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Solar Eclipse Shows The Glory of God The solar eclipse has been talked about in anticipation for years and not just by scientists. Many people are planning to watch, some on the optimal path to witness this event, first-hand and others virtually. I remember watching the lunar eclipse as a child. My dad was an […]

How and Why to Find a Mentor and Back to School Giveaway

How and why to find a mentor As a homeschooler, have you struggled with any of these questions? What are my state requirements? How do I get started? What do I teach and when? What methodology is best for my family? What do I say to critics? How do I schedule our day? How do […]

Lists For Back To School

One of the greatest inventions was the idea of keeping track of things with a list, and what better way to celebrate Back to School, than with a series on lists! I’ve tackled organization with the disclaimer that I’m not naturally an organized person. In the series on organization I’ve taken back and overturned the […]

An Author Teaches Her Kids to Write

An author Teaches Her Kids to Write | a WriteShop Review by Felice Gerwitz History tends to repeat itself and sometimes in very good ways! When I homeschooled my young children I found they were prolific writers if it was topic that they enjoyed. For example, my kids wrote stories about finding pets and keeping […]

Curriculum, Learning Styles, and Choices… Oh, My!

As a new homeschool mom with an arsenal of degrees and certifications to show for my years of college and experience in the preschool and special education arena, I thought I was prepared. I handled a class of 25+ students in the sixth through ninth grades of Specific Learning Disabilities classes. Surely I could handle […]

25-Tips to Save Money on Your Electricity

I almost wanted to title this post, “Save money so your husband can take you out to dinner.” But, I’m getting ahead of myself. My husband, Jeff is a home inspector as well as a builder and he often shares all types of money saving tips with me. He is very, very frugal. He turns […]

Ron Paul thinks Homeschooling is the Answer

Ron Paul and Homeschooling Ron Paul is known as a congressman and an outspoken libertarian, but did you know he is a homeschool advocate? Who would have known? I recently read his latest book, “The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System.” It touted homeschooling as the answer to the failed educational […]

Stress-Free Celebrations

    Regardless of the holiday you’re celebrating, there’s always a certain amount of stress to go with it. There’s no magic wand to make that disappear, but some thinking ahead can go a long way. Here’s what Felice has to say …   Is stress-free enough? Every year, I dream of a stress-free celebrations. […]

How to teach teenagers about managing money (when you’re not doing so great yourself)

Teach Teenagers About Money It’s tough to teach teenagers about managing money, especially if you’re not doing so great yourself! But we all know that money management is an important skill that your teenagers will use every day of their adult life. They may never use Algebra II again, but money skills are vital. I […]

How do I Teach Politics to My Kids?

Raising homeschooled teenagers in this current political climate is not fun, and that, my friends, is putting it mildly. I’m frustrated. No, wait. I’m angry! Just think of all the years, I have spent as a parent raising children to love the Lord, do what is right, play fair, share, compromise, and think of others. […]

Need help? Look Up.

Need help? Look up! Recently I’ve taken to looking at the sky. It isn’t a normal for me. I’m usually preoccupied with the many things happening in my life. I see the sky, but I don’t really see it. What is typical for me is the daily routine of life that I motor through, you […]

My Kids Fight

Hate to disappoint you. We are not a perfect, Christian, homeschool family. Well, we do homeschool and we are Christians … but the perfect part? Therein lies the problem. You see many of us have these high hopes that homeschooling will insure that our kids get along – or that at the very least, will […]

Need Money For Homeschool Books?

Need money for homeschool books? After all the years of homeschooling I added up the amount of money I’ve spent and let’s just say, I could be driving a luxury car. I’ve homeschooled since 1986 and in that time I’ve purchased thousands and thousands of dollars in curriculum. It was everything from books to math […]

My Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for Character Building

Homeschooling’s number one aim for many families is character building. I know when I started out, I wanted curriculum that built character! How about you? Are you looking for homeschool curriculum that builds character? I’ve been homeschooling since 1993, and I’ve got some favorites to share with you! My Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for Character Building When […]

Activities That Teach

At some point in your homeschool career, you may find one or more children, dragging their feet, with little shoulders slumped and heads hung. School just isn’t fun. Just think about it. If you were struggling to learn new material how fun would it be? Not much. Especially for a child who has some learning […]

Special Needs Homeschooling 101

Special Featured Author Dr. Jan Bedell Do you have a child with special learning needs?  While every child is unique and needs specialized attention, some seem to require more. They struggle to progress through typical milestones and traditional curriculum and approaches don’t help them.   That was my dilemma with my first born, Jenee’.  When she […]

Homeschooling with the Principle Approach, an Overview

Homeschooling with the Principle Approach an Overview I’ve been homeschooling my four children since 1997. My youngest child will graduate next year. Over the years I’ve seen many homeschooling methods rise. Homeschoolers are smart cookies and tend to seek the best for their families. A little of my story… My oldest child had been in […]

Using Movies to Teach

Using Movies to Teach Going to the movies as a family today is hard. Before you even get to the issues of time, money, and motivation, you have to discern what’s appropriate for a family to see together. Not easy.  We’re bombarded with so many messages that are contrary to family and faith when we walk […]

Family Friendly Staycation Ideas for Homeschoolers

Family friendly staycation ideas for homeschoolers Wouldn’t it be fun to play a vacation that didn’t involve 20 hours in the car? It’d be great to save money, too! Summer is right around the corner and vacation planning starts now. Here are some fun ideas you can do as a family that children of all […]

Move Past the Juggling Act and Learn to Flourish

Moving past the juggling and learn to flourish Are you paralyzed by such a long to-do list that you don’t know where to start? Do you drag through the day exhausted, thinking only of how much longer it is before you can finally collapse into bed . . . just to get up and start […]

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