8 Tips for Kindergarten at Home

Read-aloud, read-aloud and then read-aloud some more. Read lots and lots of picture books, a storybook Bible and a few chapter books. Listening to the written word read aloud is a vital part of literacy. Sarah Mackenzie’s Read-Aloud Revival podcasts on her blog amongstlovelythings.com can help you find quality books, helpful tips and resources on reading out loud. Audiobooks are… Read More

Swans in Art, Music and Literature

Swans are very beautiful. The have many interesting qualities including being monogamous. One of the most famous pictures of a swan is the one by the great master artist Audubon. Notice the use of atmospheric perspective in the background of the picture. There are three values of the color blue in the sky. Do you notice that the water is… Read More

Are You Doing Too Much?

Are you doing too much? It’s a temptation when parents feel stressed about high school. Some parents tend to go overboard with the homeschool workload. Is that you? At first, parents just aren’t sure what homeschool high school should look like. Then in sophomore and junior year, in a panic over college, they pile even more work on their already overworked child. By… Read More

A Hard Road Paved with Grace

At a crossroads. That’s where our homeschool journey began. By God’s grace, we felt peace that the public school path was not an option for our soon-to-be Kindergartner. But still two paths remained: private school and homeschool. The private school option seemed like the most obvious route, especially since our oldest daughter was already attending preschool at the local private… Read More

The Art of Writing (Part 1)

When one mentions the word “February”, the image most popular is likely that of a heart or cupid—something related to Valentine’s Day. That shouldn’t be too surprising given that Valentine’s Day is fourth on the list of most expensive holidays; Christmas, Mother’s Day and Easter are the top three. I read somewhere that Cupid may shoot blindfold, but he always… Read More

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, but Where Does Homeschooling Fit In?

Every December, despite my best intentions, I become an unschooler. Now, I have nothing against unschooling; it is just generally a form of homeschooling that doesn’t suit our family as well as the slightly structured version we usually practice. But there is something about December that does me in every year. While it may be just me, I have a… Read More