Tag Archive: holidays

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…




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…




Home-School Credit and Other Christmasy Thoughts

Home-schoolers often try to find ways to give their children “credit” for the variety of experiences they encounter in daily life (and if you’re not already using this strategy you should be!) I want to offer you some ideas for how you can use your holiday preparations and festivities as credit for just about every school subject you might…




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…




Be the Boss of Your Holiday!

Hello there!  I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving.  Now it’s time for that final leg of the holiday relay – filled with parties, shopping, eating, baking, traveling…well, you get the idea.  I wanted to take some time today to address the struggles that families, including homeschoolers, can have with all the “festivities” that take place at…




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,…