Keeping it Simple

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  Through the years, I have found that the way I approach choosing curriculum has changed. When my children were young, I used a thematic unit study approach to teach most of their subjects. It required some research on my part, but it was a simple strategy. It provided for many opportunities to expand on

Little Man, Be Strong

  “Make our baby strong in you, Lord.” This was the prayer of Daniel’s father and mother for their new little son. In a world full of instant gratification, flavors and comforts literally only a click away, they were at a loss how to instill a neglected, yet priceless quality in their baby boy: strength

Festivals of Light

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  Darkness I’ve spent most of my life near or north of the 45°N parallel. Living in such climes, I’ve experienced my fair share of headlight guided trips to church and such. Thank God for homeschooling, which allows the kids and me to wait until dawn to arise; otherwise, we would need a house full

Seven Reasons We Keep Homeschooling

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  Every family has a tipping point, something that makes them decide to homeschool. But the most important question is why we continue. Here are the top seven reasons we KEEP homeschooling: 1. Total freedom from schedules. We really can take family vacations whenever we want. We can go places when the lines are short,
Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, John 14:27 speaks of peace. Christ gives us peace – not the kind the world has to offer, but something far better, much stronger. Did you know His ways are higher than ours? We think we see everything that is before us, but He knows what is around the next corner. If

Reading Your Way to a Child’s Heart

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  Of all the subjects you can teach your children, reading is the most important especially if you have children who have trouble reading on their own. The ideas and words just need to get into their heads. It doesn’t really matter how. You need to reach their hearts. I have twins, one boy and

Plain Vanilla Days

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  We had a guest speaker at church this past week. His message wasn’t one of fire and brimstone, nor was it “jump up and shout” material. It was a simple, yet profound truth that had somehow managed to escape me all these years. In a nutshell, he said that most of our lives aren’t

Tis the Season for Suspicion

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  Ah, the holidays! As a homeschooling parent, I have mixed feelings about holiday get togethers. It is nice to see the relatives, but it is a mixed bag. Since my sister is a public-school teacher, I have not been able to speak freely about my life with my children for years. One year, right

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