How to Foster Creativity in Gifted Children

How to Foster Creativity in Gifted Children | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #homeschool #ihsnet

Creativity can be a natural for many gifted children. Some seem to be born with an innate ability to draw, paint, build, or express ideas in a creative way. That said, creativity is also a skill than can be developed. In fact, creativity is a skill that parents can foster within their gifted children. The key is finding what your child is interested in, and […] Read More

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #Thanksgiving #family #ihsnet

With Thanksgiving coming up soon I’m sure you are imagining delicious turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. Just last week at our church potluck someone made a casserole and when asked they said it was basically Thanksgiving in a crock-pot. Yum! Casseroles are just one of the ways to utilize leftover turkey. Thanksgiving dinner gives us that sense of comfort that we often seek […] Read More

15 Things Homemakers Need to do to Prepare Home for Winter

15 Ways Homemakers Can Prepare Their Homes for Winter | Renée at Great Peace #homemaker #home #managehousehold #keeper

With the fall months in full swing and winter not too far behind, many homemakers are getting their homes ready for the colder winter weather. The fall months are the perfect time to get a head start when it comes to getting your home ready for winter. The temperatures aren’t too cold just yet, there are plenty of sunshiny days to keep you motivated. Plus, […] Read More

How to Teach the Art of Portrait Drawings in Homeschool

How to Teach Homeschool Art Portrait Drawings | Renée at Great Peace #homeschoolart #portraitdrawings #art #ihsnet

Did you know you can teach homeschool art with very little difficulty? You can I’m sharing my favorite resource below for teaching comprehensive art lessons inside your own home. My son loves art. He’s always been one to doodle and sketch his way through a day. This past summer he asked me if there was a way that he could learn how to do portrait […] Read More

Meal Planning without a Plan Saves Time and Money

Meal Planning without a Plan | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #groceryshopping #savemoney

As a homeschool mom, I’m always looking for ways to stretch a dollar. One of the ways that I do this is by meal planning without a plan.  What? You may be wondering how that is even possible. How can someone save money without having a plan for meals before grocery shopping? Meal Planning by Grocery Shopping For me, meal planning should begin where your […] Read More

5 Household Chores You Should Do Every Day

5 Household Chores You Should Do Every Day | Renée at Great Peace #householdchores #homemaking #keeperathome #ihsnet

I’m not much for deep cleaning on a daily basis. Believe me, I know women who vacuum their house every day. I’m not one of them. In fact, I don’t really see the need to vacuum daily. But there are some household chores that I do think need to be done on a daily basis.    Most chores can be managed by having a regular routine […] Read More

Teaching Music in Homeschool with 10 Free Piano Lessons Apps

Teaching Music Appreciation in Homeschool with 10 Free Piano Lessons Apps | Renée at Great Peace #musicappreciation #pianolessons #homeschool #ihsnet

As I’ve stated before, music appreciation curriculum doesn’t have to look like reading from books. Rather it’s about teaching music in the homeschool. These 10 free piano lesson apps allow kids to explore learning to play piano without you having to break the bank. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes you just have to let them explore making music. One of the best ways to explore a […] Read More

Learning to Play Music in Homeschool

Learning to Play Music in Homeschool | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #musicappreciation #musiclessons #ihsnet

Music is amazing. It has the ability to change moods. But, think of how amazing it is when your child learns to play beautiful music.  Whether it’s guitar or piano, violin or trumpet learning to play music not only teaches the art of music, it teaches math skills, performance, and discipline. This post contains affiliate advertisement links. Knowing that we were going to move to Missouri, […] Read More