5 Tips for Helping Your Child Get Organized

5 Tips for Helping Your Child Get Organized

  Written by Sandra Chambers, guest writer  (Sandra Chambers offers a popular podcast called ‘5-minute parenting’ and is the author of Fingerprint Devotions: 40 Devotions to Help You Realize You Are a Kid Uniquely Created by God for a Purpose (Ages...
Perspectives from the Porch on Life and Homeschooling

Perspectives from the Porch on Life and Homeschooling

Written by Trisha Pull Have you ever considered the idea that some of our favorite places and pastimes can give us insight into life and priorities?   My in-laws house sits on 25 acres next to a river in rural North Dakota. The property is full of places to play...
More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

Games are excellent tools to use for teaching your children. They strengthen focus, memory skills, executive functioning skills, analytic and problem-solving skills, and even socialization skills. The hands-on, active learning opportunity it provides is also...
How to Make Your Own Educational Games

How to Make Your Own Educational Games

Our family loves to play board games, so we often used educational games for learning in our homeschool years. Check out this blogpost to see the many benefits of using games for learning. They can be used to teach information or to review information already learned...
Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...
How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...