Tag: Homeschool

The Benefits of Long Term Lesson Planning

If you watched my YouTube video on How To Lesson Plan for Homeschool , you know that I opt to plan many weeks at a time. We have four kids, so lesson planning takes a significant amount of time. I, for one, would rather shove thorns under all my fingernails than have to lesson plan every week, because of the time consuming process that … Read More The Benefits of Long Term Lesson Planning

It’s Okay to Be Tired

I recently read this post from another homeschooling mom and was very encouraged. I hope you will be, too! (I share this with her permission.)   https://thehomeschoolmomblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/its-okay-to-be-tired/

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Using Technology in Homeschool

School is so different from when I was a kid- in large part to the boom in technology. I remember typing English lit papers on our dinosaur computer (even by standards then, it was a dinosaur) with the spindled printer paper. The computer lab at my small-town highschool was fairly new, and I didn’t have the foresight to see how important taking a computer … Read More Using Technology in Homeschool

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Creating Margin in Your Family

Our culture is so ridiculously busy. We have gone from an attitude of “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop” to lives that are too busy to be concerned with anyone else but me. The tendency toward a packed schedule has been my life story. Even as a child, I was a extremely active: afterschool jobs, sports, music lessons, speech, drama, band, 4H, and church … Read More Creating Margin in Your Family

Homeschool: God’s Mandate For Parents

That’s a big title, I know. And I bet you didn’t know that God requires that His people homeschool their kids. But it’s there. Just look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9~ 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 … Read More Homeschool: God’s Mandate For Parents

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“So, what is homeschool REALLY like?”

Everyone has a different mental image of what homeschool is like. I’ve seen several amusing memes on Facebook and Pinterest. People who don’t homeschool often make assumptions about what it looks like- I definitely did. I was not homeschooled as a child- I attended public school for all of my education. My husband attended parochial school for all of his elementary and secondary education, … Read More “So, what is homeschool REALLY like?”

Sugar Bush Adventuring

   Recently, we made our way to a local county park for a field trip to learn how maple syrup is made. Ever since reading Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, I have been fascinated by the process. It was even more fascinating to walk through the process in person! Our guide shared the Native American legend of how maple … Read More Sugar Bush Adventuring