This is an OLD site but...the info. on it is still really good. I highly recommend the books and other resources listed on the right side. -- For more current information - please feel free to visit us on our local home schooling site. And, if you're in Utah Valley, Utah - feel free to join our Facebook group where you can intermingle with many wonderful homeschooling families. Utah Valley HomeSchooling

Jun 29, 2012

WIN FREE Music CD's - for Youth - "Arise and Shine Forth"

I'm giving away 6 free music CD's with music featuring artists such as David Osmond, Catherine Papworth, Eric Michels, Tim Gates, Kaity Whitcomb, Haley Gibby, Tel Dyer, Julie Yardley, Hannah Bradshaw, Russ Dixon, Dustin Christensen, and William Joseph.

This is a beautifully arranged CD filled with message of hope, light, and love.  The title song "Arise and Shine' by David Osmond, is particularly beautiful!

BYU (Brigham Young University) sponsors summer programs for youth.   One of these "Especially For Youth" is geared towards strengthening youth and helping them know who they are and their relationship with God.  Geared toward an LDS audience (Mormon) - but....applicable to all Christians.

FREE CD's will be given away on July 4th, 2012. 

Enter to win the drawing HERE

More information on songs and youth programs:
BYU - EFY Youth Programs 
Positive Music and Downloads
Your LDS

Jun 12, 2012

The Well-Trained Mind

"The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home ...offers a step-by-step, grade-by-grade, subject-by-subject guide to the classical pattern of education called the trivium."

"The Well-Trained Mind is the perfect book for those just starting out with homeschooling, those who have a few years of experience, or those who have been educating their families for a long time and just need to read some recommendations for working with older students. With this model, you will be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects."

Read full-message HERE.

Jun 11, 2012

Homeschoolers Guide to Getting into College

Here is an article that was recently sent to me.  It's got some information that can help homeschoolers in their quest for higher education.  Enjoy.

Homeschoolers Guide to getting into College

May 22, 2012

Why Homeschool?

Some of the greatest blessings that come from home schooling are:
1.  Closer Family
2.  Personalized Learning
3.  Time to develop gifts and talents
4.  Peace at home
5.  Parental involvement, instruction
6.  Respect and Honor
7.  Family members help one another
8.  Less-franctic pace
9.  No 'busy work'
10.  Smaller class size

It's a God-given responsibility to teach children in light and truth.  No system can ever replace that of loving parents.  Day-care and pre-school advocates may preach otherwise.  But...the Lord's truth will stand the test of time.  Someday, looking back, those who tried to steer in a direction other than that which has been taught in the Scriptures, will see their disillusion and possibly rue the day that they harbored such feelings.

The great thing is that it's not too-late to change the paradigm.  As we learn of the challenges in a public-system which had lead to many problems and challenges for our youth - we can see that there must be a better way.

Why Homeschool?  Because it provides the greatest opportunity for growth, personal reflection time, inner-strength (instead of compulsory means) and....abilities to become what a person is meant to become.

A 'system' which teaches all children the same things at the same time, and at the same 'grade level' is not a personalized plan for development.  Which of us, as adults, would like to spend our day in the exact same way as others' around us?  We'd never become the unique creatures that we were meant to become.

If all plants and animals were exactly alike - what joy would there be in loving those that we feel a kinship to?  We're drawn to certain things at particular times in our lives - for our own growth and fulfillment.  We weren't meant to be a cattle-call - branded by 'someone' (or some archaic system) who thinks they know what's best for us.

May 4, 2012


Check out our new site for Homeschoolers in Utah - Utah Valley Homeschooling.  We're listing all sorts of events, activities, resources, curriculum, classes, online classes, field trips and FREE things to do in Utah Valley.

Also - join the Facebook group to mingle and share ideas with other local families. 

It is our belief that we're here to help one another.  All things listed are in keeping with the highest standards of both excellence and virtue.

Apr 12, 2012


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Ernest Dimnet

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