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”
Imagine a world where dragons fly, mysterious cats can talk, and beauty lives in abundance. But something sinister is waiting…
Jorie and the Magic Stones, by A.H. Richardson, is the first book in a fanciful series about a spunky and energetic 9-year-old redhead who goes to live with her great-aunt in the stately Mortimer Manor. Upon finding out the enigmatic legend behind her new home and discovering a mysterious book under a floor board in her bedroom, Jorie sets out with her new friend, Rufus, to find out if the legend is true.
And what they unearth is amazing. Continue reading “Jorie and the Magic Stones- Review”
Christmastime often brings tales of faith and merriment. Hans Christian Anderson had a different take on the tradition of the Christmas tree, however.
In The Fir Tree, translated by Tiina Nunnally, he tells the tale of a charming little fir tree which, in its constant quest for happiness, overlooks all the fine things about its life until it’s too late. Unhappy with its present state in the forest, it jealously looks on as other trees in the forest are cut down and taken out into the wide world, and wonders when its turn for glory will come. Continue reading “The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson- Review”
Christmas is right around the corner. As a mom of seven girls, I can attest to the fact that once they reach a certain age, they can be a bit- ahem- difficult to buy gifts for. Toys are too babyish, but makeup is too grown up.
What’s a mom to do? Continue reading “Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional- Review”
Do you have some serious questions about God and the Bible that you don’t know whom to ask (or are afraid to)? Do you have loved ones who may be asking some things that you don’t feel equipped to answer?
Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible, by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, just may be the answer to your prayers.
Concerned about the trend in society of young adults falling away from, or never finding, their faith, the authors decided to ask people in that particular generation to write down any questions they have about faith- anything. After collecting the results, they took the ten most common questions and collaborated to create a resource with clear and honest answers. Among the questions addressed are: Continue reading “Answering the Toughest Questions About God and the Bible- Review”