Simple Advice for a New Homeschooling Mom

Written by: | August 2, 2017

I remember my first year of homeschooling. It was the year of the OJ Simpson drama, $4.08 movie tickets, and The Lion King hitting theaters. 1994 seems like a long time ago, and I’ve graduated three homeschoolers since then. Yet, I also still have a lo-n-n-n-n-g way to go....
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How to Pray for Homeschool Moms

Written by: | August 29, 2016

As a homeschooling mom for the past 26 years, I know the struggles and the victories that come with teaching your kids at home.  We hope that we are making the right choices for curriculum, we deal with intense pressure to perform….making sure our kids are spelling bee winners and...
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A Back to School Prayer for Parents and Students

Written by: | August 26, 2016

It’s the time of year when backpacks overflow with supplies and classrooms begin to fill with students! As parents, we prepare and purchase. Some of us labor over preparation; others have barely enough time to prepare at all. We make choices and selections for school settings, classes, teachers, and...
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10 Questions for Your Kids When They’re Bored

Written by: | December 28, 2015

With 9 kids, I have heard many versions of “Mom, I’m bored,” and, “I don’t have anything to do.”  I usually send them outside with orders to, “Run around and have FUN!”.  But the cold weather (or here in Texas it can also be the summer heat) can keep us...
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Back to School – Homeschool Style

Written by: | August 31, 2015

In case you’ve missed it, we are in back to school time! This time of year is rich with traditions and reliving our childhood memories.  Who doesn’t think of their own favorite lunchbox as they search the stores for the latest style for their child.  I know I have flashbacks of Holly...
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Backyard Homeschool

Written by: | February 2, 2015

  I used to think the phrase “the great outdoors” was reserved for use by those who took in nature in the most natural ways – camping, hunting, fishing, and so on. It is the phrase accompanying ads for tents and hiking boots. I picture campfires and mountain trails...
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A Prayer for the Homeschool Mom

Written by: | January 12, 2015

Homeschooling is one of the most rewarding parts of my day. It’s also one of the hardest. Finding the discipline to sit down and prepare the work, battling with a strong willed child who has special learning needs, and making time for my preschooler require daily focus. And that’s...
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5 Ways to Prepare for Your Homeschool Year

Written by: | August 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again… time to start thinking about the school year. Summer is coming to a close and many are ready to get back into a routine with their families and kids as they homeschool. We started back last month and this year was the easiest...
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