Like many things, daily Bible reading is a habit — and one that your children can start very early! Here are 10 Bible reading plans for 2021.
It’s that time of year! Christmas joy and celebrations. Here are 20 holiday fun activities to enjoy with your family: Make a tree-shaped photo collage by including family members that can’t attend the celebration. Play Christmas charades. Make a special Christmas treat. Gather your favorite Christmas titles and put them in a basket next to […]
How much sleep do your children need? It might be more than you think! During the holidays, it is especially important to make sure your children get enough sleep. With the extra activities (and sugar) adequate downtime will benefit the entire family. Signs of regular sleep deprivation include: …irritability, difficulty concentrating, hypertension, obesity, headaches, and […]
You and your kids can create pretzel turkeys or chocolate caramel turkey legs with these 20 fun DIY Thanksgiving treats!
We know first-hand that living on one income while homeschooling can be a challenge. But where there is a will there is a way! Here are our 10 tried-and-true tips for making it happen: 1. Stick to your budget. We have operated on a budget since nearly the beginning. It started before we had children […]
If we’re not careful, Thanksgiving can end up being an over-stressed, over-indulgent, over-chaotic holiday! But with a little planning and thought, we can spend Thanksgiving being … thankful. Here are 8 ideas for actually enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday: 1. Slow down. The holidays can put us in overdrive. Instead, we can take a deep breath. […]
If you love Disney you’ll love these 3 free Mickey & Friends Thanksgiving printables: 1. Thanksgiving Activity Placemat Simple activities for the impatient ones waiting for food that include drawing, matching, a maze, word scramble, and word search. To make the placemat more servicable, you can place it between contact paper and use a dry […]
For most of us, the day-to-day homeschooling routine revolves around Mom. It is Mom who plans the courses, sets up the schedules, chooses the materials, tutors the children, addresses character issues, and manages the home. It is also Mom who carries the burden of the perceived success or failure of the homeschool! Keeping Dad involved […]
“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” — Joel 1:3 This is our first duty, we are to begin at the family hearth: he is a bad preacher who does not commence his ministry at home…. To teach our children is a personal duty; […]
There never seems to be enough time in a day! Want to find more? Here are 6 time-saving ideas: 1. Prioritize. Feel like you have hundreds of tasks requiring your attention each day? Most moms do. Homeschool moms tend to find themselves with an extra helping. Ever hear of of Steven Covey’s Big Rocks demonstration? […]
Most homeschool families are one-income families. In many cases the family runs a small business or Dad is self-employed. Many homeschool families watch their pennies. Here are our tried and tested top 20 easy ways to save money around the home: Make a budget. Knowing how much you have to spend (or not) tends to […]
When we are blessed with children, they arrive as bundles of love, and with abundant hope, and rising expectations. For those of us who educate our children at home, the expectations multiply. There is pressure to perform, and fear of consequences. There is also no one else on which to shift blame if things don’t […]