Homeschooling During the Holidays- Part II

In our previous post, Homeschooling During the Holidays, we presented some suggestions to help you get your heart and mind ready for the challenges — and blessings — of the holidays. Now, it’s time to build on that foundation with some practical suggestions! We’d love to guide you through holiday homeschooling with some specific ideas on […] READ MORE

Homeschooling During the Holidays

You have heard (and read and seen on countless radio, TV, and newspaper ads) the phrase, “Home for the Holidays.” You are part of the elite group that approaches this time of year with the phrase, “Homeschooling during the Holidays!” For most parents, holidays involve a big change for families whose children attend traditional schools: Their […] READ MORE

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National Stories Month Activities

The “holiday season” is upon us, like it or not. And, like a big hill on a roller coaster, we are about to slide into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, (and maybe a birthday in between). With these celebrations comes family time.  So, it makes sense that November is National Stories Month! We’ve […] READ MORE

Thanksgiving Homeschooling Tips

“Turkey Day” is nigh upon us. What does the Thanksgiving holiday mean to you? For some, it means a day or two off work. For parents of college freshman students, it means welcoming their teens home for their first holiday (usually laden with bags of laundry!). Many churchgoers enjoy special services and folding tables laden […] READ MORE

Fall Homeschool Freebies

The school year is in full swing, and while we enjoy the curriculum we’ve chosen for the year, sometimes you just need a change of pace. But who wants to spend endless time searching or having to open your wallet to find it? Enter fall homeschool freebies! These homeschool freebies can be just the thing […] READ MORE

Celebrating Independence Day

Without a doubt, my favorite summer holiday is Independence Day. With several of my family members serving in the Armed Forces, July 4th is near and dear to my heart. And it’s important that my July 4th celebrations reflect that. There are so many options to celebrate Independence Day, and most towns have their own […] READ MORE

The Best Homeschool Preschool Summer Activities

As a homeschooling parent, you can breathe a sigh of relief when the end of May rolls around. Yes, it’s summer! Swimming in the pool, roasting marshmallows, and so much more. But about .2 seconds into your summer bliss, your preschooler is suddenly, magically, bored. Is there a way to incorporate homeschool preschool summer activities […] READ MORE

4 Ways to Do Summer Homeschooling

Summer is my favorite season. When I hear the word, my mind drifts to our beach vacation, memories of my kids running through the sprinkler, late nights enjoying the long days, and all things swimming! But come August, I often regret not doing more schoolwork during the summer — for good reason. Statistically, students who […] READ MORE

A Historical Look at Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of lazy summer days, barbecues, and time spent by the pool. But Memorial Day is so much more than a fireworks show — It’s a day to reflect and remember our military personnel who served and died in conflict and war. These brave men and women sacrificed their lives […] READ MORE

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to honor the fearless mom, grandmother, or aunt in your life. My mom is pretty amazing. Throughout the years, she has always been there, wiping away every tear and giving me her incredible twenty-second hugs. She tirelessly worked to be the best mom she could, and on top of […] READ MORE