HSE Blogs

What’s the Matter?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on August 11, 2017
Every once in a while I find myself feeling overwhelmed, or discouraged, or angry, or just somehow “off”.  What’s worse is that oftentimes these feelings sneak up on me and I get stuck in a mental or emotional bog before I even realize…Read

Cookie Cutters Aren’t For Kids

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on August 10, 2017
Our kids are still young, but that doesn’t prevent my wife and me from seeing their unique personalities, giftings, and challenges. I’m sure all of these traits will evolve over time, but even in these first few years of life, it’s clear…Read

Continuing Evidence

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on August 02, 2017
“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” Isaiah 32:17         It was something I had to do....as a mother. They had now been married for four months, and I still…Read

How one of the greatest strengths of homeschooling can help you solve weaknesses

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 28, 2017
Over the years, I’ve come across a variety of questions and criticisms about homeschooling. Things like . . . “My husband thinks homeschooled kids are too undisciplined. They don’t have to follow a schedule and can sleep in every day…Read

What gets overheard from you?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 28, 2017
I walked down the hall and turned into the main corridor between two rows of office cubicles to deliver some papers to a co-worker (this was years ago…NOT at Home School Enrichment!).  As I neared my destination, I could hear a…Read

Living Vicariously

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 20, 2017
The word vicarious is defined as “experiencing in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.”  I remember hearing the warning not to live vicariously through my children.  I thought this could never happen to me…Read

Why Ask a Question When You Can State the Truth?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 14, 2017
The children of Israel have always interested me.  As a new Christian, I must admit I sometimes almost sat in judgement of them.  I would wonder how on earth they could see the mighty works of God in one paragraph, but worship idols in…Read

Remembering Why

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 12, 2017
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at the Arizona homeschool convention in downtown Phoenix. In addition to experiencing the “dry heat” of summer in the desert for the first time (it reached 118 on Friday), I had the…Read

Launching

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 08, 2017
My eldest is about to graduate.  This is the child we decided to homeschool when she was 3-years old.  This is our "experimental child."  And looking back, I think the experiment turned out amazing. My oldest has requested an unusual…Read

Anchor or Albatross?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 01, 2017
This is the time of year when most homeschooling moms are making or finalizing their plans for the upcoming school year.  It’s an important time and an important job.  And, like many important jobs, it can be difficult or stressful. …Read