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Six Lessons About Teaching

Last fall we learned euchre, the card game.  After that first evening I loved it so much that I had grandiose plans for family euchre parties and added playing cards to our shopping list. Why?  Well it’s fun, for one, but that’s not the only reason I loved it so much. Another reason is because […]

Top Twenty Books for Families to Read Aloud

Reading aloud is central to our family and our homeschool.  It helps form who we are now and who we will become.   It also teaches us about others and ourselves and, indeed, the world.  After almost 20 years of homeschooling—and a few more of reading aloud—we have a list of family favorites: #1:  The Bible.  […]

Two Week Wrap Up: Winter and Learning

  We’ve had some real winter this year.  One girl has felt skin begin to stick to metal; another one does not have to be told to wear snow pants anymore.  In the middle of all that cold our fireplace, the house’s main source of heat, developed a quirk and at the same time the […]

Online AP English Language and Composition with Alexandra McGee

Sometimes our teens progress to the point where we homeschool moms need outside support.  Miss 17, who has penned several novels, whose comments are popular on national news sites, and who reads much more than I do, needs more advanced teaching in reading and writing nonfiction than I can provide. We are very grateful to […]

Review: The Stories We Tell by Mike Cosper

Every culture has its stories. Our Western culture’s stories are, more and more, presented in movie form.  So, for us and our children to engage the culture, we need to consider movies, both the ones we watch and the ones we don’t watch. However, because we Christians are part of God’s much greater culture, we […]

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