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Allergic to Organizing

Friday, 15 July 2016 by
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I have been at a stand still lately. We have a small house and with four kids, two dogs and occasional visiting foreign exchange students it can be get kind of crowded. I try to remind myself to see it as “cozy” because its all about our perspective in things right? Well, since our fourth

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  If you are a new or prospective homeschooler, you may fall into worrying about some of the common fears that parents face when they decide to homeschool. These fears often come about because of things you’ve heard others say about homeschooling or because you’ve known homeschooling families that seem to have problems that you

Great Distortions-AmyButler

  About 10 years ago, my husband and I were excitedly planning our wedding and honeymoon when one of us stumbled on to some really great advice in a magazine. Don’t expect that just because you are on this monumental vacation that the person you are normally is going to suddenly change.  A high activity

Molding a Gospel-Centered Writer

Friday, 08 July 2016 by
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  Does your child love to write? Are you praying that the Lord uses him as an ambassador for the the kingdom of God? Writing is not somehow superior to other skills but it is such a highly sought after skill that cultures are made or broken through writers. From the screenwriter of the latest

Why We Ditched Spelling Lists

Thursday, 07 July 2016 by
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  I haven’t given a legitimate spelling test in over a decade. In our previous homeschooling lives, we followed a traditional spelling program which received rave reviews from other families. It was meant to teach spelling rules without tears, but, oh, people, I tell ya—the tears! My kids hated the tests and lists. I hated

Traveling Activities for Kids

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 by
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  Extended road trips are a fabulous way to introduce our kids to a myriad of fascinating places, scattered across the US, but how, oh how, do we keep them occupied during the long boring stretches of highway?  We’re planning a multi-week trip this summer through New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah (for our Young Living

Crossing the Finish Line

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 by
Crossing the Finish Line

Homeschool in the Strachan house is about to roll to a stop for a brief summer break, and I’m extremely excited, probably even giddy with delight. Five-year-olds hyped up on cotton candy and orange soda while riding bumper cars at the carnival can’t quite rival my excitement. I’m ready for a few weeks where there

Creative Ways to Practice Academics

Monday, 27 June 2016 by
Creative Ways to Practice Academics

  From the time the temperature begins to warm in the spring, until the chill of fall sets in, my children are usually found outside. Between exploring the wonders of nature and expending energy at play, I have to find creative ways to practice academics. Although my children love a good book, they would rather

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