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Together, You Can Do It

Together, You Can Do It

You are not going to do a perfect job of homeschooling. You have both strengths and weaknesses. Your children are not going to turn out perfect. They have their strengths and weaknesses too. But,...

Not for the Faint of Heart

Not for the Faint of Heart

I heard it again recently in a conversation with a Christian mom whose children are all attending public school. “You guys are amazing. I know I would never have the patience to teach my kids at...

Confessions of a Public School Jumper

Confessions of a Public School Jumper

Homeschooling five children has been a study in cat-herding. I jumped into homeschooling in 2009 with four, one of which was a literal newborn. These are the things I wish I had known at the...

God is Trustworthy

God is Trustworthy

I know this both from reading the whole Bible, and from forty-four years of walking with Him. I know this from homeschooling ten children (nine of whom are now adults). My desire is that each of you...

Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

I confess to feeling afraid—not really of contracting covid-19, but of the world’s reaction to it. It is normal for me to spend time with the Lord daily, reading the bible and in prayer, often...

Keep Homeschool Sanity

Keep Homeschool Sanity

Like any area of life, homeschooling can quickly become a complicated monster. You can sometimes find yourself battling through the darkness in search of homeschool sanity. We’ve been in the...

Minutes Per Day

Minutes Per Day

I have used the same tired, old, hand-me-down phonics curriculum for each one of my children. Remember those old infomercials about Hooked-on-Phonics from the early 90’s? Yes, the same ones you now...

The Perfect Homeschool Mom

The Perfect Homeschool Mom

Who is the “perfect” homeschool mom?  Where and how does she live? Is her husband the “perfect” homeschool father who always makes the right choices?  What are her children like? ...

What the Second Generation Needs From the First

What the Second Generation Needs From the First

Second-generation homeschoolers have the tremendous privilege of following in the footsteps of those who paved the road before us. We have easy access to a storehouse of wisdom and...

Curious About Bible Quizzing?

Curious About Bible Quizzing?

Have you been attempting scripture memory learning in your homeschool household?  If so, do you find you start out well, and over the course of the year it starts to dwindle? Or, you find yourself...