Category: Curriculum

My Great Big Ginormous List of Lifeschooling Curricula Recommendations
My Great Big Ginormous List of Homeschooling Curriculum Recommendations for Lifeschooling

It was only a matter of time. Eventually, this post that has been stirring around in my sloshy brain was bound to be spilled out on a page, so here we go! I want to share with you in a step-by-step, subject-by-subject manner all the resources, courses, and homeschooling curriculum I recommend for a fabulous…

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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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Lifeschooling reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic
Lifeschooling reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic

One of the most frequently asked questions about lifeschooling is: what about the three R’s? How do kids in a relaxed, lifeschooling home learn to read? What about the college essay? Do they learn their math facts? What about high school math? A couple of stories of learning to read in my lifeschooling home. The…

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Why My Son Doesn’t Believe in Evolution - Creation and our kids.
Why My Son Doesn’t Believe in Evolution – Creation and our kids.

First to clarify, I want to make sure that everyone reading this understands that there is a distinct difference between “macro” evolution and “micro” evolution. Creation and our Kids – Macroevolution versus Microevolution Macroevolution states, “All things are evolving in a positive beneficial direction.” For example, macroevolution is generally defined as the process of one…

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Teen Gift Self-knowledge
Give Your Teen the Gift of Self-Knowledge

All teens are gifted. However, the gifts need to be discovered. Give your teen the gift of self-knowledge.   Sometimes I irritate people when I say that all teens are gifted. They would prefer an idea of giftedness that makes some people privileged and the other people not:   • My teen is intellectually gifted….

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A Lifeschooling Testimony from the Robinsons

  Last year, John and Jennifer Robinson attended the Lifeschooling Conference as brand new homeschoolers, about to embark on this wonderful adventure! I remember their excitement well, so I was so encouraged and happy when they came to me recently and said, “We just have to share our story of what God has done in…

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