Tag Archive: family

Help and Hope for Your Holidays

This isn’t going to be a long post.  I know you’re probably busy making travel plans or getting ready to host the whole family for Thanksgiving dinner. But before you get too busy I wanted to let you know about a few posts that I wrote, over the last couple of years or so, that…




Homeschooling ABC’s: A, B, and C

This week’s post is the first in a series I’m calling “Homeschooling ABC’s.”  In this series I am going to take each letter of the alphabet and use it to illustrate a particular aspect of homeschooling.  Some of my choices may seem logical, others may surprise you.  I hope you’ll stay posted and read each…




My Top 10 “Family Night” Movies

In December of 2010 I published a popular post that listed my “Top 10” favorite movies of all time.  I was actually surprised how many of my readers had not seen the movies on my list!  Hopefully they were inspired by my post to add those movies to their list of family favorites. I decided…




10 (More) Smart Gift Ideas for Kids

With the holidays upon us finding the right gift is on many parents’ (and grandparents’) minds.  But no one needs more junk in their house! Last year I published a post that seemed to be quite popular titled “10 Smart Gift Ideas for Kids.”  I thought this year I’d offer parents additional gift ideas for…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 1

If you’ve read my post titled “Why Homeschooling911?” you know that this website originally started as a book idea.  The idea I had in mind was to share the experiences in my life that had been at times extremely stressful, and at other times utterly tragic, and to share the truth that it is more…




Anne’s Shrimp, Mushroom, and Chicken Linguine With Creamy Herb Sauce

This website is devoted to helping prospective and current home-schoolers find answers to their questions about home-schooling and to help them find the resources to do that most effectively, so I normally stick to topics that deal specifically with home-schooling philosophy or the home-school process.  But today I am making an exception. This week I prepared a dish that I…




Christmas Greetings…From My House To Yours

As this is a blog about home-schooling, I often mention my children in my posts.  I thought that I would send these Christmas greetings with pictures of my children that we used in our Christmas cards this year:  From left to right: Son #1, age 22; Son #3, age 8; Son #2, age 17; and The…




Tips For Coping With Grief During The Holidays

If you have read my Thanksgiving post then you know that I have experienced the loss of several close family members.  I am only too aware of how difficult the holidays can be for someone who has lost a loved one. A couple of weeks ago I received some correspondence from the Florida office of…




My Top 10 Favorite Movies

With the Christmas holiday right around the corner I thought I would do something a little different.  I want to offer my “top-ten” list of movies.  These could be great movies to rent for some holiday family viewing, or you could even consider them as gifts for your own family or other family members and…




Overdosing on Turkey?

It has been many years since I have made a turkey for Thanksgiving not because I have anything against turkey, but because I have not hosted Thanksgiving for many years.  That honor has fallen to my sister for the last several years. Ever since my older brother was killed by a drunk driver in 1997,…