Category Archives: Homeschool

Waste Not, Want Not

We’re the largest, richest, best-educated generation of Americans, the favored children of a strong, confident, and prosperous country. In today’s world it’s difficult to teach our children to respect property and our public resources as well as their parents, grandparents, and teachers. Our grandparents didn’t seem to struggle as much with these things. How did… Read More

Staycation Ideas

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV) Last week, I wrote about the fun we had with our family in planning day trips and discovering unique adventures. Here are… Read More

The Joys of a Staycation

When “making do” turns into “that was really fun!” Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV) When my husband retired from the military, he decided to teach at a… Read More

New Study about Struggling Readers

The latest study found that 98% of struggling readers have poor eye convergence. This means they can’t focus both eyes on the same letter and don’t ‘track’ across the page. When we read, our eyes track across the page, from word to word. When struggling readers read, their eyes jump around the page, with both… Read More

The History of Our Nation’s Independence

This country, the greatest on earth, enables its citizens to live freely under certain guidelines of law. However, those of us who live in the twenty-first century often forget the lives that those American soldiers gave up in order to pass on that freedom to our generation. As we approach the anniversary of our nation’s… Read More

God Bless America… Land That I Love

Hey Mom, Happy Fourth of July!!! I’m speaking at a Family Camp in Nebraska over the holiday. A few of my kids are a little bummed that we’re missing the Fourth at the Family Lake Cottage where all the cousins willbe, but a few bounces on a giant lake blob should ease their pain. There’s just… Read More

How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

Here’s a question you are certain to hear during your time homeschooling: “How can parents offer the same level of high quality, single discipline instruction as is available from board certified teachers in the public and private schools?” After coming to terms with my own similar concerns I realized that parents must first overcome their… Read More

Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

Hey Mom, Hope your summer has gotten off to a great start… the school books are packed away and the winds of adventure and relaxation fill your sails. Today I was asked to talk about bucket lists. Just so we’re on the same page a bucket list is a “list” of things you plan to… Read More

7 Ways to Make History Come Alive

History as a subject involves a lot of reading and many facts to remember. When homeschooling your kids, it may become difficult to create an interest in the subject. However, it’s possible to liven it up and make it more interesting and very easy to learn. There are various ways of achieving this and making… Read More

Summer Reading

Keep your children reading this summer. The benefits of summer reading are immense for children. Children will typically experience a “slide” in the break period. Continuing to read can not only avoid this but serves to nurture a positive attitude about reading. How do you motivate your children to want to read? There are always… Read More