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Organize Your Homeschool with Free Trello Lists

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 »

Most Popular Post

Did you miss any popular post? Here is a list by category for a quick year in review. Top Posts An Unplanned Delight-Directed Homeschool Day Are You Prepared for Self Control? (Have You Ever Had One of Those Days?) Did You Lose it With Your Children Again?  We Can Rejoice in Weakness  Classical Education?? An Easy Way to Make Homeschool ... Read More »

Taking Every Thought Captive

How do you think good and praiseworthy things in the midst of turmoil, when you have been wronged, when life is overwhelming, when the dog has an accident on your rug, when there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done and your mother-in-law drops in unannounced with housekeeping advice? Read More »

Bible Copy Work for Thanksgiving

  Bible memory verses about being thankful. Three verses per page choose from manuscript, cursive, or d’nealian.   Thankful Verses 1 Manuscript Thankful Verses 1 Cursive Thankful Verses 1 D’nealian Thankful Verses 2 Manuscript Thankful Verses 2 Cursive Thankful Verses 2 D’nealian Also see Preschool Printables for Thanksgiving Bible Verse Cards. Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving? Read More »

Keepin’ It Real: Falling Behind in Homeschooling

  It’s the thing that no one likes to talk about, the dirty little secret that plagues a good number of us homeschoolers.  We don’t dare say it out loud to the “You’re Not Qualified to Teach” crowd, in fact you’ve been avoiding those people for some time now. I am talking about getting behind.  I’m talking about that time ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Links for Educators

The REAL Story of Thanksgiving (MP3)– Rush Limbaugh reads and adds to the story history books leave out. Thanksgiving Clip Art – Teachers Pay Teachers The Thanksgiving Story The story of the first Thanksgiving in America with Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. Includes Bible verses. Thanksgiving Crafts for Children – Hundreds of  fun DIY crafts on Pinterest Thanksgiving Memory Verses and Copywork Bible memory verses about ... Read More »

The Impact of a Godly Parent

Charles Stanley’s powerful sermon this week is a must-see. Pastor’s Stanley’s stories of his godly mother and grandmother (with slide show of his family and home) will motivate and encourage you. View by clicking on the video or go here for more video options. Stanley’s  mother was NOT perfect; she was a humble yet wise mother. She was not educated, ... Read More »

How Do You Do It All? & Free Printable

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 »

Replacement Theology is Anti-Semitism

The question of the role of the Jewish people in the end times is a hot topic between denominations. Replacement Theology teaches that the Church has replaced the Jewish people and is now the "new Israel." Those promoting this theory believe God rejected the Jewish people because of their rejection of Christ. This doctrine is embedded in many Christian denominations. Read More »

Homeschool? What about Socialization?!

The number one question people ask homeschoolers is “Aren’t you worried about socialization?  I had the cartoon above made a few years ago that illustrates my feelings. Yes, homeschool children should have friends. But not just random friends. Homeschoolers have the opportunity for selective socialization. Parents can guide their children to other Christian families with like-minded morals and values. Most homeschool ... Read More »

Columbus Day Project, Video Links, and Clip Art

Sharing what we did for Columbus day with a list of Youtube videos and links for free clip art. It took about 45 minutes for my boys and I to make this digital scrapbook page for Columbus Day. After reading the book we brainstormed a list of facts to record. We began with a scrapbook template (starting with a template saves ... Read More »

Homeschool: 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. Homeschoolers sometimes get so wrapped up in academics they forget the one needful thing. Remember the story of Mary and Martha Martha was ... Read More »

Go With the Strength You Have

The angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Gideon replied in doubt and in an accusatory tone with questions: “But sir,” Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, ‘Did ... Read More »

Full Quiver Humor: Top 12 Questions Large Families Receive

I’ve gathered fun Q&A over the years from several quiver full moms. I’m looking at this list from a different perspective today. I was pregnant with my youngest son (#9) when I was 46! My husband and I went in to look at the pregnancy test and neither of us could read it. We both said, “You got your glasses?” ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Teacher Helps

Heart of Wisdom Teacher Helps for Homeschoolers: Bible Study, Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling with Movies, Lapbooking & More

Bookmark this page! It includes the instructions in the Heart of Wisdom Unit Studies as well as our teaching philosophies and online groups. Download the internet linked PDF.  ALl unit study links have been updated on Pinterest.  Ancient History Links Adam to Abraham Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Ancient Israel Ancient Greece Ancient Rome The Messiah Heart of Wisdom Science Links Creation Light ... Read More »

Creating a Personalized Spelling Notebook

Each time you notice a misspelled word in a student’s written work, write the word on a list for the student. (Remember to add misspelled words that the spell-checker finds in work written using a word processor.) If the word is again misspelled in written work, the student must add it to his/her Spelling Notebook. Instruction on creating a traditional ... Read More »

Free 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for your Children

I found the beautiful prayer infographic at Keepingitpersonal.com.   Teri Johnson found these 31 virtues were written by Bob Hostetler   and published by NavPress and had her graphic artist create this terrific infographic. If you sign up at her site you will get this free infographic and 31 daily emails to remind you to pray for your children. This infographic also lead me ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Living Book Plan & Freebies

The Heart of Wisdom teaching approach is a four-year program consisting of several multi-level unit studies where each member of the family studies the same subject at the same time on their own individual level. This four-year rotation course gives each child three distinct exposures to each topic on their own level Read More »

15 Moms Explain Homeschooling with Babies or Toddlers

It has been a long time since I had toddlers in my house. This month I have my 4th daughter and one-year old granddaughter staying with us while I train my daughter to work for Heart of Wisdom. <<<—This is Scarlett at the library. Regina is 29 now but I vividly recall when she was a toddler, while I attempted to homeschool my ... Read More »

7 Simple Steps to Make a Lapbook

See the FREE blue booklet printables at the bottom of this post. My boys and I made this Wright Brothers Lapbook. This is a  simple and easy lapbook we completed in a few hours. This tutorial will walk you step by step how to make an easy lapbook. The simplest lapbook includes one main image in the center and surrounded by ... Read More »

Free Printable Workbox Tags

From the archives: We use the Workbox System by designed Sue Patrick to structure our school day. Homeschooling is so much easier I almost feel guilty. Our homeschool day flows without complaints.  If you are not familiar with the workbox system see the links at the bottom of this post. Our children absolutely love moving their workbox cards from  workbox to the ... Read More »

Homeschool Infographic

Great infographic on homeschooling! infographics are “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.”According to this studies visual information — when presented clearly — trumped textual information by tenfold, and 90 percent of all information we remember was based on visual impact. Share this to spread the word on homeschool benefits. Source: ... Read More »

Scrapbook to Learn: Faster & Easier than Lapbooking

What’s faster than a lapbook, more fun than a book report, makes for super review and teaches computer skills while documenting learning? Digital Scrapbooking!   Digital Scrapbooking Overview Great for all ages and learning styles No mess! Digital scrapbooking is as much fun as lapbooking without all the scissors, glue, papers, and folders. Student retain information longer because they did something ... Read More »

List of Map Sites for Educators

Historical Maps Old Maps Online Images of Early Maps on the Web Links arranged by world region David Rumsey Collection Thousands of Historical Maps and Atlas World: Historical Maps American Geographical Society – Digital Map Collection Ancient World Mapping Center – Maps for Students Antique Maps (University of Florida) Antiquity A-la-carte (Ancient World Mapping Center, University of North Carolina) Blaeu Atlas 1659 ... Read More »

Charlotte Mason Approach Tweaked & Free Printables

Charlotte Mason was an educator in England during the nineteenth century, and her methods are currently experiencing a rebirth among American home schools. “Twaddle” and “living books” are terms coined by Mason. Download 8 x 10 printable Mason quotes at the bottom of this page. Tweaking Charlotte Mason Methods Robin Sampson, homeschool mother for 29 years and author of The Heart ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Unit Study Reviews

Here are just a few of the comments we have received about Heart of Wisdom Unit Studies. Please feel free to add your own below. If you agree with a review–please share via Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you.     The Science Units are wonderful as well, tying it all together in the creation order. We are just beginning the Wisdom ... Read More »

25+ Ways Teaching with Legos Can Improve Your Homeschool

Who doesn’t love legos? OK, except when your the mom picking them up for the bizillionth time or the one stopping on one barefoot, which is almost as painful as childbirth. (Here is a quick science lesson on Why Stepping on a Lego Hurts So Much.) When your children are dreading school walk in with a container of bright colored building blocks ... Read More »

10 Ways to Use Index Cards in Your Homeschool

Index cards are  low-tech but super handy teaching tools. The cards are  small (3×5, 4×6, 5×8) and easy to carry around in your purse or pocket. Homeschool Index Card Uses 1. Bible Study Outlines Make key notes for a Bible book, chapter, story or Bible character. Download free printable Bible study cards here.  2. Timelines I made my first Index ... Read More »

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