Dyslexia: Spelling Tips for Struggling Spellers

It is estimated that ten to fifteen percent of the population has dyslexia, a learning disability that is characterized by difficulties with reading and language processing. Many times, it is first discovered when a child has difficulty with spelling. Growing up, I was one of those students who studied hard for my weekly spelling test […]

How Do I Correct My Child’s Paper?

  Correcting a child’s paper can raise some questions for both the veteran and novice home educator….. How do I grade my child’s writing? How do I know they are progressing in their writing skills? What is considered “normal” for their grade? When a child hands in a writing assignment to correct, two types of […]

Give your Child a Language Arts K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short and Simple)

Sometimes it seems that early writing instruction only includes the repetitive drills of language arts-spelling, grammar rules, and copying sentences. Little time is given to engaging in the joy of written expression. But you can restore the joy of writing with a Language Arts K.I.S.S.! Piano Lesson 1: Blink, blink, blink…bonk….. repeat and repeat again.  […]

Talk Before You Write

Moans, groans, and nasty tones, no it’s not Halloween. You just announced to your kids, “It’s time for writing.” You may have all the steps of the writing process neatly organized, but often home educators skip or skim through an important teaching strategy when teaching writing. They avoid the talk. No, not “the talk.” I […]

Dysgraphia: Exploring Effective Teaching Strategies

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects handwriting and fine motor skills. Forming letters is labored and difficult for these students. Parents and teachers often wonder, how can I help? Here is my immediate disclosure: I am not a doctor or learning disability specialist. My background is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Specialist. To put my […]

Recognizing Value

Behind closed doors…. Away from Bible study or church…. Away from a past career….. Away from friends….. Away from a husband who is faithfully working to provide…….. The day is before me….. I am a mom. I question. I wrestle with competing ideas. I live in an era where “living out your dreams” is a prized […]

On the Road with HTHL: Colorado-to-Kansas

Welcome! Glad you are joining us On the Road with HTHL for the 2017 Homeschool Convention Season! Date: March 6, 2017- March 12, 2017  Colorado Springs, Colorado to Wichita, Kansas Monday It seemed like every Colorado Rocky Mountain dust particle landed on the HTHL van. Freezing temperatures hovering between 32 and 36 degrees and gusts of wind […]

On the Road with HTHL: Happy Mama in the Rocky Mountains

Welcome! Glad you are joining us On the Road with HTHL for the 2017 Homeschool Convention Season! Date: February 27, 2017- March 5, 2017 Rapid City, South Dakota to Leadville, Colorado Leadville, Colorado to Colorado Springs, Colorado Monday Mama’s heart is happy. We were headed to Colorado to visit two of my sons! We had one week […]

On the Road with HTHL: Open Highways- New Adventures!

Welcome to my first On the Road with HTHL post of the 2017 Homeschool Convention Season! Date: February 19, 2017- February 26, 2017 Cathlamet, Washington- to- Bismark, North Dakota Bismark, North Dakota to Rapid City, South Dakota Hello 2017, you are not what I expected! After the 2016 Homeschool Convention Season had ended, we rode the wonderful […]

Here to Help Learning Growing Leaps and Bounds!

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Would you like to get a peek into our journey? It’s a story of God’s faithfulness, my husband’s tenacious vision, and myself, a homeschool mom taking the next step. I am proof; You can teach an old dog new tricks! And I’m happy to say Here to […]