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Single-Parent Homeschooling

Parenting is all the “things”—hard, wonderful, hilarious, scary, challenging and rewarding. That’s when you have help! When you are a single parent, the workload doesn’t seem to double, it seems to magnify times ten! Even with that seemingly impossible mathematical...

A Week of Christmas Activities

There are only a few days left before Christmas. This is the time when my family loves to hunker down at home, bake tasty treats, make homemade ornaments, and read Christmas stories. Not only does it protect us from germs right before we travel (Let me tell you, sick...

Do You Have a Happy Homeschool? Part 2

Part 1 looked at how to create an environment, habits, and expectations that lead to a happy homeschool. Part 2 will look at how to engage and turn the heart of your child toward homeschooling.   If you asked your children why they are being homeschooled, what...

Do You Have a Happy Homeschool?

Do your children like being at home? Do they look forward to learning new things?  Or do they grumble and whine? Do they wait for you to force them to do their schoolwork? Think back to when your children were toddlers—gaping at something shiny making a rainbow on the...

‘Twas the Night Before…

Using good literature to teach writing is not an unusual practice, but it was not often done in our schools when we were children. We often teach as we were taught, so many moms have told me that teaching writing is their weak spot as a teacher. I think most classroom...

Cranberries & Thanksgiving

A Time of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a special time of year to gather together to celebrate everything that we are thankful for. Just as the name implies, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to God for everything we have. We gather...

Fall Fun for All

It’s fall! School is in full swing, the leaves have been changing colors, and you’re probably wondering what fall-specific activities you could convince your kids to do. As a homeschooled high schooler with a little brother, I can tell you what fall activities are...