Consistency versus perfection


One of the hardest things to figure out as a homeschooler is whether or not we’ve done enough. I hope the questions in my last post helped you to evaluate the environment you are providing and the subjects you are covering. But what happens if I know it’s a worthy subject and I’ve missed days […]

How do we measure homeschool success?

homeschool success

We can all agree that we want to be successful as homeschool families. We want to know that our investment in our children’s lives has paid off. We want to know that we are on the right track in our endeavor to prepare our children for adulthood. While success will look different in every family, […]

Resources for Torah families


When my husband and I left our church back in 2007, we suddenly realized that we were responsible to teach our children spiritual things. There would be no Sunday school. It was all on us. That can be a very overwhelming feeling, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of people and resources […]

History Resources

I was asked to share what schoolbooks I use to teach my children. Rather than share what they happen to be using right now, I thought I’d share my top picks for each subject. Everything I share was either used by my mother homeschooling my sister and I, or used by my children. Nothing New […]

Torah science – guiding principles


Taking your kids outside to observe and learn about nature is a tremendous way to teach them about their Creator. I love going for little walks with my kids and seeing what we can find, from ant hills to wildflowers, to grasshoppers. Most of the time, I just send them outside to explore on their […]

Torah science – wildflowers

Today, I want to take you on a little stroll down memory lane. Hopefully, I can share with you the love of nature that I acquired in my childhood and have tried to pass on to my children. My little sister and I spent hours outside playing. The first house I remember was a cement […]

Proverbs 9 for children


Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.   Proverbs 9:8-9  ESV We have been reading through Proverbs at our house. I figure […]

Torah Science – goldenrod


As we look at Torah, we find that it is filled with stories and pictures based on the world around us. The first people were placed in a garden. We see rivers, seas, trees, animals, and deserts. Yeshua taught us parables to show us that we see lessons first in the physical world, and then […]

Create a children’s Torah notebook


I’m always on the lookout for ways to make Torah practical and real for my children. I don’t want them to see the Bible as a bunch of antiquated stories that are fun to listen to but don’t really mean anything. Today I stumbled upon an idea that I hope you will find helpful. It’s […]

Scripture on your doorpost


YHVH wants us to surround and immerse ourselves with His instructions. With obedience to His commands comes great blessings. But we are feeble humans, and if we are not constantly reminded of His Word, we will soon forget. So, we are commanded to post Scripture on the doorposts of our home. Hear, O Israel: YHVH […]