Category: Home Schooling

Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

Homeschooling provides special moments I like to equate with the “perfect golf shot”.  It only takes one moment like this to make you come back for the next round.  During our dinner discussion tonight we were discussing the setup of our new solar powered…

Avoiding Pre-Packaged Fast-Food Schooling

We have been busily preparing our year end goals and accomplishments for a celebration party the last day of the year.  In preparation, the children (and adults) have been filling in our reading lists for the year as a guideline to…

Guernsey Giants

One of our boys read an article outloud to the family this morning about cow gestation and how to tell impending labor.  It was quite informational and much more interesting than an A Beka reader.  Then we went outside to…

Upcoming Fall Ramblings

Ever feel like you fell off the wagon 3 miles back and have been running behind its dust trail trying to catch back up with it?  Or feel like the mound of laundry grows to monster size proportions in seconds…

Working on Heart

We had just ended an exceptionally busy week, when my heart sank in thinking about all the things that didn’t get done.  The house being a wreck, the farm needing more attention than I could give it, the lack of meal…

The Guernsey Dairy

We do not have a mature dairy bull on our farm. We have been told by those more experienced than we, that dairy bulls are the most dangerous farm animal around.  We do however have a bunch of bull calves here…

Homeschool Science Lessons from Junk Birds

I am not quite sure how long the moniker “Junk Birds” has been around in our family.  Maybe after we dealt with bird mites invading our house one Spring.  I’m trying to forget that experience.  We don’t hate all birds.  We enjoy watching…

Homeschool Science Lessons from the Salamander

About 9 years ago, I was brutally made aware that I live in a state with critters that I thought only lived in the zoo.  I remember going to the zoo as a child and visiting the aquarium and reptile…

Homeschool Science Lessons from the Frog

The frogs and toads are out in full force.  Night time is a symphony of sound.  I love leaving the windows open and listening to the night sounds…that is until I am reminded we live on a farm with renegade…

Homeschool Science Lessons

Stay tuned for more homeschooling outside the four walls of the house, homeschooling away from a school desk and homeschooling without workbooks. I have a series of posts about homeschool science lessons we have been learning over the past few…

Imparting Vision to Sons – Part 1 Introduction

In a recent Homeschooling Today article I discussed the  importance of imparting a biblical vision for life to our sons as we train them to be family, church, and civic leaders in the next generation.  While this article is a…

Moody Radio Interview

Paul Butler recently contacted me about my article entitled Boys Will Be Men – Imparting Vision to Sons published in the November/December issue of Homeschooling Today. This particular article addresses the different spheres boys will pass through at different seasons…