DontHomeschoolIf

Don’t Homeschool If…

    Lots of people homeschool for religious reasons. That's true. I guess you could call our reasons religious. Although if you asked me, I'd more likely tell you the reasons weren't our own but God's.  However, if you think you can lump us together with those homeschooling simply to shelter their children from the sin of this … [Read more...]

giftideas

Favorite Gifts for Our 8-11 Year Olds

Y’all, I love giving good gifts. It’s fun for me to have an idea and share it with someone with love. I’ve been talking with friends and we’ve all found it a little tricky to shop for this age. So I compiled a list of my favorite ideas. I think I could go on and on with ideas, but I’m just going to stick with the ones that I think my boys would (or … [Read more...]

familyadventactivities

Family Advent Activities

    "...he called out, 'He who has ears to hear, let him hear.'" Luke 8:8 Christmas is such an exciting time in our home, as I'm sure it is in yours too. We want to seize this exciting time to tell our children over and over again about Jesus. To praise His name, to speak of our love, to tell His story. It naturally provides even more … [Read more...]

Children'sBooksforArtStudy

Children’s Books for Art Study

   "Art is one of the basics for little children. They love talking, listening to stories, and drawing or painting." Isn't what Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shares in For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School true? Put two of those together and I think you have some of the best building blocks for teaching art. I've made … [Read more...]

SimpleSummerLearningPlans

Our Simple Summer Learning Plans

  At the end of each school year, I pencil out a simple, summer schedule. Mostly full of hopes for our summer and a tiny bit of intentional learning. This year, I’m keeping it even more simple than ever before. Because I’ve learned something this year. I don’t want more, I want more in our less. I want to pick some really good stuff and … [Read more...]