Vote for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

Vote for us in the 2020 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards!

How exciting! 

We are excited to announce that Heart of Dakota has been nominated for the 2020 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 March 20th!

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.


One week only! Use code SHIP50 for free shipping on orders over $50!

Forgot something on your recent HOD order? Free shipping to the rescue! 

Use code SHIP50 for free shipping on any order over $50!

The rush to get ready for school is over and families are preparing to get started with their curriculum. It’s a fun, exciting time of year! But, sometimes in the craziness of it all, it’s all too easy to forget some things when ordering curriculum. If this is you, don’t sweat it. We’ve got your back with free shipping on any order over $50 this week! 🙂 

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.

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! 🙂