Author Archives: Donna

January 12, 2021

Back-To-School January

The anticipation of Christmas morn and the New Year is past us, with all of its unknowns and opportunities. During that time, most children had a school break. In the northern United States, the weather is cold outside. If your family is not flush with cash, most winter sports or exotic vacations can be out of […]

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December 22, 2020

Our Fourth Book is Published! What You Need to Know About Homeschooling Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I have published our fourth book in the Homeschooling Basics Series, “What You Need to Know About Homeschooling Preschoolers and Kindergarteners.”Are you a parent looking into homeschooling your preschool or kindergarten child?  Do some people encouraging you to hold off on academics? Are other people encouraging […]

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December 1, 2020

How Can We Overcome the Entitlement Mindset?

Our culture seems to cultivate an entitlement mindset. In the name of equality and fairness, children receive awards for showing up, rather than for the accomplishment. Children are confused by adults that cannot distinguish the difference between equality and fairness. As a result, many feel that whatever someone else has earned they are entitled to, […]

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November 14, 2020

A Classic Christmas Devotional

Christmas is just over a month away! Have you decided what your plan is this year? Do you sometimes feel that in the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties, shopping, presents, and decoration that the real reason for the season seems to get lost? I know I did! Have you been looking for ways to […]

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October 27, 2020

3 Ways to Homeschool November

Daylight savings time ends this weekend for 2020. The days are growing cooler and shorter. Soon winter will be upon us!  We had a sneak peek this week as temperatures here dipped to January temperatures. However, the temperatures did not stay low.  This morning is 11 degrees warmer than yesterday. It seems like one more […]

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September 8, 2020

Nature Studies, Nature Notebooks: A Parent Child Journey

 Homeschooling moms, have your friends asked, “What about science?” Are you turned off to natural science, because you had distasteful experiences in school? Do you feel intimidated by science? Many people suppose that science can only be taught and learned in the classroom, with textbooks, using expensive equipment, taught by an college trained, and certified licensed science teacher.  Nothing […]

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August 28, 2020

Our Third Book is Published! “Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions”

This post includes affiliate links.My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I, have just published our third book in the Homeschooling Basics series– Addressing Common Homeschool Misconceptions: The Truths Behind Homeschool Myths.Many of you have not chosen to homeschool before now, largely because many of these misconceptions. Know that when other people repeat […]

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August 15, 2020

Our Second Book is Published! “Answers to Top Homeschool Questions”

This post includes affiliate links.My daughter, Julia Groves (at The Quiet Grove), and I, have just published our second book in the Homeschooling Basics Series– “Answers to Top Homeschool Questions: Helping Parents Homeschool With Confidence.”Choosing to homeschool your children is a big decision and commitment. Which is why having questions is natural. It is important […]

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August 4, 2020

You’ve Got This: 6 Steps to Rock Your Homeschool

Have you found yourself feeling that 2020 has been like living in a reality show? Have you found yourself suddenly crisis homeschooling? Did you used to think about homeschooling, “Never in my wildest dreams?” You are not alone! Many have felt that way.For many teachers, students, and parents, “Crisis Distant Learning” was very challenging. Some […]

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