Homeschooling

Journal Writing

The benefits of journaling are countless. It was truly one of the best things we implemented into our homeschooling. Not only did my children enjoy journal writing, the time they put into journaling during the elementary years laid the foundation for academic writing in the middle and high school years. However, I did not allow my… Continue reading Journal Writing

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Phonics Intervention

Do you have a late elementary homeschooler still struggling to read or spell? Don't despair! I have a solution that worked for me and it will work for you! It’s called Phonics Intervention strangely published by Saxon Publishers. Why do I say strangely? Because it just does not seem like a Saxon product. The author is… Continue reading Phonics Intervention

Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

Narration

Narration is one of those treasures that, if done consistently, has potential for great reward. I believe it's foundational to a successful homeschool education, reaping benefits far into the high school years. Here are some questions one homeschool mom asked about narration: My oldest is going into first grade and is reading probably at a… Continue reading Narration

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Homeschool Planning

Homeschool planning was something I enjoyed. It helped me stay in touch with my children's needs, goals, interests, personality, and learning style. I always took these things into account when writing and evaluating each child's plan. My oldest was an independent learner and my youngest a self-starter. One was overcoming dyslexia and the other was… Continue reading Homeschool Planning

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Why You Should Homeschool

Where to begin? There are so many reasons why you should homeschool, the first being the freedom it affords you children—freedom to pursue an individualized education and life path that enables them to be true to themself and mature into the person God created them to be.  Freedom Let’s begin with academic freedom. Sadly, our nation… Continue reading Why You Should Homeschool

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Why Your Child Dislikes Writing

It can be rather discouraging for the homeschool mom when, after trying every method and motivation possible, a child simply refuses to write. If you're in that boat, don't despair! Many a homeschool mom has fought this battle and won, so you are not alone. There could be one of many reasons why your child… Continue reading Why Your Child Dislikes Writing

Inspiration

Distractions

I read a great quote that said, "If Satan can't tempt us with destruction, he'll tempt us with distraction." How true for the homeschool mom! Our enemy tempts us to veer off God's perfect path by distracting us with a plethora of "good" things: things that seem beneficial, that seem profitable, even necessary. Things that may… Continue reading Distractions

Apologia Science

Micro vs. Macro Evolution

Our children have heard us say that evolution isn't true, yet we often aren't sure how to explain why or in what way it isn't true. The simple concept of microevolution versus macroevolution is a great to place to begin helping our children understand this important and foundational topic. If you aren't sure what the difference… Continue reading Micro vs. Macro Evolution