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Celebrate Homeschooling!

Celebrate Homeschooling! By Kari Lewis

March 26, 1990, was our first day of homeschooling. It was a day of very mixed emotions for this mommy. In the early years of parenthood, our home had been a place of playing, working, learning, and discovering—together. Our kids were…Read
Leaving a Legacy of Words

Leaving a Legacy of Words By Maribeth Spangenberg

How we can use our words to pass on a powerful spiritual legacy.
Words are precious. Yet so often we take them for granted. We speak. We listen. We communicate. But seldom do we truly think about the words we use—and their power to leave a legacy after us. The Importance of Words Words reflect what…Read
A Homeschool Glossary - Part 2

A Homeschool Glossary - Part 2 By Melanie Hexter

Demystifying homeschool lingo
Welcome to Part 2 of the Homeschool Glossary! New homeschool parents run into so much lingo that not understanding the terms can be a barrier to feeling confident and capable in teaching your own children. I hope the definitions that…Read
Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature

Bringing Literature to Life: Motivating Preteens to Study Literature By Anne Campbell

Six tips for engaging your reluctant reader in the world of great books.
Soon after college, I taught English in a public middle school where English was a second language to many of my students. After spending several years immersed in literary adventures as an undergrad, I had a ton of enthusiasm—and some…Read
Learning Through Volunteering

Learning Through Volunteering By Karen Doll

Want a hands-on education? Here's a good way to get it!
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18) Volunteering is a wonderful way to get a hands-on education. Volunteering as a family is even better. Fortunately, there are many…Read
A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation

A Recipe for Poetry Appreciation By Jamie Gross

Cultivating a taste for poetry is as easy as pie with these simple steps!
Poetry appreciation can be a lot like that recipe you’ve been eyeing in your favorite cookbook. You know the one I mean. It looks delicious, but it seems so time-consuming and difficult. Besides that, it will require a trip to the…Read
One Mom, Lots of Grades

One Mom, Lots of Grades By Various Authors

How can one homeschooling mom handle kids in multiple grades at the same time?
“I do history, Bible, and some science as a group with most of my kids (high schoolers often do theirs on their own), using one or more of the following: WinterPromise, Sonlight, Mystery of History, Apologia, etc. Workbooks are done…Read
The Gift of Reading Aloud

The Gift of Reading Aloud By Jamie Gross

Family reading: One of life's simple pleasures.
Life’s greatest pleasures are found in simple things. Reading aloud with my children is one of those simple things. I feel it is also a gift. Like a Christmas stocking bulging with treasures, reading to our children is full of benefits…Read
A Homeschooler for Life

A Homeschooler for Life By N.E. Jackson

I’m finished with my official homeschool journey, but I’m still a homeschooler at heart.
I still remember the moment in 2014 as if it were yesterday. My pastor called my parents and me to the platform, my tassel was turned and my neck hugged, and there I was: a homeschool graduate. I had been looking forward to that moment…Read
A Homeschool Glossary - Part 1

A Homeschool Glossary - Part 1 By Melanie Hexter

Demystifying homeschool lingo
When you first consider home education, common homeschooling terms can sound like a foreign language. Once you commit to homeschooling your children and spend a few months teaching them, you will learn there are even more words in a…Read