Imagine a homeschool day where your children beg you to let them start doing their schoolwork as soon as they wake up. Imagine your children happily chatting away as they diligently tackle the day’s assignment with nary a complaint or protest to be heard.
…Now imagine that assignment is a writing assignment.
Does this seem like an impossible scenario? Last year at this time I would’ve agreed with you, but guess what?
That’s been the atmosphere in our homeschool for the past month. Continue reading “Revolutionize Your Homeschool with Notebooking Success!”
I love the library. And I love reading to my kids. Combine the two into a colorful picture book for kids, and you’ve got me hooked!
Little Bunny’s Own Storybook, by Margaret Welwood, is an adorable story aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 8, although I’ve got a hunch that children and adults of all ages would be entertained by this quaint little tale. Continue reading “Little Bunny’s Own Storybook- Review”
Everybody Can Help Somebody
In a world that often seems as if most people only care for themselves, it can be a bit intimidating to raise children who are able to see the good in their fellow humans. Violence is widespread, people with opposing viewpoints resort to arguments instead of good-natured discussions, and the sheer force of consumerism drives many to do crazy things. (remembering recent Black Fridays…) Continue reading “Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids- Review”
Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth
The United States was formed by a population of Christians who were seeking a land where they could worship as they chose. Fast forward a few centuries, and this country has seemingly embraced a worldview completely opposite that which this country was built upon. Continue reading “No Fear by Tony Perkins- Review”
Real Stories from Successful Parents
As someone who is admittedly obsessed with the topics of homeschooling and education, in general, I have read dozens of books on the subjects. As fabulous as these resources are, many of them seem to simply repeat what I’ve read in other similar books.
Dr. William Overton has brought a fresh perspective to home education with The Stewardship of Home Schooling: Teaching, Inspiring, Motivating, and More. He takes great care to emphasize the fact that no matter how your kids are being educated- in school, out of school, or both- education is an essential component in the stewardship of parenting. Continue reading “The Stewardship of Home Schooling: Teaching, Inspiring, Motivating, and More- Review and a Giveaway!”
This year we will have our very first homeschool graduate. It’s an exciting time, albeit a bit stressful because this is uncharted territory for us. There have been moments of serenity where I’ve thought, I’ve got this, and others when I’ve panicked and convinced myself that I had no idea what I was doing. Continue reading “Homeschooling High School with College in Mind- Review”
Leading and Loving Your Kids Like Jesus
As a Christian mother, “biblical parenting” is a phrase I hear quite a bit in my circles. Moms will be talking about disciplinary issues with their children, and this term will inevitably pop up at one point or another.
But what is biblical parenting? Continue reading “Parenting with Grace and Truth- Review”
I can’t even begin to guess how many times I’ve been asked for homeschooling advice by people first starting out. Their questions usually include queries about money, time management, and how to get started. Although I write this blog and there are thousands of other homeschooling blogs and books, oftentimes busy parents just don’t have the time to sit and research for months and months before starting out, especially if they’re pulling a child out of school in an emergency situation. Continue reading “On Homeschooling: Ways to Save Time, Money, and Stress When Starting Out- Review”
As a mom of many, I’m always on the lookout for great family devotionals. Having children with such a wide variety of ages usually means that I’m having to use at least three separate devotionals at any given time. Continue reading “Kingdom Family Devotional-52 Weeks of Growing Together- Review”
Living Out Truth in a Culture That Is Losing Its Way
I think it’s safe to say that most American Bible-believing Christians are well aware of the crisis situation our country is in right now. The moral absolutes that this country was founded upon, or Judeo-Christian ethics, have become a thing of the past as our society declines rapidly in the name of “tolerance.” Children today are being exposed to things on a daily basis that their grandparents never even thought possible. Promiscuity, perversion, materialism, and a lack of ethics have embraced this country and are thrown in the face of our children every single day as “normal.” Continue reading “The Daniel Code by O.S. Hawkins- Review”