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

ABC Craft

Index Card Craft: ABC Book

Supplies: A-Z Card Guides for index cards Set if index cards Markers Hole punch Book rings ABC Stickers Instructions: Punch holes in the top corner of your A-Z cards. Use the first A guide card as your cover page. Decorate it as you wish. You may want an ABC book in a particular theme such as animals or a general book. Use the index cards as your pages. Decorate your pages to match your theme, if you chose one. You may use stickers for the letters or image, have your child draw the images and write the letters, or cut out images or letters from magazines or newspapers. Punch holes in the top corner of your index card pages as … Read more

The Value of Handicrafts + a FREE Download

The Value of Handicrafts + a FREE Download

If you are familiar with the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling, I am sure you have heard about her desire for children to pursue a love and knowledge of handicrafts. According to Charlotte Mason, handicrafts should be taught one at a time. The parent should instruct slowly and carefully while helping the child pay attention to detail. The quality and usefulness of the final product is important. There are many ways to learn, and as a mom you do not have to be a pro at any or all of the handicrafts available. It is just important that you show your child an active desire to continue learning in you as well as equip your child with the proper resources … Read more

Peaceful Home: A Lesson in Stewardship

How to Train Your Child in Biblical Stewardship

We are often trying to explain to our children what God’s purpose was for mankind when he created him. It is easy to give the catechism style answer, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” In reality, however, it is important that we break that truth down and teach them God’s specific commands as well as practical ways in everyday life that we can honor God with what he has given us. Biblical character is so important to train into our children from a young age, and biblical stewardship is one characteristic we definitely want our children to display in their lives. Biblical Stewardship Teaching biblical stewardship will instill a sense of gratitude, responsibility, and … Read more

math review

Math Doesn’t Have to be a Struggle

The thought of math struggle conjures up images of a child in tears as he makes a futile effort to understand the equations before him. Certainly, math struggles can bring a student to tears. Yet, math struggles can bring a homeschool mom to tears. What is the solution to creating a positive view of math where the children can thrive and mom can relax? How A+ Interactive Math became My Solution Throughout my 15 years homeschooling 4 children (graduating one…yippy!) I have seen my share of math curriculum, math tears, and math victories. A decade and a half of life spent homeschooling taught me two things; 1. Children need consistency and a multi-sensory approach to learning.  2. Math doesn’t have … Read more