Homeschooling: Evaluate Your Homeschool

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Homeschool: It’s Time to Take a Break

This is a good time of year to take a break from some of your homeschooling and have a check up about how things are going.

And if they aren’t going well, it’s time to look for the resources and get the help you need so that your homeschooling days do not become a battleground between you and your children.

When your children are little, everything is new and learning is fun!

Writing their name is fun!

Counting is fun!

Drawing is fun!

Science is fun!

Even helping Mommy is fun!

However, as the children get used to the routine of their school days and learn the basics, school is not so much fun anymore.

In fact, it can become a battleground. So what can you do about this?

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Stop Homeschooling for a Day or Two.

Look at what is happening so that you can get back to that fun stage.

Oh, I know that learning isn’t all fun and games.

Education is referred to as a discipline for a reason —but there are strategies that you can use to help you capture your children’s imagination and help make their learning meaningful and tolerable again.

Many families use unit studies as a break to freshen up their learning.

What is a Unit Study?

A unit of study focuses on one central theme, e.g. insects.  In the unit study, students will learn all about insects by combining multiple subjects into one study. These learning adventures may cover everything from the biology of insects, the history of species, the spelling of scientific names, adding and subtracting favorite bugs, drawing insects! In other words, one topic is studied via various disciplines. What does this mean for your children? Unit studies are a great way to introduce students to real-life experiences and use their natural curiosity to make their learning relevant. (More Information is available from


If your home and homeschool really has become a battleground, I recommend using an Action Plan to get back on track. Let’s face it- we all have bad days.  This action plan is not for a bad day, but it may help you change a bad pattern of behavior and replace it with the desired action.  And sometimes, it just helps you identify and decipher what is really going on with your child. You can read the whole article here.


Homeschool Art Project: So Blessed that I HAD to be thankful!

was featured on the How to Homeschool My Child FB page in November. This is a great art project to encourage some graphic design and gratitude.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:12-15

How has God blessed YOU?

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This Simple Mistake

People Don’t Talk About This But

Why do I write homeschool blog articles?
Make encouraging phone calls?
Post homeschool tips?
Read Scripture and have a biblical worldview?
This child.
Because there is another generation coming that needs to have the kind of Christian training and excellence in education that only homeschooling offers.

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Because there’s another generation coming!

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9 Super Fantastic Resources for Net Safe Kids

I am not a computer expert that understands all the in’s and out’s of internet accountability, controls and resources! I am a mom who knows that I need to protect my family from the evil that is so easily available on the internet. I didn’t want the blessing of homeschooling to turn into a curse of misuse of the internet, or a pornography addiction and its evil influences.
Below are some internet accountability resources to help all of us protect our families.

Net Safe Kids: Stop Accidental Exposure!

Did you know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 70% of children are exposed accidentally to pornography each year?

Continue reading “9 Super Fantastic Resources for Net Safe Kids”

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child: The Importance of the Walk

Do you have a strong-willed child?

The kind that you see screaming and throwing tantrums at the grocery store? Or in Sunday school?
Yep, I had one of those.
The kind you actually think might NEED medication?
Even though you can’t believe you are thinking that?
Here’s our story.
Please SHARE if you think it will help encourage someone.
And JOIN me on Homeschool Christian Mom FB group for more tips.
When you have a child like this, it is easy to feel like a failure as a parent.
This kind of kid tests all of your reserve strength. This kind of child teaches you to pray!

Our first child was extremely strong willed.

I even talked to our Christian doctor about my daughter. I was ready to put her on medication to help me keep my own sanity. But . . . Continue reading “Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child: The Importance of the Walk”