No Greater Joy

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. (3 John 1:4 ESV) When I read this verse I immediately wrote it down because it speaks to my heart – and most likely the heart of every Christian mother. I do desire my children’s health and happiness, and…

An Excellent Wife Who Can Find?

I read a chapter of Proverbs everyday – in correlation to the day of the month. Why? Because, according to the Bible, they provide wisdom. The benefits of which include: long life, peace, good rest, understanding, guidance, righteousness, etc. All of these I desire. I am also told, fools despise wisdom, and I don’t want…

Day 24: High School Tip – For the College-bound Homeschooler

Not all colleges have the same entrance requirements for homeschoolers. Some schools require SAT II tests in the major subject areas or 2 classes in an accredited institution for entrance. Others want a detailed syllabus for each class taken throughout high school. Universities may require other hoops for the home schooled senior to jump through….

Day 22: High School Tip – Tailor Your Student’s Education

The beauty of homeschooling is that we don’t have to fit into the public school system’s box!┬áBut sometimes we forget how freeing this fact is and how it can make our student’s high school experience extraordinary! In Florida, the requirements in high school are no different from┬áthe elementary grades – an annual evaluation and an…

Day 17: Homeschooling Tip – Limit the Use of Electronics

Although I am writing this tip on my computer while my kids text me and my husband updates his birding list on his iPad, I recognize there is such a thing as too much in regard to the use of electronics. Just like every other habit, entertaining ourselves with electronic devices can be a difficult…

Day 12: High School Tip – Seek Advice

  Ask Moms who have successfully homeschooled their students through high school for advice. Ask them both what they were glad they did with their children as well as what they wished they had done differently. They are invaluable assets to your homeschooling journey. They can be a wonderful source of encouragement!

Tip #18: Don’t Neglect Fun

I have a mother who knew how to play. She still does. She enjoys life and lives it to the limit. I don’t agree with every philosophy that my mother employs, but I did learn the importance of fun. The times we spent playing tennis, swimming, going on adventures, traveling, singing, dancing, roller skating, etc….

Tip #5: Don’t Overlook Reading Difficulties

Although I taught reading basics to each of my children in kindergarten, they each learned to read at different ages. My first child didn’t really read well until she was in 3rd grade, but became my most avid reader. I remember being relieved when I saw that once she began reading, she loved it. It’s…

High School Homeschooling Tip of the Day (Oct 27th)

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 Put first things first. That is the tip for today. This morning I have been rushing around, running late, because I made poor choices last night with my time. I did not put first things first. That…