Homeschool Blog

  • Homeschool Graduation Ideas

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    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, May 14th
  • The moment you’ve worked toward for so many years has finally arrived. Your homeschooler has completed his last lesson, and now it’s time to celebrate the completion of his home education. Whether your homeschooler enjoys the limelight or prefers low-key celebrations, discover great ideas to make your child’s graduation unforgettable. Read More...


  • Resurrection Story Cookies

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    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Apr 2nd
  • Celebrate Resurrection Sunday with this kid-friendly recipe that not only fills up tummies with tasty treats, but also teaches about the hope we have as Christians in our risen Savior, Jesus Christ! Read More...


  • Pruning Pains

    Posted in Daily Focus on Sunday, Jul 6th
  • As we walked through the garden one morning during our summer break from homeschooling, my daughter watched as I began to pinch off the tops of several tomato plants. With a shocked look on her face, she cried, "Mom, what are you doing? We've been trying to get these plants to grow for weeks, and now you're destroying them!" Read More...


  • Quick Fixes

    Posted in Daily Focus on Thursday, May 8th
  • How could I say no? My children were asking for a day off from homeschooling to enjoy our favorite family activity — riding our bikes. Since we had just moved to the country, we weren't aware of the problems that lay ahead. As we proceeded down the gravel road for our first outing, we traveled only a short way before three of our bikes started losing air in their tires. Stopping the other children, my husband examined the flat tires and found goatheads sticking into the tread. Apparently, the burrs that were ruining our day came from the puncture vine that grew easily in the ditches and roads near our new home. Read More...


  • Healing a Nation

    Posted in Daily Focus on Thursday, May 1st
  • As a homeschooling parent, do you have a burden for your child's future as a United States citizen? As I watched the decay of morality in our nation during my short lifetime, my heart grieved for my children and what they would face during their adult years. Sin's influence has been accepted and legislated into laws that wreak havoc in families, businesses, and governments. Today, homeschoolers, as well as all Christians, have the privilege to unite during the National Day of Prayer. Together, we can proclaim our faith in God and the need for prayer to bring our country back to "one nation under God." Read More...


  • The Joy of Children

    Posted in Daily Focus on Tuesday, Apr 29th
  • Call me crazy, but I just love kids. Therefore, making the decision to homeschool our four children wasn't difficult. It was simply a result that grew out of love. What did seem crazy, however, were the countless, negative remarks I received from people who felt bogged down by the responsibilities of parenting. Such comments like, "Why in the world would you want to stay home with your kids?" or "I can hardly wait until they're ready for school, so I can enjoy my life again," seemed as crazy to me as my homeschooling did to them. In response I thought, "Why wouldn't you want to spend time with the people you love most?" Read More...


  • Cutting Remarks

    Posted in Daily Focus on Sunday, Apr 27th
  • If you've ever been slandered by someone as a homeschooler, you know the difficulty in forgiving hurtful words spoken in ignorance. As a homeschooling parent, rising above cruel remarks was a constant battle. Dealing with misinformed statements like "Homeschoolers don't educate their children; they simply brainwash them and turn them into non-thinking Christian zombies," required the supernatural love and forgiveness of God. Unfortunately, many years went by before I finally realized the lesson God was teaching me — how to love others in the face of opposition. Read More...


  • Flying High

    Posted in Daily Focus on Monday, Apr 21st
  • The annual kite flying day was only two weeks away for our homeschooling group, and my oldest son was looking forward to winning the category for the highest flying kite. For several months, he had been preparing the perfect design. Using the old box shape, he believed that his kite would fly higher and better than any other kite in western Nebraska's strong, spring winds. His balsa wood frame was tightly wrapped in light-weight flour sack cloths, and with his father's help, he tested the kite's lift and drag performance several times. Read More...


  • Side by Side

    Posted in Daily Focus on Wednesday, Apr 16th
  • Would you like to know a successful homeschooling secret? My children did their best schoolwork when I sat next to them as they completed their assignments. Sounds too simple, doesn't it? I thought so, too, until I tested my theory. No matter their age, the difference was remarkable between the days when I quietly sat nearby and the days when I was busy with chores in another room. Apparently, my presence empowered them with the reassurance that I was there to help if they had a question. Read More...


  • Homeschooling Comfort

    Posted in Daily Focus on Friday, Apr 11th
  • Let's face it. Some mornings you wake up as a homeschooling parent and say, "If I have another day like I did yesterday, I'm going to lose it!" Between your little ones fighting and your older children taking the lazy way out of their schoolwork, you're tired of being a policeman. Ironically, those discouraging days seem to be the very ones when someone calls wanting your encouragement to start homeschooling. You feel like the proverbial blind leading the blind and think to yourself, "If she only knew!" Read More...