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!

Skills for Homeschooling Moms

Skills for Homeschooling Moms
On Facebook, a homeschool mom asked me, "I am working on finding more clarity and intention behind homeschooling. . . Could you please share the three main skills you believe have helped you the most?"Such a great question!! And, honestly, a pretty weighty one, too.In discussing it with a veteran homeschooling friend, Nelly, some very practical con...
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Time for a Change?

Time for a Change?

I love the beginning of January because it’s fresh and new—anything is possible! It’s also a great time to ask yourself: Is it time for a change? In this fresh year, we all think about trying something new, making new plans, and, as homeschoolers, we can even think about making a change in the way we teach our kids.

  • Here is a question that may help you evaluate whether you need to make a change:

Are my children thriving or am I pushing them through the school day?

If you consistently, day after day, hear comments—"Mom, do we HAVE to do this?" "Mom, I'm bored!" "Mom, why do we have to do school?"then it’s good to evaluate the materials AND the method you are using.

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Feeling like a homeschool failure?

Feeling like a homeschool failure?
If you and I could sit across my kitchen table from each other, and you were to say, "I'm just not sure I can keep homeschooling. . . I feel like such a failure. . .", I would tell you with great empathy that I had felt the exact same way and that I, too, had been ready to quit.For three successive years, I would start our homeschool in September w...
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Homeschooling Curriculum on a Budget

Homeschooling Curriculum on a Budget
Believe me, I was ALWAYS on a budget! When we first began our homeschool adventure, my husband was a public school teacher—which meant his salary was very low. . . and I was at home with our kids.But, where there's a will, there's a way.We saved up for curriculum (often a great disappointment because it did not fit our family), we bartere...
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Beth Swan
One income family here. Husband works at Moody Radio. Ministries do not pay in monetary value as much as spiritual value. I nanny ... Read More
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:22
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Homeschooling with Perseverance

Homeschooling with Perseverance
You are facing extraordinary challenges, regardless of how easily your kids are learning their school work. Parenting itself is more demanding, more fraught with difficulties, than ever before. . . and homeschooling adds layers of complexity, stress and labor beyond that. Don't believe for a moment that this is easy for others and difficult only fo...
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