Computer Skills For Homeschoolers {Review}

Some areas of homeschooling I’ve handled like a boss. Others, like computer skills, I completely forget about until the kids are nearly in high school! Or at least that’s what happened with my oldest two. Both my eighth grader and my senior were in upper middle school before I realized they had no clue how to operate a computer. Basic stuff like sending an email, doing an online search,  or creating a document were mysteries … Read more…

Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer by Peggy Consolver (Review)

Along with our regular read alouds, we’ve recently added Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer by Peggy Consolver – Author. This historical fiction story is about the Gibeonites from Joshua 9 and 10. Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer I began reading to everyone (ages 4-14), but soon only the 14-year-old was left. Not surprisingly, it is a bit much for the kindergartners. As a result, she and I took turns reading as we made our way … Read more…

Greek Mythology In Your Homeschool {Review}

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is the ability to teach my children whatever I want. We can read a book and then spend a week or two following rabbit trails that sparked our interest. If we get curious about something, there is nothing stopping us from learning about it until our hearts and minds are content. This is a great blessing in that my children (and I) will have a vast knowledge that … Read more…

Bessie’s Pillow (Historical Fiction Book Review)

Bessie's Pillow

When it comes to fictional books, historical fiction is by far my favorite genre. In general, I have a hard time reading, watching, or just devoting time in general to something that isn’t going to teach me anything. For this reason, I find watching mindless television an absurd habit, but that’s another post entirely! Back to my beloved historical fiction. . . Well written historical fiction has the ability to transport you through time and … Read more…

Creating a Masterpiece Review

Creating A Masterpiece Review

Now and then something new makes its way into our homeschool routine. Sometimes it is loved by few, others it is loved by many, and very rarely, it is loved by all. Creating a Masterpiece is once such rare gem that has been loved by all. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to incorporate more art into our homeschool. In fact, two of our Rule of Six are create and encounter beauty. You’ll find art … Read more…

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