In the Word on Wednesday: Ephesians 5:15

Free printable Scripture memory cards

Today is April Fool’s Day! When you live in a house with as many children as I do, you can be sure at least some of them have some tricks up their sleeves that they’ve been saving for just such an occasion! Dollar bills on a string. Rubber bugs in … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Colossians 3:12

Free printable Scripture memory flashcards and handwriting worksheets from www.flandersfamily.info

My mother worked outside the home during most of my growing-up years, and I remember that the first thing she liked to do when she came home every evening was to change out of her dress clothes into a house robe. She had several to choose from, but they were … Continue reading

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21 Tried and True Tips for Frugal Living

21 tips for frugal living

Looking for smart ways to stretch a dollar? In our current economy, there seems to be a renewed interest in trimming expenses any way possible. As somebody who has always viewed frugality as a virtue, I think this trend is great and hope to see it continue even after the … Continue reading

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Mailbag: High School Transcript Help

HS Transcript for Homeschoolers - Blank

Dear Jennifer, We’ve had a time, trying to get our “home schooled” kids set up for work, or drivers licenses, because the businesses want a school ID that is “legal like a public school ID” or our documents do not have an official seal, etc. Have you ever had this … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Proverbs 13:20

Free printable Bible memory flashcards

While their older brother was home from medical school last week, my little ones grabbed their Scripture memory flashcards and went through the whole deck, so he could see how many Bible verses they’ve learned so far this year. And I can tell you, Samuel was pretty impressed with how … Continue reading

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Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

The sun has been in hiding lately, but it finally came out again yesterday, and my family was all so happy to see it! We opened every window in the house to let in as much fresh air and sunshine as possible, and started our spring cleaning in earnest. I … Continue reading

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Free Cones, Kids Meals & Birthday Treats

Enjoy a free cone from Dairy Queen March 16

I’ve received several letters from readers lately about local restaurants that have started offering free kids meals on certain nights of the week. Thank you to those of you who’ve written to let me know about these (Andrea, Carlos, and Lauren)! You can now find an updated listing of Tyler … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Ephesians 6:10

"Be strong in the Lord..." | Scripture Memory Flashcards from www.flandersfamily.info

We’ve been on Spring Break this week. We have two children in college, two in dental school, and one in medical school, and — for the first time ever — their various academic calendars synced, so that they were all off at the same time. They opted to spend the … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Kindergarten Recommendations?

Laying the Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning: practical suggestions for preschoolers

Dear Jennifer, I am wondering if you have specific recommendations for Kindergarten. I am currently homeschooling my daughter in Pre-K, and I just don’t know where to go with her next year! I would love to do Story of the World, but do you think Kindergarten is too young to … Continue reading

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