Category Archive: Homeschooling

Aug 22

Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum

This year, I am moving out of my comfort zone, and teaching more along the lines of how my children learn. Which means there will be less textbook work, and more hands on learning in our home. I am nervous and excited at the same time! I am excited to see how they enjoy the …

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Aug 16

Faithfulness in School Work with Link Up

Teaching Faithfulness Through School Work I had a change of heart last week while I was busy preparing for our upcoming school year. As my kiddos are getting older, and middle school is only one year away. I am wanting to encourage and teach my children the importance of faithfulness in school, by doing it …

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Aug 08

The Day of Small Things

“Do not despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10). Task Oriented. What comes to mind when you read these words? If you’re already looking ahead to the new school year, choosing books, and writing lesson plans, you might think of yourself as task oriented.   Here’s another word:  Discouraged. Perhaps you’re discouraged as look …

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Aug 04

New Contributor! Plus! The Organized Home School

Please help me welcome Renee from Joyful Mom–in everything give thanks! I’m so excited to have her on the Help Meet Corner team, she will be our Home Schooling Mom Contributor!   Renee is passionate about living her life with intention.  She inspires and encourages women to find their authentic purpose through her writing and …

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Aug 01

Educents 31 Giveaways!

Today kicks off a GREAT giveaway selection at Educents! There are over 30 items being given away, you have the entire month of August to enter, and the winner will be selected the 1st of September! The prizes include Family Time Fitness, Apologia, Learn Math Fast Books and MUCH MORE! Check them all out here …

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Aug 01

Magic School Bus Kit Sale {Educents}

My kids LOVE the Magic School Bus, and I have been thinking about this kit all year long. Though it wasn’t my choice for this year, it was a very close second. I had to share this special with y’all, at 50% off it is a steal! There is 1 kit for each month with …

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Jul 05

The Privilege of Training a Child

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).   I recently had the privilege of caring for a friend’s 5-year …

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Jun 03

Dust Balls, Standardized Testing, and Grace

“This one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward” (Philippians 3:13-14).   Have you ever noticed how the bright spring sunshine streaming in the window brings to light all the dust balls, …

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May 17

Stones of Remembrance

“O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us the work that you did in their days, in the days of old” (Psalm 44:1)   Children love stories. Everyone loves stories. I suspect this is why Jesus chose to wrap many of his important lessons in stories. In the age of …

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Apr 12

Sneezes, Snakes & Life’s Big Questions

    I did something I haven’t done in a very long time.   I went to the zoo with two four-year olds. I was helping my daughter babysit. Our primary mission was to try to catch a glimpse of the elusive baby koala, Owen. The process was not an easy one. I’d forgotten how …

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