Organizing e-Books

For starters, organizing your e-books and other downloads is somewhat like organizing your computer files: set up broad categories for the types of sites you usually want to return to. For instance, my categories run along the lines of homeschool subjects, encouragement, health, writing and publishing, and business. You need to choose the labels that will best suit your e-book… Read More

How To Use Conferences

Can I confess something? Until 2012, I had not been to a homeschooling conference that required me to put on something other than pajamas in years. In a homeschooling community that thrives on conferences and gatherings in general, I had reached—or so I thought—that point in my homeschooling journey where conferences had little to offer. I felt that I had… Read More

SQUILT: Amazing Resource and Give Away for Teaching Music and Music Appreciation at Home

Need some help incorporating the arts into your home education routine, but don’t know how or where to start? Think SQUILT!  Music Appreciation Made Simple! I am so excited to review this new resource for our Heart of the Matter readership. For years I have looked for a resource that I could recommend to parents for their use at home…a… Read More

Ending the School Year with a Resounding Fizzle.

Before I had kids, I dreamed of homeschooling. Just imagine: all of us, blissfully spending hours and hours together, pouring over good books, transforming our home into mock Mayan ruins, learning the Periodic Table of Elements through song and Superhero images, reading the newspaper in our study of current affairs, writing letters to our politicians and holding mock-parliament at home,… Read More

You Have Purpose Mom.

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!  I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;  but it is… Read More

Wednesday Web Walk

Each Wednesday, we do our best to bring you a “Web Walk.” Yep!   We keep our eyes scouring the web for blogs outside of Heart of the Matter…blogs that are like-minded. We pick articles that we know will encourage, inspire and motivate you to really pursue getting to the “heart of the matter.” Have suggestions! Be sure to list your… Read More