Thank you for voting for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Thank you for voting for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!
This Saturday, we’d like to take a moment to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards! The Reader Awards have been a regular feature in Practical Homeschooling since 1998. Thousands of homeschoolers rank the curriculum they have used, and the products with the highest satisfaction ratings win.
Thanks to you, Heart of Dakota won 8 awards including…
First Place
  • 1st Place tie in Elementary Curriculum: Little Hearts series
  • 1st Place in Middle School Curriculum: Hearts for Him Through Time series
  • 1st Place in High School Curriculum: Heart of Dakota High School Courses
  • 1st Place tie in History: Heart of Dakota curriculum
  • 1st Place tie in Geography: Heart of Dakota World Geography
  • 1st Place tie in Literature: Heart of Dakota Literature
Second Place
  • 2nd Place tie in Kindergarten: Little Hearts for His Glory
Third Place
  • 3rd Place tie in Preschool/Reading: Little Hands to Heaven
Once again, thank you so much for voting for us in the Reader Awards! It’s humbling to see our curriculum making an impact in so many people’s lives.
Have a wonderful week! 🙂

Introducing…God’s Hand in Life’s Little Moments!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Introducing…God’s Hand in Life’s Little Moments!

Did you know that Carrie’s sister Julie wrote a devotional especially to encourage homeschool moms? Each chapter has a theme and includes devotions encouraging you as a Christian woman, a wife, a mother, and a teacher! You can purchase it new and with free shipping at her personal eBay storefront here!

18 Seasons and Counting!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

18 Seasons and Counting!

Did you know that this is our 18th Christmas season as a homeschool publishing business? We are so grateful for all the years we’ve spent bringing quality content to homeschool families and look forward to many more! 🙂

Have a great weekend! 😃

Our easy-to-use substitution policy!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Our easy-to-use substitution policy!

Did you know that it is very easy to use our Substitution Policy? Here is a great example of how one of our families used it when placing their order:

“May I  please substitute the following:

CTC Economy Package–
I have:
    – Child’s Geography (34.95)
    – What in World (21.99)         Total (56.94)
I would like to have:
    – RTR student pages (36.95)  
    – Swallows and Amazons (14.95)  Total (51.90)

CTC Basic Package:  Option 1 – History
I have:
    – Archimedes (14.95)
    – Cleopatra  (7.99)       Total (22.94)
I would like to have:
    – Shining Sword (10.95)
    – Diary of American Boy (9.95)       Total (20.90)

CTC Extension–
I have:
    – Cat of Bubastes   (32.95)
    – Famous Men of Rome (16.95)   Total (49.90)
I would like to have:
    – RTR Student Pages (36.95)
    – RTR Shakespeare pages (10.95)    Total (47.90)”

Want to learn more?

For more information about our substitution policy, have a look at our FAQ page here!

Have a great weekend! 🙂

It’s a family affair!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

It’s a family affair!

Did you know our parents graciously watch and homeschool our children while we attend book fairs?  “Nana” Mellema, “Papa” Mellema, and Grandma Jackie have all taught from our HOD guides through the years too!  So, HOD is always truly a family affair – even when we have to be gone at a convention!!!

Have a great weekend!