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
Vines, Leaves, and Fruit
"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."
Curriculum Potluck – Rachel
Rachel shares her thoughts on various curricula she has used.
Teaching Creative Writing: Fiction–Sixth to Twelfth Grade
Rachel shares strategies for teaching middle and high school aged kids to write creatively, even if you are not a writer yourself.
Teaching Creative Writing: Fiction–Preschool to Fifth Grade
"It’s totally possible to teach your kids creative writing without being a writer yourself."
Teaching Creative Writing: Poetry
Rachel makes teaching poetry concrete and accessible, even to the non-writer.
This Is How We Do It – Rachel
"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."
Our Path to Here – Rachel
"I’ve known for as long as I can remember that I wanted to homeschool my own kids some day."