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Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings By Various Authors

101 Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to put together a big list of homeschool blessings! We hope these will be an encouragement to you and a fresh reminder of why you’re teaching your children at…Read
Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance

Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance By Jamie Gross

The lessons we all learn from the boring subjects
Reading, writing, and riding horses . . . at our house, that one small change would lead to homeschool utopia. No more dragging through lesson after lesson of math. No more groans and sighs at the thought of school. The debate of whether…Read
Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral

Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral By Israel Wayne

Secular worldviews can’t make sense of math. Christianity does.
“Good morning class! It’s time for us to study mathematics.” The second-grade students all open their textbooks and pick up their pencils. “Let’s review first. Who can answer this question? What is 2 + 4?” Seven-year-old Johnny raises…Read
Relearning to Say Thank You

Relearning to Say Thank You By Lea Ann Garfias

We teach our children to say "thank you," but perhaps it’s we adults who need the lesson most of all
Last Sunday, my teenaged daughter and I worked in the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. This is one of my least favorite ministries, I have to tell you the truth. I’d much rather be relaxing in the adult class, listening to…Read
Celebrate Homeschooling!

Celebrate Homeschooling! By Kari Lewis

March 26, 1990, was our first day of homeschooling. It was a day of very mixed emotions for this mommy. In the early years of parenthood, our home had been a place of playing, working, learning, and discovering—together. Our kids were…Read
Leaving a Legacy of Words

Leaving a Legacy of Words By Maribeth Spangenberg

How we can use our words to pass on a powerful spiritual legacy.
Words are precious. Yet so often we take them for granted. We speak. We listen. We communicate. But seldom do we truly think about the words we use—and their power to leave a legacy after us. The Importance of Words Words reflect what…Read
A Homeschool Glossary - Part 2

A Homeschool Glossary - Part 2 By Melanie Hexter

Demystifying homeschool lingo
Welcome to Part 2 of the Homeschool Glossary! New homeschool parents run into so much lingo that not understanding the terms can be a barrier to feeling confident and capable in teaching your own children. I hope the definitions that…Read
Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature

Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature By Anne Campbell

Six tips for engaging your reluctant reader in the world of great books.
Soon after college, I taught English in a public middle school where English was a second language to many of my students. After spending several years immersed in literary adventures as an undergrad, I had a ton of enthusiasm—and some…Read
Learning Through Volunteering

Learning Through Volunteering By Karen Doll

Want a hands-on education? Here's a good way to get it!
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18) Volunteering is a wonderful way to get a hands-on education. Volunteering as a family is even better. Fortunately, there are many…Read
A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation

A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation By Jamie Gross

Cultivating a taste for poetry is as easy as pie with these simple steps!
Poetry appreciation can be a lot like that recipe you’ve been eyeing in your favorite cookbook. You know the one I mean. It looks delicious, but it seems so time-consuming and difficult. Besides that, it will require a trip to the…Read