How much time do you spend looking for information that you know you have somewhere? What if you could get to any piece of information quickly? With a good organization system, you can quickly look through files as they come in and easily find what you’re looking for later. 1. Use an inbox folder. Since this […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
I just had my third daughter. I thought I was prepared for this major life-event. I had listened patiently to all the three-children horror stories people shared with me while I was pregnant. I had anticipated the sleepless nights, the difficulty of scheduling life around feedings and naps, the piles and piles of laundry. I […]
The other day on my way home from work, I observed a cat walking beside a house. As he rounded the corner, he froze, overwhelmed by the sight of dozens of pigeons pecking the ground right in front of him. He stood there, indecisive, as if he had no ability to act with so many decisions before […]
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Why? Because of its simplicity. There’s no need to decorate my house, no need to spend hours searching for the elusive “perfect” gift, and no need to stress about how to squeeze fifteen different social functions into three days. Thanksgiving is all about taking a day to reflect on what the […]
Imagine being called to court to testify that your homeschool is in accord with state laws. Or think of the mundane but more likely possibility of preparing a transcript for your high school student’s college admission. As I prepared to begin homeschooling, record-keeping intimidated me. Here are the steps I followed to get my record-keeping in […]
Autumn is the season for apples. Nearly every teacher has been the recipient of an apple before—at least the glass, gold, or plastic variety if not a real one. Giving a teacher an apple is a student’s way of saying thank you for helping him or her understand something. An apple is both tart and […]
It was our first house, and it needed some work. One of our first projects was tearing out the old stained carpet in the master bedroom. At a carpet store, we browsed the rolls of discounted carpet pieces, and the salesman convinced us to purchase a lonely roll that was supposedly of much higher plush […]