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!

Homeschool Conventions—My mistake

If you’re planning to attend a homeschool convention this year, here is a true, but slightly embarrassing, story: Two years after I had begun homeschooling, a convention for homeschoolers was held not far from my home. With great expectations, I marched into the exhibit hall, looking for colorful textbooks, hoping to

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Thoughts on Teaching Writing

To teach writing, it’s helpful to see how professional writers do what they do. So, with the background of having written or contributed to 17 published books over nearly 30 years, let me share a few tips: “Write what you know” is great advice. A well-written piece, like a delicious

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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

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Speaking at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit

I am delighted to be a featured speaker at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, which is a FREE event hosted online May 3-10. My featured video, where I dialogue with hosts Todd and Jessie in a session titled “The Timeline of Teaching History to Your Children” will be launched on Monday, May

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If You Feel Like Quitting

It’s MARCH!! So, even if there’s snow on the ground, ice on the streets, or rain on our heads, we know that spring is on its way. And that certainty—that winter is giving way to spring—gives us hope, doesn’t it? That’s what happened to me last weekend. I was seeking

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