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A Book Series for the “ADHD” 6yo Boy

by autumn on December 23, 2010 · 3 comments

ADHD= We didn’t begin training him early enough which gave him the impression that it is okay to have the attention span of a fruit fly unless the subject at hand is viewed as interesting to him. Just in case you were wondering. Most books that we read are enjoyed by the whole family.  There […]

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When we first began exploring the world of homeschooling I was completely overwhelmed. I’ve heard the same thing countless times from parents considering it for their family. Where do one turn for easy to find information? Still Deciding Phase: Perspectives on Your Child’s Education: Four Views: Presents each person’s positive views of their education choice […]

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Books, Books and More Books

by autumn on June 3, 2010 · 5 comments

and more books and more books… Can you ever have too many books? From my perspective, possibly.  From my husband’s, absolutely not. I want to read all these great books but where’s the time?!  I know, I know.  I have the time I just don’t make the time. I do Bible study every morning for […]

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Haley summarizes Mountain Born

by autumn on May 22, 2010 · 3 comments

As part of Haley’s daily homeschool schedule she reads out loud to me for 20 minutes.  We’ve been going through Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates for a while now and finally finished it the other day. I set Haley up in front of the webcam and had her summarize the book.  Seriously, the kids is […]

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Healthy Cooking

by autumn on April 15, 2010

It’s a good thing no one’s life depends on my next post. I said I’d post healthy ways to cook your food well over a week ago. Here are some things that helped me when I first began to cook healthy meals: 1) Buy good cookbooks.  For me (this was 6 or 7 years ago, […]

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Worship God In Your Family

by autumn on March 19, 2010 · 2 comments

“If you do not worship God in your family, you are living in positive sin; you may be quite sure you do not care for the souls of your family. If you neglect to spread a meal for your children to eat, would it not be said that you did not care for their bodies? […]

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Why teach Theology to your children?

by autumn on February 12, 2010 · 1 comment

Kind of a no-brainer to me but it wasn’t always that way.  Why teach Theology? After all isn’t that just for the seminary students? NO! Let’s look at it from the alternative: not teaching Theology. Where does that leave your children? Stumbling, bumbling, blabbering that’s where! I can freely talk this way because I was […]

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Memorization Ideas

by autumn on December 13, 2009 · 2 comments

I have found that, in the homeschool setting, memorization is the most effective tool I have for teaching my children discipline.  Memorization is never effortless.  Even for someone who is highly gifted in that skill. I am good at memorizing but I have to put in work before I am able to recite it.  Now […]

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Book Recommendations

by autumn on December 4, 2009

When people visit our house they immediately see how important books are to our family. Our bookshelf is just about squeezed tight with books and we have another bookshelf in Michael’s office. To say we love books is an understatement. Undoubtedly, we get asked about book recommendations. Here are a few categories of our top […]

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Are You Reading to Your Children?

by autumn on November 5, 2009 · 10 comments

It seems that everyone will agree with you that reading to your children is important.  But how many are actually incorporating it into their homeschool schedule? For me, reading to Haley when she was an infant was easy.  She was the first baby and I had all the time in the world to devote to […]

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