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Cultivating Family Traditions on Reformation Day

My children greeted me with “Happy Reformation Day!” this morning. It was so precious. I am so thankful that we have this time every year that we set aside specifically to focus on learning sound doctrine and exploring Church history. Sure, we study these things at other points during our year, but this is something we all look forward to in a unique way. I absolutely love cultivating family traditions that will follow us for years to come, don’t you? Here is a video of my children wishing you a Happy Reformation Day on our Talking Mom2Mom Facebook Page. I want to share with you some of the Reformation Day traditions that we have created, as well as the resources … Read more

Ten Men that Led the Protestant Reformation: A Church History Lesson

Ten Men that Led the Protestant Reformation: A Church History Lesson for Children

Does your family love to read through history? Church history was always my favorite subject. This year my children and I are going through the book Trials and Triumphs: Stories from Church History (affiliate link). There is much to be learned when we look into the lives of faithful men and women such as these. Studying Church History as a family is a great way to share the Gospel with your children, while simultaneously instilling in them a different perspective on what life and faith look like in times entrenched in trial and persecution. Ten Men that Led the Protestant Reformation: A Church History Lesson for Children This month we are introducing a special study for your family: Ten Men that Led … Read more

How to Teach Your Child to Think Like an Innovator

How to Teach Your Child to Think Like an Innovator

It has been said that innovation is the key to success. However, creativity is often confused with innovation. As homeschool parents, we focus much of our attention on fostering creativity within our children. In doing so, it is possible to neglect the other part of the equation: the execution of that creative idea. The dividing line between being creative and being an innovator is being able to convert a unique idea into a successful endeavor. The Benefits of STEM STEM has become the new buzz word in the world of education. This acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Not only are these subjects very interesting and a lot of fun for kids to explore, but there are so … Read more

Start Your Homeschool Year with the RIGHT Focus

Start Your Homeschool Year with the Right Focus + a Giveaway

I don’t know where summer went. My calendar tells me that it is August and I am mentally still stuck in June. How can we as homeschool moms get our focus aligned with our priorities to make sure we begin the new homeschool year on the right track?  I have a few tips for you that are guaranteed to help you get started. Brain Dump Think of this as a therapeutic exercise. It is a way to get all that is cluttering your mind out of your brain and onto paper. This will help you focus and prioritize rather than worry and run the risk of forgetting something important. Don’t worry about this needing to be neat or in order … Read more

Back to School with a NEW Scripture Memory Pack for Students

Back to School with a NEW Scripture Memory Pack for Students

It is that time of year, Back to School season is in full bloom. You may be enjoying the delightful smell of new curriculum lining your bookshelves. You may still be up to your elbows in planning your school year. Whether you are a planner or a procrastinator, this time of year has a certain type of energy that excites a homeschool mom. The one thing most Christians have in common when approaching the new school year is the renewed intention and conviction to steep our homeschools in God’s Word. An education rich in quality and purpose is void of any meaning without a foundation built on the Word of God – the only source of real truth. We have … Read more

The Most Comprehensive, Teacher Friendly, All-In-One Reading Program on the Homeschool Market

The Most Comprehensive, Teacher Friendly, All-In-One Reading Program on the Homeschool Market

I have tried A LOT of name brand reading programs for my children. One was way too intense for my child. Another felt more like a supplement than a real curriculum. There was one that bored us both so badly I had to get rid of it. There were many more that we tried and they all felt like they were missing something. Teaching your child to read can be a really enjoyable experience, but it is not without its challenges. My biggest challenge has been my dyslexic daughter, but without her I would never have found the reading program that both met and exceeded all of my expectations. Logic of English‘s Foundations and Essentials programs are now a staple … Read more