Category: Homeschooling

Easy Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum

I was not always the easy-going homeschool type (easy-going still might be a bit of a stretch!). We used to enjoy full curriculums. They are preplanned subject by subject and divided into grade level. I felt safe knowing my kids were learning everything they should for their age. I had trouble imagining school as being […]

My Really Horrible First Day of Homeschool

We have just entered our sixth year homeschooling. Sixth! I love the way that sounds. In some ways it feels as if I have enough experience to have this figured out and have a good plan in place. Truthfully, that’s how I felt going into last week.  I was armed with curriculum I was comfortable […]

Toddler Activities-Keep them Busy

I love homeschooling.  I enjoy teaching, planning fun projects, and watching my hard working kids scribbling away at the dining room table. However, as with all things that I love, there come challenges.  How to choose the right curriculum, keep up with my housework, and provide the opportunities that my kids need for educational, social, […]

Upper Elementary Social Studies I Love

One of my favorite subjects is Social Studies.  I enjoy everything it has to offer from geography to culture studies to history.  While Caleb would prefer to study science all day long, he did like the curriculum we used for fourth/fifth grade history/geography. This is a Christian Light Education text book.  Christian Light Education is […]

My Used Books Find

We live in a small town which is void of many of the exciting stores, theaters, museums etc. of a bigger city.  What we do have, however, is a lovely used books store.  It boasts floor to ceiling shelves teaming with exciting adventures, people, and advice on every page.  The smell of old books and […]

Why I Think My Hens Are Great!

I love my hens.  There, I said it. I know I complained when they scratched up and ate my carrot seeds-twice. The loud exclaiming (otherwise known as yelling) when five happy girls gave themselves dirt baths in my herb garden, tossing mulch everywhere and leaving craters, was probably not called for.  Perhaps chasing them away […]

How to Choose a Science Curriculum

If you are like me, you love paging through homeschool catalogs and reading reviews online.  So many fun subjects to teach and so little time!  The choices are endless and often times overwhelming!  Science curriculum is a big one for me.  They all look like so much fun!  Here are a few things to consider […]

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Hello! I'm Heather and this is Baby Joel, the youngest of five. At Lessons from Home you will find encouragement for your parenting and homeschooling journey. Healing from loss is also a major part of this blog as my family struggles through grief and brokenness at the loss of my beautiful 8 year old daughter.
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