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 […]
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.
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 […]
Questions are important. They help us all learn more. When you ask us a question, we at BJU Press are able to help you better understand our products and services. In turn, your questions help us learn when, where, and how we can better serve you. Sometimes the answers to your questions are helpful for […]
Hello, I’m Karin, and I’m excited to begin blogging with BJU Press to share my homeschool experiences and discoveries. My blog posts will offer a glimpse into our homeschool life, share practical teaching ideas and Deuteronomy 6 teaching moments, pass on tips from veteran homeschool moms, and discuss ways of balancing homeschooling with homemaking. We […]
A few weeks ago, I left my phone at home on a Sunday morning. I didn’t realize it until we were on the way to church. When I gasped and told my family, there was silence for a moment. Then my husband semi-facetiously said, “How will we know what to do today?” Like most families, our calendar […]