Our 2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Last year we embarked on a new school year with a number of major changes: my husband had just retired from full-time ministry so he joined me working from home full-time, plus we had moved to a new church after being at our previous one for ten … read full article »

DIY Journalism Curriculum for Homeschoolers

DIY Journalism Curriculum

My 14-year-old daughter is very interested in pursuing a career in journalism, specifically investigative journalism. When I first looked online for a journalism curriculum for high schoolers—one that dove into more than just the how-to's of crafting … read full article »

Charlie & Noel: An Advent Calendar Story

Charlie & Noel: An Advent Calendar Story, just $.99 today!

Author Franziska Macur has graciously agreed to give away a Kindle or PDF copy of Charlie & Noel: An Advent Calendar Story to three Five J's readers.  Charlie & Noel is a very creative way to help families discuss the real meaning of … read full article »

Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum Plan

Five J's 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum Plan for 6th grade, 9th grade, and 11th grade

There are a lot of changes going on at the Five J's home. For starters, my husband is retiring from full-time music ministry in a few weeks and will be working from home with me at Five J's Design (and helping me develop a curriculum we hope to have … read full article »

How to Critique Your Young Writer


This is my husband Jeff's third post in his series How to Raise & Encourage Your Young Writer. I made mention last time of ways to encourage the young writer in your household. One of the things on my list was something to not do, namely … read full article »