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Posted in 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade High School Resources Science

Pearl and Thistle Helps Teen Girls Understand Their Bodies

Pearl and Thistle is designed to empower girls and women of all ages (and the men who love and care for them) to understand their cycles.

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Posted in High School Philosophy

The Philosophy of Man

The Philosophy of Man is a new high school offering from Tan Books. All of our Faith’s truths apply to the human soul. But do…

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Posted in Book Reviews English High School

Touching Tale for Teens

Brave Water is a moving tale about a single day in the life of a teenage girl from a remote African village. This book highlights many difficult topics that, sadly, are daily struggles for many people around the world. This unique story is told through multiple viewpoints, as well as numerous flashbacks, but mainly unfolds from Talitha’s point of view. During her long daily trek to the only freshwater source for her village, Talitha experiences a day that completely alters her life.

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Posted in High School Resources

Tan Books Presents: The Commentaries

The Commentaries is a podcast series from TAN in which you’ll learn how to read and understand history’s greatest Catholic works, from today’s greatest Catholic scholars.

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Posted in Practical Tips Why We Homeschool

Discerning Homeschooling in 7 Easy Steps

Thinking about homeschooling? Here are some tips to help you make this important decision.

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Avery's Battlefield
Posted in Book Reviews History

Middle-Grade Civil War Adventure

Avery’s Battlefield is a sweet historical novel for middle school students. The story follows two years in the life of Avery, a young teen boy, during the Civil War. This book would be a great way to introduce kids to that tumultuous time in American history.

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Posted in Book Reviews Unschooling

Thinking About Unschooling?

In The Unschool Challenge, Elvis provides short essays on various topics related to unschooling and then she provides challenges for readers to do. This is a pick and choose sort of book. You don’t need to read it in order. You can select which topics interest you and learn more about them, pursue some of the challenges, and incorporate what you feel is valuable into your homeschooling life.

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Posted in Why We Homeschool

Advantages of Homeschooling vs. Brick-and-Mortar School

People often ask us why we educate our kids at home, and today’s guest, veteran homeschool mom and entrepreneur, Kerri Davison, will share some of the most important Advantages of Homeschooling vs. Brick-and-Mortar School.

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Posted in 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Book Reviews High School Religion

Learn About God’s Superheroes

A new set of books on “God’s Superheroes” by Mary Bajda is designed to appeal to ages eight through teens and encourages young people to use their own gifts in service to God and others.

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Posted in The Homeschooling Life

The Spiritual Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children

I start to read and I wonder if anyone is even paying attention. But then we pause to comment on a character or a setting or a plot twist, and I know that reading aloud is one of the most valuable times in our day.  

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