10 Reasons to Study the Orchestra, Composers and Music Appreciation

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Music appreciation means that everyone appreciates music in some form. But many parents are hesitant to have their children study formal music appreciation – that is, the orchestra, composers and classical music – because they think their child is not interested in this kind of music. Certainly, classical music offers more depth than your regular … Read more 10 Reasons to Study the Orchestra, Composers and Music Appreciation

Best Christmas Books for Kids

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**Enter to win $500 in PayPal cash in the Christmas Cash Spectacular! See the details later in this post! Christmas is coming, and as intentional parents seeking to point our children to Jesus in every holiday, one way of enjoying the holiday, teaching its meaning, and creating memories is through reading the many wonderful Christmas … Read more Best Christmas Books for Kids

7 Reasons to Start an Advent Calendar Devotional Tradition

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Advent calendars are a popular way to count down the days to Christmas. I have seen a variety of them, such as boxes with doors to open each day to get a piece of chocolate, Lego calendars, garlands, etc. But most of the Advent calendars I see in big box stores focus on the arrival … Read more 7 Reasons to Start an Advent Calendar Devotional Tradition

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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As we seek to redeem every holiday with our children by pointing them to God and all He has done for us, Thanksgiving is a terrific holiday for making crafts which teach gratitude, while some are just fun for fall! Here are some of our favorite easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids! Fun Crafts for Thanksgiving … Read more Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids

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Thanksgiving is an especially valuable holiday to pause and remember our history and to thank God for all He has done for us. As we seek to redeem every holiday with our children by pointing them to God, one way of enjoying the holiday and teaching its meaning is through the many wonderful Thanksgiving books … Read more Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids

15 World-Changing Results of the Protestant Reformation

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One of the most important events of history occurred on October 31, 1517 when a priest named Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (complaints) against the Catholic Church to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s audacious act of questioning the Catholic Church opened the way for others … Read more 15 World-Changing Results of the Protestant Reformation

First Day of School Supply Treasure Hunt

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Starting up the school year should be an exciting time! As homeschool moms, we can set the tone of having a good attitude and a delight in learning so our children also fall in love with learning. When my children were little and just starting kindergarten and pre-school, I wanted them to have a pleasurable … Read more First Day of School Supply Treasure Hunt

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Homeschool Mom

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Hints for Homeschool Moms There is a popular series of history and science books with titles that begin with You Wouldn’t Want to… Here is a homeschool mom version of You Wouldn’t Want to… Please note that this is a satire from a Christian perspective. If you don’t like satire or don’t maintain a Christian … Read more You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Homeschool Mom

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) as a Homeschool Mom

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Is it possible to thrive as a homeschool mom? I always wanted to be a mom. With six younger siblings, I usually had a baby or toddler around to play with until I was a teenager. I would play dolls and dress them up, play school, and even pretended to be Mary Poppins. What could … Read more How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) as a Homeschool Mom

How to Teach Something Using a Song

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Memorization of facts is easiest to a song or rhythm because music provides structure for the brain with its predictable patterns of rhythms and placement of words. If you want to use this powerful mnemonic device to assist your children with their memory work, here are some tips on how to teach something for memory … Read more How to Teach Something Using a Song