The Secret to Being Thankful on Thanksgiving Day

It was a typical open house. Or was it? And yes, this does relate to Thanksgiving Day!

Elizabeth was celebrating her high school graduation. It was a joyful time, with her friends, relatives and family gathered at her home to celebrate what God had done in her life.

All...Read More »

Don’t Miss the First-Ever National Christian Grandparenting Conference!

In case you missed our earlier Facebook and website announcements, this one’s for you! Grandparents of Homeschoolers is excited to be part of the first-ever national grandparenting conference — the Legacy Grandparenting Summit — sponsored by Legacy Coalition, Nov. 15-17 at Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas (Dallas area)! ...Read More »

Special Event Announced for National Grandparents Day 2015!

National Grandparents Day is approaching — September 13 — and we’d like to tell you about a unique activity that can deepen your relationships with your grandchildren and strengthen your faith as you learn some fun science together!

Grandparents of Homeschoolers™ is partnering with...Read More »

Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in Us and our Grandchildren … and an Accompanying Craft

I was just about to post it on Facebook. A smart-aleck comment that I just knew would strike a chord of kindred spirits with everyone. Well … everyone who lives in cold climates and has to experience the weather from the outside, as opposed to sipping hot cocoa on...Read More »

Golden Leaves and Apple Cider

School has been under way for 2 months and the fresh excitement of a new school year has dissipated as the rigors of academics consume the days.

Time for Grandpa and Grandma to interject some FUN into the studies! Read on to glean some local and long-distance ideas for doing...Read More »

National Grandparents Day — How to Treasure Every Moment!

Today has been THE most beautiful summer day in the Midwest … a perfect opportunity to sit on the lawn, feel the gentle breeze and revel in God’s creation. It’s rare for any of us to find time to ponder in this fast-paced, demanding world.  But when it comes,...Read More »

But I Don’t Know HOW to Teach “School” to My Grandchildren!

Why is it that we are fully confident when we teach our grandchildren something we know how to do, like baking bread or changing the oil in the car, but when we hear the words “teach school” our hearts race and we dive for cover?

Is it the fear of...Read More »

Sand Castles and Snowmen — A Cure for the January Doldrums

The January doldrums have arrived. All the fun fellowship of celebrating Christmas and ringing in the New Year with family and friends is now archived in photo albums, cell phones and refrigerator doors.

The kids are whining about being stuck indoors and Mom and Dad are getting cranky, too.

For those...Read More »

A Different Kind of Christmas

Today, the entire world is filled with festivities — families getting together or connecting by phone or videoconference from afar. It is a day of feasting, showing our love for one another by giving gifts just as the Magi gave gifts to Jesus, and reveling in the traditions that...Read More »

Thankfulness — a Legacy and a Lifestyle

Remember when …

• Thanksgiving was a special day set aside for giving thanks that wasn’t surrounded by anything else (No Black Fridays or Cyber Mondays)?
• Thanksgiving decorations were displayed in the stores before Christmas decorations?
• Most Americans knew the history of Thanksgiving?
• Thanksgiving wasn’t a feast...Read More »

It's National "What" Day????


Tomorrow (Sept. 8) is National “What” Day?
National “Grandparents” Day! Yes — that’s a real holiday!

To some, National Grandparents Day, instituted in 1978, might be just another holiday concocted by marketers to pad the coffers of the floral and greeting card companies.

But to those of us who hold dear...Read More »

It's Because we Love our Grandkids!

Because We Love Our Grandkids!

[Photo: Grandparents, parents and grandchildren enjoy a day together focusing on family discipleship at the Turning Hearts Celebration in Kalona, Iowa.]


There’s a reason the phrase, “Because we Love our Grandkids!,” became the slogan following the ministry name, “Grandparents of Homeschoolers.”

Omaha Grandmother Wins Door Prize at Teach Them Diligently Convention

Grandmother Sue Yeaple of Omaha is the winner of an art kit, awarded by Grandparents of Homeschoolers at the Teach Them Diligently Christian Homeschool/Discipleship/Parenting Convention held May 31-June 1 in Omaha. Grandparents of Homeschoolers founders Rich and Barb Heki presented the prize. Congratulations, Sue! Enjoy exploring God’s creative world via...Read More »

Missouri Grandfather Wins Door Prize at Conference

Congratulations to Jim Conrady of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri! Jim is the winner of the Art Kit door prize, awarded by Rich and Barb Heki, founders of Grandparents of Homeschoolers, at the CHEF/Family Economics Conference in St. Louis.

Jim already has been actively engaged in teaching his grandchildren through filming a movie...Read More »

Welcome to the Grandparents of Homeschoolers Blog!

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Rich and Barb Heki, Co-Founders & Directors

Grandparents of Homeschoolers is a non-profit ministry uniting all grandparents of homeschoolers under one umbrella — our love for our grandkids! We exist to provide information and resources to grandparents of homeschoolers through a myriad of tools, online and onsite. This blog is...Read More »