Relationship, Obedience and Homeschooling

being with your kids all day
  Recently, as we were waiting for our daughters at dance class, another mom asked me if my children had started school yet. I explained that we had begun our school year, but we homeschool. In response, she said, “I thought about homeschooling, but in the end, I decided that my relationship with my children

Starting Over When You Didn’t Start Well

okay to stumble in your homeschooling
  At the beginning of each school year we have a back to school potluck and parents meeting. Because there are usually new families, we are asked to introduce ourselves and tell how long we’ve been homeschooling. I skipped that part this year as I hastily introduced myself. It wasn’t intentional but perhaps on a

My Homeschool Journey

homeschooling changed jessica west's life
  I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. (I know non-Christians homeschool too.) I went to public school from kindergarten to ninth grade. I did good in elementary school. But I remember having a lot of anxiety the night before school would start back. I wanted to stay home with my mom. I didn’t

Did I Say That?

Your Words Can Influence The Way Your Children Speak
  Do we realize how often our children mimic our words and attitudes? How many times do we hear ourselves through them? Have you ever sat down and listened to the words that come out of your children’s mouths? Do you hear them repeating things you have said? I know I have. Sometimes it is
board games in your homeschool
  Board games offer an opportunity to make learning fun. I love integrating them into our homeschool days. While we do occasionally play games according to the rules, we most often just use the components of a game as learning tools. Ditching the rules sparks creativity. It allows children to explore freely, and come up

My Favorite Walk

  For now, my family lives in the city. It’s lovely having just a two-block walk to our library and buying groceries only minutes from home, but I miss the space and solitude of the country. So, whenever we have a bit of extra time for our daily constitutional, the kids and I like to

Hey Mama Monday

Hey Mama
  Hey, Mama, it’s Monday and I heard you were struggling with some pressing matters. Just wanted to pop in and help you put your eyes on Jesus. He is still on the throne. While the world has gone mad, He is the same—unmovable, unshakable! He is our great and holy God and Savior, Jesus

Puzzled By Life

tips for solving
  My family is big on puzzles, whether it is riddles or actual physical puzzles, we like the challenge of figuring things out. We currently have three different, 1000 piece puzzles in the works in various parts of our home. The living room has a lovely Native American puzzle, the family room/basement has a Thomas

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