The Homeschool Mother’s Progress

By Pauline Abello Last semester we all started a journey together.  The Lord led us to this moment, together, to climb this mountain called HOMESCHOOL.  For many of us, we never thought we would climb this mountain.  It was a surprise to be at the foot of it.  Even looking up at it seemed daunting.  So high…. Others didn’t feel qualified to climb the mountain. And yet here they stand too.  All of us, from all walks of life. The Lord has called us to climb “Homeschool Mountain” together. So Read More …

Open House and Tour

Fill out the interest form online and check the box that you are interested in the Open House Our open house will be on Monday, March 14th from 11am-12pm. Lunch is from 12-1pm. You are welcome to stay and eat lunch, bring a sack lunch and water. Children are welcome to come. Everyone will receive a free book! We look forward to meeting you.

The GIFT of Homeschooling

By Bridget Elkins I started my homeschooling journey when I pulled my son out of public school halfway through his fifth-grade year.  I did not know what I was doing, just that I was doing it and that was it.  I am not the type to make big decisions (or little ones) without much thought and research.  It takes me forever just to buy an area rug because I have to read all the reviews and shop around until I am convinced I am getting the best possible deal.  This Read More …

The Feast of the Dedication

“And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.”  John 10:22-23 Happy Feast of the Dedication Day!  You don’t hear that one very often, do you?  But based on this verse above, Jesus most likely would have celebrated it given that he was walking in the temple on the very day the Jews were celebrating.  This feast is celebrated even today and you should know that today is the 8th and final day of the Feast of Read More …

Quotable Mom Tips

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November 2021 Excelsior Newsletter Leeann and I had been discussing on Marco Polo (video) chat that Latin had lightly introduced the third declension but they don’t yet expect you to fully understand it—but just to grasp a little of it is all that is expected. The thought of what we don’t yet know or think we “ought” to know to be “proficient” in homeschooling could be a cause of stress— but what she said in response was SO profound and worth repeating. “I’ve made a deal with myself…you know that Read More …

Christian Thanksgiving Literature Books

Thanksgiving Homeschool Literature and

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott This story of an 1820s Thanksgiving is filled with the warmth of character and family life that has made Louisa May Alcott a favorite for more than 100 years. (Chapter book – Great for grades 3rd+) The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh This is a Caldecott Honor book that tells the story of the Hopkins family, their journey to America on the Mayflower, and how they and the other Pilgrims built a home in their new land with the help of the Indians. (Great Read More …

Thanksgiving: Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude in All Seasons

country homeschool thanksgiving

By Guest Post Author Ingrid Pechin Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Hooray for Thanksgiving! For many of us, it’s our favorite holiday; a time for family traditions. School studies are set aside temporarily for another kind of labor, a labor of love and memory making. Favorite recipes (Mushrooms Berkeley comes to mind for our family) are simmering in shining saucepans on a crowded stovetop. A young lady is setting the table with fine china and real linen napkins, the ones with great grandmother’s carefully embroidered initials in the corner; Read More …