Thank you for voting for us in the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Awards! 

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Thank you for voting for us in the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Awards!
This Saturday, we’d like to take a moment to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Awards! Thanks to you, we won 8 awards including:
First Place
  • 1st Place in History: Heart of Dakota curriculum
  • 1st Place in Geography: Heart of Dakota World Geography
  • 1st Place tie in Literature: Heart of Dakota Literature
  • 1st Place tie in Middle School Curriculum: Hearts for Him Through Time series
Second Place
  • 2nd Place in Elementary Curriculum: Little Hearts series
  • 2nd Place tie in High School Curriculum: Heart of Dakota High School courses
  • 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 us in! It’s humbling to see our curriculum making an impact in so many people’s lives.
Have a wonderful week! 🙂

Heart of Dakota 2018 photo contest winners announced!

The long-awaited announcement is here!

Thank-you to everyone who participated in the 2018 photo contest; we were amazed by the amount of photo submissions we received! When we went through the photos, it made our day to see so many smiling faces! 🙂 

Picking the winners was not easy at all – there were so many good choices! After several days of looking at all the submissions, we finally narrowed it down to our absolute favorites.

And the winners are…

First Place: submission by Darcie A.


Second Place: submission by Rodica H.


Third Place double-entry: submissions by Kaitlyne M. and Lauren E.

(Editor’s note: We had such a close tie between the two 3rd place nominees that we ultimately decided to award them both the $15 Heart of Dakota gift card for 3rd place.)

Congratulations! We will be emailing the prize gift cards to you shortly. 😀

Honorable mentions

As we mentioned earlier, with so many excellent submissions, it was very hard to declare only 4 finalists! We felt that these photos deserved a spot in our list. So, in no particular order, here are our honorable mentions!

Submission by Lauren P.


Submission by Loucretia H.


Submission by Rosalie J.


Submission by Leah P.


Submission by Amanda D.


Submission by Mercedes T.


Submission by Jenny S.


Submission by Tiffanie H.


Once again, thank-you so much to everyone who participated! 🙂

Vote for us in the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

Vote for us in the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

How exciting! 

We are excited to announce that Heart of Dakota has been nominated for the 2019 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards Ballot! If you’ve enjoyed using our curriculum, we’d love it if you voted for us in the poll before it closes on January 30th!

Vote us in!

Your vote helps us get the word out about Heart of Dakota and enables us to serve more families like yours! You can vote in the poll here.


Use code SHIP50 for free shipping on orders $50 or more!

Use code SHIP50 for free shipping on orders $50 or more!

A new way for you to save during the holidays!

Who doesn’t like holiday savings? We at Heart of Dakota certainly do! So…starting now until December 31st of 2018, we are going to offer free shipping to any customer who purchases $50 or more with us! Previously, free shipping was only available for customers who purchased $300 or more. However, this year we wanted to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving and Christ’s birth by making free shipping available to more of our customers.

Here’s how you apply the savings!

When checking out on our online store, you will see a box titled “coupon code.” To apply the savings, type in SHIP50 and hit “recalculate.” If your cart contains products valuing $50 or more, your shopping cart will then update and waive the shipping fee.

We hope that you all have a blessed holiday season! 😀

PS: Interested in other HOD promotions? Check out this one that runs until the end of December!

Heart of Dakota Photo Contest!

Heart of Dakota Photo Contest!

Something new!

Hello everyone! We’re excited to be trying something new…we’re holding a photo contest! From now until December 31, email your best Heart of Dakota photos to for a chance to win 1 of 3 HOD Store gift cards! These photos can be of anything Heart of Dakota related, but we are especially looking for photos showcasing your kids using our curriculum.

Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Make sure you have permission from any other identifiable people who appear in the photo.
  • Photos should not include any legible brand names, logos, or trademarks. (Except Heart of Dakota, of course!)
  • Please note, by submitting photos for the contest, you are agreeing to let Heart of Dakota use them for future advertising. (Names won’t be included.)
  • There is no limit to the amount of photos you can submit.
…and so it begins!

Good luck everyone! We look forward to reviewing your submissions! 😀