Worthwhile links

I had a great time at the Oklahoma homeschool conventions. Even though I didn’t get to be in on many of the sessions, just the chance to chat with other homeschoolers about various homeschool issues was a blessing.

I ordered a consumer math curriculum for some of my high school kids that I’m excited about.  It is called Stewardship Math and it is put out by Math-U-See.  I am hoping it will help kids with real-life application of math concepts.  I also came across some other interesting links that I thought were worth sharing.

Homeschooling sanity: this is an excellent discussion of various homeschooling methods and why they are or are not practical for large families and families with little children.  I think this summary would be an excellent place for any would-be homeschooler to start.

High school science with ‘living’ books: this article shares books from which kids can learn science in a lively and interesting non-textbook way.

Rules for mothering 13-year-old boys:   this discussion about mothering young men was especially on-point for me as I am currently the momma of TWO 13 year old boys.  (Note to self:  give them haircuts.)

6 thoughts for mothering a 12-year old girl:  ditto for this great discussion about girls, since I currently have a 13 year old and a 15 year old, and am between 10-1/2 and 51 myself.  Ahem.  Go read, and you will understand.


Later this week I hope to share a couple books that I really enjoyed.   I am also looking forward to beginning a series called: Things to Teach Our Children.  This week’s topic will be Encouraging Graceful Mealtime Conversation. I will be putting up a Mr. Linky so that you can link on my post to a post of your own on the topic.  (I can use all the help I can get, so put on your thinking caps!)



  1. Mary,

    I really enjoyed the Homeschooling Sanity. We are finishing our 11th year of homeschooling and six kids. It was a breath of fresh air reading it, I have tried many methods as well over the years. I use Math U See with all my kids and love it. So I am sure the Stewardship Math will be good.

    In Christ
    Mary Spilman

  2. Great links! I especially enjoyed the one about 13 y.o. boys. Funny and enlightening. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Great seeing bits of info from your trip!! We currently have almost 18, almost 16 and 13 yr old boys in the fam. 🙂 I am gonna check out the Math link you posted! We have a huge passion for helping our kids be ready for the real world and not just only be able to do well on SAT scores. 😉