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11/29 : Online convenient email counseling now available Ever wished you could have a caring, listening ear when you just needed to vent. . .  more >>

Online convenient email counseling now available

Sunday, 29. November 2015 by Renee Ellison


Ever wished you could have a caring, listening ear when you just needed to vent frustration?

Wish you could get some strategic steps for solid paths out of your personal jungle?

Wish for MORE academic know-how than you currently have?

Need shortcuts of all types—domestic and academic?

Have chronic relational problems?

Wish you had help with organizational problems?

Need new light on some emotional problems?

Now you can receive real help fast—often within 24 hours—and as close to you as your laptop. Instead of having to leave home, driving sometimes far distances to get to a good counselor, or even being able to find someone who can speak to a homeschooler’s specific needs, within a Judeo-Christian context, who has had over three decades of experience in the field, you can have immediate help at the end of your fingertips by emailing for such help at any hour of the day or night.

After many years of being asked to do private counseling, some mothers requesting that Renee even come TO their homes for counseling and demonstrating, Renee is announcing that she will now do ONLINE COUNSELING, for your ease and convenience.

This personal counseling is available to you at US$25 per half hour—to be paid in full via PayPal before the first 1/2 hour of counseling begins. A minimum of $25 is required—even if your question(s) can be answered in less time (in that case, you are credited the remaining amount to use whenever you’d like).

You may ask as many questions on any topic (or many differing topics) as you’d like, working back and forth with Renee, via emails (many questions are answered easily in a few minutes) until those minutes are used up—i.e. until the total response time reaches a 1/2 hour—at which time if you want to continue, you pre-pay PayPal US$25 again for each subsequent 1/2 hour. You may quit at any time.

If your question is a quickly answered one, the remaining minutes of response time are not refunded but are saved as a credit for you to use toward future email counseling.

Renee notes the total number of minutes used at the bottom of each email to you, so you know where you are minute-wise at all times.

Why wait? Get stress relief now. It’s only an email away!

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News from Renee Ellison and Homeschool How-To’s

Friday, 13. November 2015 by Renee Ellison


New YouTube Channel
Now you can subscribe to Renee’s Homeschool How Tos YouTube channel for videos that are a quick boost on parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and home management.

Now also available on iTunes! Podcasts by Renee
For years, Renee and Todd produced a weekly show that broadcasts on Lamb Radio. Over a hundred archived Homeschool How-To’s podcasts (more than 75 hours of teaching and inspiration) are available for you to hear at any time, either on the Podcasts section of our website or on iTunes. Or, order all of the audio on a convenient, portable, reusable 8 GB thumb drive for just $19.95.

Are you teaching your homeschooling basics as EASILY as possible…or taking the hard route?
Razor Sharp Teaching Tips for Homeschool Moms is the book for you! You don’t need a degree in education to educate your child at home. All you need are some razor sharp teaching tips and some organizational strategies. The second half of the book is pictures, to reinforce the concepts taught in the first portion of the book. It is available as a printed book, as an e-book, and as a Kindle-formatted book. This book and Teachers’ Secrets and Motherhood Savvy are the two most important books to give a homeschooler a boost.

If you have young children, these three titles will give you a quick primer for conquering the basic mastery of reading, writing, and arithmetic:
Teach Phonics Faster
Teach Grammar Faster
Teach Math Faster

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How a Wife Blesses Her Husband (Generations Radio interview online)

Wednesday, 26. December 2012 by Renee Ellison

Listen to Kevin Swanson’s recent interview of Renee on Generations Radio on the topic of her new book, Growing Marriage. The interview topic is How a Wife Blesses Her Husband. Generations Radio describes the content of the interview thus:

“The egalitarian, humanist, me-centered worldview has pretty much ruined marriage and family in the western world, so most of us have given up looking to the humanists for advice on marriage. But what does the Bible say about marriage, from the perspective of the wife? Renee Ellison joins us on Generations with down-to-earth, practical, biblical advice for wives. Married to a difficult, passive, unbelieving husband? Renee offers helpful advice for setting boundaries and continuing to submit in the Lord to him.”

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New quickbook for moms on how to use effective homeschool to do charts

Sunday, 15. March 2009 by Renee Ellison

Have you seen our booklet/ebook on How to Make Optimal Homeschooling To Do Charts ? We’ve heard from numerous mothers who implemented it. They reported that the very NEXT DAY their homes went from chaos to order and all SMILES!!! One was a brilliant woman Ph.D. doctor attempting to educate her children at home and it was chaos. She thought her kids would LOVE this short and sweet route, and sure enough, they DID. Another mom reported that they were all done with homeschool by 11 o’clock in the morning and she is sooooo happy!

A third mom wrote that her family has tried using rigid schedules 100 times and felt that they were failures because the schedule NEVER worked. Her husband would get upset that the family didn’t stick to it. With many young children, something ALWAYS changes the schedule EVERYDAY. She was encouraged to read about a more flexible approach. Now, when people visit and want to know what she is teaching the children, she can show them their charts. She is glad to have the children policing themselves—something that brings peace to the home.

When children are occupied with the completion of their own progressive mini-tasks, they don’t have time to hit, scratch, bite! Read the article, it is loaded with all sorts of tips to make your day go smoother.

To download a free customizable chart that you can fill in yourself, choose either the pdf version or the .doc version.

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Celebrating homeschool how to booklet 100 by Renee Ellison

Thursday, 04. September 2008 by Renee Ellison

Renee has produced her 100th “homeschool how to”. This one is Beginner Sewing Basics: Why sew? Plus a checklist of sewing skills to conquer. Like most of her other how-to booklets, this one is inexpensive (costs less than 3 dollars) and will help to motivate a mom to make headway in yet another aspect of home management. Renee began working on these how to’s thirty years ago while she was a teacher in various types of schools up and down the Front Range of Colorado. The joke her family has heard for the last ten years is when Renee has said, “Really, this is the last one I’m going to produce. Now I’m going to settle into cooking the meals, making the clothing, and other aspects of home life (along with homeschooling).” That was when we were at about number 40. There’s no telling how far Renee will go with her future (as yet unknown to the rest of us) how to booklets and home management solutions, but to celebrate, we’re having a sale on a funny DVD about how to manage groups of children. Renee (and hubby Todd, as “Mr. Wrong”) produced this video as one of the first projects of their married life in the early 1990s. It’s on sale just in time to give a boost to all you parents who are taking on running an Awanas program or other children’s club this fall. Order the DVD today and get some laughs along with some very helpful tips.

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Dynamic homeschooolhowtos website

Tuesday, 29. April 2008 by Renee Ellison

We have transformed this website into a dynamic site that will better serve your needs. First, it is browser based, offering you greater flexibility and ease of use because you can do a keyword search of everything on the site. Second, we have improved our capability of offering you downloadable PDF files. And third, the site uses blogging rather than static fixed web pages—which connects us more closely with the world of Internet search engines. The end result of these three areas of improvement: we are moving us into a better level of communication with you.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, a prominent magazine for homeschoolers, cites statistics gathered by The International Digital Publishing Forum, that “sales of digital books in the wholesale market more than tripled from 2005 to 2007. In late 2007, Amazon’s new electronic reader for books and newspapers sold out in a matter of hours. People are expecting information to be readily available via their computer, cell phone, PDA and other electronic devices.”

Ipswitch, a provider of file transfer software, recently reported that “the number of PDF documents indexed by Google™ is topping 100,000,000 [one hundred Million!]. PDF has quickly become the electronic equivalent of printed paper and ultimately the worldwide standard for sharing documents. That’s because PDF documents are compact, universally viewable, print the same as they do from their original application, and they’re not as susceptible to carrying computer viruses as other formats.”

A key benefit of this revamping of our website is digital delivery of the content you are finding here:
* Faster delivery—no matter where you are in the world.
* No shipping charges—free delivery of ebooks.
* Ability to store the files on your computer for you to retrieve at any time. This can reduce paper usage and be a means of uncluttering at least one aspect of your home.
* Faster ability to find specific content of interest. You can open a pdf file and do a keyword search to take you a specific section of Renee’s homeschool how-to’s.

Please send us your comments, so that we can continue to serve you better! We invite you to add your comments, once you’re registered on our site and are reading one of Renee’s blogs or a description of one of our homeschool how-to’s.

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