Category: Lifeschooling

trials
2020: A Handful of Trials and a Million Lessons

2020 was a hard year for everyone. I think we can all agree on that point! But for some, it was especially hard. People lost jobs; had their businesses destroyed by over-zealous, draconian lawmakers under the guise of “health and safety;” and lost loved ones as a result of COVID, whether directly from the disease…

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Christmas brunch ideas
7 Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

  I don’t know about you, but I could indulge in breakfast and brunch all day long, every day. But one of the best times for brunch is Christmas morning, or any time during the holidays, for that matter. And remember, if you’re feeding a crowd especially, it’s great to plan ahead to make your…

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5 ways to encourage writing
5 Ways to Encourage Writing in your Lifeschooling

What?! You mean, some people hate writing?! As a writer myself, it’s hard for me to imagine anyone not enjoying it! However, I know that for many kids (and adults, for that matter) it is not their preferred activity. Being a good communicator is an important skill, though, and I have often been grateful for…

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Have a late reader? Don’t lose heart.
Have a late reader? Don’t lose heart.

My oldest son didn’t read fluently until he hit middle school, obviously a late reader. As you might imagine, I worried. A lot. And, I tried everything to get him reading. I’m pretty sure I bought at least five different reading programs that promised results. I kept thinking, “this one will be the one that…

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How to Incorporate Minno Shows Into 9 Homeschool Subject Areas
How to Incorporate Minno Shows Into 9 Homeschool Subject Areas

Special thanks to Melanie Rainer for writing this guest post. Whether your kids are homeschooling, remote learning, or in-person learning this school year, Minno offers dozens of shows to support your educational goals. Don’t miss your opportunity to WING a $250 GIFT CARD from ChristianBook.com at the bottom of this post! Sponsored by Minno and…

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Before the Wrath: A Documentary for Rethinking the Rapture
Before the Wrath: A Documentary for Rethinking the Rapture

Throughout our homeschooling experience, Biblical truth has been has been the foundation and we have tried to focus on the Bible in everything we do, even entertainment. That doesn’t mean it’s always an explicitly “Bible movie,” but one of my favorite activities with my children is to watch a thought-provoking movie or documentary and talk…

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6 Lifeschooling Ideas for Teaching Reading
6 Lifeschooling Ideas for Teaching Reading

Teaching reading is something many moms fret about and is sometimes an intimidating factor that discourages moms from even diving into homeschooling from the start. All the phonics rules and different methods can feel overwhelming, but it really doesn’t have to be complicated! Lifeschooling fits beautifully with teaching reading because… …reading is everywhere and it’s…

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Encouragement for Teaching Struggling Readers
Encouragement for Teaching Struggling Readers

Many moms worry too much over reading, and struggling readers. The truth is, reading typically happens much more naturally than we realize, and when a child is truly ready, something in the brain seems to just “click.” Teaching is important, but I think we often over-emphasize our role. I tend to heavily encourage moms to…

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My Great Big Ginormous List of Lifeschooling Curricula Recommendations
My Great Big Ginormous List of Lifeschooling Curricula Recommendations

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I only recommend resources that I believe are valuable and helpful to my subscribers, and all sales go to help support this ministry and my family at no extra cost to you. Thank you! It was only a matter of time. Eventually, this post that…

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How to Help your Kids Establish a Daily Devotional Habit with Minno
Help Kids Establish a Daily Devotional Habit with Minno

One of the most important things we’ve tried to do with each of our children over the years is to help them establish daily devotional habit. Quality time with the Lord. We actually included it on their chore charts…though hopefully our children didn’t think of it as a “chore”! I talked about this a bit…

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