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    Practical Math for High Schoolers? You betcha!

    I am SO excited to announce that I will be creating a consumer mathematics course for high school students. This course will have a full school year’s worth of real, practical, applicable skill building for the soon-to-be adult. This is the kind of math that adults in the real world use! Some of the topics I will be covering are: practical geometry – the kind that it takes to buy carpet, countertops, fabric for a sewing project, landscaping wood chips for a circular flower garden, etc. different types of insurance different types of investments different types of taxes different types of income assets vs liabilities renting vs buying a house…

  • unique education

    New Kids’ Podcast Show

    Mark your calendars for the First Episode, coming on July 1st! Hey, kids, do you like stories about weird, cool, and just plain awesome events and people in history? If you do, you’re going to love this podcast show! From creepy abandoned places all over the world to little-known facts about well-known people in history, Angela O’Dell, author of Master Books’ history series, America’s Story and The World’s Story, brings you fascinating episodes of Real Cool History just for kids, twice a month! The link to the show will be posted on July 1st, so stay tuned.

  • life stuff,  Mom talk

    my THM story…

    Over the last three and a half months, I’ve been on a journey of taking my health back. I had noticed that over the last three years, I had been putting on weight. Being someone who has never really struggled with weight (and having the ability to carry it “well”), I wasn’t too worried. I hadn’t been on a scale in over two years, but I knew that there was more of me than there used to be! I had gone up a size in shirts, and the jeans I used to be able to slip into with no problem were cutting me in half when I sat down. I…

  • encouraging truths,  homeschooling,  Life Help,  Mom talk

    The Steadfast Moms’ Journal – is an interactive experience that encourages and facilitates unity, strength, and support in the Christian Homeschool Mom community. Author, speaker, and life coach, Angela O’Dell is the host of this all-new, monthly journal and support community! Click below to hear Angela’s audio message explaining the vision and mission statement of the Steadfast Moms’ Journal. Listen to Angela’s audio message here! About the project… Ephesians 4:1-3 1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of…

  • A Living History of Our World,  homeschooling,  Jellybean Jar Books,  Master Books,  Math Lessons for a Living Education,  unique education

    current projects & important updates…

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been asked many times about my current projects and important updates. I thought I’d write a blog post and update everyone at once. Writing Projects:    This coming week, I will be finishing the rough draft for The World’s Story 3. I am so excited for this project! I will be finishing up work on the Teacher Guide/Student Journal right after Christmas break.        I have also been working on (with the help of my pilot program) an all-new Bible study project called The Young Warrior in the Mirror. The pilot program and the completion of the rough draft is scheduled to be completed May 2019, so…

  • encouraging truths,  homeschooling,  Mom talk

    Created for Today

    Created for Today. This title for a future book keeps rolling around and around in my heart. Created for Today. I have writing projects lined up around the block patiently waiting for completion, so for now, I’ll have to be satisfied with a blog post by that title. It’s so easy to keep looking way out into the distance to that far off goal. But today is the day we’ve been given to live. Today is why we were made. Today is a precious gift, as unique from any other day of your life as a snowflake is from any other. You will never be in the same as you…

  • Life Help,  Mom talk,  My family

    This coming March, my eldest child turns 25 years old. [It’s completely shocking.] I thought I would share with you 20 of my hard-earned nuggets of wisdom, learned over the years of parenting my four kids. They are not necessarily in order of importance, mostly because I couldn’t decide which were more important than the others… So here are they are in random order. Write down the funny things they say Kids say the darndest things! At the time that they say them, we think that we will always remember every word, but after a couple of years, the exact wording and even the context starts to slip away. Take…

  • homeschooling,  Jellybean Jar Books,  Savings!

    Co-op Licenses – now available at Jelly Bean Jar Books

    I’m am excited to announce my all new co-op license options! These are absolutely perfect for a group of 5 families or more wanting to use my self published courses, You Could End up in Timbuktu! or My Country, My State, My Responsibility! No need for everyone to buy their own book anymore (unless, of course, if they want to!). The co-op license makes it simple and affordable!  

  • freedom dance,  Life Help,  Mom talk

    Why Worldview Matters to Me

    John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say…?” John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your…

  • encouragement,  Mom talk

    “Hold out your hand…”

    Recently, I have been reading through the Gospel of Mark. About once a week, I take a few minutes of my quite time and read one chapter slowly and thoughtfully – my pen poised to underline anything that catches my heart. This is what I was doing a few mornings ago…