Homeschooling Through the Holidays: The History of Celebrating Christmas

Joseph and Mary looking at baby Jesus laying in a manger.

Have you ever wondered how it came to be that we celebrate Jesus's birthday?  From the earliest days, Christians have celebrated his resurrection, but when and how did we start to celebrate his birth? My oldest child and I love to study history.  Now that he is getting older, I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading Homeschooling Through the Holidays: The History of Celebrating Christmas

Fall Back into Homeschooling with Grammar Notebooking

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Are you looking to simplify your homeschool this year?  One way is to combine subjects.  And one easy way to do this is with grammar notebooking!  Grammar notebooking combines copy work and grammar analysis with another subject you are already doing.  Your children simply copy a sentence or two from what they read and then … Continue reading Fall Back into Homeschooling with Grammar Notebooking

Homeschooling is Way Easier Than Helping with Homework

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I have a few friends who have talked about homeschooling their children for various reasons.  The number one reason they decided not to is because they don't have the patience.  I never really understood this, because I don't picture myself as the most patient person.  And I am pretty sure if you asked my children, … Continue reading Homeschooling is Way Easier Than Helping with Homework