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Nature Study: Butterflies

Exploring the World of Butterflies If you ask my kids what their favorite field trip was over the years,  they will always tell you that their trips to see butterfly exhibits were their favorite.  I always find this surprising because we have had the opportunity to venture on some amazing field trips.  Our favorite butterfly … Continue reading Nature Study: Butterflies

George Gershwin

George Gershwin, 1898-1937, was one of the most well-known pianists in history. He turned out an enormous amount of music before his life was cut short by a brain tumor. Lucky for us, he was one of the first musicians for whom we have recorded video of him playing. While you can probably find better … Continue reading George Gershwin

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is a poet of the Harlem Renaissance who portrayed the lives of ordinary, working-class African Americans. He was the first African American poet to earn his entire living from his writing and speaking. He has all sorts of poems depicting life in his time. You can read more about Langston Hughes here: … Continue reading Langston Hughes

A Nature Study Example Project: Making a Leaf Book

Adventuring We Shall Go… Reflecting back on some of our favorite science adventures, I am happy that we did so many hands-on activities.  Many of our science studies were focused around a kitchen counter, but some of them sent us on an excursion to explore the beauty outside.  One such adventure took us leaf collecting … Continue reading A Nature Study Example Project: Making a Leaf Book

Winslow Homer Picture Study

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) painted landscapes and made prints. Often he used his working vacations to produce new art in either oil paint or in watercolors. Eventually, he was employed as a commercial illustrator for popular magazines. Homer studied art on his own, and he developed new skills and techniques. You … Continue reading Winslow Homer Picture Study

Deepening Family Relationships Through Godly Communication (Steve Demme)

There is no one who can build up a family like a father. As we live and learn together, let’s be intentional in our relationships within the family. Understanding each other and working on speaking and listening leads to healthier interactions among all members of the family Video of Question/Answer session coming soon to this … Continue reading Deepening Family Relationships Through Godly Communication (Steve Demme)

How to Get Started Having Regular Times of Family Worship (Steve Demme)

Steve relates the ingredients for a doable plan of family worship. After many years of trying, God helped the Demmes make studying God’s Word a daily part of their home. Steve also shares obstacles he wrestled with to lead his family in this crucial area. Video of question / answer period coming soon to this … Continue reading How to Get Started Having Regular Times of Family Worship (Steve Demme)

Am I Qualified to Teach My Children (Steve Demme)

Parents are uniquely qualified to teach and disciple their children. As a parent, you are uniquely qualified to be the primary educator of your children. You have more assets than you realize. Listen and be encouraged by a homeschooling father of four sons who are now adults. Watch more sessions from Mr. Demme! Visit Demme … Continue reading Am I Qualified to Teach My Children (Steve Demme)

The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly (Mark Hamby)

Travel through Proverbs 1-9, and learn why the “fear of God” is a prerequisite to His love and how the “fear of the LORD” can turn careless children into cautious thought-full decision-makers. Learning to love what God loves and hate what God hates is foundational for a child’s worldview to develop properly. As the story of Wisdom unfolds, experience … Continue reading The Epic Battle between Wisdom and Folly (Mark Hamby)