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I don’t mean to be a stinker, but why are you reading this email right now? You need to be doing family stuff, because it’s almost CHRISTMAS!! You need to shut down your computer, say goodbye to your Facebook “friends” and fa la la la la!!


The coming weeks are the best days in the one-room schoolhouse . . . better known as your HOME, but don’t waste them doing school or Facebook or in busyness.


I gotta go and fa la la la la . . .


Be real,



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“I am amazed at the number of times I open The Homeschool Minute newsletter and have the opportunity to read EXACTLY what I need that day! Thank you so much for putting a real face on homeschooling.”

  –Michelle Sager

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“I really enjoy reading all the THM articles. I learn a lot from Todd Wilson’s column. [He’s a] funny guy who speaks the simple truth! Thank you very much!”


Brandon, FL

“I look forward to THM every Wednesday. I really enjoy Deborah’s articles. For some reason, it must be God, she always writes about what I am needing to hear. Her ability to put scripture and God in the middle of all her articles keeps me coming back. I recently have been enjoying the Youngs’ [articles] because I have a young man (10) in my house. The encouragement of the Youngs is fabulous. I thank God for parents like them that pave the way for parents like myself and my husband.”

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–Teresa, rural Kansas

“I absolutely love Todd’s column. He always seems to put things in the proper perspective, and it keeps me from getting all stressed and anxious. Thanks Todd, and thanks TOS!!”

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East Texas

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