Category: Lifeschooling

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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How To Staycation on a Budget
How To Staycation on a Budget

I don’t know about you all but this year has us planning a vacation closer to home than perhaps we’d like. Things have gotten so CRAZY in our world, with mandatory masks many places, closings and other restrictions that traveling very far from home is not high on my list! But we’d still like to…

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A Route 66 Vacation for a Fun Trip Through History
A Route 66 Vacation for a Fun Trip Through History

Looking for an unusual vacation idea this summer? Why not plan a Route 66 vacation? Even if you can’t travel the whole Mother Road, driving sections of it can offer a new way to explore a piece of American history. A Bit of History This legendary highway went through eight states, starting in Chicago and…

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