8 Steps to Creating a Winning Science Fair Project

JMJ 38  *First of all, it is important to remember your child should be doing this primarily to learn more about science concepts, with a possibility of winning.  If you are entering the science fair solely to win, you will miss some of the enjoyment of it all.  But, your child will certainly increase their…

A Field Trip Planning Strategy

JMJ 33  *Field trips are an awesome perk for homeschoolers.  Not restricted to the twice a year norm of many public schools, field trips can be taken as often as desired.  In our family, we try to include field trips as part of our curriculum, at least a couple of times a month.  Not only…

Maintaining Balance in your Family’s Schedule

JMJ 30  *It is hard to admit, sometimes, that you already have too much on your plate.  It is important to recognize this,  for the welfare of your family, and for inner peace in your life.  Before jumping into a new activity, it is important to ask yourself a few questions. Ring the School Bell…

The Benefits of Owning a Family Pet

JMJ 27  *There are so many benefits to owning a pet, or several pets for that matter, including benefits for your family, as well as yourself.  Among other things, our pets bring us so much joy, and I think our pets would say they are quite happy to be part of our family too. Ring…