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!

The Three R's - Writing and Spelling (Part 3)

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, he loved books, as well. ...
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The Three R's - Reading (Part 2)

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 struggle. For them, there was no delight in a book, no wonder, no...
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Teaching Multiple Levels at Once

Teaching Multiple Levels at Once
Dear Friends, Does it ever seem like you could apply to the circus for a job spinning plates? Trying to keep this one busy with math, while that one is sounding out the alphabet, each at the same time you are simmering enough spaghetti sauce to serve an army AND trying to find that elusive sock to match the one good pair remaining to you? Sound f...
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Essentials of Homeschooling

Essentials of Homeschooling
​The Essentials What is absolutely necessary to your homeschool? What gives you and your kids joy and freedom in this educational journey? Take a look at these three intriguing essentials. I think you will be encouraged in new ways.The first essential: YOU. Your relationship with your kids—your involvement, your love, your inter...
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When Money Is a Challenge

When Money Is a Challenge
If you are homeschooling and facing financial challenges, I have good news to share with you! But before we get to the punchline, let's take a moment to look at one of those extremely encouraging verses to ponder when you have extremely limited resources: "Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife." Proverbs 1...
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