Valentine’s Day Fun – Why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota?

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From Our House to Yours

Valentine’s Day Fun – Why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota?

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our fellow Heart of Dakota families!   I thought it would be fun to answer this question: Why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota? – a kind of “count our blessings” for Valentine’s Day, if you will. I actually posted this question back in 2011 on our Heart of Dakota Message Board. We all had so much fun sharing our responses and reading each other’s responses that I thought it would be fun to do this again nearly a decade later. And who better to do this with than all of you?!? Check out my 2011 answers to “Why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota?” below!

I love HOD’s Christian education of the heart as well as the mind!

I love Heart of Dakota because it helps me keep my priorities straight. A quality education is highly valued by our family, and to us that includes educating the heart as well as the mind. HOD does both!

I love HOD’s living books!

Our children use excellent living books every single day, but they use their Bibles every single day too. Providing a rich diet of literature that makes learning come alive is important in our homeschool. Heart of Dakota has chosen outstanding living books for virtually every area of learning. From history to science, from reading to devotions, our day is filled with books we love.

I love HOD’s strong academics and solid preparation for the future!

We have three sons, so another goal of ours is for our sons to be able to provide well for their own families someday, which means they need to be competitive when it comes to earning a salary. Heart of Dakota is giving our sons an incredibly strong education that is preparing them well for their future.

I love HOD’s balanced, open-and-go plans!

Finally, we want to have a happy homeschooling environment, which means I need to be able to school in a timely fashion, in an enjoyable way, and in a manner that doesn’t require me to leave the home. HOD’s guides are a treasure to me. They are truly open and go, and they help me organize my day in a balanced way that allows us to get the maximum benefit out of our homeschooling time together.

I love HOD because after all these years, I still love what I do!

I’ve been teaching HOD for 9 years (in 2011), and I still love what I do (now 9 years later this 2020). I actually get quite sad thinking of it ending someday, but then again, I suppose there can always be HOD for the grandchildren, right?

So, why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota?  

So, now that you’ve read my 2011 reasons for loving HOD, it’s your turn!  Why do you ‘heart’ Heart of Dakota? Please take a moment to share if you can – we all can’t wait to read your answers!!!

Love in Christ to all my favorite HOD families this 2020 Valentine’s Day!!!
Julie

 

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Author: Julie Grosz, M.Ed.

Some passions of mine are homeschooling with Heart of Dakota, cooking with All Recipes, reading Jane Austen in a bubble bath, singing along with lyrics that strike a chord, making family traditions, creating organization out of disorganization, and writing words - in emails, posts, and books - that glorify God. I'm a teacher and an editor by trade. Here's a quick rundown of my numbers... 24 years of teaching (7 public school, 17 homeschool), 6 years of college (4 undergrad, 2 graduate for my masters in education), 18 years of working for HOD, 48 years old, 24 years of marriage, 3 sons who are 20, 16, and 12 - and I believe that should about 'sum' it up! You can view my blog here - https://my3sons-julie.blogspot.com/

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