Making Summer Learning Fun

Most children look forward to the summer thinking it will be a time they can rest from learning.  Most parents know it is important for learning to continue, just not with as much stress.  Here are some ideas for ways you can make summer learning fun. Water Exploration:  fill a small pool or large container with water.  Choose several items to do a water experiment with.  Make sure some float and some sink.  Ask the children before you start whether {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Don’t Despise the Small Things

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. More Reading. The children sometimes find this work tedious and wonder why we have to do it. But this is the foundation that will enable them to achieve their goals later on. And it is good for them to learn to persevere cheerfully with work that must be done, even though {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Show Me How: Starting a Homeschool Co-Op

Starting a homeschool co-op can be as simple as a few moms meeting together and teaching various skills to your own children.  Or, it can be as organized as meeting in a church on a certain day every week for an entire semester and having parent volunteers teach elective classes.  If you are thinking of starting a co-op, here are some things to consider.  Do you have enough parents willing to teach or serve as assistant teachers?  Do you have {Read More}

About Kathy Hutto

Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.

Charming Books for PreSchoolers

Here are some of my favorite books to read with my preschooler. If time would permit, I could list many more. We love Hoot, by Jane Hissey. In fact, any book in Hissey’s Old Bear Stories series ranks as a favorite, and we have collected several. The charming artwork complements the funny tales about these  stuffed animal friends. There are also some precious old British DVDs of the stuffed animals in these books. The books are getting easier to find! {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Building a Legacy of Love with Books

I love to read, and I want to instill a desire to read in my children from an early age. There are few things I enjoy more than snuggling up on the couch together reading a wonderful book! But it wasn’t always this way. I used to dread reading to my children. Of course, I still loved the snuggling part, but the books were so boring, so inane, so unworthy of the moment. When I had my first child I {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Living History Museums

The weather may still be a bit nippy outside, but don’t let that stop you from planning a visit to a virtual history museum. Many museums now offer virtual tours online at no cost. With over 2,000 living history museums in the U.S. alone, there are plenty of places to visit without leaving home. In fact, take a world tour! Just do an online search to find links. Living museums are an excellent way to find more information for book reports {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Teaching Kids About Money

Today, I wanted to share some things we are doing to train our kids to be wise with money. First, people are more inclined to save money when they have dreams and goals for how that money will be used. We are already helping our 11, 8 and 6-year-old sons think about their long-term goals (like cars and college) and their longer-term goals (like buying a house or having a wife who stays home with their children). Just this week {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Links for 01-21-10

Here’s some fun links for 01-21-10: Birthday Freebies and Deals…now who in their right mind would pass up free ice cream? Project Girl pretty menu planning forms to print–for free! SpellingCity is a free site that allows kids to enter their spelling list and it will test, teach, or play games using the list. Great for daily practice leading up to a test! About Kellie RenfroeKellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Who to Thank this Thanksgiving

While it’s a nice thought, very polite, and good manners to teach your kids to be thankful, it is not the whole truth.  It’s like wishing someone good wishes, when you could be praying for them.  It’s like saying a good word, when you could be saying a good word about Jesus.  It’s like hoping they get well, when you could be praying and trusting for the Great Physician to heal and comfort them.  It’s like standing in the middle {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.