Deana Wood

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

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
Kids Christmas Gifts with the Homeschool Mom Stamp of Approval Kids Christmas Gifts with the Homeschool Mom Stamp of Approval // Nov 22, 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