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 also the kings and queens of England from the War of the Roses until Charles II and how English history affected the colonization of the Eastern coast of North America.  What fun!  We are watching the Drive Thru History Videos in this class too!  Boy, are they great!  I should do a review on them….I love them all!

This weeks article is on a subject near and dear to my heart…buying books, oops, I mean building your homeschool library.   Check out part I here:

This Fridays review will be Guardian Angel books, a publishing company and next weeks’ review will be on an SAT prep, College Genius Prep.  My daughter loved using this, so I interview her for the review.  I have a stack of homeschool material yet to review….all kinds of neat stuff.  Check out reviews here:

Last night, Mike and I finished up a series on finances with our church family.  We ended the series by talking about How to Start your Own Business.  Hmmmm….I think there will be several articles coming up soon about that topic in my Focus on Finances column!   There are so many people right now in our church who are starting up their own business.  A T-shirt company, a personal training for kids company, making and selling jewelry, computer fixing and web design, and a cleaning company.  Whew!  A lot for a small church!  Check out  more articles on finances here:

We are planning our next homeschooling high school conference for March 2010 with sessions for dads and teens too.  Friday night will be added….worship and a session for everyone on strengthening parent/teen relationships.  I’ll keep you posted.

“Now to God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or dare to imagine….to Him be glory in the church now and forever!  Amen!”


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