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Lila the Science Cat – A Review

  The following review is by my daughter Colette who has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also teaches Chemistry classes at the college level: Lizzy Knight, author of the “Lila the Science Cat” series, desires to write books for children that convey scientific facts at an age-appropriate level. As a scientist myself, I’m an…




3 Google Tools for Enriching Your Homeschool

This week’s post is by guest author Caroline Ross.  I have to admit I was unfamiliar with these tools and the ways they could be used until now. I’m looking forward to using them with my 5th grader! In itself, Google is one of the best educational tools out there.  If used properly and scoured…




7 Tips for Guiding Your Child Toward a Career in Music

In the previous post here at Homeschooling911 my guest Gerald Crawford discussed ways that you can inspire your child to have a love for music.  But what if your child’s interest goes beyond listening to music and attending concerts?  What if they try out an instrument (or two) and find so much joy in playing…




5 Steps to Inspiring a Love of Music in Your Child

For most people, music is part of the fabric of our lives.  It’s part of our religious experiences, it becomes part of our memories of different seasons of our lives and, for those who actually become musicians or singers themselves, it offers education and the discipline of learning a new skill. This week’s post, written…




Your Homeschool: Time for a Breath of Fresh Air?

I am not much for pithy motivational statements.  I’m more partial to the wickedly fun posters that you can find at Despair.com called “Demotivators.” However, sometimes a wise adage can be useful and today I am offering two that can help you immensely when making decisions about your homeschool.  They are: If it ain’t broke,…




12 Tips For “Destressifying” Your Travel Plans

Yes, I know that “destressifying” isn’t a word.  I just made it up. (Hmm…maybe I should trademark it!) And by the way, does the guy in this picture not look like the most destressified person you’ve ever seen?  🙂 In any case, today I am featuring a guest post by Aaron Schulman, who gave us…




Salt and Light: A Valid Argument or a Misuse of Scripture?

In my last blog post, I spoke about the insidious nature of the excuses bureaucrats make to justify their infringements on parental rights.  But this isn’t a problem that just affects bureaucracies, it affects the church too. I can’t tell you how many Christians I’ve seen abandon their families, and especially their children, using the…




How To Find Low-Cost (and Free!) Music Lesson Resources Online

The following is a guest post by Aaron Schulman.   Aaron and his wife Jen are homeschooling parents. Aaron has been an avid guitar player, teacher, writer and enthusiast since 1990, writing and maintaining several acoustic guitar reviews on his site, Strumviews.com to help people find the right guitar for their purposes. He has recently written a…




Overcommitment and the Home-Schooler

I am taking a break this week from my series on “How To” teach specific subjects in order to publish a guest post by my lovely, intelligent and talented daughter Colette (and just because I am biased doesn’t mean all those things aren’t true).  Colette was home-schooled from first grade through twelfth grade and has…




A Primer on Restaurant Etiquette

I belong to an online support group called the SITS* Girls.  It is composed of over 10,000 women bloggers who are supporting one another’s efforts to express themselves online.  There was recently a project undertaken to have smaller groups work together to help one another in specific ways.  One of those ways was to invite another member to guest post…