Category: Curriculum

teaching the bible
Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible – A “Teacher’s Manual” for Teaching the Bible!

I’ll never forget years ago when my oldest son was about five and there was a special speaker at the church we were attending who put a strong emphasis on teaching the Bible to our kids and helping them learn to love God’s Word as the priority in our homes. He shared how his son…

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godly character books
6 Book Series for Building Godly Character

Having reared two children to adulthood and almost-adulthood (19 and 17), I feel I have grown into authority on the topic and can now look back and see what helped to contribute to their strong love for the Lord and desire to serve Him. It helps on the weary days as I strive to bring…

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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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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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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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10 Simple Steps to Start Homeschooling (or Lifeschooling)
10 Simple Steps to Start Homeschooling (or Lifeschooling)

With the current situation in our nation, many moms are suddenly finding themselves homeschooling, whether they wanted to or not! COVID-19 has changed things abruptly and radically. But this radical change does not have to be the cause of radical stress and chaos. Yes, there will be some stress. There always is with any change….

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Lifeschooling and the Coronavirus/COVID-19
Lifeschooling and the Coronavirus/COVID-19

EDIT: Please bear in mind that so much information is swirling around this issue and things seem to be changing rapidly, both with the impact of COVID-19 and the understanding of it. My own perspective is continually evolving. Please remember that we all need to be doing our own research so we can take care…

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Lessons from Count Zinzendorf - Christian Heroes Then and Now
Lessons from Count Zinzendorf – Christian Heroes Then and Now

Homeschool conference vendor halls… They are ubiquitous with moms rolling book-laden plastic crates on wheels behind them and children mobbing the booths with hands-on activities. Oh, and let’s not forget those beautiful brown skyscraper stacks of Christian Heroes Then and Now books! What homeschooling mom hasn’t dreamed of walking out the door balancing that giant…

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What's on your book list?
What’s on your book list?

I like books, and I love book lists. In our homeschool, I try to encourage a love of reading in my children. At least one of my kiddos has latched on to reading whole-heartedly; he’d rather read than just about anything else in the world. He’s my obstinate student who is several years behind in…

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