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Gratitude lists for kids

Gratitude lists for kids

Help your children count their blessings with these Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude lists for kids.

Write letters to Santa, or make birthday cards for Jesus

Write letters to Santa, or make birthday cards for Jesus

NOW that the Christmas season is here, postal workers and volunteers around the world are busy answering letters to Santa. Every year, these widespread efforts encourage children to appreciate the wonder of reading and writing handwritten letters. Did you know? This...

TEACH AV Homeschool Convention

TEACH AV Homeschool Convention 2013 is a BRAND-NEW, one-day event taking place Saturday, June 29th in Lancaster, CA. The conference will be held at Westside Christian Fellowship. Visit the TEACH AV convention page for information, speaker info, and workshop schedule....

Valley Home Educators Convention 2011 – Modesto, CA

We're getting ready to wrap up this year's convention schedule with our last conference of the summer, July 29-30 in Modesto, California. Homeschooling families who live in California's Central Valley will love the friendly, comfortable atmosphere of the Valley Home...

AFHE Homeschool Convention 2011 – Phoenix

July is our busiest month for homeschool conventions. Among our favorites is the annual Arizona Families for Home Education Convention in beautiful---but HOT---Phoenix. If you live in Arizona, AFHE is a great opportunity to hear some inspiring speakers, check out new...

2011 CHEA Convention – Pasadena, CA

2011 CHEA Convention – Pasadena, CA

If you homeschool in Southern California, you know that the CHEA Convention is one of the highlights of the year! With a great lineup of speakers and all sorts of curriculum exhibitors, you won’t want to miss this extra-special 28th annual event July 14-16. This year,...

WriteShop Junior book covers: Everything’s a process!

WriteShop Junior book covers: Everything’s a process!

The children who are beta testing the upcoming WriteShop Junior series have been learning about the writing process: Brainstorming Rough draft Editing and revising Final draft They've enjoyed watching our book covers go through this process too, and it's helped them...

In Our Write Minds: 2010 in review

Do you ever wonder if your writing makes a difference? As I blog about teaching writing, the thought crosses my mind from time to time: Do I offer anything of substance to weary homeschooling moms of reluctant writers? Do my tips and ideas bring encouragement and...

Out with the old, in so many words

new adj. original unspoiled novel fresh unfamiliar cutting-edge improved untouched pristeen unused beckoning untried refreshed   . . . . . Happy New Year! May 2011 be the best and brightest for you and yours. ~Kim  

14 creative Christmas letters

14 creative Christmas letters

It's December 20th, and I still haven't written my Christmas letter for 2010. But hope springs eternal! If you're in the same boat, you might appreciate a few ideas to inspire you. Creative Christmas Letters 1. Use a newspaper format with major events written as...

Thankful in so many words

thank · ful  adj. appreciative grateful content beholden indebted cheerful obliged satisfied overwhelmed at peace pleased glad comfortable

Where’s Kim?

If you're a regular reader here at In Our Write Minds, you may wonder why I'm not posting as regularly as I normally do. I thought I'd give you a little peek into the goings-on around here so you'll understand. It's crazy mode at my house for the next few weeks as we...

Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

As our family celebrates the birth of Christ, we extend our warmest holiday wishes to each of you. May this season be one of joy in your hearts, and may 2010 be merry and bright in every way! Happy writing, Kim “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and...