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When Peace Like A River

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading When Peace Like A River

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania in 1844. She became a well-known Impressionist at a time in which female painters were not widely recognized. She studied in Pennsylvania, in Paris, and in Italy. She was greatly influenced by Edgar Degas, who taught Cassatt how to use pastels. Cassatt produced many works portraying realistic scenes of … Continue reading Mary Cassatt

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Isaac Watts Biography Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was an English pastor and composer of hymns. He was a religious nonconformist (not a member of either the Catholic or the Anglican church). Many of his hymns made it to the New World with the Separatists, the Puritans, and other nonconformist Protestant groups. Many of these hymns (often … Continue reading I Sing the Mighty Power of God

The Homeschool Meltdown

“What just happened?  School was going really well and suddenly my child is in a puddle on the floor.” If you have been homeschooling for a bit, you’ve probably experienced this drastic turnaround. Your child is frustrated; you are frustrated.  What can you do now? Find the Source of the Frustration Before reacting to an … Continue reading The Homeschool Meltdown

Teaching Younger Elementary Students

How do you get a kid who won’t sit still for five minutes to sit down and learn reading, writing, math, science, and social studies? YOU DON’T. Teaching your young elementary kids can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for smooth and easy days. Learn Through Play Relax, and have fun. When kids are young, … Continue reading Teaching Younger Elementary Students

Learning Styles

All children take in information. It is how we grow in thought and ability. The manner in which each child RETAINS information, though, may be unique. Here, we discuss three basic learning styles that may help you connect with your children and help them experience a more gratifying education. Auditory Learner An auditory learner retains … Continue reading Learning Styles

Crystal Bridges Homeschool Day

Registration is closed! Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, invites you to an exciting educational experience of learning and exploring for homeschooling families across the state! Come join us for this amazing free opportunity! When Friday, September 15, 2023, from 9:30 am to Close. Cost Admission is free.  Tours are available at no … Continue reading Crystal Bridges Homeschool Day

Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4

Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way and her Lazy Genius Podcast, on which she applies her Lazy Genius principles to all sorts of different decisions, scenarios, and topics, are brilliant.  You can learn more at her website: One issue that she rarely addresses is how to apply those principles to homeschooling. That’s because she was homeschooled … Continue reading Homeschool like a Lazy Genius, part 4