Encouragement & Inspiration

We all like a little pick-me-up now and then, and that's just what these articles are meant to do!

Homeschooling With Purpose

By Melanie Hexter

There’s an adage that says, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” True in life, true in parenting, true in homeschooling. Want an example? Imagine two sets of parents.…Read More

Family Matters

By Gretel Deem

Lately, I feel as though I have been bombarded by difficult family matters: balancing the challenges and the blessings of school at home, juggling financial stress, reconciling which…Read More

Blessed Mothers

By Rebecca Brandt

“Mom, I really want to start a few dual enrollment classes so I can graduate early . . .” Those words are still lingering in my mind as I sit here sipping a cup of hot tea and…Read More

The Bravest Homeschoolers I Knew

By Melanie Hexter

I believe they are among the bravest homeschoolers I know—right up there with the pioneering parents of the 1970s and ’80s who educated their children at home when it wasn’t yet…Read More

Free To Be Me

By Valerie Basham

We just made it to chapter 5 of our Apologia Astronomy book! I know that to most of you, this may be no big deal. To me, it’s huge. I bought the book four years ago to do with my…Read More

Following God’s Voice

By Rebecca Brandt

“. . . ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” (James 4:15) “Mama, are we going to run or join a co-op this year?” My two oldest children gazed at…Read More

Why It Matters

By Jonathan Lewis

Every year, millions of children are enrolled in public schools across America. Millions of others are sent to private schools of every size and type. And about two million others…Read More

The Best Worst Christmas Ever

By Elizabeth Kathleen

It was Christmastime, and the bells were ringing. Red bows and greenery appeared on street lamps around town. Sales flyers filled the newspapers while commercials appeared…Read More

Prepare Your Homeschool in the Presence of the King

By Danielle Snowden

Get ready, get set—GO! With a loud shot ringing out, we spring into a “leap forward” position and run hard the race of home education. All our children are lined up, with shoulders…Read More

Lighten Up, or Buckle Down?

By Kari Lewis

Those of you who read this column in the November/December 2012 issue may recall that, late that summer, my husband Frank and I started a bit of remodeling and general sprucing up of…Read More