10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

by Katie Julius Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the remembrance of the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as the people waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” (John 12:13), a stark contrast to the events that would occur later that week. This week,...
The Third Time is the Charm

The Third Time is the Charm

by Rebecca Kocsis We changed curriculum three times the first year we started to homeschool. Three times. The year we started homeschooling my kids were four, six, and seven. I had mostly borrowed material from a friend that was designed for traditional classroom use....
7 Ways to Simplify Your Homeschool

7 Ways to Simplify Your Homeschool

Editor’s Note: This time of year is often referred to as the “winter blues.” The holidays are over and the end of the school year is far off in the distance. It can be challenging to keep a positive attitude (both mom and kids!) and to keep pushing on with school. We...

Buried Curriculum Treasure

by Penny Ross, Tools for the Home Educator Rumors and legends abound about treasure dating back to the days of Blackbeard or Captain Kidd! What do these stories share in common? It’s treasure buried deep in the ground which is found only after an arduous search...

Add a Little Variety to Your Day

by Katie Julius In most everything we do regularly, we run the risk of developing feelings of drudgery as we start feeling the itch for something new; a break from what has become monotonous. It’s probably even more true now than ever in this season of sheltering at...

Beyond the Academics

by Katie Julius If your home is anything like mine right now, you are struggling to make school happen. It’s that mid-year slump that seems to hit every year, right about now. Mom is worn out. Kids are worn out. In my home, my excitement comes from all the planning...