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Why Young-Earth Creation Matters

I have naively believed for far too long that if a person regularly attends church, sings songs about how God created the world, mentions creation in prayers or liturgy, or homeschools her children, that she must therefore be a creationist.

Those in the old-earth camp say they believe God created the world but that He used long periods of time to allow evolution to take its course.

Homeschooling Math Resources We Recommend

I thought you might appreciate a list of all the homeschooling math resources and curriculum we use and recommend, all in one handy-dandy place.

Note: All links open in a new window — because I’m really hoping you’ll stick around THIS site awhile, too!

Good Ways for Mom to Spend the Summer

Please note that this post contains links to books and resources that will pay me a small commission if you click on the links. I truly only recommend things that I use and love… and when you click on these links, I can afford to be a stay-at-home mom and write more blog posts.

The Benefits of Notebooking

Some recent notebooking pages made here in the Elliott house

Guest post by Debra Reed, NotebookingPages.com

At the end of each school year, are you finding yourself swimming through mounds of worksheets, quizzes, tests, and half-finished workbooks wondering just what to do with it all?

Making Children in Our Own Image

What makes a home school different from a public school?

Well, if you’re a follower of God, then your curriculum is radically different. It starts with radically different goals.

For instance, our goal is to “be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).

Common Core State Standards

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been personally contacted several times about our stance on the Common Core State Standards (or CCS).

Foundations Press, our publishing company, has therefore prepared an official statement:

We believe that God’s Word, the Scriptures (all 66 books), are the only “Common Core” that matters.

When a Homeschooling Mom Needs a Substitute Teacher

Previously I’ve written about how to prepare for those days when you are exhausted. You’re the mom, the wife, and the teacher — but some days, you’re just too tired to do it all.

However, if you’re blessed to have a mother, a sister, a husband, or a close friend who can visit your home for a day and act as a “substitute teacher,” then you are very blessed indeed!

Time for God, Husband, and Kids — When You’re Exhausted!

I received an excellent reader question lately, and she gave permission for me to share it with you:

1.  How do you prioritize your relationship with your husband when you have lots of kids and no money or anyone around for babysitting?

Geography Teaching Resources

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It’s a cold, snowy day here in Minnesota, which means we’re basically stuck indoors. However, this is the perfect time of year to hop online with my kids and learn some geography.

Yup, geography! That’s one of those subjects that easily gets neglected around my home, unless I’m intentional about remembering to teach it.

School Rooms

I think I might possibly have the ugliest school room ever, but I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane, to see what our “school rooms” have looked like over the years.

My oldest officially started kindergarten at home in the fall of 2001, but I can’t find a single picture of the little table where he did his school work.