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  • Encouraging an Attitude of Gratitude

    Fall is one of the best times of the year, and not just because the weather begins to cool off and the leaves turn amazing colors. Fall is the time of year we turn our hearts toward deeper things, and actually focus on gratitude and thankfulness. I know it’s something that we should be focusing […]

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  • A Year with Jesus by R.P. Nettlehorst

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    This is a short daily devotional book, focusing on the teaching/words of Jesus. The idea is to help the Christian have a daily time of reflection and meditation on The Bible. The words of Jesus begin the devotion for each day. Each devotion should only take about 5-10 minutes to read. There are ten themes […]

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  • Christmas Break Boredom Busters

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    Yes, it’s that time… all of the busy -ness of Christmas is nearing an end. The presents have been wrapped and are under the tree… and the kids are on Christmas break. Even for homeschoolers, that spells “boredom.” My kids are already beginning to complain of that diabolical disease. It drives me crazy. Just a […]

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  • What is your learning type?

                    Homeschool Learning Type Test Visual You love to watch. You learn best when you watch someone else do something first. You can view a how to video and you’ve got it! Hands on You learn best when you can touch and do what you are learning. Auditory […]

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  • Why Do I Homeschool?

    When we first began this homeschooling journey over 15 years ago, there were alot of people who were unhappy with our choice. As a family completely involved in a private school (principal and a teacher) to pull our children and bring them home was huge, even our pastor gave us a little grief. Fast forward […]

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  • Getting Ready for the ACT / SAT test

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      UPDATE: The SAT and ACT are changing… this should be no surprise to any of us, but it should affect how we prepare our students for these tests. From what I understand the SAT will be dropping the writing component and introducing a new test in January of 2016. Which makes me wonder if […]

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  • 10 great Summer Home school Ideas

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    Not everyone agrees about school in the summer. Even I don’t agree with myself sometimes… (that’s a problem, huh?) I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around I really really need a break! So, typically our summertime is just that – a break for mom. However, the kids do keep their brains active […]

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  • Enter for a FREE Book Giveaway!

    Check out the book cover and trailer reveal for Tialla Rising’s upcoming release, Where Shadows Lie, and continue below to enter the giveaway!    Release date: June 2015Synopsis via Goodreads: His dark past haunts him. His new life taunts him.   After twenty years in the gangs and a hefty prison sentence, an early release […]

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  • Let’s Get Started – Homeschooling Pre-K

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    I’ve never been a proponent of serious schooling at the PreK level. I believe at this age the child learns so much by playing, mimicking, and using their imagination. To push schooling would be a disservice to the child. However, with that being said some children are ready to get learning at this age and […]

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  • Creative ways to Celebrate Pi Day

    Sure, you’ve met him before… that innocent little number that is used by so many mathematicians. For the most part, he lives a fairly uncelebrated life… but not this year. This March the numbers work out just right so that our dear friend Pi is recognized in number on March 14 – in fact – 3/14/15 […]