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Middle school students are mature enough to begin thinking more deeply about Thanksgiving. They are able to complete more complex assignments about the related history. Thanksgiving unit studies for middle school students create hands-on learning opportunities when holiday excitement makes it hard to concentrate on text books.

Children who enjoy role playing may enjoy creating costumes and writing plays for friends and family to participate in. Costume making combines history and home economics subjects. Who doesn’t like getting two for one? Perhaps your reluctant writer will forget to be reluctant when carried away by writing the play?

Ways to Teach the History of Thanksgiving

Unit studies allow elementary and older children to work on the same historical time period together. Expand the requirements for an elementary unit study to make it middle school appropriate.

1)  Research Pilgrim-era games and teach them to younger friends and family during the holidays.

2) Create a timeline of Pilgrim leaders and other historical figures who lived at the same time, etc.

3) Identify the character traits, good and bad, of the major figures in the Pilgrim story. Did those traits help or hurt the person? Which of those traits to you see in yourself?

4) Computer savvy youngsters may want to create a power point presentation of their findings on a Thanksgiving related topic.

Nothing like knocking out two subjects with one assignment!

Resources

Visit the Thanksgiving unit study at 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Ideas include: costumes, quills, DIY marbles, Johnny Cakes, and book printables. I love the hands on activites included in this engaging unit study. Especially for a youngster who learns by doing more than reading, hands on activities make learning easier.

Want to teach your middle school student more about Plymouth Rock? Take the ideas from Fall Into First and create more challenging tasks for middle schoolers while working with younger ones on the same topics.

Love Pinterest? Amanda Bennett has a wonderful board of unit study ideas.

The website In All You Do offers a free printable Thanksgiving unit study for pre-K through 5th grade.

Field of Daisies has listings of poems, audiobooks, a play, science activities, and loads of cooking fun tucked inside the Old Fashioned Thanksgiving unit study. Math, music, Bible studies and  printables round out this wonderful resource.

Unit studies may seem challenging for moms who are more comfortable with text book based learning. The holiday season is a good time to try one on for size. Offer your middle schoolers the opportunity to use unit studies and broaden their understanding of colonial history while celebrating Thanksgiving.

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Free Resource – The 14 Day Starter Bible Devotional for Homeschool Moms!

Bible Devotional for Homeschool Moms

Focusing on the foundation of your homeschool provides a powerful anchor to direct your day and your school teaching to the Gospel. A short focus on the foundation at the beginning of your day will bear massive results.

  • MINUTES A DAY. 
    Each entry can be read in minutes each day.
  • FOCUS ON THE WORD. 
    It is amazing how other priorities fall in line when we get the foundation right each day. Starting with the correct priority will minimize distraction.
  • KNOWN FOR THE HEART. 
    Teach Them Diligently is known for addressing the heart of discipleship in homeschooling. Let us help!

 

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Preschool Minds

If your child is in the preschool years, you know this is an exciting time for them. From learning their ABC’s to tying their shoes, preschoolers naturally soak in more information than you may think. Their little minds are fresh and ready to be educated in a variety of forms. What about early literacy? Are preschoolers too young to learn how to read?

Early Literacy

The common misconception of early literacy in this age group is that they must learn how to read words on a page or in a book. This is not entirely true. Early literacy can include picture books, arts and crafts revolving around reading, and much more. Reading aloud to your child is the best way to encourage reading.

Every child learns with different approaches and different speeds. If you want to encourage the reading of words, start small with phonics and sounds, sight words, and more.  If you are researching or simply just searching for resources that cater to your preschool child, there are a variety of ideas out there that your child may benefit from and many of them are free.

Free Resources

An early literacy checklist for preschoolers found at Wild Flower Ramblings, is a free printable for you to use ranging from recognizing upper and lower case letters to writing lowercase letters with proper pencil grip.

Are you searching for preschool phonics books? Look no further, here free printable preschool phonics books from The Measured Mom. I used something similar to this when my youngest was in preschool and it worked out wonderfully.

What about classic preschool books? Check out No Time for Flashcards –  they give an awesome pictured list of books that preschoolers must have.

Do you want to teach your preschooler proper vowel sounds? Here is a great resource by Kindergarten Kiosk on how to conquer vowel sounds with proper mouth positions. I wish I had found this with my youngest as she struggled with vowel sounds due to speech difficulties.

If you want to promote early literacy in a way you never thought to before, check out This Reading Mama she offers ideas on how you can organize your home to promote literacy. This is an amazing idea!

In Summary

As you can see, there are so many ways you can encourage early literacy and it can be fun and enjoyable. Are you craving more ideas? Pinterest has got your back. As I have said in previous posts, it’s my go to for the majority of my homeschool resources. Click here to open the door for a variety of ideas. Keep your notebook and pen handy!

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Check out this article on the “Benefits of Reading Aloud“, for more information on getting your children to read.

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A Hands On Approach To Educating Your Preschoolers

Teach Them Diligently 365 members, listen to:

“A Hands On Approach To Educating Your Preschoolers”

During this video session we will define the components of a quality preschool education, identify some of the important skills preschoolers need to learn, and learn how to create lessons and activities using a thematic hands on approach and look at lesson examples.

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preschool girl reading to stuffed animals

Do you have a preschooler this fall and need a curriculum? Many homeschooling parents get concerned that they will not be able to homeschool their preschooler from home. Are there free curriculums that are designed specifically for them and cater to their developmental needs? Yes!

Prior to homeschooling my girls, I taught preschool and PreK.  I have researched high and low supplemental programs through the years and have found many to be pretty successful and yes, free. There are even new ideas out there as well.

Here is a list of some free curriculums out there designed specifically for the preschool child:

Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool
Starfall
PBS Kids
1+1+1=1
Letter of the Week by Confessions of a Homeschooler
Kinderplans
Cornerstone Confessions
Kids Learning Station

If you do a broad search online for free preschool printables, there are a variety of resources available.
Some may not offer all out curriculums but maybe free printables, etc. My favorite program for
preschool reading, etc., is Starfall. Two out of three of my homeschool students used this and they are
advanced readers to this day. It’s fantastic!

I like that some of the curriculum programs offer a nice balanced option of online learning (to keep kids up to date with advancing technology), and printables. Children as young as the preschool years are learning a bit more than they used to. These curriculums keep some of the traditional learning styles for dedicated homeschooling parents.
If you know of any other free preschool curriculum out there not listed here, feel free to share them with us.

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A Hands On Approach To Educating Your Preschoolers

Teach Them Diligently 365 members, listen to:

“A Hands On Approach To Educating Your Preschoolers”

During this video session we will define the components of a quality preschool education, identify some of the important skills preschoolers need to learn, and learn how to create lessons and activities using a thematic hands on approach and look at lesson examples.

Become a member of Teach Them Diligently 365 for access to more!

Sign up for a free 7 day trial and explore the extensive content!

 

 

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Thank You For Attending Our TTD2019 Launch Party!

FLASH SALE!!!

Register TONIGHT to save $11 off the opening $55 family registration, meaning your family could attend Teach Them Diligently Convention for only $44!!! Discount code TTD2019LAUNCH is valid until Thursday, October 4at midnight! After that, it will be gone forever!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!!!

We are so glad you joined us, and we’re so excited about what the next season holds! Before you check out the free resources below, please take a moment to thank some of our partners who helped to make this evening possible.

Special thanks to the following:

Alpha Omega Publications who gave a fantastic gift basket full of AOP curriculum, as well as a backpack stuffed with even more of the homeschool brands you love – Monarch, LIFEPAC, and Horizons! Approximate retail price: $135.00.

Christian Healthcare Ministries who gave away an entire month’s membership FREE to one family. Our family has been deeply blessed through our membership with CHM. Not only has it saved us a lot of money on our health insurance, but it is encouraging to read the prayer requests and updates as Christians around the country join together to support and minister to one another through our gifts. Click here to see how your family can benefit from CHM as well.

Covenant Eyes who gave away one six-month subscription to their internet filtering and accountability software. It is valued at $95.94, with unlimited users within a household on unlimited devices.

Timothy Plan who gave away 4 $50 gift cards and 1 $100 gift card. You will find some amazing resources and articles available on the Timothy Plan Blog. I encourage you to Check it out.

World News Group who gave away a prize package including a free one-year WORLD membership, which includes 24 print issues of WORLD Magazine, full access to WORLD Digital content, and unlimited listening to WORLD Radio podcasts Free one-year God’s Big WORLD (ages 3-6), WORLDkids (ages 7-10), or WORLDteen (ages 11-14) membership (choose one), which includes six print issues, full access to daily news content online, plus teaching guides, reading comprehension quizzes, and other extras Free 19-volume CD set of the Chronicles of Narnia, which includes the entire book series in full performance audio One- year WORLD membership is a $59.76 value, one-year God’s Big WORLD, WORLDkids, or WORLDteen (pick one) membership is a $35.88 value, and the Narnia CD set is a $50 value, totaling approximately $145.64. Learn how you can become a Member of World News Group Today.

Evangelical Christian Credit Union who gave away piggy banks to help your children learn the value of what to save and what to spend. Make sure you check out the free Homeschool Financial Counselor program and download the Start Young Roadmap today.

Bob Jones University who gave away a Bruins prize package and deserves many thanks for the service they provide with our children’s and teen programs.

University of Mobile who gave away a college prize package as well. We are excited to have them joining us for the first time this year and at all of our locations!

SIGN UP FOR OUR HOMESCHOOL FINANCIAL COUNSELOR PROGRAM, DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE EBOOK, AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A $50 OR $100 GIFT CARD AND PIGGY BANK TO HELP TEACH YOUR CHILDREN PRICELESS LESSONS FROM ECCU AND TIMOTHY PLAN.

Resources from Our Keynote Speakers

Ray Comfort— CLICK HERE— to get your copy of “God Has A Wonderful Plan For Your Life” by Ray Comfort.   For decades, the world’s most popular gospel message has been drawing the lost by promising God’s wonderful plan for their life. But Jesus promised trials, temptation, and persecution. How can we reconcile the two? (Limit one per customer)

Ken Ham— From Creation To Forever, A Timeline of Biblical History. This chronological Timeline of Biblical History pinpoints 52 of Scripture’s most strategic events, and shows how the Bible fits with the major geological eras of our young earth. There’s nothing else like it! CLICK HERE to download your copy now!

Heidi St. John— Join Heidi and ladies from all over the world as they write and study scripture together. CLICK HERE to set up your free MomStrong Account.

Homeschool Resources

Rethink Education Ebook— If you didn’t download your free ebook as part of our giveaway, make sure you do so now. This book turns 11 of the scary questions families ask when they’re thinking about homeschooling into exciting possibilities! If you are new to homeschool or just thinking about it, this book will give you great insight into the journey ahead. If you are a homeschool veteran, this book may well remind you of some of the reasons you love homeschooling the most. :) Either way, I hope you will thoroughly enjoy it! CLICK HERE to claim your copy.

History Curriculum from Ashbrook — Download this free curriculum to teach your children with primary sources, not textbooks! With your curriculum, you will receive 9 units of primary documents, free monthly webinars, and a love of history! CLICK HERE to download your copy now.
Homeschooling High School Resource Set from Hal and Melanie YoungCLICK HERE to claim your resource set, which includes a free download of Homeschooling High School, an editable transcript template and our College Decision Resource Pack.
FREE Month By Month Homeschool Guidance Counselor Guide and access to the Homeschool Guidance Counselor Program from Teach Them DiligentlyCLICK HERE to sign up for this free program and get a jumpstart on homeschooling high school when you download our month by month guide today.
Bible Based Homeschooling ebook from Karen DeBeus — This book shares our story of how we managed to homeschool using the Bible as the center of our studies. For one year, we studied the Bible in depth as a family, and learned so much history, science, geography, and more right from our lessons. It was an amazing experience. It wasn’t without its challenges though, and I will also share what challenges we faced.” CLICK HERE to download your copy today.
A History of the Homeschooling Movement from Israel WayneCLICK HERE to download your free workshop and learn about the origins of the rebirth of home-based learning, and discover God’s purposes and plans for the future of the homeschooling movement.
50 Fall Activities For Kids (with a free unit study!) from Kerry Beck— With fall just around the corner, I’m ready to celebrate. I love fall and all the fun, family activities you can do with your kids.  Fall is one of those times I do more crafts. Do you enjoy fall crafts for kids, too?  To get your creative juices going, here are 50 fall activities for kids … including fall crafts for kids. CLICK HERE to claim yours now.

Ten Days Of Road Schooling From Gypsy Road-CLICK HERE  and use access code gypsy2u2018 to learn how to plan and execute a 10 day Road schooling trip complete with history, arts, science, and much more!

Summer Nature Study and More from Katie’s Homeschool CottageCLICK HERE to claim this resource showing you easy, hands on ways to study science without spending tons of money on supplies.

Good Books and GREAT Books List from Hal and Melanie YoungCLICK HERE to download this free resource to help you find some GREAT books for your own family! (Includes a free download of Media-Proofing your Kids and several different book lists for different ages.)

10% off your first RENTAL Homeschool Curriculum from Yellow House Book Rental Homeschool Curriculum–Did you know you could RENT homeschool curriculum?  CLICK HERE to get your coupon and start exploring the curriculum Yellow House Books has available now.

FREE Workshop, Why History is the Most Important Subject You Teach from Landmark EventsCLICK HERE to access.  While there, you can also access a discount code for an additional 10% off early bird rates for our Civil War in the West tour prior to TTDNashville 2019.

Organizational Resources

The Ultimate Homeschool Printables Collection from Kim SorgiusCLICK HERE to access this MASSIVE collection of homeschool printables, which includes the Ultimate Family Discipleship Printable Collection, the Ultimate Homeschool Printable Collection, and the Ultimate Christian Holidays Printable Collection.

Your Most Organized Homeschool Year Ever Audio Recording from Teach Them Diligently— Are you ready to influence lasting transformation in your child? Discover these organizational strategies that will help you make this your most organized homeschool year ever!  CLICK HERE to download your audio workshop now.

The Ultimate Homeschool Mom’s Planner from Outmatched Mama— CLICK HERE to access this printable resource that you can customize and insert into your favorite binder to make your homeschool organizing a breeze no matter what style of home educator your are!

Devotional/Discipleship or Family Resources

A Homeschool Mother’s Prayer printable from Karen DeBeus– frame it, put it in your journal, place it where you will need encouragement to keep your focus where it needs to be! CLICK HERE to access.

Praying For Your Children guide from Leslie Nunnery of Teach Them Diligently. This guide to praying for your children has been downloaded thousands of times, and the testimonies we have heard from families who have used it has been incredible. CLICK HERE to download your copy now.

Parenting The Internet Generation from Covenant Eyes— In Parenting the Internet Generation, we will show parents how to have honest conversations about self-image, sexuality, sin, and shame.  Provide proven methods for training our children how to be media literate.  Explain how certain parenting styles can actually enable a pornography addiction.  Point towards parental controls and accountability as tools for creating a safer home. And much, much more!   CLICK HERE to download this valuable resource now, and try Covenant Eyes for 30 days for free when you use discount code TTD.

Essential Oils 101 Class—  CLICK HERE to sign up via the pop up to access this class. You will receive access to an email course as well as a Facebook Live event.

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Register TONIGHT to save $16 off the opening $55 family registration, meaning your family could attend Teach Them Diligently Convention for only $39!!! Discount code 19FLASHSALE is valid until Friday night, September 21 at midnight! After that, it will be gone forever!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!!! We can’t wait to see you at Teach Them Diligently 2019!

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Back to Homeschool

Ready or not, the time for starting up the regular routine of homeschooling is upon us (unless you are one of the many who homeschool year round, so you’re well into your routine already!) :) For the rest of us, back to homeschool time is one of the more exciting few weeks of the year. The prep work is fun; our kiddos are as excited as we are to start the new year; and the whole new homeschool year lies ahead of us full of incredible opportunities with no mistakes in it yet. What an amazing time!!

As part of our celebration of back to homeschool this year, I want to make sure you have plenty of resources to encourage your heart and inspire you as you kick off this brand new adventure.  For those of us who have followed God’s call to home education, the opportunities that lie ahead of us are immense– and wonderful. Just think of the discussions that await us… the discipleship opportunities that will happen every day… the incredible blessing of watching those we love most gain new knowledge and understanding of the world around us … and so much more. We are truly most blessed!

Sometimes, though, heading back to homeschool comes with a bit of trepidation and fear. Satan likes to remind us of failures of days gone by. He tries to make us believe we are ill-equipped, ill-educated, ill-prepared for the task at hand. Yet, we can rest assured that God will never call us to do anything that He will not also equip us to do– and to walk with us through it.

“Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Phillipians 4:6-7

So, for this back to homeschool, go into it with lots of encouragement and inspiration for your heart as the leader of your tribe. Then, go forth, laser-focused on the mission at hand and with expectation of the many ways God will grow both you and your children in the days ahead. I hope I get to hear all about your adventures in the days ahead. Make sure you connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms, so we can all encourage one another day in and day out.

Resources for back to homeschool

Free Ebook– 14 Days of Inspiration Devotionals For HomeschoolersGet instant access to this free 14 day devotional for moms. Each entry can be read in just minutes a day and will help you focus on the Word of God at the beginning of your day. 

Quick Start Guide For A Great Back To Homeschool.This video, featured on Teach Them Diligently 365, gives you some solid instruction and tips whether you are just starting to homeschool this year, or you have been homeschooling for many years. There are 3 things in my quick start guide that I think will be incredibly helpful for you– check it out to see if you agree with me! (While you’re there, you should check out all the TTD365 has to offer! It would be a great addition to your homeschool year, featuring access to more than a thousand audio recordings and over a hundred video mini-workshops, there is more than enough to get you encouraged and focused on your mission all year long!)

Preparing Mom’s Heart. This was last year’s back to homeschool video from Teach Them Diligently 365. Check it, and a lot of other great content, out on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe for updated content each week! (PS– I noticed I wore the same shirt in both of our back to homeschool videos!) :)

Day Starters. This is a list of Bible verses that are used to set your focus on things above before your feet even hit the floor. Download them now, keep them handy, and use them daily to keep your eyes fixed on Christ throughout your day.

Praying For Your Children. Commit now to pray for your children, and be on the lookout for how praying specifically for them will change the way you parent. Download the guide, then click here to watch the video to learn how I use it in our family and how God has changed me and our children through it.

How I pray that you have the best homeschool year ever! I firmly believe that using these resources to set your course, firm up your foundation, and commit to pray for your children and your family throughout the year,

 

 

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Homeschool Convention Giveaway

We at Teach Them Diligently are SO excited to be returning to our home state for our first event here in South Carolina since 2014!

This year, we’ll be hosting our first event ever in Myrtle Beach, SC, and it is going to be a great event! (And in the off-season, no less, so we homeschool families won’t have to fight the crowds to do the other things we want to do!  Follow this link to pick up a VIP Savings card for some of the great attractions in Myrtle Beach.)

Have you SEEN the schedule for Myrtle Beach yet? WOW! So many great sessions… so little time! Make sure you plan to join us there– there is no better event to be found in the Carolinas!

Haven’t registered yet?? Now’s the best time! Register now, using discount code MBSC10Off to save an additional $10 off your family registration!
Click here to get more details and to register now.

To celebrate our return to South Carolina, we are giving away 3 family registrations AND 3 hotel packages! Enter Below!

This giveaway is now closed

You will get additional points for every time you share it and for every person who signs up. Before you know it, you’ll have a TON of chances to win and will have unlocked 3 great rewards!

  1. With only 50 points, you get instant access to an incredible workshop by Rachael Carman. “Seven Simple Steps To Sanity” has been a great help to many, and we know you will enjoy it! PLUS you will have access to a special rate on Teach Them Diligently 365, the new membership site from Teach Them Diligently. This site boasts weekly video “mini-workshops” and hundreds of audio recordings from past Teach Them Diligently events. Updated regularly, this is a must-have resources for all homeschool families. Learn more here
  2. When you get 100 points, you will unlock “The Perfect Homeschool Bundle” which is an audio bundle value at $40.
  3. When you reach 1,000 points you will secure future access to a FULL SET of TTD Convention Session Recordings from this year’s 2018 Mobile conference – a $99 value!

You can easily track your points by clicking on the link above to see where you are on the leaderboard. :)

So, what are you waiting for? Share away– and increase your chance of winning a free family registration and hotel accommodations! We cannot wait to see you there!

Got questions about our event? Simply send me an email, and I’ll be happy to answer them. 

Register Now— and invite your friends to do the same! We cannot wait to see you all in Myrtle Beach.

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PS– Don’t forget that you can register now using discount code MBSC10OFF to save an additional $10 off your family registration. Secure your registration now and plan to join us there. Get full details on our Myrtle Beach  event by clicking here.

PSS– Have you SEEN the schedule for Myrtle Beach yet? WOW! So many great sessions… so little time! Make sure you plan to join us there!

 

 

 

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Each week, we are are going behind-the-scenes to chat with a Teach Them Diligently speaker or exhibitor to help you learn a little more about them. It’s fascinating to hear how their product or brand came to be, how God has led in their lives, and get little tidbits you may never hear otherwise. This week, we’re going behind-the-scenes with Kim Sorgius of Not Consumed.

Kim Sorgius, has been at Teach Them Diligently since the very first year. She came to TTD Spartanburg as an attendee the first year, then joined our team as the resident curriculum specialist for the 2013 season. Since then, she has become one of our most popular speakers. Her resources and sessions are always highly touted.

Kim started her blog, Not Consumed,  to help her stay home and homeschool her four children after becoming a single mom. Having a background in education and curriculum, it was a perfect fit for helping other homeschoolers while providing for her family. Her mission is to help families trust God living #NotConsumed with the every day challenges of life including family life, faith and homeschooling.  She has used the skills God gave her, along with her life experience, to create some of the best homeschool and discipleship resources available today.

What You May Not Know About Kim, in her own words..

I absolutely LOVE teaching and working with middle schoolers, especially 6th graders. They are spunky, full of life and are desperately trying to navigate the new waters of the teen life. One of the reasons I’ve taught this age every single week for nearly 15 years is because I know that my life would have been so very different if someone had come along side and mentored me at that age. I want these kids to have the hope that so many others at their age don’t have.

Make your plans to visit with Kim at all 6 Teach Them Dililgently events in 2018!

 

 

FREEBIES FROM KIM!!

Kim is offering some amazing FREE resources for Teach Them Diligently families! Click here to pick up your copy of the Ultimate Family Discipleship Printable Collection, the Ultimate Homeschool Printable Collection, or the Ultimate Christian Holidays Printable Collection.
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At long last, we are so excited to announce our first ever Teach Them Diligently top 15 homeschool blogs list as chosen by Teach Them Diligently families and fans. Many of these bloggers will be at our spring homeschool events, which will provide you a great opportunity to meet them and hear them share their heart in their sessions. This year your family can join us in Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Rogers, AR; Mobile, AL; Myrtle Beach, SC; and Columbus, OH. We would love to see you there!

Now, without further ado, here is our Teach Them Diligently Top 15 Homeschool Blogger list 

 Hip Homeschool Moms–HipHomeschoolMoms.com

Hip Homeschool Moms is owned by Trish Corlew and Wendy Hilton and is one of the most Vibrant Communities for Homeschooling Families. Check out their website to find lots of information about Homeschooling, Family, and Deals and join the fun in their Facebook Group which boasts a membership of more than 24,000 homeschool moms (and maybe a dad or two!)

Special Gift for Teach Them Diligently Families:  Become an expert with these free insect note booking pages! 

Confessions of a Homeschooler– ConfessionsofaHomeschooler.com

Confessions of a Homeschooler is a homeschooling and parenting website authored by Erica Arndt. She offers tons of free printables, educational resources, ideas, and homeschool curriculum. She also shares crafting, DIY projects, recipes, home management tips and more! Feel free to drop by her site for some encouragement on your homeschooling journey and some practical tips to make your days run smoother!

Subscribe to her newsletter when you visit her site to receive Her Top 10 Tips for Getting Started Homeschooling.

 Raising Clovers—https://kristiclover.com

If you are looking for homeschool encouragement and advice, then be sure to check out Kristi Clover over at Raising Clovers.  The heart of Raising Clovers is to provide encouragement for Christian families and inspiration to find “simple solutions for a more joy-filled life.” From Kristi’s uplifting podcast, Simply Joyful, to her #HomeschoolHacks on Facebook Live every Friday at noon (PST), you’ll see her passion for helping families get organized so they can joyfully live out the life God has for them. Kristi is best known for her organizational tips. She is the creator of the Ultimate Homeschool Organization Course and is currently writing a book on home organization. Kristi also has a brand new book coming out in a few weeks called Homeschool Basics, co-authored with Tricia Goyer.

Kristi offers one of her books, Sanity Savers for Moms, away for free. You can get your free digital copy CLICKING HEREAnd, make sure you join Kristi at Teach Them Diligently in 2018.

 Not Consumed– NotConsumed.com

Not Consumed is a community devoted to helping families live #NotConsumed in life’s big and little circumstances through practical tips and resources for homeschooling, family life, and faith.

Check out Kim’s generous selection of free printables and content on her freebie page:

One of the favorite speakers at Teach Them Diligently each year, Kim will be joining us for all 6 events in 2018. Make your plans to join her there!

  Not Before 7– NotBefore7.com  

Not Before 7 is where Mary Wilson, a self-proclaimed homeschool night owl and iced tea addict, details her adventures in life and homeschooling. You can find her videos, tips, and thoughts about homeschooling. She loves the adventures that homeschooling brings from the everyday moments to the big ticket traveling fun! 

 Read aloud Revival—ReadAloudRevival.com

It’s hard to connect with our kids in today’s busy, noisy world, but reading aloud gives us a chance to be fully present. At the Read-Aloud Revival we have a program that equips and inspires parents to make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through stories.

Check out their free book list here: https://amongstlovelythings.com/booklist/ 

1+1+1=1– www.1plus1plus1equals1.net

On 1+1+1=1, you will find many free printables for use in your classroom or homeschool, as well as much, much more.

Subscribe to Carisa’s newsletter to be sent freebies, updates, and more. Also, you can access her workshops from Teach Them Diligently events in our membership site, Teach Them Diligently 365.


Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers—https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/


Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers is a blog for homeschool moms. It is full of bible studies, Encouragement, homeschool how to, and lots of other activities for your family.

 The Busy Mom—https://heidistjohn.com/

Heidi St John has delighted tens of thousands of readers through her blog, her Facebook page, and her books. Her transparent style and her rich sense of humor combine to draw her readers into what feels like a very personal conversation over a cup of coffee. Heidi’s ability to bypass our prejudices and preconceptions allows her to speak directly to the heart of every reader as she offers wisdom, inspiration, and grace to those who are all-too-often feeling overwhelmed by all that’s on their plate.   Click here for a free downloadable audio workshop from Heidi just for Teach Them Diligently families!

Teach Them Diligently 365 — https://teachthemdiligently.net/resources/365-membership/

Everyone bemoans the fact that Teach Them Diligently events only last a weekend. With Teach Them Diligently 365, you can get a sense of Teach Them Diligently 365 days a year. Offering access to all the audio sessions from Teach Them Diligently events 2013-2016, exclusive weekly video content from Leslie Nunnery and Teach Them Diligently speakers, monthly virtual video meetups to allow for fellowship and fun among the members, and private members-only events at Teach Them Diligently events, a membership in Teach Them Diligently 365 is a great way to stay focused and encouraged year-round as you pursue God’s plan for you. Sign up for a FREE webinar about how to create the perfect homeschool for your family and click here to get a free homeschool styles video series and chapter from How to Homeschool with Confidence.  Join Teach Them Diligently 365 today and use discount code 365MONTHLY5 to save 50% off the regular monthly membership rate.

Raising Arrows Large Family Homeschooling and Homemaking—https://www.raisingarrows.net/

 Amy Roberts is “Teaching moms everywhere to simplify the big things so they can enjoy the little things!” Click here for access to Amy’s session on the Perfect Homeschool Schedule as presented at Teach Them Diligently.

Simple Homeschool— http://simplehomeschool.net/

Never Let your schooling interrupt your Education

 

Proverbial Homemaker— http://www.proverbialhomemaker.com/

I’m Tauna! This is me: Jesus follower, wife, mom, homemaker, homeschooler, and writer at ProverbialHomemaker.com. 

Homeschool Creations— http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/

At Homeschool Creations, you’ll find free educational printables, helpful tips, and resources for families, encouragement for your homeschool journey, and a homeschool planner to help you get organized. Join Jolanthe at Teach Them Diligently 2018.

 

Free Homeschool Deals—http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/

Hi, I’m Jamerrill! I help families afford the homeschool life by providing the BEST homeschool freebies, deals, resources, & encouragement since 2012!

 

 Awe Filled Homemaker— https://awefilledhomemaker.com/

Laura Prater is a long time military spouse and her and her husband do a lot of Military outreach through their second website- www.awefilledveteranswife.com. Clay is diagnosed with PTSD and they have been very real and candid in sharing their struggles, triumphs, and hope only found in the Lord. They are busy also homeschooling their three boys who range in age from teen down to 8. Here at Awe Filled Homemaker, you will find encouragement for the homeschool mom, recipes, Bible Studies, and plenty of printables to encourage you in your homeschool and walk with the Lord. Teach Them Diligently families can get 1 item FREE in the Awe-Filled store! Click here- https://awefilledhomemaker.com/shop/ and use discount code BlogTTD2017 (ends December 1st.) Make sure you look for Laura at Teach Them Diligently 2018!

Simply Living for Him— http://simplylivingforhim.com/

Simply Living for Him exists to encourage living more simply as we pursue God above all else. Knowing our lives are a reflection of our hearts, Simply Living for Him promotes seeking Him more and the world less, in combination with simplifying life in practical ways. Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living…for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author, speaker, and podcaster that loves sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world, and more of Jesus! Click here to get a free printable of  31 days of praying for your homeschool. Make your plans to join Karen at Teach Them Diligently 2018!

 The Unlikely Homeschool— http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/

Faith-based encouragement for homeschool moms.  Although so blessed to be able to “train up my children” every day…to be the first one to witness the passing of monumental spiritual, physical, and educational milestones…there was a time, that the very idea of homeschooling seemed very unlikely…  Make your plans to join Jamie at Teach Them Diligently 2018!

All 18 of these websites, and the lovely ladies behind them, provide great resources for your family as you continue on your homeschool journey. We hope you’ll continue to follow the Teach Them Diligently blog as well as checking out some of these for encouragement and helps all year long. Then, make sure you don’t neglect to join us at Teach Them Diligently 2018 for the most power-packed 2 1/2 days of homeschool awesomeness you’ll ever experience. Register now using discount code TOPBLOGS2017 to save $7 off your family registration rate!! (offer expires November 3rd.)

 

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Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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