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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
Preparing Your Home for Back-to-School

Preparing Your Home for Back-to-School By Marcia Washburn

Some practical tips to get ready for a great school year!
It may still be summer, but the start of the school year is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but September and October are my favorite months. The cooler, crisp air introduces a time of new beginnings—a clean slate. I…Read
Educational Entrepreneurship

Educational Entrepreneurship By Kimberly Williams

Starting a business can be an amazing learning opportunity for your teens.
“Just a minute,” he said. “Let me make a call. This is the first time I’ve had a minor ask to open a business account.” I winked at my daughter. The bank was our second stop for the day. We had just come from the county courthouse to…Read
So What Makes YOU Qualified to Teach Your Own Children?

So What Makes YOU Qualified to Teach Your Own Children? By Gail Heaton

Two big reasons parents are qualified to homeschool their kids.
I still remember the first time I was asked that question by someone whose good opinion of me was vital to my self-confidence. I had just started homeschooling my firstborn, who was five. Her baby sister was two. “So just what makes YOU…Read
With Those Who Weep

With Those Who Weep By Cindy Puhek

Life brings many struggles and challenges, and homeschoolers aren't exempt. How can we be a blessing to the suffering among us?
I’ve written about suffering before. In 2011, “Homeschooling in Crisis” was published in this magazine, in which I detailed my story of homeschooling in the midst of a cancer diagnosis while pregnant with my fifth child. In “Lesson in…Read
Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere By Karen Doll

Summer learning and getting wet - what could be better?
Water is everywhere. In fact, approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. That’s thousands of trillions of gallons. Wow! That’s a LOT of water. When God created the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers, He truly…Read
Summer School

Summer School By Jonathan Lewis

The summer months don’t have to be a season of boredom and mental atrophy. Try some of these ideas to engage your kids and keep their minds active - all while having fun!
Summer is well under way by now, and if you’re like most parents, you’ve probably heard the oft-repeated phrase “I’m bored” just a few more times than you’d like. And, like a lot of conscientious homeschool moms, you may be wondering if…Read