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Finishing Off Your School Year Right!

Finishing Off Your School Year Right!

Finishing Off Your School Year Right! I love spring and the beauty of the green grass and trees. I also love that spring brings the end of another school year and the respite and time to refresh that comes along with that. I’m guessing you are excited for that too! I’d like to share some […]

Praying for Our Children~ Our Disciples

Praying for Our Children~ Our Disciples

My dear friend, Kris Hage, shared these thoughts with me and is graciously allowing me to share them with you! NOTE: there is a free PDF download with verses to pray for your children, don’t miss it! Praying for our Children ~ our Disciples As John Newton told of God’s “Amazing Grace” in his life, […]

Let’s Make Learning Fun!

Let’s Make Learning Fun!

Make Learning Fun with We Love to Learn Stations As parents, we’re sailing in uncharted waters right now, with the social distancing, stay at home requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many parents are teaching their children academics at home for the first time. All parents are likely getting complaints from their children that they want […]

10 Tips for Teaching Your Children through the COVID-19 Pandemic

10 Tips for Teaching Your Children through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Teaching Your Children through the COVID-19 Pandemic We are living in unprecedented times, with the Coronovirus pandemic throwing our lives into unexpected turmoil and change. To stop the spread of the virus, almost everything is cancelled. Suddenly schools, restaurants, stores, and more are closed for an indefinite amount of time.  Parents are finding […]

Homeschooling Through High School: You CAN do it!

Homeschooling Through High School: You CAN do it!

Many homeschoolers begin to panic as they approach the high school years. They fear they can’t continue homeschooling because it’ll be too difficult to teach high school level courses. I remember feeling concerned about teaching our children high school math. What if I couldn’t teach high school math?? Maybe you’re worried about teaching a different […]

6 Tips for Helping Siblings Become Good Friends

Many of us begin homeschooling hoping our children will become good friends with one another in the process. Unfortunately, most families experience some conflict and that can put a damper on family relationships.  But with God’s help, we can help our children become good friends, teaching them to work through their differences in a godly […]

Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Another Idea for Homeschool Planning: Loop Scheduling!

Some homeschool days flow just like clockwork and other days unexpected things happen: someone gets hurt, the baby is fussy, a friend calls needing prayer and encouragement. And we end up feeling frustrated and discouraged at the end of the day because we didn’t get all we had planned done. We wonder how other homeschool […]

6 Popular Achievement Tests for Homeschoolers

6 Popular Achievement Tests for Homeschoolers

This is the time of year when many states require homeschoolers to send in the Intent to Homeschool Form to their local school district. If your state requires you to do an annual achievement test also, then you’ll likely need to list which achievement test you plan to use on this form as well. (Minnesota […]

Help! I’m Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschool Planning!

Help! I’m Feeling Overwhelmed with Homeschool Planning!

Are you stressing because it feels like school is just around the corner and you don’t feel ready for your homeschool year? Maybe you’ve already done some planning, but you’re feeling like there’s still so much to do. Or like many of us, you may have put off planning all together, thinking you’d get to […]

Keep Your Summer Filled with FUN and LEARNING!

Keep Your Summer Filled with FUN and LEARNING!

Summer is such a great time to relax and have fun together as a family, and to also build deeper relationships with our children! I love this time of year! I recently heard it said that we only have 18 summers with our children, so we need to make the best of each one of […]