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!

Refresh Homeschooling with 4 Simple Steps

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 more every day.Laughing every day will make your homesch...
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Speaking at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit

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 8th at 2:00 pm CST. I hope you'll join us! You can...
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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 advice at a garden shop when I spied these little lovelies. They were s...
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Pondering Our Priorities

Pondering our Priorities in homeschooling

When we consider how—or if—we are going to accomplish all the things on our to-do list (especially as we consider the upcoming school year), we need to ponder our priorities.

Here are four steps to help you:

Step One.

Ask yourself these critical—though often overlooked—questions:

      • What opportunities should my children not miss? Why?
      • How do I give them childhood memories that will enrich their lives?
      • When should we stick to our books and when should we play in the sunshine?
      • Where does our schedule allow for creativity, imagination, and exploration?

To ponder these questions means you take time to consider the big picture. Here are five big picture points:

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Teaching Our Kids Perseverance

Teaching our kids perseverance is a challenge for any parent, but it becomes much more difficult when we homeschool. How do we help our kids learn how to stick to a task—even when it's tedious or boring? This is especially important for us to consider because there can be unintended consequences if we choose the wrong battle.

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