If you are like me, you are often tempted to scream, “I can’t do this another year!” And, you would probably be right that you cannot do this. At least, not without help. Homeschooling along with just living life is often overwhelming, and unless you have something strong to stand on, you will easily
I really need a fresh start, which is why planning for the new school year brings great refreshment, and it comes right when I feel like I need to just scrap everything and start over! Anyone else feel that way? Some of you plan years in advance what you will be studying and the
What will come our way in 2021? Will it be moving, illness, death, pregnancy—you name it—life will change this coming year. How do we prepare for the unknown? Are we ready for change? Usually, I am not. However, I have found that if I stay close to the Lord and live each day fully
Will this be a difficult Christmas season? Are you missing a loved one? Are you in painful circumstances? Are you uncertain of the future? Are you praying for help or healing or wholeness? In seasons of joy or seasons of pain, in seasons of uncertainty, anxiety, or seasons of provision—I want to have the
I normally pick up inexpensive gifts throughout the year and stow them away in my “gift closet” like most of you frugal moms out there. Interestingly enough, my gift closet doubles as my prayer closet. And what I have found in that closet is that the gifts that surround me are both temporal and eternal.
Our family will enjoy the typical American feast with friends and family next week. But I have seen a sad trend lately. Our society takes out the thanksgiving part of the holiday and calls it Turkey Day. Not only that, but there seems to be a big deal made of Halloween and Christmas, but
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
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