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Homeschool with Movies: Ancient History


I created a list of Ancient History movies and documentaries on Pinterest. I have not seen them all. Check review for suitability. Most are available free on Youtube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Netflix. Please pin and share on Facebook Want more movies by theme? Let m know in the comments. Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool with Movies: Ancient History on Pinterest. Read More »

Homeschool: What People Think I Do / What I Really Do


Note all the friends, social skills and no overalls in photos of our homeschool. Computer Skills Straw Shooting 101 (You thought we miss this important lesson because we don’t go to school! Wrong!) Home Economics Fractions Horse Back Riding (animal husbandry) Tom Sawyer Unit Study (Literature) Civil Air Patrol (community service) Horse Driving (animal husbandry) Horse Driving (animal husbandry- the science ... Read More »

Eating God’s Way Facebook Group


Heart of Wisdom (that would be me) publishes books on topics I am passionate about: Homeschooling Hebrew Roots Health and Nutrition In the last five years, I have had four heart surgeries  as a direct result of the SAD (Standard American Diet). Last year, I watched my dear friend JoAnn devastated when her devoted husband  died from cancer. I have ... Read More »

Homemaking Posts

heartathome homemaking Christian blog

This Heart of Wisdom blog focus is on encouragement, Bible study, and homeschooling. There are times when I want to share something going on in our home but don’t feel it’s appropriate here.Heart at Home is my new blog. It is my homemaker’s journal. It will include personal daily things like family, grandchildren, our horses and dogs, health (and heart) issues, organizational ideas, ... Read More »

21 Signs You Are a Homeschool Book Junkie


Hi, I’m Robin and I’m a Homeschool Resource Junkie. I am a bibliophile. The practice of loving or collecting books is dubbed bibliophilism, and the adjective form of the term is bibliophilic. I have a the habitual longing to purchase, read, store, admire and consume books in excess. Read More »

Free Book Excerpts & Homeschool Lessons


Ever bought a book and been disappointed? We want to make sure you like our books before purchasing. We offer hundreds of pages of free homeschool lapbooks, worksheets, lesson plans, and other homeschool helps below. The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach  This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool ... Read More »

25 Funny Analogies and Metaphors


Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Read More »

Religion or Relationship?


God does not want a people who simply adhere to a set of rules, no matter how well intended. God said in the book of Hosea, “For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, and in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6 ). Sacrifices meant nothing because their hearts were unfaithful to God. God wants obedience ... Read More »

Caught In The Do-Dos


The Businessman and the Begger Two men approached Jesus on his last journey to Jerusalem–a businessman and a beggar. The first was a righteous man who had meticulously kept the law all of his life. He only wanted to ensure that his efforts would be enough to secure him eternal life. Tragically, he went away deeply grieved and broken, his ... Read More »

God Has a Plan for Your Homeschool

gods plan

I love teaching my children. I like reading to them, talking to them, asking questions, seeing things from their viewpoint, watching them discover. There was I time I didn’t love homeschooling–because I was swimming in fear and worry. But the years have passed and God has proven to me that He is sufficient and I can trust Him. I can ... Read More »

A Hebraic Perspective on Peter’s Vision

peter vision Acts 10

  Originally Published 6/27/2011 Last updated 2/13/2013 For permissions to reprint, see below. Acts 10: 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw ... Read More »

Disgrace or God’s Grace?


“What used to make us stumble, God can use to make us stand. What once made us bow our heads in shame, He can use for His glory.” ~ Joanna Weaver~ Having a Mary Spirit I bow my head in shame to think of the number of times I have stumbled or fallen. Each time was a direct result of ... Read More »

Our Homeschool Journey

homeschool journey

Robin Sampson is a homeschool mom and author. Her titles include The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach, What Your Child Needs to Know When, Wisdom: An Internet-Linked Unit Study, A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays, and Ancient History: Adam to Messiah. Twenty-nine Years Homeschooling We are blessed with eleven children and fourteen grandchildren (I gave birth to and homeschooled nine children, so it’s a yours, mine and ... Read More »

Free Delight Directed Homeschool Download


Delight-directed study places students in charge of their own learning, helping them find something they want to accomplish. The delight-directed method uses natural curiosity to motivate the student. The student acquires basic concepts of learning (reading, reasoning, writing, researching, etc.) during the process of examining the topic of interest. Less control can lead to more learning. All children love to ... Read More »

How Do You Do It All?


Homeschool moms juggle so many tasks and responsibilities every day, effective time management is absolutely critical. Below I give you what works for me. Warning: I had to have open heart surgery at age 51, so think twice before taking any of my advice. Read More »

Coffee with God


Jesus got up early to spend time with His Dad. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35 I challenge each of you to rise up early, a great while before the day, to spend time with God. Enjoy your ... Read More »

Homeschool Planning: How Would Jesus Schedule?


In previous posts I have asked you to rethink your beliefs about knowledge and education. Now I’m asking asking you to consider another paradigm shift—to rethink scheduling. How Would Jesus Schedule? Jesus had obvious long-term goals but He practiced daily as a responder. He prayed daily and allowed the needs of the people around Him to set His agenda. He ... Read More »

Homeschool Direction: A Wisdom Parable


Once upon a time there was a village far away in a remote location, which had experienced a hard year of severe weather. A group of missionaries worried that the villagers’ crude huts would not be able to withstand the strong weather any longer. The missionaries wanted to help by taking supplies to the village, but there were no accessible ... Read More »

Free Lapbook Templates


A lapbook is made up of minit books, small booklets that contain the things your child has learned.These booklet templates will help you start lapbooking. Our gift to you. Get Free Lapbook Templates Here Fan Booklet Template Circle Book Template 2 Tag Booklet Template Circle Book Template 3 Flower Book Template Circle Book Template 4 Scalloped Book Template Tab Book Template ... Read More »

Utilizing the TV, DVR, or Roku in Homeschool


Since we started using DVR  educational television has become a major part of our school day. Over the years we have tried to control the TV by various means (even getting rid of it) without much success. When the TiVo DVR (digital video recorder) become available I recognized it is a fantastic resource for doing unit studies. Now there are many ... Read More »

YouTube Education Videos for Homeschool


Bookmark this page you will want to come back Educational Video Youtube & Other Collections gives a list of the top 100 video sites specifically designed for education, these collections make it easy to find video learning resources. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. You can find videos uploaded ... Read More »

When Prayer Was Taken Out of School


In 1962, the Court examined a simple twenty-two word prayer, first used to negate prayer in schools: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country.” This simple prayer, said by children, acknowledged God. Americans’ indifference allowed the removal of prayer from our schools. This is but ... Read More »

Effectively Deal with the Terrible Twos

Facts You MUST Understand if you are Ever Going to Effectively Deal with the Terrible Twos or Children Behavior Problems Behavior is driven by Emotion, NOT Logic. This is fundamental to everything, including understanding toddler behavior. Behavior, for any person of any age, is determined by their emotional state. People ACT from their emotions, and they later JUSTIFY their actions ... Read More »

You Will be Amazed at this Proverbs 31 Woman!


I bet you have never heard of this Proverbs 31 lady. I cannot not find one word about her on the Internet, so let me introduce you to this awe-inspiring woman with the words from one of my favorite authors, Phillip Keller: “She was brave, she was beautiful! Beautiful not only in bodily form, but also in serenity of soul, ... Read More »

Free Handwriting Bible Verses


Did you know, the Old Testament Kings were commanded to copy the Torah scrolls? No scribes allowed, the King was to copy the Torah in his own hand.  In writing a scroll of these laws by his own hand, the king is given a solemn reminder of Whom he serves and how he should live.  He should live in the pattern ... Read More »