The subtitle of this book is Gospel Encouragement for Keeping Your Sanity while Living and Learning Alongside Your Kids. That's the whole book in a sentence fragment. It's all about encouraging homeschool parents -- mainly moms, though homeschool dads would certainly benefit from it too. Again and again, it points the reader back to the Gospel… Continue reading Book Review: The Convivial Homeschool by Mystie Winckler
"It suddenly struck me that maybe my problem is that I have too many ideas. Maybe I need to trim away some of them, even some of the really good ones, to find the ones that will help our kids bear fruit."
Rachel shares her thoughts on various curricula she has used.
Rachel shares strategies for teaching middle and high school aged kids to write creatively, even if you are not a writer yourself.
"It’s totally possible to teach your kids creative writing without being a writer yourself."
Rachel makes teaching poetry concrete and accessible, even to the non-writer.
"I thrive on orderly routines, but homeschooling with a baby/toddler around taught me how to be more flexible, which I’ve tried to hang onto."
"I’ve known for as long as I can remember that I wanted to homeschool my own kids some day."