World Geography for Everyone with Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC)

(I was compensated for my time reviewing this product.  All opinions are my own. You can read my complete disclosure here.) Two years ago, while on a cross country trip over the Christmas holiday, I decided to be intentional about teaching my girls World Geography. We had spent hours in a minivan discussing places we had seen while on the road, when we began discussing mountain ranges. My husband being very knowledgeable in the subject answered the majority of their…

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How I Teach Apologetics in Our Homeschool

How I Teach Apologetics in Our Homeschool

It’s no secret apologetics are a crucial part of our homeschool. I’ve shared on previous occasions the reasons why having a biblical foundation is critical to prevent losing our kids to the world. Teaching Apologetics Is A Priority in Our Homeschool I picked up Already Gone by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer after a conference a few years ago. In this book, Ken and Britt uncover the reasons why young people are…

Famous Birthdays

James Madison: Father of the Constitution

This March marks the 266th birthday celebration of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison. I have to tell you I’ve really been enjoying this famous birthdays series. I’ve learned so much by gathering resources for you, I hope you are too! Quick Facts About the 4th American President James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway VA. Madison attended Princeton University, studied Law and graduated early. He…

Encouragement and Inspiration for the Homeschool Blahs

Encouragement and Inspiration for the Homeschool Blahs

Are you in need of encouragement and inspiration for the homeschool blahs? I’ve heard it say that many homeschoolers are ready to call it quits in November and February. I’ve been there more than once due to burnout and when our routine and curriculum just weren’t working. Here’s some great news whether this describes how you’re feeling or if you just need some encouragement and inspiration. The bloggers at iHomeschool…

Reader Favorites: Top 10 Posts of 2016

This past year was full of unexpected changes for our family; and though in the beginning things looked grim, the Lord blessed the final outcome. This was also the year in which I finally started to blog regularly, something I’d been wanting to do for years. I want to thank you, my readers for your support and encouragement in this season, and I can’t begin to explain how exited I…

My First Blogging Conference

During the Summer of 2015, I was determined to start blogging consistently. Blogs had become my primary source of information for all things homeschooling for some time, and I had developed friendships with many bloggers over the years. It was then that I first heard of the 2:1 Conference. As October approached my Facebook, Twitter and Persicope feeds were swarmed by conference posts. With no ticket, and no real direction…

A Day In The Life

Since I am a working homeschooling mom, my days are busy, and my schedule is demanding not just on me, but on the rest of the family too. With that being said, our days are more structured than most homeschool families. …

Curriculum Choices For Elementary, Middle and High School

(This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here.)   After trying various homeschool curriculum and philosophies (traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, un-schooling, etc.), we realized that like many other families our style didn’t really fit into any one single box. Our learning style has evolved over time, and we’ve finally come up with our own “philosophy”. We consider ourselves interest-led-classical-charlotte-mason-homeschoolers. Maybe we should come up with an acronym for that…

Why Knowing Your Own Learning Style Will Make You A Better Teacher

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) As a brand new homeschooler, 3 years ago I set out to create the ideal school at home. I read through countless books and articles. Watched way too many TED talks and devised the perfect “home/school” plan. I literally mapped out the next 12 years of home education, with a complete list of curriculum, projects, field-trips, etc. If you’ve been following…