Lea Ann Garfias

Lea Ann Garfias is a freelance writer whose words have appeared in a plethora of ebooks and websites. She would not say plethora if she did not mean plethora. A homeschool grad and homeschooling mommy of four, Lea Ann drinks a lot of coffee, reads a lot of books, and plays a lot of Bach in Dallas, Texas.

Relearning to Say Thank You

Relearning to Say Thank You

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
Should Homeschoolers Go to College?

Should Homeschoolers Go to College?

The pros and cons of college are many, and the debate over higher education has been vigorous inside the homeschool community. How do we sift through it all and arrive at some answers?
A generation ago, educational paths were predictable: students graduated with a high school diploma, then attended a university or trade school immediately. Today’s homeschool students are not so typical; besides redefining secondary…Read
Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects

Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects

Why we make the Bible and history the center of our homeschool
When I first started homeschooling, mumble-mumble years ago, I went all-out on all the subjects. I was one of those homeschoolers who purchased the mega-ultimate-deluxe package of curriculum, covering every single subject in depth with…Read
7 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Teaching My Children to Read

7 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Teaching My Children to Read

Sometimes we have to be as teachable as our children - for the good of all of us!
I have warm, fuzzy memories of teaching each of my four children to read. I can remember holding up flash cards for my oldest when he was three years old, drilling those phonics until we were both exhausted. I remember how he struggled…Read