You want to provide your kids with lifegiving homeschooling, but…


You FEEL like a ping-pong ball, bouncing back and forth between your kids’ schoolwork,  piles of homeschooling books and supplies, cleaning, and cooking. And maybe even a part-time job.


You DREAMED you could homeschool while still managing your other responsibilities. But both you and they are bored and at odds with each other trying to get through a dry curriculum and a tedious routine. And forget about the house.


You WANT to be a godly mom and raise your kids with a grace-filled, Biblical foundation. And you also want a successful and productive homeschool. But you have no idea how to do it. The lifegiving homeschooling and happy home you crave seem so out of reach.


 I believe you can provide your kids lifegiving homeschooling and still manage your other responsibilities.


Does that mean you’ll be able to do everything?

No, it doesn’t! You can provide your kids with lifegiving homeschooling. But first you’ll have to thoughtfully prioritize and do your best to hold your outside activities to a minimum.  And I’ll be honest with you. Even then, you will have rough days as you learn to manage everything. But with A LOT of attention to training your kids and keeping your activities under control, your days will get better. Much, much better!


What homeschool moms are saying about Train up a Child Publishing:


Imagine for a moment…

providing your kids lifegiving homeschooling and drink coffee in a green cupMore smoothly flowing days where everyone is “on the same team” and your kids get their schoolwork done without nagging…providing your kids lifegiving homeschoolingFinishing your daily read-aloud snuggled with your kids on the sofa, with them begging you to keep reading…providing your kids lifegiving homeschooling and drink coffee in a green cupBeing at peace, knowing you’re doing everything you need to do, and nothing you don’t.


When you become a member of the Train up a Child Publishing community, you’ll learn how to provide your kids lifegiving homeschooling while still managing your daily responsibilities.



bring homeschool education to lifeWelcome, I’m Dana!

When I started homeschooling, I was a hot mess, bouncing between the kids’ schoolwork, piles of books and supplies, cleaning and cooking, and a part-time job. I was stressed and overwhelmed. I wanted to have the homeschool experience I’d dreamt about, but I fell woefully short. And when did I become such a grump?!

I knew that the foundation for homeschooling had to be the same as for Christian parenting: a Christ-centered, mentoring relationship between me and my kids. But somehow, I’d almost lost sight of that fact.

Eventually, I figured out I had to get back to the basics. Somehow I’d expected it to all run well on its own “automagically.”  I’d worried too much about the academic and teaching part of homeschooling, without loving my kids as well as I wanted and needed to.

And I didn’t have a plan for how homeschooling would totally change our lives.  I needed to drastically pare down my outside activities and learn better habits for getting daily jobs done. And I had to teach them to my kids, too.  Only then could I concentrate on truly bringing my kids’  homeschooling education to life.


Once I prioritized and simplified, I had the mental bandwidth to focus on homeschooling. I became a student of how my kids learned. And I read lots of scientific research about how kids’ brains actually worked. It was life-changing. (Or at least, homeschool-changing!)

Thankfully, I transitioned into more of a coach and mentor, and less of a grumpy taskmaster. And although I made plenty of mistakes (!), homeschooling turned out to be the best parenting decision we ever made.

Now I’ve had the joy of seeing our kids get accepted and graduate from both college and graduate school. And more importantly, they still love Jesus and their parents. In fact, as our children are now grown, I consider them my best friends.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6


How can I help you provide your kids lifegiving homeschooling?

Here are a few places to start:

  • Read more about how to bring your kids’ homeschool education to life with these three principles.
  • You can learn how to better balance homemaking and homeschooling by reading 11 Tips to Simplify Your (Homeschool) Life
  • Do you want to know the secret of making your kids’ learning stick? Of course, you do! One place to start is reading Why you Should Teach Using Real Books.
  • If you like putting together your own curriculum (or always wanted to!) check out our Unit Program Tools for kindergarten through high school, based on the chronological study of history using Charlotte Mason methods and written from a Christian worldview.
  • Or if you prefer an open-and-go curriculum, our Daily Lesson Plans cover history, science, language arts, and fine arts for one school year, in one easy-to-follow volume.
  • Spice up your high school students’ coursework with our literature-based, customizable High School courses that cover all the literature,  English electives, and history courses your high schooler needs.

What homeschool moms are saying about our curriculum:

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provide your kids lifegiving homeschooling - testimonial

provide your kids lifegiving homeschooling - testimonial

So let’s get started!

If you didn’t already, make sure to join my community to hear from me weekly(ish). I’ll alert you to new blog posts. I’ll encourage you. But first, I’ll give you my 25 Terrific Tips that will Transform Your Christian Homeschool. Drop your best email address in the box below.

After a series of “get to know each other” emails, I’ll send you:

  • tips about how to make learning stick
  • ways to get your kids to write
  • info about great books you won’t want to miss
  • how to teach your kids to believe in themselves
  • free lesson plans
  • an occasional head’s up about other homeschooling tools that will help bring your kids’ homeschool education to life! 


And let’s get to know each other!


Do you have any questions?  Anything you’d like to ask me or tell me about?   Fill out the contact form below my signature and say hello! I would really love to hear from you!


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