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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 »

Sorry, I Can’t Call You

Every August this happens. I get a dozens of email request for me to call and explain Heart of Wisdom (or "how to homeschool") over the phone. I feel bad telling people I can't call but I just don't have the time. I will however, answer your email questions. Read More »

ROFL Entrepreneurial Grandson

My daughter, Rebecca and her family have been traveling to homeschool fairs all summer promoting their Home Educating Magazine. My grandson Joe — unknown to his parents — set up his own booth at a homeschool fair. He purchased arrow heads from a vendor during the convention. He then proceeded to borrow some string and a piece of paper from ... Read More »

Free & Entertaining US History Documentaries

We’ve been watching “America The Story of Us” documentaries on the History Channel. What better educational resource- Free and entertaining. My 10 year old stays glued though each  hour episode. Watch on the History Channel free or get the 3 DVD set at Amazon for $27.9 (less than $10 a DVD!)  9 Hours 24 Minutes + Extras The Story of ... Read More »

Every Digital Scrapbook Kit $2.99

Save Up To 80% We’re having a huge Scrapbook Kit Sale. Every kit is on sale for $2.99! This is the Bible Kit (regularly $14.00) Grab it quick for $2.99. Sale ends without notice. This huge kit includes Bible backgrounds, objects, animals, people and clothing. Students can combine Bible scenes with people, animals and objects to bring Bible stories to ... Read More »

More Than One Way to Lapbook

I’ve been using the term Scrap-Lapbooking to describe how we make our lapbooks. Here are some terms to clarify: Scrapbooking – a method for preserving family history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabilia contained in decorated albums. Digital Scrapbooking – is the art of creating a digital scrapbook page using an uploaded photo and various digital effects ... Read More »

To Be Educated

# If I can learn my ABCs, can read 600 words per minute, and can write with perfect penmanship, but have not been shown how to communicate with the Designer of all language, # I have not been educated. # If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you with my stunning logic, but have not been instructed in God’s wisdom, Read More »

Sodom and Gomorrah Printable Booklet

This is a squash book for the Genesis Bible Lapbook. You can download the 6 page PDF file below free. The folds are a bit tricky so I wanted to give it its own post with a video. Taken with my iPhone by my 10 year old son. I got the  inspiration for the cover layout from PageMaps.com. I love ... Read More »

Genesis Bible Lapbook Video & Free Printables

This Bible Lapbook includes the Bible stories in Genesis 1-11. It is our gift to you to encourage Bible study and lapbooking. Download the Genesis Lapbook Free Here Note: The files have been updated since this video was made.   This is an excellent lapbook for beginners as it is made with two file folders and can easily be completed ... Read More »

First Fruits from Our SF Garden

We haven’t picked anything yet but we its exciting to see the tomatoes and peppers in our Square Foot garden.  Here are a few photo of starting the garden. I have to put down wire to keep out moles. Here are the scrapbook pages. Larger images are below. This is July 1st, 2010. Starting to see some veggies. I planted ... Read More »

Homeschool Mom Now Lives in Heaven

Fran, a 35 year old homeschool mom died Wednesday morning. She found out she had breast cancer November 2, 2005. Her blog "Welcome to the World of Cancer" documents her journey through the world of cancer. Her last post was written May 16 . She was too weak to write again. Read More »

Free Bible Lapbook: Genesis 1-11

This is a Bible Lapbook to go along with the Adam to Abraham lessons. It includes the Bible stories in Geneses 1-11: Creation, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, The Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark and The Tower of Babel. Get this Scrap-Lapbook Kit Free here. The files have been updated since this video was made.   Sample Booklets   ... Read More »

Biblioholism Test

I have a theory that most homeschoolers are book addicts that became homeschoolers to justify their habit. Biblioholism: n. [BIBLIO + HOLISM] book, of books: the habitual longing to purchase, read, store, admire and consume books in excess. I am a Queen Biblioholic. Are you an addict too? Take this test to find out. Read More »

How to Extend Your Homeschool with iTunes U Free

Most of you know there is a ton of valuable information available through podcast (I listen to  Bible studies, sermons, nutrition, writing, organic gardening, etc. daily ) But are you aware  the free information from iTunes U? iTunes U is a specialized area of the Apple iTunes store that allows Higher Education institutions to make audio and visual content available ... Read More »

Loving Summer Homeschool

Summer homeschooling is so much easier. Both my boys got though all their school work in half the time today! Because all the  other children in our neighborhood were out of school waiting to play. 🙂 Read More »

Top 20 Advantages to Homeschooling

Your kids never tell you that you’re a lot dumber than their teacher. If you can’t find matching socks for your child first thing in the morning, who cares? Cleaning out the refrigerator can double as chemistry lab. Your kids have good reason to think they might get spanked in school, but no reason to think they’ll get beat up ... Read More »

Free Book, Free Magazine & More!

WOW! Free ebook, free magazine, free Bible study, free journal and more. The Hebraic Christian Global Community mission is to facilitate the move of God to restore the Hebraic foundations of the Christian faith to all believers. They offer this fascinating information free. If you’re just beginning your search for the Hebraic foundations of your Christian faith or if you’re ... Read More »

Free Bible Drill Printable Games

We are working on Children’s Bible Drill at our church. I made this Card Game for the first nine Bible verses. This is a free printable 6 page document (1 page instructions 5 pages of cards) you can print from your computer. I printed them out on card stock and laminated them for durability before cutting out. We are working ... Read More »

We Are Hybrid Homeschooling!

We are hybrid homeschooling. I homeschool at home three days a week and send my children to a private homeschool one day and to fine arts classes one day. A hybrid is the combination of two or more different things, aimed at achieving a particular objective or goal. For example, I hybrid scrapbook, meaning I use traditional paper scrapbook methods ... Read More »

A Scrapbook for Grandbaby #14

My son Danny and his wife Ashley are expecting their second child. It will my 14th gandbaby! I made this scrapbook for baby shower. Once he is born I’ll fill in the photos. Ashley decorated the baby’s room with monkeys so I used Noah Scrapbook Kit from StudioGraphics.com and had the little monkey hanging around each page. Better look at ... Read More »

Digital Scrapbooking to Learn

Scrapbooking methods are a super creative outlet for school work. Scrapbooking is incredibly rewarding, Students show enthusiasm about almost any subject if there are able to scrapbook. Even computer novices can make great looking scrapbooks in little time. Start with a ready-to-use scrapbook layout, and then rearrange everything to make it your own. Here are sample pages made by children ... Read More »

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