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Homeschool Mom Tag Video

Friday, May 5th, 2017


In this video I answer 10 common homeschooling questions. I was tagged in a Homeschool Mom Tag video on YouTube by Shelly Sangrey from There’s No Place Like Home.

Here is how I answered these questions:

  1. Were you homeschooled? No. I grew up as a missionary kid in Guatemala, so you would think that my parents knew about homeschooling, but they didn’t. I went to a bilingual national school, to a boarding school for missionary kids for two years, and then to an English-speaking Christian school.
  2. Did you always know you were going to homeschool your children? Yes.
  3. What are your three favorite books in your homeschool library? Educating the WholeHearted Child by Sally Clarkson, A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola, and The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer.
  4. Are you the only teacher, or do you outsource? I am their only teacher. My husband has occasionally done robotics or other specialized activities with the kids, and we go on a lot of field trips that are led by specialists in each field of knowledge.
  5. What is your favorite place to purchase homeschool curriculum? Homeschool convention vendor halls (because I can look at the curriculum before buying it) and used curriculum sales (especially for hands-on models and educational toys.)
  6. Do you set a budget for your homeschool? No.
  7. What are two must-have homeschool supplies? My computer printer and black card stock paper for notebooking, since the kids’ work pops so nicely against the black background.
  8. What is your favorite and least favorite subject to teach? I’ve always loved teaching literature and Bible, and I now love teaching history and science. My least favorite subject to teach is math.
  9. Are you involved in co-ops or homeschool groups? No, because I end up being in charge of everything, since I’m a strong leader. Co-ops are supposed to lighten your load, not give you a bigger load.
  10. What is your homeschool approach? Unit studies, of course!

I hope you enjoyed watching my version of the Homeschool Mom Tag video. Now I’m choosing to tag the following homeschool moms, to see if they will answer these fun homeschool questions:

Organizing Your Car

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

In this funny video, I show you how organizing your car can be simple and rewarding:

Painting Fireworks with Kids

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012


What better time to paint fireworks than the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July?

In this humorous video, I show you how to paint fireworks on a poster board by throwing a pronged ball dunked in paint straight at the poster. Does that sound like fun? Painting fireworks with kids has never been so easy!

You will need black poster board, kid paint, and a pronged ball. You might also want some old newspaper to place under your project.


Of course, my kids tried painting fireworks another way, which turned out to be disastrous. Take a look at our failed artwork as well as our successful painting of fireworks.

Toy Trebuchet

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012


Watch my children as they play with a toy trebuchet. We put together the pieces of the wooden kit before filming the launching of objects across our backyard. After all, what kid doesn’t want to build fun historical weapons of war? Take a look at how the kids squeal as we have fun with this toy trebuchet.