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 Homeschool Morning Board

  The Homeschool Morning Board In my homeschool we have been using the Homeschool Morning Board for a few years. I came up with this simple idea one afternoon as I was cleaning up the school supplies and found boxes of neglected flash cards. As a Charlotte Mason inspired homeschooler, I already displayed images of works of art. Fusing the idea of displaying images and making good use of my neglected flash cards I came up with the Morning Board. I happened to have the frame, so that day I attached the cards and it began. The kids had a great time going over the cards each morning. We even made a little friendly (or not so friendly at times) … Read more

A Homeschool Schedule for Your Unique Family

Homeschool Schedule that Fits Your Family It’s more than okay that your homeschool schedule does not follow the crowd. You didn’t homeschool because you were a crowd follower. You didn’t homeschool because you enjoy the restraints of arbitrary rules. So why are you struggling with a homeschool schedule that is a carbon copy of the school system or your cousin’s wife’s niece’s neighbor who has been homeschooling for half a decade? Perhaps you have read about different types of schedules and you are trying to fit into the mold it outlines. Let’s get real, if you are struggling to squish your family into a schedule then perhaps your schedule needs a facelift. Breaking the Chains and Finding Freedom in Your … Read more

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

Help Your Homeschooler Overcome Fear and Make Friends

“A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly.” Proverbs 18:24a (KJV) When I was a little girl, my Granny would tell me that verse. I wasn’t particularly in want of friends, that came naturally to me. And for years, I thought that was the entire verse. It took my coming to Christ to completely grasp the wisdom of her words, and to learn the entire verse. It wasn’t long before I found myself repeating that verse to my own kids. All of it. Loneliness in the Family You can have an entire gaggle of kids and still have a lonely little one in the bunch. As moms, we want to wrap our lonely little one up or spend extra … 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