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!

Wearing 2 Hats as a Homeschool Mom

Wearing 2 Hats as a Homeschool Mom
Homeschool moms play two major roles for their children:Parent. . .and. . .TeacherLearning how to wear both hats at once takes experience and thought!ParentingParenting changes your life. For years, it will require every bit of heart, every brain cell, and much of your energy. Here are two foundational elements to consider that may help.First. it t...
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Lessons YOU'VE Learned

Lessons YOU'VE Learned
As you walk out your unique journey on this earth, you gain deep experience and wide knowledge through the "lessons" of life. As a homeschool mom, many of your lessons come through the day-in and day-out challenges of teaching your kids at home—that place that also requires meals, clean clothes, sleep, and a myriad of other demands.If you've been d...
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Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions
When I was a wide-eyed college student, without a clue of how to raise healthy, happy children, I heard a Christian professor speak passionately on the value of creating traditions in a home. He shared the Christmas rituals of his own family, and then described that these yearly activities function like glue—they help bond individuals into a family...
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How Parenting Can Change Learning

How Parenting Can Change Learning
If I were to ask about your memories of being in school, what images pop into your mind? Do you see a desk, a stack of books, a chalkboard, a report card, recess? Perhaps your impressions run more along the lines of a stern and forbidding teacher or the camaraderie of your school's football games or the anguish of going blank during a tes...
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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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