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 […]

Helping Your Child Apply the Word

I wrote a post a minute ago about speaking and believing the best for our children. In doing so, I forgot to discuss the other side of this particular coin: what your children might be speaking to themselves. When I was young, our small church congregation prayed collectively, led by one of the church deacons. I […]

A Wise Word from a Ladybird

My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land–to encourage and promote their use in appropriate areas, and thus help pass on to generations in waiting the quiet joys and satisfactions I have […]

Gardening is About Trusting God

There is an old hymn that says, ‘I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses, And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own, And the […]

Each Day, A New Day: Our Hurricane Harvey Testimony

By now, unless you have succeeded in existing WAY off the grid, you know that our coastal Texas region was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. By now, you have been bombarded with images of people being carried out of flooding waters, lifted by helicopter after narrowly escaping through rooftops, and waiting for bare necessities in overcrowded […]

Speak THESE Things (Believing the Best for your Children)

Power: (noun) 1. The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality 2. the capacity to direct or influence the behavior of others             (verb) 1. To supply with [mechanical or electrical] energy 2. to move or travel with great speed or force   If we are […]

4 Steps that Keep Lesson Plans From Collecting Dust

All I will say about my last post is that watching kids leave the comfort of your home changes your prayer life immensely.  The oldest laughs that Dad asks every day whether she made it safely to work and then back home—something we never questioned while she was in college, which seemed by its nature […]

Homeschooling: It’s Not About Academics

Yes, I have been (notably?) absent from my blog in these last couple of weeks. Actually, I am shocked that I have been able to keep up as much as I have as we are in the midst of our craziest summer yet. As I type, we are on our 7th family trip in 2-1/2 months. […]

The Gentle Grace of Homeschooling

Now that I have talked about the biggest concerns of beginning a homeschooling journey–money, home and life adjustments, and relationships within and without the homeschooling community, there might be a sobering second thought brewing deep in the back of your mind. I would be remiss in this final edition of the “Are you Ready to Homeschool” series […]

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