Maybe WHAT You’re Teaching is the Problem

I read one of the most candid articles I have seen in a minute regarding teaching history, or rather, the mis-teaching of history, especially the era of slavery. You can read the entire article here. The article was a portion of the fruit of a “Teaching Hard History” project, birthed from the “Teaching Tolerance” initiative. And […]

Nurturing a Non-STEM Career Path

When a baby joins the family, it would seem as if every hope and dream of Mom and Dad is wrapped up in a 7-pound bundle of joy. As the child grows, his first steps, his first word, and yes, his first day of school are the content of a parent’s most precious memories. This […]

Why Go to College (while still in High School)?

When I wrote my last post, I talked about expanding on my newfound love for community colleges. As I mentioned then, I once was blind, metaphorically speaking, but now I see. Dual enrollment—the idea of taking college-level courses as a secondary (high school) student and getting both high school and college level credit for those […]

How to Create a High School Homeschool Transcript

After writing the post about completing high school for the third time, I had a number of people reach out to me saying, in essence, that this was their first time homeschooling high school and they were a bit nervous. Now on the other side of this journey–twice, I wonder why confident home educators become […]

10 Truths about Trusting God Over Our Homeschool

If I believe God to do what He says, I can rest, assured that… 1) The Lord has a plan for our homeschool (Jeremiah 29:11) 2) My child can learn even the most difficult subjects (Phil 4:13) 3) My child has unique gifts and talents that need the right environment to blossom (1 Corinthians 12) 4) […]

My Third Time Through High School

My last cycle of high school history with my last high schooler. I need a moment. The question, “So, what grade are you in?” is often an interesting one for a homeschooled kid. The truth is that we have been in 9th grade, with the exception of wrapping up 8th grade science and history. Grammar? […]

What to Consider When Your First Day of Homeschooling is in January

I wrote this article on last year for publishing on another website. Are you beginning your homeschool journey with school-aged children in January? If so, keep reading to briefly cover the legal requirements of beginning to homeschool. The bigger task–though well worth it–might be adjusting to life at home as teacher/mom/dad with your new “student(s).”   […]

The Fall Festival, Sophomore Year Ballet

There is a reality of dancing at the college level. You are indeed, a student athlete, just with a different uniform and no cheerleaders to jump around when you reach your goal. All the sweat equity, all the late nights and early mornings, and all the extra food fuel? They all become yours. There are hours […]

Traveling as Education

I still have a post among my drafts entitled, “At the Homeschool in my Head.” I never finished it from a first day of school years ago, but the concept is simple: what  happens around that kitchen table often looks markedly different than what we envision. After reading Charlotte Mason’s approach to education, I dreamed […]

Portraying Diversity in History Curriculum–An Interview

  If you do not follow Demetria Zinga of Christian Homeschool Moms, you are missing out on a treat. This lady has been around for a minute now, encouraging, enlightening, and equipping. She is a fellow blogger, author and homeschooling parent. Her additional gifting, however, is in helping other moms like us, i.e., stay-at-home moms with business […]

Introducing “A Heart for the Nations” Guatamala and Haiti

“I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when it’s at its extreme. And that’s what they end up knowing about it.”                                                                         Haitian Author Edwidge Danticat   I am simply thrilled about what is happening with A Blessed Heritage Educational Resources in […]

Mountaintop Momentum

We have had an uneventful week off—so uneventful, in fact, that I kept postponing this blog post. I simply could not think about how to give a voice to what I wanted to say. One great thing about a break from homeschooling is that you get an opportunity to step back from the trenches and […]

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