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The Bible: It’s Not Curriculum. It’s So Much More!

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments by

Bible Isn’t Curriculum Every year we are asked why we don’t include Bible courses as part of our curriculum kits. The answer? Bible is much bigger than a box on your school checklist. It should happen whether it’s a school day or not, whether you feel like it or don’t, and even whether you homeschool [...]

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How We Pack Shoeboxes As A Bible Study

Nov 03, 2011 No Comments by

What is more fun than packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child? Doing it with your friends. A world-wide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child distributes shoeboxes full of necessities and toys to children across the globe. Each year, thousands of families wrap shoeboxes and fill them with items such as socks, toothbrushes, dolls, t-shirts, [...]

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Why Timberdoodle Encourages Independent Learning

Aug 17, 2011 2 Comments by

I’m wondering, though, about what feels to me like an increasing number of DVD/computer-style resources that “replace” parental involvement (like Sequential Spelling). Yes, homeschooling parents are busy, but isn’t spending time with your kids as they learn a major part of the whole point? What is your perspective on this?
Tricia Groenewold Van Dyk

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Taking Care Of Grammy

Oct 21, 2010 No Comments

Grammy with the bottle-fed goat kid an employee brought to work here at Timberdoodle. Like all businesses, Timberdoodle had to work harder in 2002 than we had in a long time. God was gracious though, and time and time again we saw Him at work. In August we were even able to take Grandma and [...]

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Giraffes – How Do They Get Enough Air?

Sep 03, 2010 No Comments

WARNING: This is not for the faint of stomach! But it is very educational and has an awesome punchline at the end!!

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Perfect Homeschooling?

Aug 23, 2010 2 Comments

Do you think that you’re the only one that doesn’t have a “perfect homeschool?” Are you embarrassed by what you or your children HAVEN’T learned? When I read this post from Renee last week, her perspective was refreshingly honest. Take heart homeschoolers no one is perfect, that’s why we need a Savior! Don’t sweat the [...]

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Giving Up Christianity or Christ?

Aug 10, 2010 No Comments

Real article. Real perspective. Real beliefs. Real person. Can your homeschoolers spot the fallacy in this writer’s article? Are your children prepared to defend the faith? “Today, I quit being a Christian.” With those words last week on Facebook, Anne Rice delivered a wake-up call for organized religion. The question is whether it will be [...]

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How To Devotions – Short and Simple

Jul 12, 2010 No Comments

You’re over half way through the year now and what may have began as a dynamic family devotion routine, might now seem dull or pointless. Here are a couple of short tips on family devotions from Tim Smith at Resurgence to help you re-center and finish the latter half of this year well. Read 7 [...]

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Pervasive, Persuasive, Pernicious

Jun 11, 2010 No Comments

At the risk of encouraging a snobby and condemning response I think this short clip on the commercialization of children is worth pondering and serves as a timely reminder as we head into summer, a time which many families use for rest, restoration, and recreation before hitting homeschool again in the fall. How much time [...]

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Special Needs – A Blessing or a Curse?

Feb 18, 2010 No Comments

I read an article on AP News yesterday, titled “Testing Curbs Some Genetic Diseases” and was stunned by its blatant tone of support for diminishing inherited diseases at any cost, even abortion. Testing Curbs Some Genetic Diseases appears to celebrate the fact that most parents are choosing to forgo bearing a special needs child, by [...]

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