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The Pros and Cons of the College Road Less Traveled

The Pros and Cons of the College Road Less Traveled By Karen D. Koch

Considering a non-traditional approach to college education? Here are some things we learned during our son's journey.
When our oldest turned sixteen, we enrolled him in CollegePlus (now Lumerit Scholar Unbound) to accelerate him to a college degree. We felt he was ready for college work, and he was, earning twelve college credits in his first six weeks…Read
A Mother’s Most Essential Tool

A Mother’s Most Essential Tool By Maribeth Spangenberg

Nothing we can do for our kids is more important than this.
It’s sad to say that the greatest tool a mother has in her parenting arsenal is often the least used. I am referring to the power of prayer in a Christian mother’s life. Not just a rote “now I lay me down to sleep” type of prayer. Nor a…Read
5 Ways to Make Your High School Curriculum College-Ready

5 Ways to Make Your High School Curriculum College-Ready By Sapphire Heien

Strategies for getting your kids set for college success.
One of the most surprising lessons I’ve learned in college is that my parents’ unorthodox homeschooling methods made me better prepared for higher education than my public-schooled friends. While the transition from homeschool to college…Read
Give the Best Gift

Give the Best Gift By Rebecca Brandt

I can't always grant all my children's desires, but there's one thing I can always share with them.
“Mom, can I have this?” “Mom, I want that.” Throughout the year, these words leave my children’s mouths and enter into the deepest part of my heart. It may seem odd to say that, but it’s true. Their wants are not always what they need.…Read
Understanding Learning Styles

Understanding Learning Styles By Melanie Hexter

Gaining insight into how your child learns best
What academic lessons do you remember from your days as a student? It’s been more than a few years since I was in school, so my memories of the classroom are increasingly fuzzy. For the most part, what I remember involves my teachers…Read
Homeschooling With Love

Homeschooling With Love By Gretel Deem

The homeschooling mom’s paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13
Though my children may be able to speak before crowds of people with the utmost poise, clarity, and intelligence, and though they may be fluent in six different languages, if they do not know the love of God, it is just a lot of noise.…Read
Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings By Various Authors

101 Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to put together a big list of homeschool blessings! We hope these will be an encouragement to you and a fresh reminder of why you’re teaching your children at…Read
Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance

Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance By Jamie Gross

The lessons we all learn from the boring subjects
Reading, writing, and riding horses . . . at our house, that one small change would lead to homeschool utopia. No more dragging through lesson after lesson of math. No more groans and sighs at the thought of school. The debate of whether…Read
Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral

Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral By Israel Wayne

Secular worldviews can’t make sense of math. Christianity does.
“Good morning class! It’s time for us to study mathematics.” The second-grade students all open their textbooks and pick up their pencils. “Let’s review first. Who can answer this question? What is 2 + 4?” Seven-year-old Johnny raises…Read
Relearning to Say Thank You

Relearning to Say Thank You By Lea Ann Garfias

We teach our children to say "thank you," but perhaps it’s we adults who need the lesson most of all
Last Sunday, my teenaged daughter and I worked in the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. This is one of my least favorite ministries, I have to tell you the truth. I’d much rather be relaxing in the adult class, listening to…Read