As part of the team at Hip Homeschool Moms, I share some tips from my experience in reading aloud to my children at home for the last 33 years: Reading aloud has been one of the foundations of our years of homeschooling. It teaches comprehension, sophisticated language patterns, and grammar, not to mention imagination and […]
Homeschooling at This Lovely Place
Encouragement and practical tips for homeschooling your children, shared from 28 years of homeschooling experience and graduating eight (so far).
It can take trial and error to figure out some things about your homeschool style. You might feel like a pinball, bouncing from one method to another, until you finally find a fit for your family….for this semester, anyway. For instance, you may have to experiment to see if your family functions better with a […]
We’re studying World War II at our house. So far we’ve read aloud some really good books: The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier (later editions renamed Escape From Warsaw) The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong Next on the list is the young adult version of Unbroken by […]
Homeschool families often eat three meals a day together, so “what’s for lunch” is a frequent question faced by Moms. As a member of the team at Hip Homeschool Moms, I wrote about my favorite solution to this daily dilemma: Sometimes it’s the little things. And we forget that one woman’s small tip is another […]
As a member of the blog team at HipHomeschoolMoms, I recently contributed this article. It was published in the “Encouragement” category, and it’s my hope that it will indeed encourage you–and maybe gently change your perspective! What comes to mind as you think about your upcoming homeschool week? Anticipation and joy? Dread and frustration? Many […]
As part of the team at Hip Homeschool Moms, I wrote this post about easy ways to feed the multitudes during busy homeschool days. Get some ideas and adapt them for your family, then share how you keep up with three meals a day! Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a magical homeschool cafeteria, […]