Do you subscribe to my newsletter?

I wanted to mention that I have a weekly email newsletter that you can sign up for on my DHSS website. It is a free service that I use to keep you informed of happenings on my website, and I also have been known to hold contests and give away items. And this week I have a free item for my readers. It is a link to an excerpt from the book, Easy Homeschooling Techniques, by Lorraine Curry. Lorraine sent me the link to share with my readers.

If you sign up for my newsletter this week, I will send you the link to the excerpt, plus you will get a copy of my ebook, Overcoming Obstacles While Homeschooling. I am working on a revision of that book, so you might see more information about that in the coming months.

I also posted my convention schedule on my website, so please check that out, too.

Have a blessed day! Tami

(Editing to say that I have been trying to get this post to upload to my blog since Monday.)

Just released! Preschool Activities in a Bag 2

Preschool Activities in a Bag
is a book written by two homeschool moms, who have 11 children between the two of them. They wrote the book because they found a solution to keeping their preschoolers busy and wanted to share it with other moms who also have preschoolers. Now, hundreds of moms across the country are using Preschool Activities In a Bag. It’s hard to tell who is more excited about Preschool Activities In a Bag, the moms or the preschoolers!

The book contains detailed instructions for mom to make the preschool activities on her own or with a group of moms. The activities are easy for mom to make and fun for preschoolers to use. The best part is that they:

  • Are educational and fun
  • Require little to no help from mom
  • Are self-contained and easy to store
  • Are self-guiding and self-correcting
  • Cost very little to produce
  • Can be used over and over again

Now available at Discount Home School Supplies!!!

Valentine’s Special

A friend of mine, Kerry Beck, has pulled together several great resources to celebrate Valentines Day. Some are for your kids and some are for you & your sweetie.

Kerry’s package includes Valentine recipes (over 200), creative & cheap ways to add romance to your marriage, Valentine crafts & games, and some fun February school activities. The coolest thing about her package is the price. Get this…it’s 7 items for $7.

Since it’s so low, I thought some of you might want to check it out.
Here’s the link:

Happy Early Valentines Day,

Informational rally in Texas sponsored by the Texas Organizers for


G o to and sign the petition.

ATTEND informational rally to hear:

Michael P. Farris, J.D.

Founder of

Chancellor of Patrick Henry College in VA

Founder of Homeschool Legal Defense

March 1, 2008 (Saturday)

7:00-9:30 pm

Fellowship Bible Church Dallas at 9330 N. Central Exwy.

(Hwy. 75 / Park Lane; NE corner behind Bed, Bath, Beyond)

Dallas, TX 75231


CONTACT Texas Organizers for to help:

Wade / Jessica Hulcy or ; 972-924-2541

Gavino / Ruth Perez ; 210-732-0893

A peek into our week

I am sure you have noticed that I have been bringing posts over to this blog instead of writing new articles this week. There is a good reason for that. We have had flu this week. It’s been hard to think of new things to write about when your brain is not functioning 100%. We are on the mend, and it has not been a terrible case of the flu, since we had flu shots this year. We are resting and drinking fluids as much as possible.

I do want to bring some of my favorite posts from my other blog to this blog, so you will continue to see some recycled articles. I will try to write new posts, too.

We are working on the last 8 weeks of our school year, too. We started our school year off in July, so we should be finishing up our school year at the end of March. We typically school year round with breaks, so we will have a short break, and then get back to our basics.

We have been reading a book about Thomas Edison this week. It has been entertaining for the boys to get a peek into the childhood of someone they have heard about for many years.

Have a blessed day! Tami

One of my favorite KONOS memories….

(This was posted on my other blog in July of 2005, but it refers to a memory from the fall of 2001.)

This particular moment came very soon after we started using KONOS. We had an 11 yr old, 7 yr old, 3 yr old, and 8 month old. We started with the character trait of Attentiveness, so the children would learn to be good listeners. The first dramatization was the story of when God called Samuel. First, we read the story from the Bible. Then I told the 11, 7, and 3 yr old to work together to dramatize it.

The 7 yr old decided that he needed to play the part of God first, and the 3 yr old wanted to be Samuel. That left the 11 yr old girl to be Eli. So they dramatized. Then they switched parts and did it again. Then they switched parts again and did it one more time for me. Later when we had moved on to something else, the 3 yr old could be heard in the living room pretending to be God calling Samuel. He did this for months afterwards. And they did the whole scene for Dad several times, too.

I also have to say that now that they are older, they still love KONOS, and they have asked to study the Civil War from Volume 3 this summer while we are on break.

Have a blessed day! Tami