The Essential Role of Aprons for Mommies: Protection and Convenience

Every serious-minded mommy needs to have the best equipment at her disposal. By far, one of the best things I’ve ever used in my mothering career is my apron! What do aprons do for mommies? They protect our clothes from: They give places for us to carry our … Read More…

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Creating a Peaceful Home for Stress-Free Homeschooling

Having a peaceful home leads to peaceful homeschooling. When we get our household running on rails of habit and routine, we find we have more “brain space,” time, and energy for all of the learning activities with our children. First, a letter to myself when I was first … Read More…

Homeschool Cheating for Holistic Learning

Our children need to learn about tests and grades and deadlines, but only as subservient to the bigger picture of a holistic existence. We don’t serve tests, grades and deadlines…we serve God and His purposes, and come under those things only as they fit HIS agenda. We need … Read More…

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Key to Homeschooling

This post we will be discussing the golden key to homeschooling. Can you guess what it is? Well, it’s a Biblical principle. Actually, it’s the way Jesus taught His disciples. It’s also the core way we teach our children from birth on. Here’s a verse as another hint: … Read More…

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How to Find Time for Homeschooling

Any mom of children knows that life is full of surprises. But besides taking care of the regular responsibilities of motherhood, teaching your own children makes you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day! With a mega brood of my own, I understand the frustration. Today … Read More…

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Notebooking Questions Answered

I hope that by reading this post (and/or listening to my podcast), you will have many of your notebooking questions answered. Recently we have been delving deeply into the idea of notebooking as a homeschooling method of learning. This is partly because of our current project of creating … Read More…

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Homeschooling in the Heat

It’s just about to be summer here. We’re up north, where winter is really winter (double digits below freezing), and summer is really summer. It’s good to remember that learning goes on no matter what the season, but this post is not about the temperature, it is about … Read More…

Notebooking Brass Tacks

If you are looking for a way to up your homeschooling game while spending less time and effort, this post is for you! We’re continuing our series on this amazing subject, this time focusing in on notebooking brass tacks. If you scroll to the end, you will find … Read More…

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Notebooking

Notebooking is one of my favorite parts of homeschooling! I have written, and recorded bits and pieces about it here and on my YouTube channel, but this post will deal directly with it. What is it? “Notebooking,” as we have come to call it in the homeschooling world, … Read More…

Commonplace Books Contest

This post will be the announcement of our commonplace books contest: As many of you know, I am in the process of creating what we are calling “commonplace books” for download and for sale. As I am creating and compiling, there is a need for examples of these … Read More…