Resource for Teaching about Severe Weather

I was poking around the web today, looking for some resources to supplement our study of weather slated for later this year. I stumbled on this terrific severe weather cartoon strip resource posted on the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) website.  If you click on the link, you will be directed to a page

Homeschooling with Character

Nobility, honor, courage, magnanimity, generosity… as a homeschooling mom, these character traits are music to my ears. Who doesn’t want to raise a child that can hold a meaningful conversation while respecting the person he is talking to and holding a friend’s baby, while defending his faith? We’d also like him to defend his country,

Little Pilgrim’s Progress Review and Giveaway

I am often asked to review different curricula, books, and other tools for homeschooling families.  I work to write very honest reviews, realizing that products work for different people for different reasons.  In other words, one homeschooler’s trash can be another homeschooler’s treasure:-)  There are some products that are especially well-done… and others not-so much.  But, when

“The life give us by nature is short, but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”

- Cicero

Talking to Your Kids About the Death of a Pet

Last week, our family suffered a loss.  On Tuesday, our 17-year-old cat, Izzy, started to exhibit end-of-life behaviors.  Even though he was so old, a big part of me honestly thought he would rally… he always has in the past.  But, as the day progressed, he stopped eating and drinking, he could hardly walk, he

My Weekly Homeschooling Plan

Out on the Well-Trained Mind forums the other day, the Hive was discussing daily schedules.  Being the planning-Nazi that I am, I relish looking over how people structure their days.  Sometimes, just skimming someone else’s post reminds me to add something to our schedule.  Likewise, reading about a different thought process helps me to eliminate

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