Today at church I sat by a grandmom, Nina, who is from the Ukraine. She has lived here for several years, but is still quite limited in the English language. I was holding a friend’s very wiggly baby when Nina motioned to me that she would like to help hold […]
So many things we do in life require mechanical, rote repetition. From assembly line jobs to loading the dishwasher to indenting on paragraphs, all these depend on repetition, sameness, for success. As we teach our children to read, write, and obey, there are certain undeniable principles that must be followed […]
Congratulations to Lina, Brenda, and Becca, the winners of Faithful Provisions’ giveaway of Karen’s book, Go Fly a Kite! Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool. From October 17-25, 2010, Kelly Hancock with Faithful Provisions offered a giveaway of three copies of Go Fly a Kite. Winners were drawn […]
I love the simplicity of “making do or doing without”. Before any family endures financial hardship or worse, goes into debt for curricula, they need to re-evaluate the message they are conveying to their children. Because most of us are one income families, we had better be in the mode of making wise financial decisions. If you are feeling pressured to buy into expensive teaching materials, seek counsel from an older homeschooling mom.
Young boys come equipped with amazing energy. Too often in our school systems, the rambunctious and active personalities of their God-ordained natures get them labeled “hyperactive “ or worse.
The other night at church, a girl giving her testimony said she was unsure whether she was ever “called” to something. When we started homeschooling 27 years ago, I had NO idea what I was getting into! I had no grandiose plans of spending much of my adult life doing this. It is only in looking back that I see God’s calling in this area of our family life.
Whew, what a HOT month! But that is not the complete reason for our highest electric bill ever. We have 5 extra family members living with us, the two DVD players are on almost all day (it is too hot to play outside except for early a.m.), we all are […]
I do not choose to do “year-round school,” and yet there is never a day that learning does not take place. Our choice of homeschooling is hard. Do not believe anyone who says that it is carefree and constant fun. I personally love a break during the summer to re-charge […]
I have seen devastation by fire, and I have seen devastation by flood. Both are tragic, and destroy most everything in their paths–and especially memories. The destruction by fire I personally witnessed was my parent’s home of over 40 years burning on Christmas Day from a broken candlestick on a […]
I guess I need to explain. My marriage is intact, and our 12-year-old remains in a stable home. Most of my blogs are meant to encourage parents who are training their children. This one is just for me to vent a little and maybe do some processing. It is about […]