We’ve all been asked, “Why do you homeschool?” I always give a different answer depending on where I am, what I am doing, and how much time I have until the kids get antsy. Putting down my answer in words gave me clarity and helped me remember some basics that I can now share quickly.
Hey Mama, When you homeschool, you have the gift of time. Time to be a super model. Not the kind the world drools over. I mean the real kind – a model of the Lord your God. A super role model to your children, who are always watching. You’re not perfect, and you
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
I listen to the little voice coming from the back seat as my three-year-old granddaughter sings “Now the Day Is Over.” Joy swells my heart as I realize her spiritual training is taking hold so early. How is it that one so young knows this old standard? Her mommy sings it with her every night
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
Do you have children that feel intimidated in some areas of their life? My children were all incredibly shy. They never wanted to speak or perform in front of other people. Yet, they had a lot of good stuff to say and were talented musically. I was inspired by Caedmon, a British shepherd from