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Summer Boredom: Possible Causes & Responses

School’s out. The kids are free to do (mostly) as they please. It’s summertime, so . . . let’s talk about summer boredom!     As a homeschool mom, I’m confronted with “bored kids” all year. My children are not constrained on a daily basis by class schedules, busses and bells. Therefore, they have plenty of “free” […]

Kids In The Kitchen: What Can You Expect?

Do you let your kids in the kitchen to help? In the words of Dr. Suess, “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good!” Including kids in the kitchen is good for so many different things. Life skills . . . reading (and following) instructions . . . self control […]

Why Christians Should Study Jewish Feasts

  Last year I taught a class titled Biblical Feasts and Holy Days to a small group of 5th-6th graders at our local homeschool co-op. I used this curriculum from Grapevine Studies.   We began by studying the Sabbath and then moved on to Rosh Hashanah, the first of the fall feasts. I quickly realized that we needed […]

4 Ways to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Kids

Wondering how to instill a good work ethic in kids? Start practicing these 4 habits.   Do you ever shake your head at the energy and enthusiasm your kids display until it’s time to work? You know those little toys with lots of joints held taut by a piece of elastic? When you press the base to loosen the elastic, they […]

How to Entertain Kids While You Wait

Do you ever wonder how to entertain kids while you wait? Sitting in an office, standing in a line, waiting for a show to begin? Jot these ideas down and stick them in your wallet. Pull it out the next time the kids threaten to do gymnastics across the seats.   Every Thursday, the twins have strings lessons. […]