Category: Lifeschooling

Do it Homemade and Make it a Crafty Christmas
Do it Homemade and Make it a Crafty Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in my Christmas savings hat..haha, yes I know that’s not how the song goes. But this time of year we start getting a little crazy when it comes to buying presents. I don’t know about you but it seems like all the bills…

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History of Christmas Traditions and the 12 Days of Christmas
History of Christmas Traditions and the 12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas to All! It’s that time of year again. My favorite season of all, in spite of the freezing cold and vortex level winter storms that sweep through the Midwest. It’s the time of year for cozy blankets, hot cocoa, and crackling fires. Time for gift giving, comfort foods, and family get-togethers. It’s also…

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4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year
4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year

Yes, it’s that time of year again when people get to thinkin’ about their goals and plans and dreams for next year. aka: New Year’s Resolutions – do you still make them? I’ve certainly come full circle. And if you’re still struggling with that idea…you may find a Word of the Year just-the-ticket! For more…

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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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Teaching History Through Thanksgiving
Teaching History Through Thanksgiving

We have started a tradition in our family since we’ve had children. It’s a brand new one and each year I look forward to it with anticipation. As unfortunately, our extended family traditions have died out we felt the need to replace them with ones our children will remember as they grow up and become…

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Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling
Top Book Recommendations for Starting Lifeschooling

There are several books that have made a huge impact on my philosophy of lifeschooling and I would highly recommend that all new lifeschoolers read them! If you want to reform your thinking, the most important thing you can do first is to inform your thinking! Put these in your curriculum budget, moms. It’s important…

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Teaching Thanksgiving All Year Long

It’s hard to pick a favorite time of the year. It seems there’s something beautifully wonderful about every season. But if I had to pick, I would say this time of year when we head towards Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time that fills me with the most joy. And it’s not just the crisp…

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Remembering Christ Through The Holidays
Remembering Christ Through The Holidays

The holidays are upon us. What is on everybody’s mind? Christmas. Christmas activities. Christmas decorating. Christmas traditions. Christmas shopping. Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. It seems like every year we try to cram more and more into our already busy schedules. After all – Christmas is only the best time of the year when we find time…

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chris davis memorial
Honoring a Fallen Hero: A Tribute to Pioneer Homeschooler Chris Davis

A great man of God has gone home to be with Jesus. Chris Davis, homeschool pioneer, author, and speaker passed into eternity on the morning of October 23rd, 2019. You might wonder at my title, Honoring a Fallen Hero. It sounds like I’m honoring a fallen soldier. Well, in a sense, I am. Before homeschooling…

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Lessons From Our Animal Adventures
Lessons From Our Animal Adventures

Lately, I’ve been clearing out old materials from earlier in my homeschooling journey. As I’ve packed up early readers, puzzles, games, and leftovers from kits, I stumbled on some unusual items. A ladybug farm. A butterfly enclosure. The triops tank. Oh, yes. A smile grew and I closed my eyes. Memories of all the critters…

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