How to Teach Music Appreciation in Your Homeschool

  Photo Credit Often times in a large family homeschool, and especially when there are kids who struggle with learning, finding time to study the arts is difficult and takes a back seat to other more basic subjects.  I lived in that place of imbalance for a long time until I recently realized that even […]

Encouraging Student Leadership

    Are people simply born natural leaders?   Or do they need to be trained to be leaders? Consider the following definition of leadership before you answer: If this definition is true then we can safely say that, unless we’re living in a cave, we are all leaders.  The question now becomes whether or […]

What if They Don’t go to College?

  This post is sponsored by Praxis. Alternatives to College Over the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at how to get our dyslexic, out of the box thinkers in and out of college successfully.  We finished the series with a look at alternatives to college.  Many linear, left-brain thinkers like myself stand aghast […]

Must Haves for Homeschooling With Dyslexia

    If you have been around Abundant Life Blog for any time you have likely read about our experiences homeschooling (many) kids with dyslexia.  If you are new here, we have 8 kids, 7 of whom are dyslexic.  God was really trying to teach this left-brained, linear thinker to step outside the box in […]

Teaching Personal Finance with the Budgeteer Notes App

Disclosure: I received the Budgeteer Notes App for free to review. I was compensated for my time to test and review this product. All opinions represented in this review are my own.   Teaching kids about money skills has been extremely important for our family.  We have made a point to teach our younger kids […]

Essay Rock Star Homeschool High School Writing Curriculum

The more I homeschool, the more confidence I have in my abilities to teach my kids at home.  In our 18 years of homeschooling, we have graduated two kids with six more in the ranks.  We have settled on some solid curriculums for the high school core classes that have served us well over […]

Winner of the See the Light Sunflowers Art Project

    Congratulations to Debbie K. – winner of the See the Light Sunflowers Art Project.   a Rafflecopter giveaway  Thank you to all who entered.   Start Teaching Art in Your Homeschool Still wondering about teaching art in your home?  Visit the See the Light web site for free lessons, tips and resources for teaching […]

You Can Teach Art in Your Homeschool! {And a Giveaway}

  Have you ever wished that you could teach art in your homeschool but found that you either didn’t have the time or the skills to follow through?  Me too!  Until we discovered See the Light Art Class and Art Project DVDs. I have always appreciated fine art but never had the skills myself to […]

10 Books About Dyslexia That I Read Again and Again

  If you’ve been around Abundant Life for any time, you know that most of my kids learn differently because of something called dyslexia.  I have had a love/hate relationship with coming to understand this style of learning.   On the one hand, dyslexia causes reading, writing and spelling to be so painfully difficult.  On […]

Homeschooling With CurrClick Online Homeschool Classes

  I’m often asked how I manage to homeschool our 5 school-aged kids while occupying one preschooler.  Simply imagining the logistics of teaching all of our different ages and grades is overwhelming.  Finding strategies for streamlining schoolwork is a large part of homeschooling the large family.  Using unit studies and computerized curriculums are a […]

Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths and What Really Works & Giveaway

    Why I Wrote Dyslexia 101 After learning that our first child was dyslexic, my husband and I struggled majorly to find out what was causing his troubles and to figure out how we could help him.  We wasted a lot of time and money pursuing things that promised the moon but delivered next […]

A Sneak Peek at Dyslexia 101!

  Things are busy here as I prepare to launch my first ebook on a subject that is one of my life’s passions – Dyslexia.  Since discovering that our oldest son (now 21 years old!) had dyslexia waaay back when, I have been on a hunt to find out how to understand this extremely bright […]