“Are you going to give him some money, Mom?” Jimmy asked as we left Wal-Mart and were passing a man collecting for the Salvation Army. Suddenly, I felt self-conscious. I fumbled in my purse, finding my change purse and extracting a handful of coins, I dropped them into the Salvation Army bucket. In my heart,…

What fun to open stockings at Christmas!  There is something about putting your hand inside and wondering what you will touch.  Enchantment and wonder seem to go along with Christmas.  What makes Christmas so special?  Often, what warms our hearts are the memories of Christmas traditions. “At Christmas, we always….” Christmas Breakfast Mary remembers a favorite Christmas…

It is hard to find good writing curriculum for your home school. There is a wealth of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics workbooks out there to choose from, but teaching children to write is a greater challenge.It goes beyond memorization and recall to processing information and communicating that information clearly so that others can process…

Finish Well 2013 Homeschooling High School Conference

Back From Europe Refreshed & Ready For Finish Well 2013 Homeschooling High School Conference In case you aren’t receiving the Finish Well Newsletters we have republished it here for your. You can subscribe to the newsletter at the Finish Well Homeschooling High School Conference website, and have them sent right to your email inbox! My…

It is a lovely sunny September day here in Central Florida. I am already counting the days until we can all be together at Finish Well in February 2012. What fun it will be to see familiar faces from the past conferences and to meet new friends. If you are homeschooling high school or heading…

“Look at this baby book!” I grabbed Laura’s arm and pulled her over to the table with the baby book on display. Laura, who was gazing at science curriculum, reluctantly allowed herself to be dragged away. We were at the FPEA Homeschool Convention in May, 2008 at the vendors’ hall. “Look! It’s a baby book…

Secret Joy of Homeschooling

Why is it that we complain about our husbands, children, and homeschooling? Why do we struggle to be content? Why do we love the idea of homeschooling, but have days where we hate educating our little ones? The answer to these questions is not simplistic, but we do need to address these issues in our…

We want to equip homeschooling families to finish the high school years well with a firm foundation of faith before hitting college or the workplace. It’s about more than just finishing school to “get it over with”; it’s about preparing the next generation to change the world, to stand firm in their beliefs, and to…

Laura and I are gearing up for FINISH WELL, our homeschooling high school conference on Nov 5-6, 2010. Awesome year for Laura and I with our children. We have joined 6 other amazing families for a World History coop, beginning with Creation. What an awesome group! We are having a blast! We are also teaching…

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