Do you homeschool year round or do you take the summer off? Taking the summer off sounds great! Yet, research shows that children with 2-3 months off during the summer may lose academic skills from disuse. Now, which do you choose? What if I told you there was another way? You can take a break and enjoy the warm weather. You can also homeschool year round, but avoid … [Read more...] about 7 Great Ways to Summer School with Sonlight
When I agreed to review dear daughters by Susie Davis I was given an unexpected gift. As a stay at home with a professional degree I have struggled letting go of ties to my former professional life. I admit I still shudder when I check the box marked "homemaker" instead of filling in an occupation. I've had numerous conversations with other mothers about why this might be … [Read more...] about An Unexpected Gift with”dear daughters” (Book Giveaway!)
At a recent homeschool co-op meeting I asked a fellow mom if she was almost done for the year? I was met with tears! Folks, this wasn’t a woman prone to hysterics. This was a strong woman who was raising four amazing children! Yet, her stress and overwhelm were palpable. Her tears were out of frustration. She and her kids had worked hard for months and she had no idea if … [Read more...] about Does your homeschool plan work?
A is for Angel A Door Hanger Craft with Experience God Christmas is a great time for crafting in our home. Angels are a favorite! This month's Experience God Curriculum from Mother Goose Time focused on "The Birth of Jesus." With beautifully illustrated images, Experience God offers a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus that captivates my crew. We … [Read more...] about Angel Door Hanger
“Father Dan isn’t married is he?” My son asks my husband in church. “Well, son…” My husband is interrupted by overzealous and crazy loud concern. “If he isn’t married, he doesn’t have any children.” “If he doesn’t have kids than Santa didn’t visit. My poor husband tries again…. “But that means no presents under the tree!!!” My husband starts to giggle along with most of the … [Read more...] about Deep Thoughts with T