Self-Guided History for Homeschool High School | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #history #highschool #ihsnet

Using a Self-Guided History Curriculum for High School Homeschool

By the time a student is in high school they most likely are working at an independent level. This is true for my son. It’s been true for several years now. In fact, he’s become his own teacher so to speak, while I’ve become more of a facilitator ensuring he is completing assigned work, reviewing any needed content and tracking his work. This new system […] Read More

Quick & Easy Apple Pie Snack via Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #homemaker #ihsnet

Quick & Easy Apple Pie

Have you ever gone camping or had a backyard campfire with your family? Did you ever make campfire apple pie? You know those pie presses where you place some apple or cherry pie filling between two pieces of buttered bread, press it all in the pie press, and place the pie irons in the campfire. When it comes out, you have this deliciously crisp, gooey […] Read More

Don't Let the Cold Keep you from Winter a Nature Study Exploration | Renée at Great Peace #homeschool #science #naturestudy #ihsnet

Don’t Let the Cold Keep You From A Winter Nature Study Exploration

Winter can be a time of ho-hum doldrum homeschooling. We get so stuck in the books that we forget that just outside our windows is a vast world to be explored. But, in winter we often don’t want to go exploring do we? It’s just too cold. But don’t let the cold stop you. You can bundle up and spend just a little time every few […] Read More

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

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes

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

What to Say to the Homeschooling Critics | ReneeatGreatPeace #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmoms #ihsnet

What to Say to the Homeschooling Critics

Whether you are just starting out homeschooling, or you’ve been homeschooling for years chances are you’ve been met with a critic or two. Often they present you with a question that immediately puts you on the defense concerning your choice to homeschool. Such homeschooling critics are often misinformed or ignorant to the realities of homeschooling.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links. Does that mean you […] Read More

10 MORE Fun Ways to Study the Periodic Table | Renée at Great Peace #science #chemistry #homeschooling #ihsnet

10 MORE Ways to Study the Periodic Table of Elements

Science can be dry and boring. Or, it can be an exciting hands-on adventure. And the periodic table is no exception. Oh sure, that table is full of what could be dull facts that can make many the student’s head swirl with boredom. But, that table also contains a lot of fascinating information.  I wrote previously about 10 cool ways to study the periodic table […] Read More

100 Must-Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read | Renée at Great Peace #gifted #gtchat #ihsnet #homeschool

100 Must Read Things for Parents of Gifted Children to Read

Being a parent to a gifted child is in itself a gift. Although, there will be many days when we’ll think it’s the opposite. Parenting a gifted child comes with great joys as well as extreme frustrations. Often we are tested in our role as parents. On the one hand we become, seemingly the only advocate for our own children. On the other hand, we […] Read More

100 Ways to Have a Stronger Marriage | Renée at Great Peace #marriage #marriagemoments #homeschoolmoms #ihsnet

100 Proven Ways to Have a Stronger Marriage

A marriage is a living entity. It grows and changes over time. It is two people working together to in a symbiotic relationship. But, just as anything without proper sustenance, without proper care, it can become stagnant. That doesn’t mean it’s dead, it is still possible to grow a stronger marriage. Daily, you have the freedom to choose. You can decide to work toward stronger marriage. […] Read More