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Teaching the Regions of the United States

When I was a child, I hated geography. Trying to memorize the names and locations of hundreds of continents, countries, states, and provinces all over the world frustrated me. Recalling long lists of capitals and natural resources was a task that made my head spin. Now that I’m charged with teaching geography to my children, I’m […]


Homeschool Blogging:Making Money With Your Ministry

This blog post contains affiliate links. Until April  20, the iBlog baby and iBlog Pro bundle will sell for only $11.99 (25% off)- and since I know many of you are homeschool bloggers (or want to be) I’ll be sharing some tips over at my business blog – Web Success Coaching- as well as here.  I […]

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Helping Struggling Spellers (+ Giveaway)

While it is only one aspect of writing, one of the most common challenges children run into with writing is spelling. When encountering words children cannot spell, they do one of several things: ask for help, look it up, try it out or shutdown. The child who shuts down is likely the child who struggles […]

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How Lungs Work: A Health Science Experiment

How Lungs Work: A Health Science Experiment World Health Day falls annually in April to spark awareness for the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is the authority for health in United Nations system and is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters. This experiment can forward WHO’s efforts by helping kids appreciate healthy lung […]

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060-Life Purpose Seminar: God Still Speaks To Those Who Listen


Podcast: Play in new window On this podcast I’m introducing an “oldie but goodie” teleseminar recording from Spring 2006 on a former website I used to run at Christian Ladies Connect.  In this teleseminar bible teaching series,  Audrey Wyatt is our speaker and she helps us to find our connection with the Lord in finding […]

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How to start a homeschool blog- Guest Post

Not long ago I guest posted at The Homeschool Classroom about how to start a homeschool blog.  And I’ve also been sharing lately how I’ve been using blogging as a way to help my family financially. When I started my first blog back in 2006, it was a personal family blog- and my idea was […]

The importance of acknowledging learning styles in homeschooling

The Importance of Acknowledging Learning Styles in Homeschooling

The wonderful thing about homeschooling is that we can reach our children in the way that they learn best. For a child with special needs, this is an added bonus since teaching to a learning style in a one-to-one setting is ideal for academic success. This post will help you discover your child’s dominant learning […]

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Rearranging Homeschool Spaces for WAHM life:-)

This year I’m doing things just a little bit differently. I absolutely love planning, but once we get into the nitty gritty of school work and we’re three months into our semester, things start to turn hum drum.  You know what I mean?  And when that happens, the first thing I do is take a […]


Missionary Opportunities: Sharing God’s Love in Your Neighborhood

As we move through our day, God provides random opportunities for us to interact with others. These opportunities always include the potential for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. In my mind this makes us missionaries, though not in the traditional sense of the word. A missionary is defined as a person sent on […]

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My Purim Pins

Today my “Pinteresting” pins are all about Purim! If you enjoy reading about the story of Queen Esther and how God used her to help save Israel from destruction, then this is probably a favorite holiday of yours. I’ve got a small collection of pins just about Purim activities and I’m passing this along. Subscribe […]

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059-Interview with Kendra Fletcher-Homeschooling In A Large Family


Podcast: Play in new window Kendra Fletcher is the mother of 8, speaker for groups and conferences around the country, columnist for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, blogger for Sally Clarkson’s I Take Joy site, author of two eBooks, and podcaster on HomeschoolingIRL. Her articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including, Arizona Home Education Journal, and Washington Family Magazine. She blogs at,, and Find her […]

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Illustrating Light and Dark – A Spring Science Experiment

Illustrating Light and Dark – A Spring Science Experiment The first day of spring, or the Vernal Equinox, falls on March 20th. Everyone knows they can look at their calendars and find the first day of Spring, but some kids may not know this day is known as the vernal equinox. This easy experiment will […]

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Mozart Music Appreciation Fun & Curriculum Giveaway

This review is one of my favorites because we’ve been wanting to add music appreciation to our school days forever- and finally, thanks to Zeezok Publishing, we’ve found some very exciting curriculum.   Disclosure: As I share my review with you,  please bear in mind that I have been compensated for my time and that […]

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MATH Help for Homeschooling Parents– Tips and Tricks

Post contributed by Kate Anderson   Here are few life-saving tips and tricks for raising math-loving homeschoolers that give much-needed math help to parents. The responsibility of educating your kids at home can be a daunting one and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is especially true when it comes to teaching math – the […]

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Brain Bubble TV

Can you get smarter in 60 seconds? According to their website, you can learn the following topics in one minute video clips: History Geography Customs & Traditions Military History Holidays & Observances Science Social Studies Small Town America Pop Culture Health & Nutrition My kids enjoyed the history and geography videos and learning facts about […]