While homeschooling high school, Meredith and I teach our children government. This is an important class. All students must study it before graduating. We find it so important that we don’t wait until high school to begin teaching about government. My 17 year old son has actively worked on two presidential campaigns and taken the…

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is that we can teach all of our children together. That’s called age integration. The World segregates kids into different ages to make them peer dependent, but we can allow the different ages to blend beautifully. While it is true that math needs to be taught sequentially, most…

I want to caution you all to not fall into it, if it is not too late. Parents are avoiding math. Moms and dads, we are homeschooling our children. We are not buying books for them to homeschool themselves but that is exactly what many parents are trying to do with math. Many of you…

“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,…

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…

Evolution is a scientific hypothesis which states that through a series of tiny changes life has come from from non-living chemicals. After a continuation of gradual minute changes increasingly complex and diverse life forms have been born. The culmination of all these modifications has produced the current collection of living organisms. A scientific hypothesis is…

Finish Well 2013 Homeschooling High School Conference

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Pumpkin Bread   ⅔ Cup Oil 2⅔ Cup Sugar or 2 Cups Honey 4 Eggs 1 Can (16-Oz.) Pumpkin ⅔ Cup Water or ⅓ Cup If using Honey 3⅓ Cups Flour 2 tsp. Baking Soda 1½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Cinnamon ⅔ Cup Chopped Nuts ⅔ Cup Raisins   Stir together…

Laura’s Corn Muffins   ¼ Cup Shortening, Melted 1 Cup Corn Meal 1 Cup Flour ½ Cup Sugar 4 tsp. Baking Powder ½ tsp. Salt 1¼ Cup Milk 1 Egg, Beaten   Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare muffin tins with paper cups, or by greasing each of 12 cups. Combine dry ingredient. Add melted shortening,…

Brined Turkey 10 lb. Frozen Turkey, Thawed 2 Cups Kosher Salt, or 1 Cup Table Salt 2 T Garlic powder 2 T Onion powder 2 T Dried Ground Oregano 1 T Dried Ground Basil 1 T Dried Ground Marjoram 1 T Dried Ground Thyme 1 Large Onion, Wedged 5 Cloves Garlic, Peeled ¼ Cup Butter,…

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