This morning I read a suggestion that Thanksgiving might need to be cancelled this year due to concerns over COVID-19. What? Cancel Thanksgiving? Memorial Day parades and picnics. Fourth of July celebrations. Halloween trick-or-treating. All cancelled. Now, Thanksgiving? We are entering what is often called the “holiday season:” Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Are you experiencing a bit of homeschool overwhelm with the rapidly approaching holiday season? This is the season when the holiday checklist merges with the homeschooling checklist, and you suddenly realize you can’t do it all. Here’s a bit of encouragement, Mama. You don’t have to do it all! If the mere thought of doing
If you have been homeschooling for any length of time then you may already be implementing a homeschool morning basket routine into your day without even realizing it! The term morning basket is thrown around the homeschooling community quite often, but have you ever looked into the what’s and why’s of this common homeschooling
When preparing your children for life after homeschool, there are so many options to think through. You may be helping them to consider things such as trade schools, college, apprenticeships, entrepreneurial ventures, or just plain preparation for life. Our first graduate took a year off after high school to consider his possibilities. He decided
Peace. Such an elusive word. Where can peace be found, what does peace look like, who brings peace to our shattered world, our shattered hearts? The answer to all of these questions is Jesus. Peace is the third fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. In our homeschooling, in our own lives, are
Application essays. PSAT. SAT. ACT. College-required classes. For many of us, as our children enter high school, approach high school, begin first grade, we begin the panic of “What about college?” The phrases above become one more thing to worry about, right? So many questions. So much fear. Our society has placed a great
In the early years of homeschooling, I had some wonderful mentors in my local homeschool group, true women of God who studied Him and revealed His life through their homeschooling. Before I knew it, or was even ready, I was the mentor to others although I never felt capable or qualified. It is an
Have you ever seen such an anticipation for fall? I’m seeing an explosion of pumpkins and pumpkin spice everywhere. I think it is perhaps because we are all so weary of quarantine restrictions and shut-downs. The world seems crazy, and maybe the crispness of fall will take a bite out of the nasty, which