By Rachel Spigarelli As homeschoolers, we are not immune to troubled relationships with our children. If anything, when these problems occur, we feel a heightened awareness of them. Sometimes a child is feeling surly, and then this might develop into a habit of sarcasm. Sometimes we are tired and overwhelmed and make impatient demands, losing… Continue reading This Christmas, Mend a Quarrel: A Month Long Relationship Enhancing Plan
Written by Susan Van Cleave On September 22 I woke my kids up at 7am and gave them each a fruit smoothie as they lay in their beds. It was time for first breakfast. I fed them bacon and eggs for second breakfast after they got home from seminary. For elevenses we had seed cake.… Continue reading Every Day’s a Holiday
Written by Angela Baker One Sunday night as I tucked my seven year old son into his bed, I asked him, “Hyrum, what do you want to accomplish this week?” He thought for a brief moment and then responded in what seemed to be a random response. “I hate my reading books.” “Oh, what is… Continue reading For the Love of It
Written by Dana Wood When my husband and I were first married, for some reason, we got into a debate about how we each saw the passage of time. He saw it as a linear line of calendar pages that tore themselves off as each day passed. I saw time as a huge spiral taking… Continue reading Right Brain? Left Brain? Does It Really Matter?
Written by Katie Wilson There. I’ve admitted it. Despite my reluctance to be defined by one area of interest in my life, I am finally admitting that I am a “book club person.” Or “book clubber.” (No, sounds like someone who sneaks up behind baby seals with a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as… Continue reading Hello, My Name is Katie, and I Like Book Clubs
By Tina Huntsman LDSHE moms leave conference with a head full of new ideas and connections, a guidebook full of notes, and a heart full of a desire to improve their homeschool and life. But how to implement it all? Here are some stories from moms who found a kernel of truth in a class,… Continue reading How Has LDSHE Blessed You?
Written by Melissa Arauz I'm so proud of us. This is turning into my year of stretching myself and apparently my family get taken on those journeys too. We decided we'd go on the "Not Back to School" campout with a few other homeschooling families. I only knew one family, the one who set this… Continue reading New School Year, New Comfort Zone
Written by Melissa Coombs Read Part 1 of My Journey with My Dyslexic Children here. Part 2: Managing Dyslexia Over the past 13 years I have been through an incredible journey with my four dyslexic children. It has been more of an adventure than I ever imagined I would have as a mother. Getting the… Continue reading How We Manage Dyslexia and You Can Too
Personal Progress is amazing!!! I loved it so much in Young Women, and I am still passionate about it. I worked on Personal Progress a lot during my time in Young Women, because I felt it is what I needed. I struggled with church, and Personal Progress is one of the things that kept me… Continue reading Personal Progress in Your Homeschool
Written by Melissa Coombs (Here are myths about dyslexia as written by Dr. Shaywitz, with my personal comments added.) 1. Myth: People who are dyslexic see words backward ("dog" as "god" or "was" as "saw"), or they write words or letters backward. This assumption is wrong. My comment - My daughter, who is my only… Continue reading Myths About Dyslexia