Christmas baking?…or School?

Practicing hospitality

Baking for a bake sale, and presenting the baked items in a pleasing manner are great skills to learn – practical and rewarding!

Merry Christmas! I’m posting some great Christmas recipes for you to make with your kids. It’s a wonderful time of year to take the day off from book-work to do home- ec with them!  I’m not just making excuses for shoddy school. We (meaning my kids and I) have learned more real-life and eternal skills in the kitchen than at the desk. The Gospel is at work in powerful ways in the kitchen! I know you know this. What you might have a hard time believing is that it really is okay to take several days off from “real school” to bake and create for Christmas – and that doing so really does constitute real school. Continue reading

When School is Torture

Kids who hate school

Do you have kids who consider school to be a form of torture?

You always wanted to be a fly on the wall of my homeschool, right? Well, here’s your chance! I want to encourage all you homeschool moms who are educating little boys and little girls who despise school. These are kids who’d rather go to the dentist to have their teeth scraped and picked than to sit and do a page of math problems. Continue reading