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Canadian History Celebration

Since 2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, we aim to celebrate that in our homeschool.  Some say Canadian history is boring because it has no impressive royalty, revolutions, or invasions, although it does have its own version of each of these.  Indeed, its history is a whole lot less dramatic than that of many other countries […]

Review: Prayers that Changed History by Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer, homeschooling mother of many, wrote this unique devotional church history book to teach children about prayer and to encourage them to pray.  She focuses on historical characters whose prayers had wide ranging and long lasting effects, and her refrain is, “And history was forever changed.” There are various aspects to this book.  Children—and […]

Things to Think About this Valentine’s Day

Relationships are complicated.  The more I read, the more I find out just how amazing the connection between people can be.  Did you know that if you watch a loved one eat, for example, or see him look sad, the eating or sad parts of your brain are activated?  Did you know that if you […]

Review: Irreplaceable: What is Family?

Everyone knows something is wrong with the family these days.  But what? Tim Sisarich travelled all over the world to answer this question.  He spoke to experts, interviewed prisoners, ordinary parents, and many others, and shared his own story as he searched for an answer.  Irreplaceable, the resulting documentary, starts with the basic question, “What […]

Fond Memories: Our 5 Kids’ Top 30 Homeschool Resources

My five children (ages 13-22) have gone through a huge range of curriculum in almost two decades of homeschooling, so when I asked the at-home crowd what their favorites had been, there was silence around the table.  They needed to think…and then they started to talk.  Later, when I emailed my oldest daughter, I got […]

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