Heartache intrudes upon our lives, uninvited. It wears many faces … takes many forms. How do we homeschool through the heartache?
What if you could study less and improve your grades?
Learn study tips and strategies that can increase your effectiveness so your high school assignments fit into your life rather than consume it.
(Inside: grab a FREE download with the 10 Habits that will help you become a better student.)
Don’t underestimate the power of good manners. Even small acts of kindness can make a big impact.
As the light of civility in our culture grows dim, our light of love as expressed through godly manners will shine all the brighter.
Memory is like a muscle that is strengthened with use. Before we talk about how to develop it, let’s talk about goals.
Are your students studying only what is necessary to pass a test? Or are they studying to truly understand the material?
The destination determines the path….
When you’re racing through life, everything is a blur. You blaze past beauty without noticing it. You miss fine details. There’s no time for reflection—just the “next thing.”
It’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose. Do you know what that is?
Most of what I learned in public school K-12, I’ve forgotten. But much of what I learned while homeschooling my children has literally transformed my thinking.
Isn’t it cool how homeschooling gives us another opportunity to be educated?
Cuddling together on the couch… exploring new worlds through the pages of story… learning significant character lessons through noble (or ignoble) characters….
Stories can connect us!
Once the honeymoon is over, marriage can become more challenging. Past hurts, disappointments, and a difficult family history can exasperate marital conflicts.
In my first year of marriage, I faced a painful decision. It tested the strength of my commitment to faithfulness and transparency in my marriage.
It’s a rather personal story…
As a homeschool mom and writing teacher, I understand how difficult it can be to try to teach a reluctant writer. It’s easy to feel inadequate.
Thankfully, after 40+ years of writing, I’ve discovered a few techniques and tips that can transform a reluctant writer into a confident communicator.
If you’d like a little guidance on how to inspire a student who is reluctant to write, keep reading….
When we speak of “a strong woman,” why should we look at a CEO rather than a stay-at-home mom? We are told that a modern, empowered woman can do anything and everything. Motherhood is okay, but it’s best if combined with a “real job.”
Is that reasonable? Can I actually be a full-time wife and mother and professional and do everything perfectly?
You want to be a loving, joyful, peaceful momma, but you’re exhausted. The demands on your time and energy feel relentless.
You need a chance to catch your breath—but you feel guilty. There’s still so much work waiting to be done.
You need a day of rest.
One writer compared stress to the tension on a stringed instrument: Too much tension, and the strings snap. But without tension, there is no music—only a dull, raspy sound.
Is there a way we can use stress to “make music” with our lives rather than become so overwhelmed by it that we “snap”?
Do you feel overwhelmed? Is your environment making you a little crazy? Do you worry about whether you’re giving the people you love the attention they need? With the flood of demands and opportunities that rush toward us, it’s easy to be swept away….
Music has an amazing ability to influence our moods, which, in turn, can influence our actions. That’s powerful.
We would be wise to educate our children on the power of music…
Unbelievable as it may seem, I was 30 years old before I learned that Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter.
I grew up thinking Easter was all about jelly beans, marshmallow chicks, and chocolate bunnies….