Keeping Perspective

  There is something that happens when people are introduced to their own fragile mortality. I, myself, have had to deal with life and death matters more than once. A few weeks ago, the fragility of life was no more evident than after the passing of a long-time friend. She was a beautiful soul. She

Sometimes, The Problem Is You

homeschool vacation day
  Do you ever feel like you are up against a wall with one of your children? I do, sometimes. There are days when I find that no matter what I do, I cannot read one of my kids. I try to connect with them. I try to cajole, and I even try humor. (OK
positives and negatives of homeschooling
  As a homeschooling parent I have many days where homeschooling is a joyous experience, but then there are those days, that I look at myself in the mirror and just have to ask, “What are you thinking woman?” I am sure you all have been there. On the good days, I feel like I

Blossoming: Letting God Lead the Way

  In the fall, I wrote this post about my son and how he had finally begun to recognize some words on sight, after three years of phonics instruction. I’ll admit that I thought it would all be smooth sailing from that point on. As it turned out, it wasn’t quite that simple. Despite being
  Hello and welcome to Spanish for You! My name is Debbie Annett, and I created the Spanish for You! curriculum while teaching at my homeschool co-op. It now provides a way for anyone to implement an effective elementary or middle school Spanish program at home or in the classroom easily and affordably. Spanish for
Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, Tears are not always a bad thing. I know you’ve had your fair share lately. Did you know the Lord your God notices? He uses these times to bring you closer to Him. “My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day long, ‘Where is

Purpose in the Pain

  I think every homeschool parent hesitates—at least in the beginning—to share their children’s academic difficulties for fear of being judged and told they should quit. Of course, we want our kids to do well for their own sake, but when a parent invests so much of themselves into this adventure and lifestyle, we can

Being A Representative

representative of christ
  In the government, being a representative means to work on behalf of your constituents—to make fair and just laws, balance the budget, and choose judge appointments wisely. In business a representative works to showcase a company’s products or services to potential buyers or clients. But what does it mean to be a representative of

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