Many times in the last few years I’ve found myself saying that homeschooling is also continuing education for the homeschool mom. I’ve learned so much homeschooling my five children. One way I have learned many things is cycling through history homeschooling multiple ages. It has been a joy to learn rich history and have a picture of the timeline in my head. I didn’t get
I love going to the beach in the summer time. It’s one of our favorite family vacations. Of course we love camping in the mountains and hiking to beautiful peaks, but, as for me, I am an ocean girl and I love the sun and the beach. What better way to combine some relaxing summer time beach goodness, than with an art activity to boot.
I am FAR from good when it comes to art – I barely draw a good stick person (seriously!)! One thing that can be difficult in homeschooling to find is a good art program – at least this has been my experience. Enter … “You ARE an Artist!” at chalkpastel.com. When looking over the online video art courses, our family was in the mood for
Sometimes in a homeschool year we find that fine arts is one thing that is hard to fit in. Guess what? I have a no-guilt, no-fuss way to enjoy these wonderfully enriching subjects. With online fine arts homeschool courses, you have what you need at your fingertips. There are studies of famous artists, piano lessons, music appreciation lessons and art lessons for all ages! Four
The Who Was Biographies are a series of books that I wish I had known about with my older two children! They are a series of books (with new titles still being added) that include biographies of people as well as a closer look at places, and events both in history and currently. This series of inspiring, illustrated biographies is perfect for elementary to young
Do your children know the names of the instruments of the orchestra? What about the families of musical instruments? My eldest children know these. But when my friend Mary Prather introduced her newest SQUILT resource, it made me realize that it was time to teach our youngest children more about the orchestra. And what a wonderful resource to use for just that. Time to explore
Are you looking for a creative way to teach character education to your kids? Have you ever seen it done through a coloring book approach? Last month I found just that, a delightful character education series of coloring books called Donnie Learns. This unique series of seven books is made up of inspiring stories that are paired with coloring activities. The activities teach important character
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we have entered the rush toward Christmas. With family, church, and homeschooling obligations it can seem like we are always a little bit behind during the month of December. Why not consciously choose to create a little margin? Homeschooling offers us that kind of flexibility. In our homeschool, we will be setting aside the bulk of our studies in