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 Much? How Fast?

​As a young homeschool mom, I attended a support group meeting in October. One of the other moms (a very confidant, capable woman) happily announced, “We’ve already completed 3/4 of our year’s curriculum!” My heart sank as my mind silently rehearsed the fact that we hadn’t made it out of

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Wearing 2 Hats as a Homeschool Mom

Homeschool moms play two major roles for their children: Parent. . .and. . .Teacher Learning how to wear both hats at once takes experience and thought! Parenting Parenting changes your life. For years, it will require every bit of heart, every brain cell, and much of your energy. Here are

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Teaching Tip #15—Geography Is Where History Happened

Recently, one of the students in my online world history classes chose to share with her class about the geography of Egypt. What was so exciting to me was her enthusiasm for what she had learned. She literally emailed to say: “I would love to show what I have been

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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,

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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,

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