Homeschool Blog

  • The Price of Independence

    Posted in Homeschool View on Thursday, Jul 2nd
  • On July 4, 1776, King George III wrote in his diary, "Nothing of importance this day."Ironically, a few thousand miles across the ocean, America's colonies were in the very process of declaring their independence. According ... Read More...


  • 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...


  • Too Many Loads

    Posted in Daily Focus on Monday, Aug 18th
  • Does your burden seem heavy today? Too many loads of laundry, too many ungraded papers, half-finished art projects, or birthday cards left unwritten? Sometimes we are overwhelmed with all that has to be done as a homeschooling parent. Read More...


  • Homeschool Stereotypes

    Posted in Daily Focus on Sunday, Aug 17th
  • As a homeschooling parent, you likely know the frustration of being stereotyped. Unfairly, mainstream America has deemed us unfashionable, overly protective, dogmatically religious, and socially backwards. Like other stereotypes that develop from negative assumptions, homeschooling parents suffer from unjust labels with unfounded perceptions of their true character. Added to this misconception is the fact that homeschooled children are also stereotyped. Read More...


  • Security Blankets

    Posted in Daily Focus on Friday, Aug 15th
  • What makes you feel safe? Is it a clean bill of health from the doctor, a well-stocked pantry in the kitchen, or a large balance in your checking account? We all have things that make us feel protected, but life can throw you a curve. In just a moment, everything can change. Read More...


  • Great Aspirations

    Posted in Daily Focus on Thursday, Aug 14th
  • Have you ever wanted to do something great for God? You know, something great like being a gifted Bible teacher, a talented Christian singer, or an inspirational evangelist? I did, but as a young mother living in a remote rural area with two small children and one on the way, I couldn’t imagine how. I wanted my life to count for God, but for the most part, no one knew I even existed. Our single income left our family with one vehicle for my husband’s use in getting to work. I was isolated and made irregular trips into town for groceries, library books, and church activities. Most of my days were consumed with simply homeschooling, cleaning house, and caring for my family. “Not much opportunity to do great things for God,” I thought to myself as I prepared for another homeschooling day after my morning devotions. Read More...


  • Over the Edge

    Posted in Daily Focus on Wednesday, Aug 13th
  • All of us start homeschooling for a particular reason—some defining catalyst that throws us over the homeschooling fence. Some homeschoolers make the decision to teach their children due to a negative experience with public school. Prompted into action by their children’s negative attitudes and personality shifts, these parents are concerned about meager instruction, the absence of godly curriculum, or a threat to their child’s safety.   Read More...


  • Mission Impossible

    Posted in Daily Focus on Tuesday, Aug 12th
  • Have you been weighing the pros and cons of homeschooling and trying to decide what to do this year for your children's education? Although the idea of schooling your children at home seems like a daunting task, you can successfully teach them. Planning schedules, purchasing curriculum, and making lesson plans may sound foreign to you right now, but God will help you if you simply pray and ask for His leading. Not only will He send the encouragement and support you need from homeschooling families, but He'll also show you where to get the ideas, resources, and supplies you need to complete the task. Read More...


  • Foolish Mothers

    Posted in Daily Focus on Monday, Aug 11th
  • As homeschooling mothers, we hold within our hands the power to create a wonderful school day or a horrible one. Our attitude can dictate a day filled with joy or one filled with tense anxiety. In Proverbs 6:19, the Lord says that strife is one of the seven things He hates. Strife can develop from many situations, including heated debates and unresolved arguments with your husband. Left unchecked, marital strife can cause you to be abrupt and short with your children, and if you aren't careful, seeds of anger, bitterness, and hate could be planted in your children and ultimately destroy your home. Read More...