Teachable moments in Spanish

Polar bear, how many fish can you eat? Little children benefit from bilingual education. By using the new language daily along with their native language, they learn vocabulary and the use of these w...

Quiet Time

I want to let you in on a secret… quiet time. It has been the key to me keeping my sanity for the last few months and consequently has made me a better mother and kept the tone of my home more positi...

Next Stop, Grace

I thought I had more time. In my head there was going to be at least another year. At long last we’d get to that curriculum I have stored away. There are books I’ve anxiously waited to read aloud to ...

Chosen to Bear Fruit

Gray skies, cold temperatures, brown leaves – nothing very inspiring outside to aid in your transition back to homeschooling. As if the weather isn’t enough to discourage you, getting back to t...

Hold That Thought—If You Can

Kids often miss what’s going on around them. All they know is their thought-of-moment, which is usually bursting to be shared. Read this mom’s letter to learn about the problems of a child who doesn’...

Learning Styles, Part 3

What part does orderliness have to do with learning? We all know about the messies and the neatniks, but let’s put these into an academic context. On the one hand, we have the sequential/concrete lea...

Get Real.

There is a wonderful, brand-new-journal, unsharpened-pencil, unfootprinted-snowfall newness to January. We love the idea of a beginning. A starting over. A resolve to give oneself the freedom to a “d...