Deana Wood

Posts by Deana Wood
Deana Wood is a homeschooling mother of four precious children, ages 10, 9, 6, and 4. She has been married to Tim, a plumber and Children’s Pastor, for 13 years. She blogs about homeschooling, adoption, and family life at Redeeming the Days Blog.  

All Posts by Deana Wood

Kids Christmas Gifts with the Homeschool Mom Stamp of Approval Kids Christmas Gifts with the Homeschool Mom Stamp of Approval // Nov 12, 2020
7 Steps to Starting a Homeschool Co-Op You & Your Kids Will Love 7 Steps to Starting a Homeschool Co-Op You & Your Kids Will Love // Oct 23, 2020
When Virtual Learning Isn't Working When Virtual Learning Isn't Working // Oct 16, 2020
3 Steps Before You Begin Assessing Your Child’s Progress 3 Steps Before You Begin Assessing Your Child’s Progress // Oct 15, 2020
8 Ways to Assess (and Document) Your Child's Learning 8 Ways to Assess (and Document) Your Child's Learning // Oct 15, 2020
6 Remedies When Your Child's Spelling Is Not Up to Par // Oct 15, 2020
5 Resources for When Your Child Is Behind in Math // Oct 14, 2020
6 Solutions When Your Child's Reading Is Not up to Par // Oct 14, 2020
6 Ways to Give Your Homeschool a Progress Report 6 Ways to Give Your Homeschool a Progress Report // Oct 14, 2020
6 Solutions When Your Child's Handwriting Is Not Up to Par // Oct 14, 2020
4 Reasons Never to Stop Reading Aloud to Your Children // Sep 23, 2020
Mapping a Sonlight Education Year by Year Mapping a Sonlight Education Year by Year // Aug 31, 2020
From Public School to Homeschool: What Counts as School? From Public School to Homeschool: What Counts as School? // Jun 19, 2020
From Public School to Homeschool: Shedding a Testing Mentality From Public School to Homeschool: Shedding a Testing Mentality // Jun 17, 2020
From Public School to Homeschool: Deschooling From Public School to Homeschool: Deschooling // Jun 15, 2020
From Public School to Homeschool: Accepting Being Different From Public School to Homeschool: Accepting Being Different // Jun 12, 2020
What Is Socialization? What Is Socialization? // Apr 29, 2020
6 Ways Kids Can Keep Reading When the Library is Closed 6 Ways Kids Can Keep Reading When the Library is Closed // Mar 23, 2020
What to Do When Motherhood Feels Like You've Lost Your Gifts What to Do When Motherhood Feels Like You've Lost Your Gifts // Mar 04, 2020
Top Ten Educational Games for Families Top Ten Educational Games for Families // Feb 19, 2020
Civics for Your Homeschool 6 Ways to Teach Civics in Your Homeschool // Feb 05, 2020
5 Tips for Tackling Difficult Topics Early 5 Reasons to Tackle Difficult Topics in Our Homeschool // Jan 29, 2020
Supporting Your Sonlighter Through the 5 Stages of Reading Supporting Your Sonlighter Through the 5 Stages of Reading // Jan 22, 2020
You Don't Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool... Here's Why You Don't Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool... Here's Why // Jan 15, 2020
Ideas for Homeschooling Reader Response The 5 Easiest Ideas for Reading Response for Homeschoolers // Dec 27, 2019
Getting the Most Out of the Sonlight Bible Reading Plan Getting the Most Out of the Sonlight Bible Reading Plan // Dec 18, 2019
3 Tips for the First-Year Homeschooler 3 Tips for the First-Year Homeschooler // Nov 25, 2019
5 Systems for Putting Your Household on Autopilot 5 Systems for Putting Your Household on Autopilot // Sep 27, 2019
5 Principles for Dealing with Homeschool Behavior Problems 5 Principles for Dealing with Homeschool Behavior Problems // Sep 25, 2019
10 Can't-Miss Read-Alouds for the Early Years 10 Can't-Miss Read-Alouds for the Early Years // Aug 26, 2019
6 Ways I'm Turning My Kids into Book-loving Readers 6 Ways I'm Turning My Kids into Book-loving Readers // Jul 22, 2019
Finding Hope in the Exhausting, Proverbs 31 Superwoman Finding Hope in the Exhausting, Proverbs 31 Superwoman // Jul 15, 2019
How to Plan Your Entire Sonlight Year and Reclaim Sunday Nights How to Plan Your Entire Sonlight Year and Reclaim Sunday Nights // Jun 26, 2019
7 Family Rules for Being Good Stewards of Technology 7 Family Rules for Being Good Stewards of Technology // Jun 05, 2019
Test Drive Homeschooling this Summer: A DIY Guide for Families // May 17, 2019
It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies: Homeschooling Is Hard It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies: Homeschooling Is Hard // Apr 26, 2019
4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day 4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day // Apr 17, 2019
How to Use Copywork and Dictation to Teach Language Arts How to Use Copywork and Dictation to Teach Language Arts // Apr 05, 2019
5 Reasons to Love Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks 5 Reasons to Love Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks // Mar 25, 2019
8 Keys to Self-Care for Homeschool Moms in the Baby Years 8 Keys to Self-Care for Homeschool Moms in the Baby Years // Feb 18, 2019
6 Helps for the Struggling Writer // Feb 11, 2019
5 Simple Ways to Extend and Deepen Your Homeschool Bible Reading 5 Simple Ways to Extend and Deepen Your Homeschool Bible Reading // Jan 21, 2019
How to Know When it's Time to Switch Homeschool Curriculum How to Know When It's Time to Switch Homeschool Curriculum // Jan 16, 2019
8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year 8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year // Dec 31, 2018
6 Keys to Easing Homeschool Anxiety in Extended Family 6 Keys to Easing Homeschool Anxiety in Extended Family // Dec 10, 2018
Homeschooling with Sonlight: a Q&A of FAQs Homeschooling with Sonlight Q&A // Nov 30, 2018
A Day in the Life: Homeschooling Multiple Children A Day in the Life: Homeschooling Multiple Children // Nov 05, 2018
4 Tips for Parenting Shy or Anxious Children // Sep 19, 2018
Extension Ideas for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" Extension Ideas for "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" // Sep 07, 2018
6 Reasons to Use Right Start Math (Especially for Math Haters) // Aug 17, 2018
You Can Homeschool Kindergarten Without Fear—Use These 4 Things You Can Homeschool Kindergarten Without Fear—Use These 4 Things // Jul 30, 2018
How to Help Your Children Appreciate Their Homeschool Education How to Help Your Children Appreciate Their Homeschool Education // Jun 11, 2018
Summer Routines Setting Up a Summer Routine for Kids Who Thrive on Structure // Jun 06, 2018
Summer Schooling: 4 Solutions for Laid Back Learning Summer Schooling: 4 Solutions for Laid Back Learning // Jun 01, 2018
5 Types of Hands-On Projects and Extras Perfect for Sonlight 5 Types of Hands-On Projects and Extras Perfect for Sonlight // May 14, 2018
Do It Scared...How I Face My Fears and Homeschool Anyway Do It Scared...How I Face My Fears and Homeschool Anyway // Apr 30, 2018
How to Throw an End of the Year Homeschool Showcase // Apr 11, 2018
When Rigorous Isn't Better for Your Homeschool When Rigorous Isn't Better for Your Homeschool // Mar 05, 2018
Troubleshooting 8 Common Homeschool Problems Troubleshooting 8 Common Homeschool Problems That Make You Nuts // Feb 14, 2018
6 Ways to Cultivate Interests and Raise a Well-rounded Child 6 Ways to Cultivate Interests and Raise a Well-rounded Child // Jan 31, 2018
If Learning Style is a Myth, Let's Homeschool to Preferences If Learning Style is a Myth, Let's Homeschool to Preferences // Jan 22, 2018
When Your Child Works Too Fast and Learns Nothing When Your Child Works Too Fast and Learns Nothing // Nov 29, 2017
The Myth of Fairness: Permission to be Unfair in Your Homeschool The Myth of Fairness: Permission to be Unfair in Your Homeschool // Nov 03, 2017
Is Sonlight a Charlotte Mason Homeschool or Classical Education? Is Sonlight a Charlotte Mason Homeschool or Classical Education? // Oct 25, 2017
How to Drop Everything & Read: A Guide for Homeschoolers How to Drop Everything & Read: A Guide for Homeschoolers // Oct 20, 2017
Scheduling Your Homeschool Day: 6 Principles That Work Scheduling Your Homeschool Day: 6 Principles That Work // Oct 13, 2017
5 Systems for Organizing Multiple Levels of Sonlight // Sep 01, 2017
How an Eclectic Curriculum Rebel Fell in Love with Sonlight How an Eclectic Curriculum Rebel Fell in Love with Sonlight // Aug 28, 2017
7 Realistic Ways to Homeschool Multiple Levels with Ease // Aug 04, 2017
6 Keys to Homeschooling Children From Traumatic Backgrounds 6 Keys to Homeschooling Children From Traumatic Backgrounds // Jul 21, 2017
Homeschooling Through Depression Homeschooling Through Depression // Jul 05, 2017
How to Read Aloud without Squashing the Life Out of Your Lively Child • homeschool reading tips Reading Aloud Without Squashing the Life out of Your Lively Child // Jun 19, 2017
The Proverbs 31 Homeschool is Not a Daily Checklist • homeschool encouragement The Proverbs 31 Homeschool is Not a Daily Checklist // May 22, 2017
Why I Homeschool Four Days a Week: No More Stressed Out "Friday Mom" • homeschool schedules Why I Homeschool 4 Days a Week: No More Stressed Out "Friday Mom" // May 05, 2017
How Homeschooling Inspired Us to Adopt How Homeschooling Inspired Us to Adopt // Feb 17, 2017