Switching Gears Mid-Year

Sometimes changing curriculum mid-year makes sense. Your curriculum’s not working and you’re ready to admit it after several weeks or months of frustration in your homeschool. Don’t panic. Curriculum mismatch can happen. One of the advantages of homeschooling is that, unlike public school teachers, you CAN switch gears and change your curriculum! Don’t hesitate, especially if the subject happens to… Read More

Harry Truman

“Who has despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10). I imagine each of us has considered something that seemed insignificant and thought, “Oh, that doesn’t matter.” The person in need overlooked, the small act of kindness that would have only taken a second or two, the step or two out of the way to greet someone–each of these seems… Read More

TR and Taft

I like many things about Theodore Roosevelt. I admire how he overcame childhood asthma to become a physically strong adult. I admire his deep love and respect for his father, who died while Teddy was in college. I admire how he recovered from losing his wife and mother on the same day in the same house and how he sought… Read More

Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

A good curriculum should be appreciated, because it can make teaching more effective and learning more memorable. Over the years, I’ve spent money on some materials that were worth the investment and others that just were so-so. In addition to educating my children with quality materials and a biblical worldview, I really hoped that they would become lifelong learners who… Read More