There are lots of myths and misconceptions about what homeschooling is all about.  Yes, our children must take all the same coursework to fulfill high school graduation requirements and take college board exams to further their education.  There are tests, projects, and papers.  There are even opportunities to play competitive sports through athletic leagues.  However, […]


Even Special Learners Grow into Adults

by Dawn Oaks on February 8, 2015 · 4 comments

When our children with special learning needs are younger, our focus is usually all about the academics.  How do I help my dyslexic son to read?  Will my daughter with dysgraphia ever be able to communicate through the written word?  Will my child with ADHD be able to ever have the focus to make it […]


Motivate Your Child Giveaway

by Dawn Oaks on January 12, 2015 · 0 comments

One of the greatest challenges in parenting is growing with your children as they grow. As parents we desire for our children to become all that God wants them to be. We make all kinds of sacrifices in time, resources, and our own personal desires to help make this happens. But what does a parent […]


Helping your teens navigate the waters of growing into adulthood can be challenging.  The most frustrating part is that many times they are unable to see how important their behavior and habits will directly impact their lives as adults. There is now a resource where parents and teens can join together in discussing some of […]


Growing into Adulthood

by Dawn Oaks on October 15, 2014 · 0 comments

Like most parents, Gary and I have desired that our children would grow into responsible and honorable adults.  We have not always known how to accomplish that and even now question if we are headed in the right direction, but have found guidance from listening to our instincts and gleaning from those that have gone before […]


The Gift in a Little Brother

by Dawn Oaks on August 3, 2014 · 0 comments

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity ~Proverbs 17:17 Being a mom of two sons has certainly been an eye opening experience, especially as our boys are getting older. Our older son is now in his teens and his younger brother has hit those preteen years. It seems like […]


A Mama’s Heart on Easter

by Dawn Oaks on April 20, 2014 · 2 comments

  This morning as I lay in bed, I knew in my head that today was the day to rejoice a Risen Savior, but my heart just wasn’t honestly feeling it. Sadness felt like it was wrapping itself around me rather than overwhelming joy. I missed my Dad, stepmom, and my brothers as we are […]


Technology In Our Homes

by Dawn Oaks on April 2, 2014 · 0 comments

Our family recently received a review copy of the new Captivated DVD from Media Talk 101. The viewing of this video linked in with discussion we have had as a family on how technology today impacts us in so  many ways. Captivated DVD The Captivated DVD is 107 minute documentary on the effects of today’s […]