Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

When you think back to what you remember learning in any formal educational setting, I am betting you remember things like field trips, interactive projects, or lessons on topics related to your interests. We need something to attach or relate new knowledge to...
The Joy of Homeschooling Together

The Joy of Homeschooling Together

Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together. Psalm 98:8 What brings you joy or delight? Is it walking on a beach hand in hand with the love of your life against the quiet backdrop of a stunning sunrise? Is it preparing a big holiday meal in...
Stay the Course

Stay the Course

As I prepare to graduate our third child from our homeschool in May, I am keeping in the forefront of my mind the advice I heard from more than one seasoned homeschool mom over the last sixteen years. Stay the course. This Christmas break was a very busy one for our...
Choose a Clear Finish Line

Choose a Clear Finish Line

I stood on tiptoes, peering over the shoulders of those crowded into the stands, hoping, as the others around me, to catch a glimpse of my beloved athlete. The white line stretching across the lanes was an invisible dam, holding back the flood of runners waiting to...
How to Make Knowledge Easy

How to Make Knowledge Easy

Several years ago, this Proverb caught my attention: A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding. (Proverbs 14:6) The part that really struck me was the claim that “knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.” As a homeschooling...