Start here for Heart Focused Homeschooling

If you are looking for help with either starting homeschooling, or looking for ways to make your homeschool fit your family then this is a great place to start.  I believe homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role – an opportunity to teach and train the whole child: their spiritual, moral, emotional, social, intellectual and physical.

Discipleship is passing on of values,
one generation to the next.

Discipleship Approach – A discipleship approach to homeschool creates a whole-life focus where we teach, train, guide and help our kids to grow in every aspect of their life.
Key Articles if you are Starting Homeschool:  Starting to homeschool can be an overwhelming time – here are key articles to help you on your way.
You need to have an Intentional Plan for your Homeschool: We need to have an intentional plan when we homeschool otherwise we won’t meet our intended goals.
A Homeschool Scope and Sequence for the Whole Child:  The scope and sequence tells you what you will cover and when in your homeschool. As a discipleship homeschool it needs to reflect the whole-life approach.
Working with a Discipleship Scope and Sequence: When we use a discipleship scope and sequence for our homeschool our planning lessons and studying will look different than at school.
Family Life Creates Learning Experiences: Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning.
Choosing Curriculum for Discipleship Homeschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
Yes you can Homeschool Highschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.
3 Must Haves for Homeschool (and it’s not what you might think): What you really need to homeschool is very different from what you might think.

Most Recent Homeschool Posts

Practice these 4 Skills to be a Lifelong Learner

Practice these 4 Skills to be a Lifelong Learner

Parents are driven by a fear of their children having gaps in their education.  We don't want our kids to not know what they are supposed to know, to not be up to scratch, or to not be at the same level of their peers.  This way of thinking creates doubt and stress in...

read more
Do You Need to Introduce Deadlines into your Homeschool?

Do You Need to Introduce Deadlines into your Homeschool?

One of the shortfalls that we can have with homeschooling is a lack of deadlines – especially in the area of our studies. Deadlines create an external motivation to drive the child to work hard and this can be a good thing.   Our ultimate goal may well be to have our...

read more
Be a Heart Focused Homeschool

Be a Heart Focused Homeschool

Homeschooling at its best is an extension of parenting.  I have never put on a teacher's hat, and Peter has not put on a Principal's hat.  We are both parents teaching and training our children - teaching and training the whole child. Typically educating a child means...

read more

Be Encouraged Weekly

Before you go, subscribe to my weekly newsletter where I write each week to encourage you to stay intentional, relational and heart focused.

Dig deeper into the Blog

Pin It on Pinterest

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

Thank you for joining me. You have successfully subscribed and will receive an email from me shortly. (You never know which folder emails will land in so keep an eye out for my "Thank you" email.) Stay in touch... Belinda - Live life with your Kids!

Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

Get the Family Vision Worksheet

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

Get the Family Vision Worksheet

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

Get your Planning Worksheets

I will email you the download link so you can start looking at all the different spheres of your child's life before you make any curriculum choices. 

The download link is on it's way.

Get a copy of the Jelly Bean Story

I will email you a download link.  You can print and share this story with your kids and their friends.

The download link is on it's way.

This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

Bible study Guide for Parents

Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts. I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

Download your Free Discussion Guide

Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.