Diana's Homeschool Blog

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!

Dealing with Pressure

Dealing with Pressure
Pressure. It comes in different forms.Temporary pressure can be good if it helps us cross the finish line, turn in the assignment on time, or put the last touches on the doll house for a beloved daughter's birthday.Longterm pressure can be relentless, crushing, and debilitating. With a close ally, chronic stress, it damages us in multiple ways—phys...
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Joyful Parenting

Joyful Parenting
Imagine a beautifully-wrapped box in front of you.  Here are some clues to this mysterious gift:​your name is on the label;the giver of the gift (whose name is also on the label) is one who loves you deeply;the wrapping is so beautiful that you are certain that the actual gift must be even more spectacular. Now, wait. ...
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Handcrafted homeschooling

Handcrafted homeschooling

Years ago, my husband and I visited Toronto, and ended up with a day to ourselves just for seeing the sights. It was one I will never forget.

One place sounded particularly fascinating. Casa Loma, a "medieval" castle built in the early 1900's by a prominent Toronto resident, took 3 years, 300 workers, and $3.5 million to build! We thought it sounded like a great "explore", so off we went. This place, which looked as though it had been transported from medieval Europe, was beautiful beyond words. Walking through Casa Loma was a trip back through history, to a time where craftsmen worked for years to create handcrafted ceilings, walls, stone turrets and more. We drank in the beauty of each room, including the incredible conservatory. . .

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Sharing Your Passions with Your Kids

Sharing Your Passions with Your Kids
Your kids don't automatically absorb your love of a place, a food, or a subject area. As parents, it's our privilege and responsibility to gently introduce them to these things in such a way that they, too, can begin to know and love what we hold precious.Here's a story to illustrate.Many years ago, I was speaking to a group of homeschooling parent...
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Keep Things in Perspective

Keep Things in Perspective
What you are doing matters. All of the planning, all the work, all the struggle, all the sleepless nights. . .All of it is giving your kids the opportunity to know what it is to love learning, to be loved in a family day-in/day-out, to learn without fears of physical abuse or bullying, to learn all subjects in relationship to God. They can experien...
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