Sometimes you just have one of those days: the kids are bouncing off the walls, and the cacophony rattles around inside your skull until you can’t concentrate on a single thing. Why don’t we all go to the park? you decide triumphantly; yes, that will do the trick. Of course it takes forever to pack for a five-minute trip to the park that is just down the street. Continue reading
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
I once heard a popular Bible teacher say that to “train up a child” means to “guide a child according to his natural bent.” Though I’m no one to argue with a theologian, it does seem a bit of a stretch to me. Why can’t we just take the Bible at its word? Continue reading
The fact that I was homeschooled growing up doesn’t automatically make me an expert at teaching my own children. Actually, after my first child turned five, I sent him to a local kindergarten. He attended a Montessori/traditional blend charter school until he finished 3rd grade, while my second child, by that time, had finished 1st. I simply lacked the confidence to take on that enormous responsibility. It was daunting. What if I ruined my kids? Continue reading
My parents homeschooled me for 12 years of my life. What was that like? Continue reading
Recently, a team of specialists was employed to visit my husband’s work and instruct the plant in Workplace Efficiency. He brought home a folder outlining the basics of what had been presented, and I had a chance to look them over. Interestingly, some of the points can be applied perfectly to Household Efficiency, as well! Let me tell you a little about it… Continue reading
One day I was at the counter and I saw a duck on the fridge. I asked my mom, ” Why is that duck on the fridge?” My mom said, ”When I was little my grandmother had that duck on her counter. When we kids went over to her house she let each of us have a chocolate. Sometimes I would sneak a couple more chocolates into my mouth and nobody knew what I did. My grandmother called that duck Mrs. Duck.”
-by Holly Horse Lover, age 8
My daughter, “Holly Horse Lover,” wrote this little piece about a candy jar in our kitchen. Many years ago, this same ceramic duck graced my grandma’s counter top. Continue reading
By: Larry LEGO Boy
Larry LEGO Boy here, and I just wanted to explain some of these pictures above:
- The engine is a four air turbine engine.
- The jail door goes up and down.
- The yellow, black and grey bar is to stop the gears from moving.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, and I’ll see you next time! -Larry LEGO Boy
By Larry LEGO Boy, 10 years old
Ahhhhhh… The feeling of an organized table, NEAT,and NOT MESSY. I like to have my LEGO table clean. It gives me a nice feeling to see it clean and organized. Here are some pictures of my LEGO table: Continue reading
Today, I got a compliment that filled me with joy and pride. As I checked out with the receptionist at the doctor’s office, she exclaimed, “Your children are very well-behaved. Do you homeschool?” When I responded in the affirmative, she then added, “I knew it. Homeschooled children are so well-behaved compared to other children; you can tell that they’re homeschooled right away.” I just beamed. Continue reading