Last month, I wrote about the challenge of setting boundaries with my children and how important that is to homeschooling effectively. Another area where it is helpful to learn and apply appropriate boundaries is with other adults in your life. One of the ways that many homeschoolers face an invasion of boundaries is unsolicited
Many would agree, and say, that they believe fitness is good for their health and well-being; but only about half of us exercise three or more days a week. Fitness increases lung capacity, muscle tone, and blood flow. It stimulates your brain, sharpens listening skills, and improves problem-solving skills. Fitness delays age-associated memory loss.
Socialization and Human Connection are not Synonymous Moving from a small town to a big city changed what kinds of activities were available to us as homeschoolers. Where we came from, the only things available were unstructured playdates and mom’s coffee nights. It was wonderful. Moving to a big city meant there were so
When I was an elementary school teacher, the school district set the curriculum and pacing guide. As a homeschool mom, the idea of planning my daughter’s curriculum was daunting, at first. I thought about what I wanted Clarissa to learn before she graduated from our household. I asked my husband, Tim, what he thought
Do you ever feel like you’re on a see-saw of choosing between relationships or productivity? As we lean on the Holy Spirit to teach us how to cherish our relationships, even as we complete housework, homeschooling, and other work commitments, here are three thoughts to bear in mind: Liberation From Guilt to Love This
Do you ever feel like you’re on a see-saw of choosing between relationships or chores? Work and people? As an unmarried woman in her mid-twenties, I never would have foreseen this as a problem. Yet, if there was one struggle I’ve battled more in navigating young adulthood, it would be this very one. Do
When I was preparing to begin homeschooling, I knew that I would need some kind of curriculum, school supplies, a plan and a method. However, once I was in the thick of it, I realized there was one area where I was desperately unprepared: setting boundaries. Years ago, a Christian counselor recommended a book
As I glanced over at my garden this morning, something caught my eye. I could see what appeared to be a flower blooming next to the arbor. I thought for certain I was mistaken, since I had not planted anything in that spot this year or last year. I went over to investigate. To