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!

Time Alone with God – For Mom

Dear Friends, Time alone with God. . . Does that spark in your mind an image of some sort of spiritual retreat center, where you could have a weekend (or a day!) all alone? Maybe in the mountains, a place where you could take walks and think thoughts without having

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Homeschooling: A List or an Invitation?

Imagine this scenario with me: As you start today, you don’t have any pressing demands. What utter luxury! You might even have time to finish reading that mystery you started a few nights ago (you had had to stop right at the cliff-hanger!). Ah. . .what an amazing feeling to have

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The Three R’s – Writing and Grammar (Part 4)

When it comes to grammar, I somehow missed this subject, or at least most of it, as I moved from school to school during my father’s military days. So when it came time to teach grammar to my own children, I asked my grammar-loving husband to start the process! And, he did. With

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The Three R’s – Writing and Spelling (Part 3)

It had never occurred to me how closely spelling was connected to reading and then to writing until my middle child brought it home to me. Michael was my Energizer Bunny—runner/wiggler/climber— who was always looking for a new physical adventure and a chance to spread his wings. Now, don’t get me wrong,

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The Three R’s – Reading (Part 2)

Have you ever met a high school graduate who says, “I will NEVER crack a book again as long as I live!!”? If you have, and if you query them, you will discover (as I did) that for them, reading was an imposed chore, brain-numbingly difficult, utterly boring, and a senseless

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