An Anger Check

I was reading Psalm 106 this morning. Verses 32-33 caught my attention. Here is another insight God is giving us about anger. The two...

Entering with a bang (essays, part 5)

Whew! The main body of the essay is written! Are we done now? Nope. Not yet. So far, we have followed the process of writing an essay...

From Outlines to Paragraphs (part 4)

Step 4 in the writing process is writing the main body of the essay. If you’ve followed Steps 1-3 in writing an essay (see previous...

Read it daily...together

When we first started out, we used a printed Bible curriculum, but I wanted to teach my children the whole scope of the Bible and the...

Outlines: Essay Writing (part 3)

The 3rd step in writing an essay is making an outline. Once you have done a "dump page" and organized all the items on the "dump page" on...

Keepers at home: Disciplining ourselves

I have to confess that as a child, and even (maybe especially!) in my high school years, I was messy. My bedroom was rarely clean....

List page: essay writing (step 2)

Essay writing can actually become fun and fairly easy! Last week I wrote on Step 1 of writing an essay: choosing a topic and making a...

Atmosphere of Peace: Music

I may get in trouble for this one, but I'm going to take the plunge anyway. As "keepers or guardians of our homes" (Titus 2:5), we bear...

4 Distinctives of a Christian Home

A couple years ago a friend of mine in Alaska told me how she had challenged her church with a question that went something like this,...

More Than a Fraction of the World

"A mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it...

Math in the Bible

We don't often realize it or think about it, but math is found throughout the Bible. From the very first chapter of Genesis to the very...

Tricks of the Trade

Mathematics is full of patterns. This is why math is both beautiful and fascinating. By learning some of these patterns, we can become...

Drilling math facts

Of all the helpful things we can teach our children, learning the simple math facts is right up there near the top. If our children don't...

Mathematics, the language of God

Mathematics is one of the core subjects of schooling. "Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic" have always been the top three for a reason....

Creating Your Home Atmosphere

When we make the choice to homeschool, our homes become the center of nearly everything in our lives and our children's lives. Our place...

Making Holidays Special: Decorations

December seems a fitting month to write about making holidays special in our homeschooling routines. As homeschool moms we have a variety...

Punctuation: save a life

The fourth pillar of education is punctuation. For most people punctuation is a confusing mystery. Punctuation errors (as well as...

Give the gift of grammar

The third pillar of education is grammar. Many people think grammar is relatively unimportant, one of those distasteful subjects forced...

Spelling and Phonics

The second pillar of education is spelling. Unfortunately, this skill is, like handwriting, going by the wayside. Many think that with...