Free Piano Lessons Right in Your Own Home

Free Piano Lessons in Your Home

Okay, admittedly, that sounded like an infomerical, didn’t it?  I’m sorry.  Forgive my inner Ron Popeil there for a minute.  Now, even though this is sponsored by FreePianoLessons4Kids.com, it’s the truth.  They really are offering free piano lessons from the comfort of your own home. Fine.  I might as well embrace my inner Carnival barker […]

Methods for Teaching a Foreign Language to Your Child

teaching a foreign language

This post is sponsored by TakeLessons.com. Learning a foreign language is one of those things that many homeschoolers feel that they should be adding to their curriculum, but it can be difficult when you aren’t familiar enough with a foreign language to speak or teach it.  Even for non-homeschooling families, they may just want to […]

Every Education Has Gaps and Other Truths I've Learned

a love of learning is key to a life of learning

I’m sure that I’m like a lot of other homeschoolers in that I can’t help myself but to worry about what we’re covering and, more importantly, what we’re not covering each year.  I don’t have a school board or state board of education telling me what I should and shouldn’t do in my lesson plans.  […]

Teaching Your Children Money Management Skills

Money management and budgeting can be a difficult concept to teach to kids, especially if money management is not your forte.  (Don’t be offended by that statement if you’re a poor money manager.  I only know it’s hard because both Eric and I have a hard time being as responsible with money as we should […]

Why You Should Be Teaching Home Ec Skills to Your Children

I would hope that it is obvious why you should be teaching home ec skills to your children, because, of course, they are life skills.  No matter where your children go to school each day (the local public school, a private or parochial school, or your kitchen table), they are depending on you to teach […]