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Encouragement

Years ago when I was reading Jim Elliot’s Journal, I found the following: “Anything, good as it may be, put before my study of the true and living Word, becomes a snare, and I must assiduously avoid all such if the Word of God is to be my fresh meat every morning.” The first time

Integrating New Challenges

Friday, 15 April 2016 by

As a former high school teacher, the first thing that people think (and say) when I reveal that I now homeschool my sons, is that it must be so easy for me. It’s a reasonable assumption to make if one thinks that homeschooling is just teaching a few subjects. Pop open a curriculum and away

Role Model

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 by

For many years I have been a mother of boys. Although I desired to have a daughter, I was blessed with boys. I have become a pro at playing hot wheels and mending ripped jeans. I can even out shoot them at basketball, although that may change after a couple more growth spurts. Despite all

Having lived in the country, and now a small tiny country town surrounded by the country on all four sides, I know that the value of fresh air, for me, but also my children, is so incredibly important.  Our children live out of doors as much as they possibly can, especially between the months of

The Perfectionist Child

Saturday, 09 April 2016 by

Do you have a child that melts down over your slightest correction in their schoolwork?  One of my son’s tends to be this way.  Learning comes very easily to him.  He learned to read simply by watching his older brother’s lessons and now he can rocket through books far above the level typical for his

The Comparison Trap

Friday, 08 April 2016 by

I am a mom of only three girls. My oldest successfully graduated from the public high school several years ago…..we are not country dwellers, and I don’t grind my own flour….yet I am a homeschooling mom.  HOW CAN THAT BE??  LOL! Have any of you fallen victim to the comparison trap. I knew that I

Hold On

Thursday, 07 April 2016 by

I was talking with one of the younger mommas not long ago in our church; she is raising her first little boy who is just darling. And although he is only one she is already contemplating home education for her little guy. I love being a part of conversations like this; an opportunity to share

Homeschooling & Homesteading

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

Okay, here is the low down. I am a homeschool mama through and through; on occasion life throws a whopping curve ball your way and you have to really lean into God. Homesteading. I never though in a thousand years that I would need to know what that word meant, let alone become a part

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