Lights … Camera … School!

  This year, February was the star of the show. For this gray, bleak month, the Jones Homeschool goes into what we call “February School.” We lighten the regular school load, and Darren teaches a unit study around an interesting topic. Pass the popcorn: February 2017 was all about the movies! There’s so much information […]

Our Home's Aroma | HSLDA Blog

Our Home’s Aroma

The daily grind of homeschooling and child-rearing can be intense. When I feel overcome with the details of my life as a parent and a home educator, I find it helpful to take a step back and think about the big picture. Here are some questions someone recently put to me that have helped me […]

A Friend In Need

One of my standard jokes about the Book of Job is that they just don’t do pity parties like that anymore. In Biblical times, it was apparently fairly standard practice to tear one’s clothes, sprinkle ashes in one’s hair, and even literally tear one’s hair out in times of profound grief; but if you read […]

Mid-Winter Break | HSLDA Blog

Mid-Winter Break

Winter can be hard. Especially with multiple young ones in the house. Who never leave. The cabin fever is real. I’ve always thought it was a bit unfair of the traditional school calendar to have so many breaks in the first half of the year and so few in the second half. The stretch from […]

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