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A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays

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“In 34 years of publishing Messianic Catalogs we have never seen such a creative contribution to the body of Messiah …” Manny and Sandra Brotman, founder of The Messianic Jewish Movement International Download Free 39 page Excerpt below. Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ultimate hands-on Bible lessons! Teach your children the way God instructed ... Read More »

What Your Child Needs to Know When

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  Concerned homeschooling parents are always asking “Am I doing enough?” This book answers this question and includes the checklists for academic evaluation for each grade K-8 and much more. Robin explains our children need to obtain academic knowledge, but, more importantly, they need to acquire the wisdom to know how to use the knowledge! “You may be interested in ... Read More »

Teaching with Movies: Middle Ages

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I created a Pinterest board list of movies about the Middle Ages.   Many of the videos are free online. Remember not all movies are historically accurate. The one that are historically accurate are noted so. The BBC did a good documentary series which is listed close to the top of the Pinterest board. Check it out. Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool ... Read More »

Teaching with Movies Review

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TeachwithMovies.org “TeachWithMovies.org is the premiere site on the Internet showing teachers how to create lesson plans using movies and film. Thousands of teachers use movies in their classes to teach social studies, English, Science, Health, and the Arts.” Teaching with Movies is an excellent resource for homeschoolers with a little discernment. Some of the movies are movies  I will not allow my ... Read More »

Organize Your Homeschool with Trello Lists

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I am a list maker so I fell in love with Trello,  a free collaboration tool that organizes your project lists into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. I use Trello to organize my work, hobbies, menu plans, and home life. Trello’s user interface features a ... Read More »

4 Great Reasons to Make Salad in a Jar

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Why Make Salad in a Jar? Saves money – Use up all the veggies before they go bad. Saves time – make all the salads in one day for a week. Prevent messy kitchen – chop and dice everything once a week instead of daily. Creates quick grab and go meals so I eat healthier more often. How to Make Salad in ... Read More »

Becoming a Kinder, Gentler Mother

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What mother doesn't want to become kinder, gentler, and more loving? Remember how Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was searching for a way home and finally found out she had the magic slippers that won the whole time? You have the answer inside you now. I received a visual object lesson of this promise this week. Read More »

Free Bible Worksheets for Creating a Bible Portfolio

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A Bible portfolio is a chronological Bible timeline book  to store the student’s work as you read through the Bible each year. It will include writing assignments, coloring pages, artwork, small collections, letters, photos, brochures, maps, etc. The contents of your student’s Bible portfolio will vary depending on the age of each student. Younger children’s portfolio swill contain more drawings, coloring page ... Read More »

Discovering the Depth of the Hebrew Alphabet

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I’m taking a Hebrew class on Thursday nights. I’ve wanted to do this for years. Learning Hebrew will change your life! God created the universe with these twenty-two letters. Jim Staley made a series of videos titled “Discovering the Depth of the Hebrew Alphabet.” These videos are helpful in remembering the alphabet, and it’s amazing to learn the symbolism. Jim spends twenty minutes to an ... Read More »

33 Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Oatmeal Toppings

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A heart-healthy oatmeal breakfast is a super nutritious way to start the day. Oats contain a bio-active, anti-oxidant compound called avenanthramide that could be responsible for cleaner arteries, prevention of fatty buildup, and reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a concentrated source of fiber and nutrients. Children will warm up to oatmeal if you let them put on sundae-type ... Read More »

8 Bible Movies in Chronological Order: Adam to Abraham

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Below are several Youtube Bible story videos listed in chronological order for the time period from Adam to Abraham. Read about  Adam to Abraham Unit Study and/or Free Genesis 1:11 Lapbook below the videos   Adam to Abraham Unit Study Adam to Abraham Unit Study is a multilevel, Bible-focused, Heart of Wisdom Unit Study utilizing the Charlotte Mason Approach and the Internet! Lead your student ... Read More »

Freebie List

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There are hundreds of free printables for Bible study, homeschooling, and home organization spread across five different Heart of Wisdom blogs. I put them all here to make them easy to find. BE PATIENT—it take a minute for the thumbnails to load. You should see more than fifty thumbnail images linked to Freebies. If not, click refresh. If the free printables are ... Read More »

Rosh Hashana Apple Honey Cake

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Rosh Hashana or the Feast of Trumpets begins at sundown today. It is the biblical New Year’s celebration. The Spring Bible holidays tell of Jesus’ first coming, and the fall festivals are prophetic of His second coming. Rosh Hashana Information for Christians Fall Feasts Overview Rosh Hashana Overview Feast of Trumpets in Biblical Times Jewish Customs Messiah in the Feast of ... Read More »

The Ultimate List of Best 30 Free Educational Video Sites

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Bookmark this site—you’ll want to come back. We appreciate a pin on Pinterest, Stumble or Facebook. Thank you! When I began homeschooling (29 years ago) I purchased a few VHS videos by National Geographic to add to my resources. That was about all that was available. Now there is a plethora of educational videos available online FREE! Below is an alphabetical list to ... Read More »

Quick and Easy G-Free Wrap Recipes

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This is a quick and easy super nutritious food and  I REALLY like quick, easy, and nutritious. When I gave up wheat the Flax Seed Bread in the Wheat Belly book because a big part of my diet. This wrap is an alternative to a tortilla, pita, or other kinds of bread. The recipe came from the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. After witnessing over 2,000 ... Read More »

Free 15 Minute Chore Checklists

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Telling a child to clean a room can be overwhelming to them. These checklists are broken down into easy, doable one- to three-minute chores. You can assign a child a room or a few steps. Explain to your children that if they complete the list every day, each can be done in about 15 minutes! Click on the list to get ... Read More »

Simple Trick to Save Hours Each Week

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Menu planning is something we intend to do when we get around to it or “when I’m get organized.” But this is backward thinking; menu planning should be your first step toward getting organized. A lack of meal planning means wasted money, extra trips to the store, frustration and cooking boredom. We are all faced with meals three times a ... Read More »

3 Facts About the Prophetic Fall Holidays

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Most Christians don’t know about the fall holidays of ancient Israel: The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth). If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated reveals ... Read More »

Most Important Homeschool Essential

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Homeschoolers sometimes get so wrapped up in academics, they forget the one needful thing. While we are teaching our children to study, research, and write, we need to remember that they are establishing and perfecting tools that they will one day use to God’s glory, depending on their unique individual talents. Jesus Explained the One Needful Thing Martha was very busy ... Read More »

Homeschool Review: Reading Eggs

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Reading Eggs Reading Eggs is a web based literacy learning program for  4 to 11 year olds. Reading Eggs Will Teach Your Child To Read In Just Weeks! Register For Your FREE 2 Week Trial Now No credit card required so pop over and check it out to see if your child likes it. The online program is built on the 5 essential ... Read More »

Zoobooks: Homeschool Review

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We started using Zoobooks in our homeschool almost 20 years ago. I originally got the magazines for the great animal pictures and informative articles but soon discovered they held the attention of my reluctant readers. We save every issue and built quite a collection we’ve enjoyed for years. Zoobooks Help Reluctant Readers! Studies state if a 3rd grade student reads 20 minutes a day for a ... Read More »

Should Christians Observe Halloween? Boo Humbug!

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IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU COMMENT: I received hundreds of long comments that were so long it caused the page not to show. Please limit comments to under 250 words. Thank you. It’s that time of year again. Vampires, ghouls, ghosts and skeletons will be haunting our doorways. American retailers celebrate a 7 billion dollar a year candy, card and costume ... Read More »

Learning American History Through Movies & Free Timeline

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Movie Homeschooling I could not find a chronological list of movies of American History so I made the one below. First I created a timeline from 1630 to 2000 into 12 eras and listed the most important people and events.  (You can download a 8.5×11 printable version here. ) Then I found period movies for each time period listed below (I will ... Read More »

Robin’s Children 2014

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Here is a peek into my nine children’s lives today (ages 13 to 39). Two are still at home the other seven are grown and out on their own. Two own homeschool businesses. Belinda My oldest daughter, Belinda, married in 2013 and has two lovely, sweet step-children Victoria and Alex. Belinda (Lori to our family) continues to run Family Christian Academy in Nashville while ... Read More »

Cut Your Homeschool Day in Half!

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A family with three children using textbook methods might have one child study the Civil War another learning about Ancient Rome while another is studying the American Revolution in history. In Science one child may be studying plants, another the planets and another reptiles. In Bible one child may be studying Moses, another studying Joseph and another studying Paul. With ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Shops

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You can shop for Heart of Wisdom publications and/or recommendations at any of the shops below. Homeschool-Books.com Amazon Homeschool Store  (Free shipping for Prime users) Digi Scrap Delights on Etsy Homeschool-Books.com Homeschool-Books.com is where you can find all Heart of Wisdom publications and some favorites from a few other companies including FREEBIES, Homeschool in the Woods and Messianic curriculum, Dr John Garr resources, ... Read More »

Hobbies: Scrapbooking & Quilting

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This site is in a process or re-organization. We are merging all blogs into one giant blog. The HOBBIES Category will soon be available with hundreds of tutorials and freebies for digital scrapbookers and quilters.Once all the post are moved you will be able to search all  categories of HeartofWisdom.com (homeschool publications, homeschool helps, Hebrew roots posts, freebies, recipes, nutrition, home ... Read More »

Four Movies That Can Change Your Life

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The information below will give you a taste (pun intended) of these must-see movies that will show you a natural approach to weight loss, detoxification, prevention and treatment of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression and more. Each explains how you can take small steps towards a healthier life. Food Inc In “Food, Inc.”, filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on ... Read More »