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I Can Wear Three Hats in a Day

Homeschool mamas wear a lot of hats. That means that every day has a lot of jobs. Every day, we are a child of God, a wife, a mother, and a daughter before taking on anything else. In any one day, before we count any other employment, we are teacher, maid, chauffeur, chef, laundress, nurse, … Continue reading I Can Wear Three Hats in a Day

Buy a Good Bra

It’s too expensive. I just don’t have time. It doesn’t really matter. We’ve all said these things, and sometimes they’re true, but not always. We homeschooling parents do so many things well, which is admirable. We’re a thrifty, hardworking, resourceful group. We can also be somewhat shortsighted when it comes to the proper care of … Continue reading Buy a Good Bra

What We Learn When We Read Oedipus Rex

When students (and parents, and even teachers) hear they have to read Oedipus, the only thing that comes into their mind is, “ewwwwwwww…”. While that is certainly an understandable reaction given what most people know about the story, the fact is that Oedipus Rex is one of the best stories to illustrate one of the … Continue reading What We Learn When We Read Oedipus Rex

Restoring the Lost Supper:

Building families & culture by gathering around the table, one meal at a time. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table,” said Ronald Reagan in his farewell address in the Oval Office, Jan. 1989.  Gathering around the supper table for daily family meals is something our family values deeply and prioritized since … Continue reading Restoring the Lost Supper:

My Kid is Behind

Many of us, at one point or another, have thought that our child is behind. Maybe they have not completed the curriculum by the end of the year. Possibly they missed an idea somewhere along the road and now there seems to be a gap in learning. Or they are just plain behind.  All of … Continue reading My Kid is Behind

Oklahoma House Bill 2030

Oklahoma is an excellent state in which to homeschool! I’ve met families who moved to Oklahoma for the sole purpose of home-educating their children. In 1907, the drafters of Oklahoma’s constitution established the freedom to homeschool in Oklahoma. Because of the beautiful blessing we have in educating our children “by other means,” we also have … Continue reading Oklahoma House Bill 2030

Exploring Oklahoma History

Here is a start at listing all of the Historical field trips we can think of. You’ll need to do your own research for details about each one because things change all the time. Have a favorite that we missed? Have other information that we should add? Let us know by emailing team@hsok.org and including … Continue reading Exploring Oklahoma History

Exploring Industries

Here is a start at listing all of the Industrial field trips we can think of. You’ll need to do your own research for details about each one because things change all the time. Have a favorite that we missed? Have other information that we should add? Let us know by emailing team@hsok.org and including … Continue reading Exploring Industries

Exploring Museums

Here is a start at listing all of the Museum field trips we can think of. You’ll need to do your own research for details about each one because things change all the time. Have a favorite that we missed? Have other information that we should add? Let us know by emailing team@hsok.org and including … Continue reading Exploring Museums

Exploring Virtually

Here’s a start at virtual field trips you can take if the weather is bad or you can’t leave your house for another reason. We haven’t reviewed all of these. You might do them on your own before you show the kids.: Virtual Field Trips Around The World Castles: http://www.castlewales.com/listings.html#Click%20on Egypt: http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/tour.htm Farm: http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/farm/video.html Farm … Continue reading Exploring Virtually