Category Archives: General

In Which We Talk About Homeschooling in the Murphy House

In July 2015 our homeschooling life took a drastic turn. Some Background As most of you know, our oldest son Rich suffered a traumatic brain injury and a broken pelvis in a car accident in February 2013. Praise God he has made a complete recovery. At the time of the accident we made the decision  Read more »

Year 2 is Available at Highlands Ministries

Year 2 is Available at Highlands Ministries

For the past several years, Steve and I have been writing and “podcasting” for Highlands Ministries Online. Our podcast is called HomeWise and is available through iTunes or through the Highlands Website (http://highlandsministriesonline.org/free-resources/homewise-podcasts/) It is less focused on academic study but rather a broad conversation about family life. When we simplified the Organic Homeschooling curriculum (which  Read more »

Year 2 Coming Soon!

I have had a lot of inquiries about the Year 2 (and 3 and 4) curriculum. Yes! We are working on it and hope to have Year 2 published and available through Highlands Ministries (highlandsministriesonline.org) soon. I’m sorry for the delay. As many of you know following our loss of a baby at 18 weeks  Read more »

Do You Ever Feel Thwarted???

That was my day Monday. As the saying goes, I couldn't win for losing. First, let it be noted that it was Monday. 'Nough said. So, yes, I got up late. And, yes, all the normal morning things took twice as long to accomplish, but I was bound and determined I was going to get  Read more »

History Comes to Bristol

  Last Friday, our family attended a lecture given by Steve Wilkins about Confederate generals Lee and Jackson. Here are two biographies he wrote for the Leaders in Action series. All Things for Good Call of Duty We were so impressed with the stories of godly character from these men's lives. From conversations we had  Read more »

Preparing for Summer

I recieved a nice e-mail from Becky with All About Learning as a follow-up to this blog post that included this information: “I wanted to let you know that we do have a free letter tile replacement program–if you are missing 6 tiles or fewer, we will pop them in the mail for you at  Read more »

Planting Vegetables and Trees

One of the first things that drew us to the property we live on was the huge, old maple near the house. The maple not only provides cooling shade for a house without central air conditioning, but it is beautiful. Given the age of the house and the estimated age of the tree, we believe  Read more »

We’re Ba-a-ack!

As you may have noticed, the Organic Homexchooling blog has taken a backseat in our life in recent years. In addition to the regular challenge of prioritizing how to use our time as we manage a house-full of children, in February 2013, our oldest son, Rich, was in a serious car accident with a prolonged  Read more »

Looking for Organic Homeschooling? Look HERE

http://highlandsministriesonline.org/product/books/organic-homeschooling-year-1-curriculum/  Look at sample here: http://www.organichomeschooling.com/YearlyCurriculum/SampleYr1.pdf Organic Homeschooling is no longer a monthly subscription-based product, but a full-year curriculum. At first, we will offer Year 1 available for purchase. Three additional years will be coming soon as we complete them. The new plan offers weekly lesson plans. It is available as a PDF digital download, as it has  Read more »

The New Organic Homeschooling

The New Organic Homeschooling

Announcing: Major changes coming to Organic Homeschooling! Beginning in August, we will no longer be a monthly subscription-based product, but a full-year curriculum. At first, we will offer Year 1 available for purchase. Three additional years will be coming soon as we complete them. The new plan offers weekly lesson plans. It is available as a PDF  Read more »