Category: homeschooling

Have You Been to the Homeschool Event of the Year? You Could Go for FREE!

If you have never browsed the Great Homsechool Convention's website, you really should. This year, Jeff Foxworthy and Nick Vujicic (no arms or legs) are featured speakers in some locations! And there are so many more incredible speakers and events at a convention near you.   There are few things that have spurred me on and inspired me ...

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My New, Favorite, Christian History Curriculum (Relaxed Homeschooling)

I feel like I've stumbled upon a homeschooling gold mine. As a relaxed homeschooler with a particular concern about teaching accurate history from a Christian perspective, I labored over how to teach my children history for a long time. We had tried reading some popular history books but frankly, they bored my children (and me). (Disclaimer: we ...

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The Secret Ingredient to Real Learning (A Simple, Remarkable Trick to Help a Child Read)

As a relaxed homeschooler increasingly persuaded of the power of a child's natural ability to learn, I'm always reading the thoughts of educational reformers who have tapped into this forgotten phenomenon. The Everyday Genius: Restoring Children's Natural Joy of Learning, is the incredibly fascinating book I'm reading now, and so far, I love his ideas on how children ...

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Help for Your New Homeschooling Year-Keep Perspective

(Psst...Don't miss the coupon code below on our homeschooling book!) Whatever method of homeschooling, no matter how structured or relaxed or even what curriculum you use, we can all agree that homeschooling--being responsible for our children's education is a big job, fraught with anxiety and pressure. But it doesn't have to be! If we keep the right ...

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For Such a Time as This–Helping our Daughters Love God’s Word

  "Our greatest hope for this book is that girls will come away with a deeper understanding and love for Scripture." -Breezy Brookshire Oh how I love this book. Every square inch. "Stories of Women from the Bible, retold for girls." Written by Selah singer Todd Smith's wife, Angie, and magically illustrated by a friend of mine, Breezy ...

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Why Should I (and How do I) Homeschool Through High School? What Do They Really Need?

Last week a blog reader emailed to ask me the following question, and I thought it was an excellent one to visit and discuss. I'd love for you to enter the conversation through the comment section. Keep in mind that with homeschooling, there is not a "right" way, there is a only what works well ...

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Simple Homeschooling: Ideas for Summer Learning

Whether you technically homeschool or not, you definitely homeschool in the summer when your children are home. And if your homeschooling has an "end", you're confused. I basically dislike the term "school" because school starts and stops. Education though, is constant, all day, every day. So even when formal school is out, we can actively nudge our ...

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Here’s Your Code for 1/2 Off our Scripture Songs CD!

By Heart Scripture Songs An easy and beautiful way to memorize Scripture! One of the most important things you and your family can do is memorize Scripture. For that is the "secret weapon" for guarding against sin. By Heart Scripture Songs was recorded to make it easy. You know that Scripture memorization is one of the most important ...

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5 Reasons You Think You Can’t Homeschool, And Why I Think You Can (Read at Your Own Risk)

I would have hoped Christians saw the many reasons to pull their kids from public school before Obama started inviting boys and girls to share bathrooms and dress in the same locker rooms. But, if that's what it takes, we'll take it. You see the government just simply doesn't need to be educating our children. It can't even ...

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5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education (Homeschooling Moms, Read This.)

Raise a virtual hand if you can remember what year the American Revolution was fought? Can you find the length of the hypotenuse? Do you know what a hypotenuse is? What element on the Periodic Table is abbreviated Sn? What about Os? Can you identify an intransitive verb in a sentence? How about a diphthong? And ...

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