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WIN >> 5 Minute Devotions for the Homeschool Mom

Giveaway: 5 Minute Devotions for the Homeschool Mom

I’m deep, deep into my book about #OrdinaryIsExtraordinary this week. The manuscript is due to the publisher at the end of this month, and I’m making a last effort to cram extra awesome into it for you. So that’s why I’m not around her much; I’m buried in pages and notes and heavy red marks. Send coffee. While I’m gone, my friend Tina Nahid offered to stop by and give you a special gift of encouragement. Tina is one of those rare friends–someone who has watched me eat and still likes me! I can really chow down, and I will fight you for the chips and salsa, but Tina doesn’t let that intimidate her. We no longer get to share the chip basket at Homeschool Moms Dinner Club, because Tina up and moved on us. But she left me this devotional, Five Minute Devotions for the Homeschool Mom. Tina knows we homeschool moms need a grab-and-go encouragement, a quick meditation to pray over as we work through our day. So be sure to sign up at the end to win your …

Ask the Grad – Sarah Holman {and giveaway!}

Texas author and political aide Sarah Holman  tells how she feels about being a homeschooler in this week’s “Ask the Grad.” She shares with us God’s leading over the path of her life and why she is surprised to be a published author. Be sure to enter the giveaway for her novel, Destiny of One, at the end of this post! One of Those Homeschoolers I can see it in their eyes.  As I sit behind my desk, working on entering information into the computer and they talk to my co-worker, their eyes are glancing my way every once in a while.  I smile and continue my work.  As they turn to leave the office they turn to me and say, “You’re one of those homeschoolers, aren’t you?” “Yes, I am,” I say proudly. “I thought so,” they say and leave the representative’s office. As I turn back to my work I continue to smile.  It is fun that at 21, with no family around, people still identify my as “one of those homeschoolers”.  Is …

what is biblical math? via lagarfias.com

Guest Post – Author Katherine Loop on Biblical Math

This week, we are featuring the unique resource, Revealing Arithmetic: Math Concepts from a Biblical Worldview. I get a lot of questions from homeschoolers about how to teach “literal math,” and even more confused responses when I excitedly discuss showing our children God’s hand in mathematics. Yet when I read Katherine’s resource, I found a lot of practical suggestions, biblical principles, and worthwhile activities to make the fundamental concepts of arithmetic applicable to my family’s daily life, yet easy to share in a homeschool setting. I couldn’t wait to share it with you (did you enter the giveaway?). But I couldn’t stop there. I asked Katherine if she could share just a sample of what she teaches in her book, to answer some common questions about teaching math from a biblical perspective. Teaching Math from a Biblical Perspective by Katherine Loop Math typically comes across as a subject filled with neutral-looking numbers and equations. Yet math, like science, history, and every other subject, can be approached from a distinctly biblical perspective. And when we approach …

How to organize all those computer bookmarks, via lagarfias.com

Bookmarks Aren’t Just for Books

Today’s guest post is from Home School Enrichment magazine’s “The Organized Homeschool” columnist, Bethany LeBedz. When I was asked the question – How do you organize all those homeschool sites and bookmarks? – I knew she was the person to talk to. Bookmarks Aren’t Just for Books By Bethany LeBedz http://www.bethanylebedz.blogspot.com A while ago, I wrote blog posts on organizing computer files and organizing digital photographs. Those posts were so popular that I’ve been asked how to organize computer bookmarks. For starters, organizing your computer bookmarks is somewhat like organizing your computer files: set up broad categories for the types of sites you usually want to return to. For instance, some of my current computer bookmark categories are business, C.A.R., ECU, editing, genealogy, health, homeschool, music, and reviews. You need to choose the labels that will best suit your web surfing habits. Choose labels that make sense to you. Now, here’s my true confession for this post: those are old labels and my bookmarks are a huge mess. Ssshhhh, don’t tell anyone! But, I’m going to follow my …

One journey to special needs homeschooling

My Journey to Homeschooling

Many of my readers are teaching a special-needs child. All of us love one, a friend or family member we care for and pray with regularly.  My friend Jenny Herman is rearing her own Little Man and sharing God’s grace toward her on her blog, ManyHatsMommy.com. I am learning so much from her, how to better empathize, support, and pray for mothers like her, whom God has given unique challenges. All this month, Jenny is sharing what God has taught her through Autism, for Autism Awareness Month. Today, she shares how the Lord used Autism to point her family toward home education. My Journey to Homeschooling by Jenny Herman, of ManyHatsMommy.com I never planned on home schooling my children. A lot of people thought I might, since I was an elementary school teacher. In my mind, just because I was a teacher didn’t mean I wanted to school the children already living with me! God had other plans. There were a lot of signs–a teddy bear completely defuzzed, a large vocabulary at age two, no …