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
We are up and running. It’s a brand-new year. So much to be excited about. It’s hard to believe that soon this school year will just be a memory. My Missing Photos I have been homeschooling since 1991, and as I look back at our photo albums—yes, I used to get photos printed, and
I was just reading in the Book of Mark, Chapter 2, this morning, where Jesus healed the man with palsy. Afterward, some people were murmuring and He poses the question to them: Which is harder; For a man to heal the body or to forgive sins? That really hit me. In our world, we
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard parents say, “They’re siblings; they’re supposed to fight.” This statement is not true! God commands us to love one another. Siblings are not exempt from this commandment. As a matter of fact, I believe we should treat our family members with even more love and
Throughout history, the majority of children grew up to do whatever their parents did. If your dad was a farmer, odds were that you became one, yourself. In many parts of the world, this is still the case. Naturally, there are many factors making this the smoothest and most obvious path for a young
Does your family love the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Have you ever imagined your life as one of those early pioneers? We do, and we have. The Little House books were one of the first series our girls read by themselves. Their set is one my grandmother had purchased for herself
Several years ago, my husband and I were convicted of not spending enough time in God’s Word as a family. It wasn’t a vital part of our lives. We would have a Bible class during school, but it wasn’t a priority. It was just another subject that we studied as part of our curriculum.