How to Trust God with Your Kids
Jun11

How to Trust God with Your Kids

If you have been engaged in the Trust Project with me, you’ll love this month’s focus: kids. I made a mistake and said that marriage was our focus for June and it’s not. That will be our focus for July. I am so thankful for the grace you give me for all of my foibles. Listen to the podcast Trust God with Your Kids Resources Read the blog post Great Homeschool Conventions Trust Project Printables Share in the comments...

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CSI Science for Middle and High Schoolers
Jun04

CSI Science for Middle and High Schoolers

Hey, homeschoolers! I met Scott Moening at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinatti and am I ever glad! I learned about his company’s forensic science curriculum that I will be using with my 8th grader and two high schoolers next year. My kids are excited about learning what I’m calling CSI science. If you have middle or high schoolers, you can use code HOMESCHOOLSANITY (no spaces) for 10% off and free shipping at...

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How to Make Grammar Fun Regardless of Your Curriculum
May28

How to Make Grammar Fun Regardless of Your Curriculum

Hey, homeschoolers! Does grammar get groans at your house?  That’s how grammar lessons taught in the traditional way are usually greeted. And we can’t blame our kids for dreading grammar. It can be dry and tedious. Skipping it isn’t a good option, however. Grammar is important because it comprises a significant part of college entrance exams. It also determines how our kids will be viewed by peers and potential employers. Fortunately,...

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Why Vocabulary Matters and How to Teach It
May21

Why Vocabulary Matters and How to Teach It

Hey homeschoolers! Does your child have a good vocabulary? If you aren’t confident of that, you’ll want to listen to this episode where I will explain why our children’s vocabularies are vitally important. I’ll also give you some simple strategies for improving their vocabulary. That’s next. But first I’d like to thank my sponsor, BookShark. Listen to the podcast Podcast Sponsor BookShark homeschool...

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Mastery Curriculum: What It Is and Why You Should Include It in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! This week I want to talk about mastery curriculum–what it is and why I think you should include it in your homeschool. But first, I’d like to thank my sponsor for this episode: BookShark. Listen to the podcast Podcast Sponsor BookShark homeschool curriculum is literature-based, 4-day, and faith-neutral.  Amber Reed Davis, a busy homeschool mom, says,  “We can’t say enough good stuff...

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