Hey Mama, In an ideal world, you would be able to perfectly balance character building and academics. But this isn’t an ideal world, and it never will be. If you have to choose between teaching character building and academics, always go with character building. You’ll never regret raising up godly children who obey the Lord.
After years of helping people get out of debt, I believe it’s never too early to teach children how to live debt-free. Once they reach the teen years, avoiding debt is an absolutely essential life skill. Teens are bombarded with the idea of “Buy now, pay later” or “Get a loan to help your
A teachable heart enables a Christian to respond to God’s authority with a big “Yes!” while a stubborn heart rejects his Word and does things their own way. As homeschooling parents, we can raise children with teachable hearts who follow after God and His ways. “Above all else guard your heart, for it is
Our nation and the entire world are crying out for good leaders. We desperately need men and women of integrity and wisdom to rise up and take their place. You are the answer, homeschool Momma. You can raise influencers who impact their world for the glory of God. Your children can rise up and make
Who am I? What in the world am I doing? Those incessant, unanswerable questions reverberated through my consciousness like an endless ping-pong game. Every new homeschool day began with a question of conscience and disorientation: What am I supposed to be doing today? My first year of homeschooling, I set out to discover some
I saw the look on my granddaughter’s face when I asked her to perform an unexpected, undesired task. It’s the same slit-eyed stare my mother saw a thousand times before the one-word challenge—“Why?”—tumbled from my lips, my hands on my hips. Mama’s retort was as rapid, “Because I said so.” Sting! Those words would
As a homeschool parent, teacher, and human being, I’ve experienced my share of oh-no! days. I imagine you have, too. In fact, yesterday was nearly an oh-no! day, but writing this blog turned it into an ah-yes! day. These all-too-familiar hallmarks point to that oh-no! day: Arguing Glaring, staring, yelling Silence, drooped heads Shut
Homeschoolers learn all the academic basics. We start with our reading, writing, and arithmetic and go on to social studies, science, and so on. But there’s more to homeschooling than academics. Home education presents an opportunity to learn many practical life skills as well. If you’re homeschooling, or at least thinking about it, here