I is for Idiot

I is for Idiot – and I was one! When my kids were little, my husband told me about homeschooling. He said he wanted us to homeschool. Amazingly, we knew two other families who homeschooled their children. I thought they were a bit strange because they were devout. And besides, they homeschooled their kids. And that made them weird, of course. I dismissed the idea. I was brought up to believe that public school was the only right choice. So I thought that putting my kids into public school would teach them about all the different kinds of people in the world, or at leastRead More →

H is for Higher

Higher. Isn’t that what we strive for every day with our children? We want them to climb higher, reach further, and expand their understanding of the world and our place in it. But even more, we want our children to look up. To seek the goodness and light placed in the world and in us. And it is our responsibility to get our children, to cajole them, and urge them to reach higher. To learn to read and write and understand math and to dream of touching the stars. Beyond that we want our children to discover beauty in your backyard. We want them toRead More →

One sad night, several years ago, I sat around the dinner table with my family, reestablishing conversation and relationships while a missing man hovered in everyone’s thoughts. My youngsters had managed well throughout the day, but were now giddy with the stress of a new life without their Grandpa and all the change that that entails. Who would take his place at the head of table, my kids wanted to know. Who would spend dinner gently chatting and smiling with them? My kids did not need to wonder for long. The others, in-laws and my husband, carried on jovial conversation which wound itself around theRead More →

F is for Finally

F is for Finally Ever have one of those moments? You have been trying to teach your child spelling, or addition, or history, or even to write his letters for what seems like eons. It may actually have been years that you have been at it. Then one day, quietly and without fanfare, your wonderful precious child gets it. He all of a sudden, overnight, understands! And what is your first thought? Well, what is your first thought after you call your husband at work to tell him the wonderful news about a minutia of your homeschooling life that he absolutely doesn’t understand? If youRead More →

E is for Everything

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 5, and that means the letter E. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘E’. . . E is for Everything – Wouldn’t It Be Great? The biggest challenge when you homeschool is finding books and materials and curricula to teach your children. So many of us end up from time to time purchasing something that we think will work wonderfully for our children. Your childRead More →

D is for Dreams and Direction

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 4, and that means the letter D. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘D’. . . D is for Dreams and Direction Dreams. We all have them for our children. If we homeschool, I suspect we spend more time dreaming of our children’s futures. But once all the dreaming is done, how do we help our children find their way? What resources can we use?Read More →

C is for Classes

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 3, and that means the letter C. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘C’. . . C is for Classes – How Do You Get Your Kids To Do Them? All of us, from first time-homeschooling mom to seasoned veteran struggle at the start of each year just a bit to find classes for our kids. We try to match the interests of our childrenRead More →

B is for Books

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 2, and that means the letter B. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘B’. . . B is for so many things, but the one topic that keeps popping out for me is Books. I love books. I enjoy finding new ones for my children, I relish discovering a new series for myself, I even love rearranging them on the shelves. When I was inRead More →