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…

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…

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…

We are all homeschool parents so we know that this is a myth. The children want a break from schoolwork so they can have fun. We want a break from school work for the same reason sometimes. Reality is different however. Some children need to keep working on at least a few subjects to keep…

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…

Good afternoon! Is anybody out there? I wouldn’t be surprised if all our readers have given us up for dead. Meredith has continued writing articles for the Take Root and Write digital magazine. I’ve been working hard with my own children, as well as the science and math students I’m helping from other families. Next…

Equipping and training because you don’t want to just run the home schooling high school race, you want to … So many wonderful things were said at the end of the Finish Well Conference last years that we just had to bring it back again. Our favorite was, “When are you doing this again?!” We’re…

I’m terrible sorry that we haven’t been posting in a couple of week. It’s November and everybody is busy. Powerline Productions is no exception. The test kitchens are going full tilt and the employees are running around nonstop. Meredith is gearing up for a talk at a local homeschool support group and I am preparing…

Greetings, Joyful and Successful Homeschoolers! A big hug to all of you this lovely autumn day!  Here in FL, the sun is still warming our days with the intensity of summer, but last week we got a sneak preview at colder days!  We even turned off the air and opened the windows! Today was a…

Good morning, Joyful and Successful Homeschoolers! What a lovely day!  I’m finally catching a breathe this week.  Mondays are jam-packed with work at home–our biggest homeschool work day.  Tuesdays, five families arrive at my house for USA History Coop.  What a fun, exhausting day.  We talked about John Smith, Pocahontas, and Jamestown this week, but…

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