Redemption and Hope in Heidi

My kids and I recently rediscovered a classic that unexpectedly delighted us. Not only is Heidi an endearing character, but the Christian hope that courses through the story is stunning. Post from Story Warren below!

Coloring Our Kids’ Imaginations

These artists’ biographies beautifully blend story, art history, and art appreciation. Read more about them in my latest article at Story Warren!

Chemistry and Color Wheels: Homeschool Day-in-the-Life, Year Six!

We started homeschooling because we felt convicted by Deut. 6:6-7 to infuse God’s word into our kids’ days. . . and because traditional school was a bad fit for my asynchronous learners. We’ve continued it, because homeschooling has provided us with a lifestyle of togetherness too precious to pass up. Daily the Lord has humbled…

Summer “School”?

When June hits and I mention that we homeschool year-round, some people look at me as if I’m the Soup Nazi. I can just imagine the thoughts turning in their heads. While other kids are hunting for shells at the beach and licking watermelon juice from their fingers, mine, they assume, slave over times tables…

Snow Days and Samwise Gamgee: Homeschool Day-in-the-Life, Year Five

What a heavy year this has been. A pandemic with an ever-rising death toll; riots, violence, and hatred broiling in the streets, even in our nation’s Capitol; jobs threatened, businesses shuttered; routines and traditions turned upside down, and patterns of fellowship we hold dear completely dismantled. It’s hard, when reflecting on it all, not to…

Organizing Your Homeschool Monthly

Hello friends! I don’t usually do this, but with the school year upon us I thought I’d post a quick video showing how we go about organizing our homeschool monthly, in the event it’s helpful. I can talk about our daily approach in a second video. Blessings to all!

When Homeschooling Wasn’t Your Plan: 10 Tips to Help

Let’s face it — 2020 has been a mess. In the worst cases, we’ve endured illness and death, with loved ones cut off from each other during their hardest moments. Violence and hatred seethe on the streets. Jobs and hard-won businesses crumble. Our only solace, is that our God is so great, so far-reaching in…

Maple Syrup and Mythology: Homeschool Day-in-the-Life, Year 4!

  It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that we’re entering the spring of our fourth year of homeschooling! As those who follow this blog know, homeschooling was never our “plan,” but rather something to which the Lord drew us against our every expectation. As each year passes, His graces to…

Building a Homeschool Library

I’ve written in the past that homeschooling for us is a rhythm and a lifestyle, rather than a prescription. We’re highly interest-led, and follow passions more than curricula. I’ve neglected, however, to emphasize how essential a good homeschool library has been to that lifestyle. Diving into topics that arise out of life and spark the…