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The Homeschool Mother's Journal (Blog Hop)

I found a new blog hop over at the Homeschool Chick. The Homeschool Chick has a blog category titled “Laundry Hating” I know I had an instant friend. 🙂 I love blog hops. You meet new homeschoolers and peek into their week. For this Blog Hop you answer the seven questions below. If you join in each week you will ... Read More »

Where in the Home Do You Homeschool?

Due to my health, we have been homeschooling in bed this month (See Bed Schooling Post here). Normally we school at the dining table ans occasionally on a picnic table outside. I thought it would be fun to share photos of homeschool areas. Add Your Homeschool Area! Everyone love to see what others are doing. Share your photo. If you ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Exodus Bible Study

We just started the Exodus Bible Study while we make booklets for a Bible Scrap-Lapbook.  This week we are studying the life of Moses, next week Plagues and passover, the following week the Tabernacle.All the stories in the OT exciting portraits of Christ. You are invited. Everything you need is free online. Here are the first four booklets in the ... Read More »

24 Free Kindle eBooks: Timeless Best-Sellers!

We Americans pride ourselves in making great advances. But let’s compare a best selling book today with one from the 1800s. Sometimes older is better! Twilight, the young-adult vampire-romance novel has sold 17 million copies worldwide, and spent over 91 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list [big Sigh]. (Read more about Twilight here.) So what kind of ... Read More »

FREE Kindle Christian Fiction & Classical Ebooks

FREE Kindle Ebooks Read on Kindle, Online, or Your Phone* These are listed as FREE  today but may not be tomorrow. *iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Ipad Deeper Water (Tides of Truth Series, Book 1) by Robert Whitlow  I love Robert Whitlow books. I’ve read every one of them. All three books in the Tides of Truth series are good.. A ... Read More »

The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Teach Your Child

We all have one main purpose—to have a relationship with God, to bring glory to Him by the way we live our lives, by how we relate to Him and others (Matt. 22:37-39; Mark 12:29-31). When we are walking in that purpose we are where we are meant to be, we are swimming in the river of living water. Doing what we are created to do.Walking in the love, joy and peace of the Trinity--allowing that love to flow through us into others. Read More »

Sailing with God

Many homeschool mothers want their curriculum plan so laid out that they know what to do every minute of the day. It would be easy to know the charted course beforehand and depend on a wind that never changes and that would effortlessly take you to your destination! But God doesn’t work that way. He wants you to depend on Him moment by moment. Read More »

What the Bible Says About Education: How?

How Should We Teach Our Children? With Object Lessons The Bible’s object lessons provide the answers to mankind’s fundamental questions about life. Jesus’ entire life, teaching, death and resurrection are all object lessons. As a teacher it is your responsibility to know God’s Word well enough to teach these types of lessons to your children, not only during daily Bible ... Read More »

Teaching Hebraically, Teaching Biblically

What does it mean to teach biblically? Hebraically? The entire Bible is a Hebrew book, not just the OT. The Hebrews have always placed God’s Word at the center of their education. Modern religious Jews (especially Hasidic Jews) continue to focus on God’s Word. The book The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is an absorbing novel about two Jewish boys, Reuven and ... Read More »

Do Not Speak the Names of Other Gods?

We study a Hebrew book—written by Hebrews; we serve a Hebrew Lord—who had Hebrew disciples; we desire to follow the first century church—which was first predominately Hebrew; and through Christ, we are grafted into a Hebrew family! It makes sense to study the Hebrew culture. Studying Scripture from our Western/American/Greek view is like looking for gold in a dark mine ... Read More »

Get Books FREE with Paperback Swap!

I am really excited about Paper Back Swap (PBS)! Most homeschoolers have shelves and shelves of books sitting and waiting to be used.  Want to swap them for a book you have been wanting- FREE? You do need to pay to ship books but media rate is under $3.00. In return you can get almost any book without paying shipping! ... Read More »

Fun & Easy Cake Pops

Daughter # 3, Victoria told me about Cake Pops. I think these are adorable and just the right size for dessert--only two bites of cake. Easy to make by the children, cute to serve. Perfect for holidays gift giving. We are going to pas out Turkey Cake Pops for Thanksgiving this year. Read More »

Fabulous, Fun, File Folder Games!

Fun Fabulous File Folder Games AKA Lapbook games are ready to go games make learning fun!  Bright, colorful and hands-on to engage young learners.  Colorful, time-saving and a snap to set up and store, these fun and engaging file folder games encourage independent learning. Just glue the brightly-colored game boards inside file folders and students will have everything they need to ... Read More »

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 »

Beef Up Your Homeschool with the Internet & Scrapbooking

Easily Beef Up Any Curriculum I turn the lessons into thematic unit studies. Instead of one lesson in  history, science, math and language arts daily,  we  do several science lessons science on for one or two days then several science history for one or two days (with Bible, math and language arts daily). I incorporate the Internet and videos. The ... Read More »

Fun & Easy American History

There is no need to suffer though boring history text books. I teach my youngest boys American history by combining wonderful engaging read aloud books (like the Jean Fritz books) and YouTube videos and/or documentaries. No brain work required. Simply read the story aloud and combine with narration, copy work or activity and a YouTube video. For example On President’s ... Read More »

Seven Neat Things You Can Do With LibraryThing

LibraryThing is the program for book lovers. It helps you create a library-quality catalog of books: books you own, books you’ve read, books you’d like to read, books you’ve lent out … whatever grouping you’d like. Here is a screen shot of my page. Click on it to see the real page. Years ago, I spent days attempting to record ... Read More »

Wallies Stick & Peel: Chalkboard & Dry Erase Boards

I found a super homeschool tool. Wallies Peel and Stick Chalkboard and Dry Erase wall decals combine function with fashion. Write notes, make lists, play games…the possibilities are endless. They are removable and repositionable. You can put them anywhere: on the fridge, file cabinets, walls, etc. Available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Works on walls, wood, ... Read More »

Great Classics: Exposing the Emperor Even More

I covered this topic in my book and on various places on the Internet but I received this question via email this morning: You give some great advice on how to find the living books but I noticed on your list that most of those books are not the classics. Is there another list where you include the Great Classics? ... Read More »

An Easy Way to Make Homeschool Decisions

Every year I receive many, many emails from nervous, anxious, frustrated mothers trying to make decisions about the year’s new homeschool plans. Some are deciding to homeschool, some are deciding on teaching approaches, some are deciding on curriculum. The common thread is fear of making the wrong decision. Putting Things In Perspective Dear Ones, I would like to help you ... Read More »

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