Should Learning Be Fun?

As you begin reading this, check in with your own heart. Are you already feeling a bit defensive (“That’s a CRAZY idea! No one would know grammar if learning had to be fun!!”)? Or, perhaps a bit guilty (“Oh, NO! She’s going to tell me I’ve been doing this wrong!”)?

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Are We Teaching Our Kids or Helping Them Learn?

When it comes to homeschooling, are we teaching our kids or are we helping them learn? I’d never really thought about the difference until I took my high school daughter to her first violin lesson with a new teacher, but the lesson I learned from Mr. Peacock completely reshaped my

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Enough or too much homeschool work?

Enough is enough, as the saying goes—and as these examples indicate: A homemade birthday cake is delicious, unless you eat the whole thing in one sitting. A hot bath is lovely, unless the water overflows the tub and drips through the floorboards to ruin the room below. A scenic drive

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The Secret to Learning

Here’s a question: Do you feel like you’re responsible for teaching your children EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW? If you think the answer is, “Yes,” then, break out the books on everything from abacus to zoology, because you have just taken on the Mt. Everest of homeschooling. And, inform your

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Turning Facts Into Meaning

How do we turn the academic “facts” into something our children can actually understand? What makes those facts become something usable, practical, memorable? When we discover the difference between teaching “facts” and giving our children meaningful interaction with knowledge, their curiosity—and our homeschooling—will flourish! But how do we do it?

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August 2020

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