Set Your Compass to Sanity this Summer

7 Tips For Setting Your Compass to Sanity this Summer

The Wreck Report for the SS Slavonia concludes that: “The Court having carefully inquired into the circumstances attending the above-mentioned shipping casualty, finds for the reasons stated in the Annex hereto, that the stranding and loss of the ‘Slavonia’ was due to the default and error of judgment of the master in setting too fine […]


How We Pack Shoeboxes As A Bible Study

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, […]

Why we pursue independent learning at Timberdoodle

Why Timberdoodle Encourages Independent Learning

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


Your First Year of Homeschooling

Whether you’re just beginning to consider homeschooling or you’re finally ready to get started after years of preparation, let us be the first to congratulate you and welcome you to the wonderful world of homeschooling! It isn’t uncommon to get an email asking where a new homeschooler should start. Here are our best tips, tricks […]

Career Prep for Homeschooled High School Students

Career Planning for Your Homeschooled High School Students, 9 Tips and Thoughts

A GED Isn’t Worst Case! In our family, a GED defines graduation and not a diploma. I know that most people hear “I have a GED.” and think dropout, unwed mother, or possibly “did time.” But before you become too alarmed, keep in mind that we look at things from an employer’s point of view. […]