Entries by Michael Brooks

How Does Understanding Intelligence Help with Homeschooling?

It was a Wednesday. That worst day of the week — hump day. We’ve all been there. Sometimes they’re all Wednesdays. This particular Wednesday was memorable because it was the first day I tried to school my fourth-born — my “busy” child, better known as my little “terror on legs.” The child that — as […]


Balancing Freedom in Learning with Discipline and Direction

Note from the Editor: Have you ever struggled to know when you should structure your children’s learning and when they should be given freedom? Does your child show a strong disinterest in certain subjects, or worse an apathy toward learning in general? In this post, WinterPromise author and founder as well as mother of seven, […]

Flight Sights: Field Trip Ideas for Adventures in the Sea and Sky

Every time I peek into Winter Promise’s Adventures in the Sea and Sky, I find more lessons and materials that excite me. Currently, I’m captivated by the lessons on the Wright Brothers and flight. Today, we take flight for granted. With enough money, we could readily fly virtually anywhere in the world in less than […]

A Greek Peek into “Children Around the World”

It’s all Greek to me. Literally. Last night, we ate Greek food for dinner. It was all Greek to me (and to my husband and son who ate the meal with me). Whether or not you’ve eaten Greek food before, I am here to convince you that you’re due for a Greek feast. And here’s […]

My Maiden Voyage with Adventures in the Sea and Sky!

I’ve sailed on the great waters of Lake Erie and Lake Michigan since I was a toddler. I competed in (and won) a 24-hour long sailboat race through thunderstorms and dead calms. I grew up hearing my grandpa’s stories about serving in the US Air Force; he told about war times, hunting hurricanes, and earning […]

WinterPromise Craftsmanship: Grab Your Passports and Prepare for World Travel!

Children Around the World You are going to love our most popular program, Children Around the World.  You’ll travel through more than thirty countries, encountering their cultures and traditions, crafts and celebra­tions.  But that’s not all!  You’ll learn a ton about world geography and also take a mid-year break to enjoy learning about cultural and religious […]