I am REALLY REALLY enjoying the booklets and encouragement that I get from your podcasts!
August 07, 2016
At the beginning of this summer, I was feeling incredibly discouraged and doubtful about continuing my homeschool journey. The new baby, our seasonal, home based business and life in general seemed too overwhelming. The materials that I have been reading from your site have made ALL the difference. I now feel equipped to start things up again in the fall and am ready to face the challenges that are sure to arise.
I love to highlight in the booklets and plan to refer back to those phrases as needed to perk me up again when I need it.
Thank you so much for having such great practical advice available. Along with the Bible, you are the strong voice of encouragement in my ear when the rest of the world is shouting in the other.
A Titus 2 mentor from afar
January 12, 2016
Just wanted to let you know what a great blessing the website, blog and podcasts are to me! I praise God for bringing you into my life and I also praise Him for bestowing such wisdom to you, what a gift from above! Renee, you really are one of my Titus 2 mentors from afar :
Kate in North Carolina
Listening to your podcasts daily is wind in my wings
August 03, 2015
We stopped by your booth at the THSC conference. I listened to your workshops and have been listening to your podcasts daily. I am hearing your voice in my head throughout the day. My best friend met you in the hotel and you have truly impacted her also. I just love your perspectives. Applying things with my children and in my home gradually has already made a tremendous difference. This is wind in my wings and I am so thankful. The Lord was so good to lead me to your resources. Thank you for sharing this scripture soaked wisdom.
Grace and Peace to your family,
You Texas homeschool moms are so gracious—thank you! Our podcasts now amount to more than 69 hours—114 recordings you can listen to, free, at http://homeschoolhowtos.com/podcasts If you want them all in one place, you can order 4 GB of our audio recordings in MP3 file format on a handy reusable 8 gigabyte jump drive at http://homeschoolhowtos.com/store/detail/homeschool_how_tos_audio_thumbdrive
March 24, 2015
I just want to let you all know how important your messages are. Though so hard to hear, due to our self indulgent patterns and deeply set habits of lazy parenting, what you speak is true and good and should be said. Thank you for the courage to say it and to take the time to mentor those of us that choose to listen to sound wisdom. I told my husband that I vacillate between hope and despair as I listen because I agree with the ideals and principles wholeheartedly, but my flesh is oh so weak. I see the importance of teaching my children self-denial now so that when THEY are parents, they might not have this struggle.
I was re-listening, last night as I washed up our supper dishes and folded laundry, to a podcast about how to train our children - not just discipline them. This content needs to be heard again and again and again. It NEEDS to become ingrained in our minds as mothers—for when we are in those moments where such recall is very helpful. I listen many times to several of your podcasts as they are direct answers to prayer for help and counsel. I’ve learned so much yet have so, so far to go. I hear Renee say, “Veer North”! So I do, knowing that God waits to help me as I head in the right direction.
I cannot thank you enough for your ministry and for the kindness you’ve shown to create your podcasts. In this age, your messages are so critical. I am deeply grateful.
May He bless you.
With love and gratitude,
Thanks for the life changing input from Renee
November 04, 2014
I really am blessed by Renee’s material. Praise God He led me to her. I prayed to God He would lead me to the right speaker at the Arlington TX homeschool book fair. I grew up in a secular home and no Christians anywhere that I knew of. My mom raised me to go to public school and frowns upon me homeschooling. I know it is what God is leading me to do. Renee’s book Motherhood Savvy has been life changing and will Bless my children. Thank you all for leading me in the right direction at your booth. My prayer is that God will bless Renee’s ministry.
Kelly in Texas
This book is the single most helpful compendium of practical advice for homeschooling and is available in Kindle, regular e-book and print formats, at http://www.homeschoolhowtos.com/store/SavvyKindle
Helpful advice for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike
May 29, 2014
I just wanted to also say your e-books, podcasts, blog, everything, has such helpful information for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. I have recommended your website to many friends and family members as there really is something for everyone. I was looking for homeschooling advice when I found your website, but it provides advice on so many other topics for the family, it has changed the way we run our household in many areas, from homeschooling to diet to discipline and more. Thank you so much!
Jennine Johnson in Texas
Glad for this ministry to homeschool moms
May 13, 2014
I attended one of Renee Ellison’s seminars in a prior year and attended another this year. I thoroughly enjoy her practical wisdom. Please let her know that I am glad for her ministry to homeschool moms - as I appreciate the service you all offer at a reasonable fair price. I never visited your web store until this year, but I will return to shop again!
Ashley in Dallas
Your help is a lifeline to my family
April 27, 2014
I cannot tell you the difference finding your site online has helped me—radically—and in so many different areas! Our whole family is now benefiting from the fact that you honestly and practically offer succinct instruction on all the matters that matter to a Christian homeschooling family. I feel uplifted, inspired, and so encouraged just reading your blog. I have been reading and re-reading, re-organising, re-thinking and such and our whole house is revamped!!!
I have been sharing your podcasts with all of my homeschooling friends and their families. We are all solemnly challenged and I am so glad of your ministry to us.
Thank you from my heart. You seem to be my lifeline as I prayed to the Lord for help.
A customer in New Zealand is finding great help from these Kindle books
April 17, 2014
You are a special special person who has a wonderfully clear vision about how to get the best from a child and how to be. I do so wish I could print out your Kindle books, enlarge them and hang them around my home to help me remember how I OUGHT to behave and what I OUGHT to be saying. Thanks to Renee for all her good advice regarding getting my 7 year old started.
Diana in New Zealand
Kindle and ebooks sure are a great way to avoid the delay and expense of international shipping!
Thanks for these wonderful little Kindle books for my iPad
January 16, 2014
I’ve had great success downloading to my Kindle app on my iPad. Gratitude is overflowing for these wonderful little books. I’ve been praying for a neighbor or some wise, godly lady who could help me be a better homeschool mom, helping provide a prospective more pleasing to God. I’m thrilled that I was led to you while searching for more of Ethel Barrett’s exciting bible stories for my boys.
P.S. I’m amazed at how many of my other concerns/needs you address in all of your books.
Shelly in Tucson
So glad to hear that these Kindle books are a hit on your iPad! At http://homeschoolhowtos.com/store/table_view/C42 you can view a list of our Kindle-formatted titles—we added 44 of them in the past year.
You have a wonderful, informative website and I love all the ebooks that I bought
March 09, 2013
The above comment was from a happy customer, a mother of 9 in Joplin, Missouri.
Another recent comment is from Zoey, another homeschooling mom, in Florida, who wrote,
“I am a mom of soon to be 8 (any day now) and I basically eat all kinds of Christian how-to type books and media. I love to learn and improve. My childhood and young womanhood looks nothing like the one I want my girls to have, and I still continue to struggle with what other, better equipped moms, usually do without any heistatiom or thought. I am telling you this, because even with my countless hours of study, I still find so many nuggets of wisdom and jewels in the forms of tips and ideas, in your works. Your approach is hands on, cost effective, throughly thought-out, easily exicuted, and COMPLETELY UNIQUE!”
She added, “I have the Homeschool How To’s CD set—- wonderful wonderful!! ! I have been so blessed listening to it, and even had the privilege to listen to you at the FPEA Homeschool Conference on 2 separate occasions. You always amaze me. Thank you for sharing your giftings in such a magnanimous way. Your upbeat, encouraging tone, makes even the most overwhelmed momma (like me!) think, `Yes, I can do this!’.”
This customer raves about the how-to booklets by Renee
September 20, 2011
These books are wonderful. I have five grandchildren (one of them is still on the way), and one 14 year old son. The Preschool Pizzazz is better than I could have ever imagined!!!! I want to read every one of them all at the same time. I know you can’t know everyone personally, but through these we get to know you and appreciate you very much.
Mrs. Crunkilton in Florida
Zoom-Type is the best typing course!
July 26, 2011
I LOVE your course. I was homeschooling my boys and they flew through the course, learning to type well. It is the BEST typing course I’ve ever seen.
Connie from California
Comments about the new audio CD, Be Still, My Soul
December 21, 2010
“The new CD, Be Still, My Soul is VERY…VERY Beautiful!!! Listening to your music has been a blessing for us. So peaceful and soothing to our spirit.”
“It is lovely. The whole family enjoys it. I have it in my van. It just runs constantly, on all of my trips, repeating over and over. Very soothing.”
Jean in Colorado, and Bev in Alabama
Thanks for the great customer service!
April 28, 2010
I am overwhelmed! You have extended such warmth in your service that is not demonstrated here in Australia. It has been an absolute pleasure!
Mrs. Bereford in Australia
We are happy to fill orders from beyond the United States. Most of our materials are available as e-books that come right to your computer (no charge for shipping and handling). We ship the character traits and keyboarding courses by First Class International Mail; just add $10 extra of our products into your cart, and email us that you added them to cover the additional postage.
Why I Appreciate Homeschool How-To’s
August 22, 2009
Your materials have helped me to find a simple way to actualize what I’ve always wanted to do with homeschooling. Finding a way to simplify the way we achieve our overall goals has saved me from quitting homeschooling!
Mrs. Horn in Florida
ACE as an Answer to Burnout
May 24, 2009
I purchased your booklet on “Burnout” at the recent convention and easily recognized myself in your descriptions. It was as though you had written it specifically to me. My only regret was that i didn’t get to read it until this morning. I wish I had seen the information about ACE so that I could have visited their booth at the convention. At first, as I was reading about it, I felt resistance. I thought that homeschooling meant actively teaching each part of each lesson to my children and being a part of the entire process. But I can see that this year (this is our first year of homeschooling our 8 and 10 year olds) has produced chaos, frustration, a totally messy home and a burnt out Mom.
I had been using [a unit study curriculum] along with [a literature based curriculum] and [a certain math program]. I have been feeling like a total failure, beating myself up for not being creative enough to teach it well. The last few months of Homeschooling has been unschooling. In desperation and in not wanting to send them back to school, I enrolled them in … a costly math and language arts program that has me running quite a distance twice a week. But I rationalized that at least they’re getting “something”. My guilt and sense of failure have been overwhelming.
I had to admit that you were right. I had to consider that letting the kids do the basic core work on their own would solve a multitude of problems. I had to consider that I don’t have to feel guilty about letting them work independently. On the other hand, guilt does enter in if I end up “unschooling”. And I really don’t want to send them back to school. They were attending a Christian School, but we had problems. My 10 year old daughter was accelerated and very bored (and a little too social and worldly) and our 8 year old son was slipping between the cracks. They used [a mainstream Christian curriculum], which was boring to one of them and too challenging for the other. In fact, in the case of my son, I spent this whole year just doing damage control, trying to convince him that he wasn’t “dumb” and that he really could do some schoolwork without getting frustrated and tense and having an emotional meltdown. I think if nothing else, we have at least had some success in this area. But my daughter did not get anything out of this last year. I was unable to teach to her level because my son was so far behind and needed so much support. I couldn’t even do Bible or character work very well, because they could see that my attitude and my demeanor was a contradiction to what I was trying to teach them! My own witness was destroyed.
I also loved what you said at the seminar, although I didn’t understand at that moment. You said that the day should look like this: active/passive; active/passive; active/passive. I didn’t understand how that could work with the unit study curriculum that we’ve been trying to use. But I certainly see how it could work with ACE. And the unit studies that I thought would be so fun, still can be! But as extracurricular studies and not core studies. That would actually bring the fun back into them!
Mrs. M. in Melbourne, Florida
Renee’s booklet on Burnout is available as an ebook or in print.
The Power of a Focused Mother” is a special resource
April 10, 2009
“The Power of a Focused Mother” is one of the best things I have ever read about mothering and homeschooling! (and I read a lot!) I am going to tell everyone I know about it, it is just too special of a resource to ignore. It spoke very strongly to my heart ...in a very gentle, yet powerful way.
Nancy Baetz, author of “Haircuts For Little Men”
The Simple Story of Israel is a great read!
December 05, 2008
I am delighted with Renee’s witty style! She has a way of taking what can be boring and mundane and making it not only relevant, but enjoyable to read. Your book is the perfect History lesson to give someone the proper perspective on the Covenant Land. Thanks for keeping the flood-gates of truth flowing… and making it available financially.
Mrs. C. in Albuquerque
How the Zoom Type typing tutor helped an adult land a new job after just a week of practice
September 28, 2008
The typing program came on time and I used it diligently to finish learning the keyboard. I passed the typing test and was offered the job!
Dede Giesa in Issaquah, Washington
This customer ordered Zoom-Type by phone because she had to take a typing test to get a new job, and only had ten days to prepare for it. We mailed her the course by Priority Mail, and after less than a week of practice she passed the test.
I love how you present the material
August 31, 2008
I love how you present the material. It is straightforward and to the point. It is something we are able to read quickly (without reading a whole book), enabling us to get back to the tasks at hand. I feel convinced and encouraged even more to be the Godly wife and mother that God has called me to be.
Mrs. Rodriguez in Bloomfield, New Mexico
You convinced me to start homeschooling
August 29, 2008
I attended the convention simply to listen to reasons why I might home school. I thought “ok, convince me!” If you can think of an argument that you’ve heard against home schooling, I can assure you I’ve voiced it. I’ve never had any use for the concept, and for selfish reasons (I’ve discovered). My husband has been praying for two years that I’d receive conviction in this matter. He did not want to demand I do it, but if he did, of course I would have with no question. He preferred to let God do the work. I just want you to be encouraged by the fact that your seminars had the most profound impact on my attitude about home schooling, and my decision to do it. By the time I left the conference, I was almost ready! And now we have completed our second week of homeschooling ever. It has gone very well. The children have adjusted well, and they really love to have Mommy as their teacher. Thank you for doing what you do. Praise God.
Danielle in Albuquerque
Comments on homeschool workshops by Renee
July 10, 2008
I’d have to write a book on all the wonderful words of wisdom Renee gives. You feel full (satisfied) with all the nuggets of info she gives, and always so Christ-centered in her speaking.
I always feel de-stressed when I go hear her workshops.
Each year Renee is one of my favorite speakers! I hear things that I need to be reminded of. Very encouraging—and fun too!
I enjoy Renee’s talks very much! Her transparency is admirable.
Moms who heard Renee speak at the CAPE-NM convention in Albuquerque
Our conferences schedule and workshop descriptions are here.
Homeschool how-to booklets spur me on
June 02, 2008
Your booklets were easy to read and jewels of information that I needed, to spur me on to some practical and drastic change.
Michelle James in Texas
The Power of a Focused Mother is a powerhouse!
May 03, 2008
I continue to be transformed by your words of wisdom…clearly from Christ! The most recent powerhouse being The Power of a Focused Mother. I continue my struggle against the strong pull to serve the Lord outside my home….yes, equally pulled to toss the TV (which we just did), read/cuddle/play with kids, make nice meals, be as joyful as I can, and be fervent about my vocation as a wife and mother (which I have spent many, many, many years avoiding and surviving instead of thriving. I have always gleaned from your words.
Mrs. S. in Littleton, Colorado
A mom in Texas who heard Renee speak on this topic blogged about it and wrote:
I went to the Homeschool Book Fair. ... Can you believe it, The Power of a Focused Mother. Wow just what I needed. I was sure somehow the speaker, Renee Ellison, would show me what was going on. Little did I know God wanted me there and would end up showing me what was going wrong. She opened with where is your focus, what is your perspective, what is your child’s perspective and then what hit me hard, would your child want you for a mom? I was sitting in a room full of people and God grabbed me and showed me it wasn’t all the external stuff that mattered, what I was feeling was my fault. I had lost my focus. I was the problem. I sat and listened, cried, prayed and allowed God to use the speaker to show me what was wrong and how to get back on track.
Homeschool how-to’s CDs are great!
April 29, 2008
I recently attended a workshop given by Renee at the homeschooling conference in Albuquerque, NM. I then walked down and purchased each of her other workshops on CD! Needless to say, I was impressed.
Mrs. Benard in New Mexico
Renee’s Homeschool How-To’s BOTH sets compacted in MP3 format are available for just $45.
How-to audio CDs
February 23, 2008
I am so blessed by you and the ministry that God has given you. I own your two CD sets and have listened to them start to finish twice. Wow! Thank you for all you do!
Mrs. Maddox in New Mexico
This is our Item #86, on which you can listen to 27 hours of Renee’s academic and domestic tips.
Our whole family has learned about No Monkey Business
April 01, 2008
Mrs. Ellison, here is a “funny” from last November. I thought I should forward it to the source of No Monkey Business. My kids have listened to your CD on “No Monkey Business” about once a year since I bought it! Evidently, it has made an impression on them! Today in the van, the kids were telling me about a kid in their AWANA program who is misbehaved and disruptive. Sarah (5) said, “So-and-so does not obey.” Lily (Sarah’s twin) added, “His parents probably don’t spank him.” Then Jack (7) joins in with, “He doesn’t follow the ‘No Monkey Business’ rule.” I asked if they had such a rule at AWANA called “No Monkey Business.” They said, “No! It’s that CD we listened to!”
Even the children relish in your (and now my!) style of discipline!
Tiffany Westmoreland, Aurora, Texas
Love your catalog!!!
March 27, 2008
THANK YOU so much! Cannot wait to get this stuff! As SOON as I can, I want to order the three dvds on the front of your catalog and also the cd of classic hymns…....matter of fact, I could have gone CRAZY ordering from that catalog!!! : )
An eager customer in Rossville, Indiana
Thank you for your encouraging words.
Some women order a few of our items at a time (‘til they have nearly everything), so it doesn’t hit them all at once and they get a regular boost that way. Our printed materials are all available as E-Books that we send as PDF files, which saves you on shipping and gets them to you right away.
By His grace,
Todd & Renee
Women: A Stumbling Identity is deep!
Thank you for giving me such a deep and thorough understanding on this subject. It’s just wonderful, a relief to have a written, detailed, sophisticated, godly resource to help me. I hope to influence others.
Mrs. C. in Colorado, writing about Women.
Loving your Right Stuff info
February 28, 2008
The Right Stuff is an understatement! This is a gold mine, Renee. Thank you, thank you!
Mrs. L. of Colorado Springs
Your headcovering article is the absolute best I have ever read
February 27, 2008
Your headcovering article is the absolute best I have ever read. ... My walk with the Lord has definitely been enhanced with the practice of Christian headcovering. Thank you for your testimony. May God bless your ministry.
Mrs. C. in California
You can download this and other free how-to ebooks by Renee Ellison.
Your materials are a regular part of our lives
February 25, 2008
Dear Ellison family, Your materials are a regular part of our lives and we appreciate the impact they have on our children. Thank you for the attentiveness you showed to me, as I am certain you do to many, many customers.
February 06, 2008
I just wanted to encourage you about how important the teaching you’re providing is. There just aren’t many sources for this kind of in-depth Biblical instruction.
Best material on child-raising
February 06, 2008
Your discipline CD is unequivocally the best material on child-raising all in one place I’ve ever had the fortunate privilege of discovering! We listen to it over and over.
Mrs. L., mother of five, Arkansas
This material is also covered in Renee’s homeschool how-to’s booklet #19 (No Monkey Business)—as well as on CD #9 of the Homeschool How-To’s audio CDs (Item #86-1).
Uncluttering my house, thanks to you!
January 29, 2008
I spoke with you concerning my cluttered house and asked advice on how to handle the clutter in my house caused by other people giving me things that I no longer wanted or never did want. I followed your advice and offered it back to them… you were right they did not want it either. This released me with them to get rid of a lot of stuff. No more do I hear…“Where did you put “x” that I gave you?” You have helped me to gain control back of my house. I was in tears talking to you that day, but I must say I am forever grateful for the short time we had together.
Since meeting you I have also tried to simplify my life and stuff…so far I have done good. Yet I have a ways to go, I have not arrived as of yet. My husband’s work office/ spare bedroom is still in great need of help as it also serves as a shed (that we do not have) for storage of things I know not were to put. And there are times I will go a week with a spotless house, but watch out the next week that is not so. So I am still trying to arrive.
Thank you for everything.
Tanya in Florida
This is one of the topics Renee covers in Home Management Strategies (booklet/E-book Item #72; in audio form on homeschool how-to CD #14 in our Item #86).
Comment about Renee speaking
January 24, 2008
I want to share with you that Renee is my FAVORITE speaker at the Arlington TX Homeschool Book Fair. She has blessed me with many of her “helps books”. She just has this sweet sweet Spirit about her like she really knows who she is in Christ so I try never to miss her talks. Just wanted to encourage her in case she needed any encouragement today. Blessings, Lisa
Lisa in Texas
A satisfied customer in the U.K.
January 17, 2008
Just to let you know that the DVD arrived safely, and I am very impressed! Perfect for my situation! Many thanks for your helpful and friendly service! The other material I have bought from you has been of an excellent quality and I have been very impressed! Many thanks for your continued excellent service!
Helena in the United Kingdom
We mail most international orders via First Class international mail. This is especially great for the CDs and DVDs. Because there is an additional charge for postage beyond the United States, many of our customers order our booklets as E-Books, sent electronically as PDF files. This saves you on postage and on the hassles of customs. You can save them to your computer and print them out there.
Money in Your Pocket helped our family
December 31, 2007
After reading your article, my husband finally got it! Your article did more for him than all the financial courses we had just taken.
Mrs. C. L. in Phoenix
Your article was an encouragement
I found your article `The Biblical Headcovering: Scarf of Hidden Power’ on the internet while searching for material to help me in my study, and it has been a blessing to me. I am a young, recently-married lady and I have a deep desire to follow God all the way. I realize my great weakness, and I want to do nothing to hinder God’s working in my life. That is why I have decided to wear the headcovering. Your article was an encouragement and help in this decision. Also I appreciate very much the explanation of God’s principle of covering down through the ages. This was beautifully presented.
Mrs. P. in Eastern Europe
How Renee helped our homeschool
December 06, 2007
Want to know how Renee helped our home school? 5 years ago in Oklahoma City my wife Jennifer was walking through the booths at the homeschool convention, bought a few of her booklets and she told Jennifer about ACE as a great program for learning to read, then being somewhat self-paced after that. It has been such a wonderful blessing to us as a family we just wanted to thank her for her direction in that regard. Jennifer has purchased several of Renee’s booklets as well and just wanted her to know what a positive impact she has had on our homeschool experience. Thanks!
Brent & Jennifer Shaw in Oklahoma
You’re a GREAT speaker
December 03, 2007
I have many of your booklets. I love the fact that they have just enough information in them and get to the point in an interesting way. I also have your album of CDs and have enjoyed listening to them as I drive. But my favorite times are attending your workshops. Mrs. Ellison, you have really found your secondary calling—you’re a GREAT speaker. You have a perfect sense of humor and timing!
Candy Boyd in Texas
Using your typing program with special needs kids
November 19, 2007
I just started using your typing program with my special needs kids. We’ve had to modify, of course, but they are doing very well with it. Even with my autistic kids, they love it. Thanks for designing such a terrific program.
Janel Barr, Special Education Teacher, Cortez (Colo.) Middle School
Simple Solutions for Sewing is great!
November 15, 2007
We watched Simple Solutions for Sewing the other day and found it excellent. Your detailed methods for preparing and then sewing were so clear and well organized.
Mrs. E. in Philadelphia
Well-written about headcovering
The other night I prayed fervently about the headcovering and asked many questions. The very next day God brought me to your article on the Web. My questions were answered through your article. This piece is very well-written and touches on all of my feelings, doubts and fears. Thank you for sharing your testimony. I pray others will find it helpful as I did.
Mrs. E. in Michigan
There is much wisdom in your booklets
November 04, 2007
There is much wisdom in your booklets, simply laid out for hectic parents and homeschoolers who don’t want another part time job reading through excess verbiage in hope of finding treasure. It’s right there in your writing for a quick read and quick application. Zoom-Type is just superb in simplicity, effectiveness and ease of use for the “kidlins”. You are offering a great service to moms and dads who need easy to implement helps.
Mrs. Bates in Montana
Encouraged by Feminine Dress
November 01, 2007
I have a friend who was convicted to wear feminine clothing a couple of years ago. I gave her my copy of Feminine Dress to encourage her. She passed it along to her sister. This sister became convicted to wear skirts if she was going to be anywhere around Christian men. One night she had left for a small group meeting and went back home to change when she realized that she was in pants.
Mrs. G. in Fort Collins, Colorado
The table of contents is accessible online.
You give the nuggets to us busy moms
October 31, 2007
I appreciate you digesting so many topics to give the nuggets to us busy moms. We have ten children and our oldest is 20 and our youngest is 3 now. Time to read new materials is limited at this season of my life. We will definitely pass on your catalog to young homeschoolers, so they do not have to buy all the books like our generation did. You pick out the gems and pass them along, based upon the Word.
Mrs. Eckerson in Massachusetts
About the book “No Monkey Business”
October 26, 2007
Incredible! My husband and I are implementing it immediately! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and God’s love.
Mrs. S. of Phoenix
I greatly appreciated your down to earth style and suggestions
October 18, 2007
I recently heard you speak at our support group meeting. I greatly appreciated your down to earth style and suggestions. We have begun to implement some of them as of this week with tremendous results. ... What I want to thank you most of all for was your encouragement that discipline is not done in anger, but is training. When I saw the situation as training not a situation of just requiring the child to do something it was totally different for me.
Mrs. F. in Texas
The Right Stuff is rich in information
October 10, 2007
I am simply loving your Right Stuff info. Poring through it and gleaning, gleaning, gleaning! Soooo wonderful. Thank you for your incredible time and effort on this. What a great encouragement!
Mrs. G. in Missouri
Your writing is concise and convincing
I thought your ideas concise and convincing. Your support of experiential truths with the Word substantiates the experiences. I really liked the ‘woman to woman’ feel of the text. So many books are written by men ... there is so much more through a woman’s experience and her knowledge of her “fallen” state that comes through in the “light-hearted” kind of approach you took. ...it is our testimony that allows us to “sharpen” each other. Technical stuff is great, but personal touch brings teaching home to the heart.
a busy mom
We love that Character Traits Coloring Book!
October 01, 2007
I was anxious to try out your ideas with my children. They love the Character Traits Coloring Book and songs. You’re right—in no time they were singing up a storm!
Mrs. W. in Loveland, Colorado
I appreciate your delightful example
September 10, 2007
Mrs. Ellison, thank you for coming to speak at our support group! Many have commented on how beneficial your talk and materials have been. I appreciate your wise advice, but I appreciate your delightful
example even more!
Mrs. S. in central Texas
Excellent book on the headcovering
August 08, 2007
Thank you too for your excellent book on the Headcovering; there is so little extant teaching available on this neglected and deeply unfashionable subject, by virtue of its being assumed a straightforward issue in times past, and now being considered a culturally and symbolically unacceptable issue in much of the church, and which hermeneutics must at all costs be made to negate and deny. Your work on this subject is by far one of the most comprehensive and well-researched available; it also has the distinction of being written by one who practices it, and I am sure will be a great practical encouragement to many women who are thinking of covering.
Mr. G. in the North of England
Biblical doctrine workbook was useful at summer camp!
August 08, 2007
After learning the 10 Commandments in less than 5 minutes with your pictures, I taught them to the rest of the staff. Soon, nearly every kid at camp knew them, and 80%-90% of the kids from all the camps after that learned them as well.
A young man who used the Grip of Biblical Doctrine book at the summer camp where he was a counselor
You pack so much awesome information!
August 01, 2007
I love the way you pack so much awesome
information and tips into a quick and easy to read booklet!
Mrs. Marsh in Houston, Texas
Everything is so practical and scripturally sound
July 25, 2007
I heard you at the Houston conference (your workshop on No Monkey Business) and just want to let you know that your words really spoke blessing over us. We ordered a lot of your stuff and everything is so practical and scripturally sound.
Karri B. in Houston, Texas
Just what I needed to hear
July 21, 2007
Your seminar on teacher burn-out was just what I needed to hear. I now have a renewed focus for my conviction.
A mom in Phoenix
I love Zoom-Type
July 09, 2007
I love Zoom-Type; I can imagine no better program! We just do small sections once a day and my boys are still doing well. By next week they should be on the computer keyboard. Thank you for your excellence.
practical, Godly, affordable advice
June 27, 2007
Renee—Thank you for your marvelous work—I feel like your booth was a real gem at the conference this weekend—a pearl filled with practical
, Godly, affordable advice—and how neat to be able to choose individual titles that suit our needs.
R. Taber in Denver, Colorado
Zoom-Type is working for my girl who is dyslexic and dysgraphic
June 25, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed your presence at the conference. I was so intrigued by your typing program that I took a leap of faith and finally ordered it. In the beginning, I thought it was just “too good to be true.” My daughter begins her third day and is thoroughly enjoying it! She is impressed that she has actually memorized some of the keyboard. Last night she said, “Can I type in Word to see if this really works?” The blessing in it for us is that she is beginning 4th grade and is dyslexic and dysgraphic. She is very bright, but writing is such a hindrance. Everyone suggests typing for her, but if you can’t type well, it really can be just as slow and frustrating. Thank you so much for your support. I’m so thrilled with the typing program, now I’m saving for the piano course—for me!
Laura Roberts in Florida
They’re singing those Character Traits songs
June 25, 2007
Renee, my girls have listened to the Character Traits CD once so far and a few days later, my 6 yr. old is going around singing the count to 10/anger song! Your materials are a treasure!
Mrs. G., near Houston, Texas
I really appreciate your reasonable prices
June 21, 2007
I really appreciate your reasonable prices (though I do believe you could raise them a little to meet rising expenses you must be incurring). It has become a conference tradition for me to find some new insights at your booth.
Susan B. in Milliken, Colorado
Such wonderful and practical ideas
June 20, 2007
I had an opportunity to go to a few of your seminars and received such wonderful and practical ideas that I was able to implement immediately when I started school the next week.
A mom in Grand Junction, Colorado
Encouraged by your talk
June 11, 2007
Dear Renee, We really enjoyed and were encouraged by your talk. I feel like a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders, and I feel a renewed interest and energy towards making a cozier and more memorable home-life for my four sons and husband.
Jan F. in Friendswood, Texas
Wonderful lecture on nutrition
June 05, 2007
Thank you so much for the wonderful lecture at the FPEA; that’s all my husband talked about on our drive back to Miami. I loved the Turbo-charged Nutrition for Peak Performance in Kids. WOW! What an eye opener. I thought I was doing all the right foods for the health of my family - but I have a long way to go. Thanks again! All your pamphlets are great.
Vicky F. in South Miami, Florida
Mrs. Hopgood of Waxahachie, Texas commented, “I so enjoyed your workshop at the conference. I bought the kitchen efficiency CD. My 10 year old daughter and I have watched it over and over! It was good!!”
Thank you for your seminar - teaching the resistant child
June 05, 2007
Thank you for your seminar - Teaching the Resistant Child. I brought my “resistant child” with me; we discovered I am square and she is squiggle! Your statement, “Treat your children as if you won’t have them next year, but train them as if they won’t have you” has stuck with me. It will be a guiding help this next year of our life!
Mrs. Jackson in Lithia, Florida
Thanks for your clarity and wisdom
June 03, 2007
Renee, I attended your sessions at the Houston conference and am thankful for your clarity and wisdom—it has positively affected how I regard my children and my husband.
June P. in Galveston, Texas
I love the simplicity of your booklets/pamphlets
June 02, 2007
Your classes at the recent conference had so much wisdom presented in them; I wish you would make your own tapes on your subjects. I wasn’t able to make it to “Teaching the Resistant Student”, but I bought your tape (along with 11 others). As we set out for our 2 hour journey home the other two ladies (having been to at least 1, if not more, of your classes) insisted on hearing it FIRST. I love the simplicity of your booklets/pamphlets.
We offer two albums of domestic and academic how-to CDs— 27 hours of Renee’s recordings of most of her how-to topics (this is Item #86).
uplifting and thought-provoking lectures
May 29, 2007
Mrs. Ellison, thank you for your uplifting and thought-provoking lectures at the convention. I was so impressed with your words at the first seminar, I wanted to hear more. So I changed my plan for Sat. afternoon so that I could attend another one of your classes.
Valerie R., near Orlando, Florida
Most “Welcoming” to a new homeschooler
May 24, 2007
I just wanted to thank you for your time at the book fair. Your exhibit was the most “Welcoming” to a new homeschooler. I love all the information on the cd’s I got and love the booklet, Preschool Pizzazz. I’m currently using the “Let’s Play Piano” booklet [Quick Piano] and love that too! Thanks for keeping things simple and fun
Susan W. in Fort Worth, Texas
You’re a true inspiration
May 15, 2007
Thank you for bringing your faith, wisdom and humor to Texas! You’re a true inspiration.
Susan S. in Coppell, Texas
Your “burnout” lecture was the best
May 13, 2007
I attended a homeschool convention for the very first time this past weekend. My son is almost 6 and we just made the decision to homeschool in the fall. Your “burnout” lecture was the very last one that I went to, and I thought that it was THE BEST! You are truly an inspiration and so full of wonderful information. I hope that I can keep your words in my head (so when I talk to myself it will be positive) so that I can always provide a loving and peaceful environment for my boys. I can’t wait to order some of your materials!
Mary G. in Pennsylvania
LOVED your headcovering article
May 10, 2007
My husband and I both LOVED your headcovering article. It gave us just what we needed for me to begin wearing a headcovering daily!!! We’re loving this whole “adventure”!
Mrs. Gordon in South Windsor, Connecticut
One of the best articles on womanhood
May 01, 2007
I ordered Women: A Stumbling Identity last year and found it one of the best articles on womanhood I ever read.
Mrs. M. in Washington
Grandparents are no longer skeptical of homeschooling
May 01, 2007
Dear Renee, thank you for the impact you have had on my parents, Dr. and Mrs. D* H*, last year at the conference. They came at our request and were “politely” skeptical of home-schooling. After attending your seminar on “Why Home-Schooling?” they were intrigues and followed you around, attending your remaining sessions. Mom has now bought your tapes and has shared them with other “skeptical” grandparents in her town. My father was a professor of Engineering at Texas A&M for 30 years and really enjoyed your approach and truly felt youir teaching style was brilliant and well thought-out. They have both talked to my brother’s wife and loaned them your tapes and now they are home-schooling also. You have impacted our family probably for generations to come.
Joni L. in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Excellent article on resolving marital conflicts
April 30, 2007
I just finished reading your article titled, How to Resolve Marital Conflicts Happily, in my most recent issue of Crowned With Silver. The article was excellent. It was most informative and inspiring. I have literally read hundreds of books and articles on marital conflicts and yours surpasses all I have read, by far.
My children love the Character Trait Coloring Book and songs
April 30, 2007
Dear Renee and Todd, Thank you for all the time, effort and energy you spent with me. I felt so refreshed the next day and was anxious to try out your ideas with my children. They love the Character Trait Coloring Book and tapes. In no time, they were singing up a storm!
Jean W. in Loveland, Colorado
To the point
April 21, 2007
Dear Renee. Thanks so much for your gift of teaching, wisdom, and practicality
. To the point is a very good thing.
Maggie in Colorado