memorial day 2017

Homeschool Tips to Celebrate Memorial Day 2017

Most of us consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial kick-off of summer. And, most of us honor this day in the same way. You may put out the American flag, attend a yummy BBQ, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. While that plan is great, why not take full advantage of this Memorial Day […] READ MORE

Set Your Summer Fun Rays for Stun

Summer vacation is a magical time to bring learning into play. When you inspire learning in this way, your children will be making memories, laughing and knee deep in fun at the same time! Here’s our list of summer activities to weave educational homeschool lessons into your family’s summer plans. Extended Library Adventures: Once the […] READ MORE

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Mother’s Day Crafts for All Ages

Mother’s Day Crafts and Activities for Homeschoolers It’s almost Mother’s Day and, dads and kids, this post is for you! Your mother is more than just a mom, she’s a homeschool teacher, calendar keeper, meal planner, boo-boo kisser, and, above all else, a woman made in God’s image who loves her family. So, this Mother’s […] READ MORE

5 Ways to Break the Hold of Senioritis

It’s almost the end of the year and many of you are counting the days until the summer begins. While most homeschoolers get out of bed just dreaming of days when they can sleep later, there’s one group who’s longing for summer more than any other, high school seniors. So for seniors expecting to graduate in […] READ MORE

Homeschooling a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Have you ever felt that the one-size-fits-all approach to education isn’t working for your child with ASD? Your child perceives and interacts with the world uniquely and, thus, needs a unique approach to education. There is no other child quite like yours, so how can you expect a teacher with 25-30 other students to meet […] READ MORE

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How to Make History Fun

True confession time: I love history. I love history so much that I have a degree in it! The majority of the books in my personal library are historical studies, biographies, or historical fiction. I drool at historical sites and always work at least two into our vacations. And, I took over 50 hours of […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Convention Prep List

It’s here! Homeschool Convention session is finally here! Regardless of where you are in your homeschooling journey, this is an exciting time of the year. Homeschool conventions are what many of us look forward to for the entire year, dreaming of the friendships we will renew, strategies we will learn, laughs we’ll have as a […] READ MORE

spring break

Spring Break Travel Tips

Now that school kids are on Spring Break many families are likely hitting the road for a much-needed vacation. There are some fun and easy ways to incorporate learning into your trip. Traveling is one of the best ways to teach children of all ages because along with the excitement of the new surroundings their […] READ MORE

homeschool sibling rivalry

Why Exercise Solves Homeschool Sibling Rivalry

As the oldest child in my family, homeschool sibling rivalry constantly reared its ugly head. I often thought that my siblings were annoying or too clingy. I remember my sister always wanting to play with my friends, read my books, or wear my clothes (although honestly, this one went both ways). Now that I’m older though, […] READ MORE

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7 Great Ways to Celebrate Women in History

March is national Women in History month, a time to take a break from your normal history or social studies routine and actively focus on women’s history. Instituted in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Women’s History Month seeks to shine the light on the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Why? Because, as President […] READ MORE