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Starting our 11th year of Homeschooling! From High School to Preschool, what else do you call homeschooling household of 6? Come follow our journey as we follow Christ plus read up on the latest curriculum and book reviews!

Lisa is a winner of Top 25 Homeschooling Moms - 2013

Do you have any tips for helping kids concentrate on their studies?

Each child is an individual and needs to have their needs personally addressed. Some children have more energy than others - so shorter lessons intermixed with physical activity is in order. Some children are book worms by nature and just need quiet to study - so a quiet time or quiet nook is in order. And so on.

You want to set your child up for success. So, whatever or however THEY need to learn, it's imperative as a parent to move them into that direction or provide the necessary environment.

What's an educational game or activity you and your kids love?

My kids and I love to do projects centered around what we are learning in history. Not only is this just plain fun, but, aids in retention of facts.

How do you encourage a love of reading in your kids?

Since they were babies I read to them. And then read some more. And then some more. We took weekly trips to the Library to check out reading books and do further 'research' on topics of their choosing.

I continue to read aloud to them even though my oldest is almost 15!