By Edna Latone
This goes out to all those homeschooling older children and those of us who are “seasoned” homeschoolers, as a call to action: those young homeschooling parents need you! Remember those days when you had interrupted sleep, extended families whose opinions weighed heavily on you, and you were feeding the baby while teaching phonics to your six year old? Pull out your phone and write down the top three things
Can you teach every subject? Yes, if that is what God has called you to do, but you don't have to. You may find that a co-op, online course, or some other means may help you teach subjects you're not comfortable teaching. Don't forget to read the magazine online or on the go for tips on homeschooling, too, whether you're teaching reading, writing, 'rithmetic, or something else.
Teaching Around Life's Obstacles
I ask myself this question often: “When will I ever get to homeschool the way I want to?” I’d be the best homeschool teacher if it weren’t for: (fill in the blank: difficult interruptions/difficult finances/difficult children/friends who do it better/spouses who aren’t supportive, etc.).
Investing for Profit and Safety
By Peter Degraaf
The title of this article implies that there is an investment that offers profit and safety. In today’s fast-moving world, this sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, it is possible to invest in a sector that offers you a guaranteed profit—with total safety. That sector is FOOD! The kind of food you eat on a daily basis. Some of you are already doing this by keeping food in excess of your daily needs in your pantry. What you may not be aware of is that the non-perishable food you store will cost 8% more on average, 12 months from now.
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