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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!

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.

Should We Teach Mythology?

As we’re preparing to launch our new world history curriculum (Daniel’s Statue: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome), I’ve been really pondering what we homeschoolers should do about teaching pagan mythology to our children.

Should we teach about Greek gods and goddesses?

How to Teach Chemistry and Physics

Why Teaching Chemistry and Physics Is So Hard
  1. It’s been 20 years since you had high school math or science.
  2. You weren’t paying attention 20 years ago.
  3. You didn’t even understand it if you had paid attention.
  4. You didn’t think you’d ever need to know this stuff.

Music – Everyday Conversations with Kids about God (Part 7)

This is the last in a blog series filled with ideas to get conversations started with our kids about God…

What Scripture Says

(Just wanted to note that the Scriptures say a lot about singing and music. The word “sing,” for instance, is used 107 times in the NIV!

Prayer – Everyday Conversations with Kids about God (Part 6)

We’re in a blog series filled with ideas to get conversations started with our kids about God…

What Scripture Says

“Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait in expectation”
(Psalm 5:2-3).

Tips for Attending an Online Homeschooling Conference

It’s that time of year again — the time for homeschooling conferences. It’s so fun to attend a live conference, to network with other homeschooling families, to hear inspiring speakers, and oh, those vendors and exhibits!

However, with the rising costs of gas, hotels and even babysitters, online conferences have been increasing in popularity the last few summers.

Copywork – Everyday Conversations with Kids about God (Part 5)

We’re in a blog series filled with ideas to get conversations started with our kids about God…

What Scripture Says

“When [the king] takes the throne of his kingdom [Israel], he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites.

Wall Decor – Everyday Conversations with Kids about God (Part 4)

We’re in a blog series filled with ideas to get conversations started with our kids about God…

What Scripture Says

In an age when Pinterest has captured the hearts of moms everywhere, I am thrilled to see that God also believes in “pinning” things to the walls of our hearts and homes.