After 30 years of homeschooling I can confidently say this is the key. It is the only way.
This year, our homeschool focus is 50 States in 50 days with Bunny Trails. All the links are now on Pinterest Every day, we study a “State of the Day,” then we branch off into a Delight Directed bunny trail. This was not my original plan for this year, it just developed (see evolution of this plan […]
Classroom Organizer is a must have for your homeschool library. It was created for school classsrooms but can be just as useful for homeschools. You use your smart phone and scan the bar code on books and it inputs all of the info for you on a database. Classroom Organizer and all of its features, […]
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, and home life. Trello’s user […]
I love using Overdrive. With a library card you can download ebooks and audio books FREE. Just signin to Overdrive, for your search for your library and type in your library card number. Then you will have access free eBooks, YAY! Best yet, no fines, the ebooks automatically return themselves. Download FreeKindle eBook Explaining Overdrive […]
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 […]
I was so excited to find The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream in my Kindle this week. I ordered the pre- release months ago. I have enjoyed over 100 hours of Baxter Kruger teachings from Perichoresis Ministries and I wanted more. When you combine Baxter’s Bible knowledge, wonderful Mississippi accent, deliverance from Calvinist upbringing, love […]
Have You Ever Had One of Those Days?
You know the type situation I am talking about. You were up all night with a vomiting child, the phone rings at 7:00 a.m. it’s the Realtor with a potential buyer that has to see the house at 10:00 a.m. You scramble out of bed, throw the pile of soiled sheeting, wash cloths, towels from last night’s projectile vomiting episode into the wash, and rouse hungry children while hubby is in the shower.
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 […]
HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat? begins with the author’s attention-grabbing story personal story. The author was raised as a Jew but only discovers what the Bible really says about eating after she becomes a Christian. She shares the challenges she had to face when she tried to share her new found Bible […]
Yesterday, I had a bad day, a really bad day. Its been a long time since I had such a bad day, but this one was different. Lots of little things snowballed into my temper flying. My children and I drove an hour to the next town to shop. One of my children revealed that he repeated […]
Here are a few ideas to get your homeschool organized. See my Homeschool Organization Board on Pinterest for more ideas. DYI Tin Can Organizers Cover tin cans to organize markers, pencils, and crayons. Use coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, etc DYI Jar Organizers Decorate mason jars with scrapbook papers or pretty cupcake liners. DIY Cereal Box Organizers Make […]
While teaching my boys (11 and 13) US Geography we watched several Discovery Education videos. During a video on Minnesota and my 11 year old starting taking notes–on his own! Well, when this homeschool mom sees her child creating notes in a bullet list, it set me on a journey similar to one in If You Give a Mouse […]
Not all learning comes in a book. Much of what our children learn comes from watching us (scary huh?). Here is a collection of photos from the non-book learning-Charlotte Mason side of our homeschool. Homeschool Photos Because Pictures Speak Louder than Words You can’t look at these images and believe these children are missing out on […]
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 50+ thumbnail images linked to freebies. If not click […]