I sat in the kitchen in disbelief. How many times had I already explained certain concepts? Over and over and over. And still, the problem was answered wrong. Frustration … [Read more...] about Heart Teaching
Confession: After many years of home schooling, I still am insecure about my teaching. Which is why I have stuck with curriculum sets that include teacher's guides and … [Read more...] about Interest-Led Learning Is Not Our Style–Or Is It?
Family traditions. Every family has them. Whether you have one or one hundred, some sort of “tradition” has seemed to wiggle its way into every family I know. Your traditions … [Read more...] about Family Traditions and Homeschooling
All kids are different. All it takes is to observe a group of children at the park, a playgroup, etc. to know this. As parents, we know that some children do things … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids with Fidgets and Wiggles
My family just loves it when I say I'd like to get a family photo. They love it. Or really not very much at all. Taking family photos can be a ridiculous event … [Read more...] about Beautifully Picturesque
Have you been thinking about going back to school in the new year? What happens to your homeschool if Mom is suddenly teacher AND student? By choice, I am a homeschooler. By … [Read more...] about Homeschooling When You Are Teacher and Student
When I think about families that homeschooled 20 - 25 years ago without access to the Internet and all the vast resources we now use, I could make myself break into a cold … [Read more...] about What Really Matters
I see my boys looking through the numerous catalogs that flood our mailbox. Eagerly they grab pens, pencils, or markers and start circling things that they just need to have. … [Read more...] about Cultivating Intentional Gratitude
This week I have reflected so many times on my words, my actions, my deeds vs my intentions. . How many of us Talk the Talk, but do not Walk the Walk? . I do. Often. I … [Read more...] about Talking The Talk and Walking the Walk
It's the time of year when we count our many blessings. Being people who live in the United States, regardless of where we live or how much we have; compared to the rest of … [Read more...] about The Blessing of Community
As Christians, we know the importance of talking to God - the importance of prayer. It is one of the highest priorities for our church leaders and, I think, for us as … [Read more...] about Becoming A Prayer Warrior Family
“Mom? Mooooommmm. Mom, would you listen to me?” “Huh? Oh, yeah. What is it, sweetie?” “Mom, was your head in the clouds again?” “Yes, dear, I guess it was. What did … [Read more...] about What if Mom is the One With Special Needs?