Category Archives: Guide

Guide your teens through middle school, high school and making life-choices beyond high school.

“The Good and the Beautiful” by Jenny Phillips

This material is wonderful for families looking for wholesome, uplifting ways to supplement their children’s education. Video overview and curriculum available here. Thank you, Jenny. KSC

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I’m Devouring Real United States History

I am on fire! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be learning real U.S. History after all these years. I’ve been reading books and watching dvds and have a stack of other things to read and watch, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Here are some very special treats for my homeschooling friends. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Please note that although I’ve used items from of all of these websites, I have not explored everything on every … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Past; Securing Our Future

We understand that past is prologue. It is critical that we teach our children to understand where they have come from so they can see the path ahead more clearly and so they can recognize the value of the principles … Continue reading

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Challenges Created by Non-Traditional Unions

(I have chosen my words carefully and will edit comments accordingly.  –Kristen) In light of the current discussion in the Supreme Court and all over facebook, I would like to share some information with you. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Essays are Easy

Writing is the best way to become able thinkers and effective leaders. “The inability to communicate powerfully puts our children at the mercy of those whose skills may be strong but whose ideas and passions are evil.” –Rosalie Slater The … Continue reading

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Popular Home School Curricula and Common Core

After learning that some very popular home school curricula have aligned their programs with Common Core, I decided to do some research. I have a list of some of the curriculum companies and their current CCSS status (below). Please read my post … Continue reading

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Information is Not Education: Finding Your Personal Style

“The question is not, –how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education–but how much does he care? …how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and therefore, how full is the life … Continue reading

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Mentoring Teens: “How can your mom teach you all of the subjects?”

I have to smile when I remember a comment made by an adult neighbor to my oldest child, several years ago: “How can your mom teach you all of the subjects?” Teaching is not a matter of knowing everything and regurgitating it … Continue reading

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