Stacy Farrell

Surprised by Jesus, Stacy went from an unmarried, childless, 30-something career woman to a Christ-following wife of 28+ years with two sons homeschooled K-12. She battled fear and overwhelm, but survived and thrived. Author of 10+ books—including the award-winning Philosophy Adventure—she loves to equip and encourage homeschool families.


His nickname was Squill Head.

Pericles’ name means “surrounded by glory.” A few nights before he was born, his mother dreamt she gave birth to a lion. 🦁

Born with an unusually large skull that made Pericles a target for ridicule—comedians nicknamed him “Squill-head.”

He grew from a introverted, studious youth … into a charismatic orator who had a ferocious impact upon Athenian history.

Once upon a time there was a homeschool mom

5 Easy Ways To Get Your Students Excited About Writing

Once upon a time there was a homeschool mom with three children who needed to learn how to write.

In a world of emojis, text messaging, and chat, this mom wanted her kids to have the skills to eloquently “say what they mean” (and the character to “mean what they say”).

But she had a problem.

Since she wasn’t a writer herself, the thought of teaching her kids how to write overwhelmed her.

Do you know how to study for high school?

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.)

a variety of delicious foods

2 Tips for Teaching Health and Manners

Do you need to teach health and manners?

When you explore a bit of the history of diets and manners, it may feel like you’ve stepped into The Twilight Zone.

Many of the popular diets were so ridiculous—or deadly—that it’s hard to believe anyone would follow them.

Essential study skills memory

Essential Study Skills: Memory

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….

3 Tips for Storytime

3 Tips for Storytime

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!

always protect your marriage

What does it take to protect your marriage?

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…

Reluctant writer working hard

Are you trying to teach a reluctant writer?

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….

Are you ready for a day of rest?

Do you need a day of rest?

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.

Make Music with Our Lives

Stress-free Homeschooling?

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”?

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