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Tangrams: combining math and art

I love combining subjects for homeschool when I can. Tangrams are a great way to combine math and art, along with science, religion, or history. We haven’t worked with tangrams for a while, so I’ve decided to make today a … Continue reading

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Teach your kids something useless

Every once in a while, educational fads turn toward “back to basics.” Schools emphasize necessary and useful subjects–meaning, useful for getting a job. Math, reading, and science take center stage. Other subjects get cut. In fact, one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Fighting demons while you sleep

I used to have spiritual warfare dreams. For what seemed like hours, I would dream that a demon was trying to attack me. To repel him, I had to say, “In the name of Jesus, be gone!” Then he would … Continue reading

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Finding patterns in the Bible

Last week for homeschool we did a narration of the Transfiguration. While reading the story aloud, I had an epiphany: it echoes the story of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments. I shared the parallel between the two stories with my … Continue reading

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Are you making a daily morning offering?

  St. Francis de Sales is the master of the spiritual life for lay people. His book, Introduction to the Devout Life teaches us how we can grow closer to God while living out our lives as spouses or single … Continue reading

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Homeschool narrations and Christian prayer

Many homeschool families make narrations a part of their curriculum. With a narration, a child retells in his own words what he has read, recalling as many details as he can. Narrations replace comprehension questions and workbook pages. You can … Continue reading

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4 tips for getting kids to do chores

As I mentioned recently, mine is not the neatest house in the world, so why am I giving tips on cleaning with children? I have tried a few things lately that seem to work. Maybe by the time J goes … Continue reading

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4 favorite books for your youngest child

Looking for something to read to your toddler or preschooler while his older siblings are doing there school work? Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite books for 1-5-year-olds. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey was one … Continue reading

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