Dear Younger Mom

starting to homeschool
  I want to encourage you on your journey. Whether this is your first year educating your children at home or your tenth, know that you are following God’s commands to teach your children at home and about Him. (Deuteronomy 11:18-20.) Have you ever heard the expression “The days are long, but the years are

Can I Homeschool My Only-Child?

  3 Ways to Ensure Your Only Child is Socialized When Homeschooling Perhaps you like the idea of homeschooling, but you are afraid to homeschool because your child has no siblings. You worry your child will be unsocialized if you homeschool him. Many homeschooling mothers have agonized over this question, only to find their distress

The Specks in History

successes and failings
  “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how
ways grandparents strengthen your homeschool
  Believe it or not, four years ago I had three grandparents still alive. I was in my late twenties when the first of my grandparents passed on, and in my late thirties before another followed. So I consider myself quite lucky, as my daughters have been able to have relationships with three of their

Dealing with Difficulties

  You have started homeschooling your children, but things are not going as you planned. Take heart! I can assure you that all home educators have bad days; but try not to get discouraged on these days, there are ways to deal with difficulties. DO YOU HAVE A ROUTINE SET FOR SCHOOL TIME? Students do

All Roads Have Rocks

every debate has two sides
  By the time our children start school, we’ve already chosen one side over another a dozen times. For every decision my family makes, I can find a camp ready to fight to the death saying it is not only a good choice but the only choice I can make if I love my child.

Hey Mama Monday

Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, Read this and take it to heart: One day your little monkey-cracker-jack-monster-boy will be in his forties; a strong man with responsibilities of his own. And that (sometimes) eye-rolling girl of yours will stand gracious and tall, with eyes full of wisdom, loving and caring for her old Mama. You are going

You + God Are Enough

rely on God
  Are we really equipped to teach our own? For many years, random moms have approached me about homeschooling, often following an educational crisis with one of their children. They’ve all expressed fear about their ability to teach their own children. Having homeschooled my own children for 18 years and having been in leadership in

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