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Lessons from the Lawn

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 23, 2014
I spoke about weeds in my last blog.  Perhaps I’m in a rut, but I want to speak about weeds again. The last couple of years have been very dry in Colorado and almost every lawn…Read More 

Avoiding Regrets

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on July 22, 2014
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.” Colossians 4:5   …Read More 

Why Everyone Should Learn to Speak Publicly

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 18, 2014
Lisa and I have been members of Toastmasters for over a year now, and we both wish we’d joined years ago. In fact, even more than that, we wish we’d started getting this sort of…Read More 

Does Reading Make Us Better Writers?

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 18, 2014
In her upcoming article in the Sep/Oct issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine, Karen Lange raises an interesting question: does reading make us better writers? Can we help our…Read More 

Should we teach to our children’s learning styles?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 08, 2014
Learning styles are a big issue among homeschoolers. Most of us have heard the terms “visual,” “auditory,” and “kinesthetic” and have probably formed some idea as to which category…Read More 

Taking That Step

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on July 07, 2014
“....Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.” Acts 10:4b      I had heard of other people doing it, but to be honest, I thought it drastic. While I…Read More 

Sowing and Reaping

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 01, 2014
Homeschooling definitely has seasons. When I first began homeschooling, it was a time of sowing seeds in my children‘s lives.  Some of those seeds were good seeds like seeds of…Read More 

The Bitter Sweet Club

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 29, 2014
“The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:.....” Deuteronomy 28:12a     …Read More 

What Would Mom Do

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 24, 2014
“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,” Titus 2:4      I knew how much she wanted to go. It was the graduation of her…Read More 

Summer

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 21, 2014
We’re taking some time off this summer.  This is a first for our home school.  In the past I have schooled year round and taken time off in the early spring.  But this year we…Read More 

Does Free Time Make Us Happy?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on June 20, 2014
Summer is in full swing and here in central Illinois, it is already quite hot and humid.  Stepping outdoors brings immediate beads of sweat on the brow, and the roar of air…Read More 

Clutter, here I come!

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 20, 2014
It’s summertime, and that can mean some extra time to tackle those projects you’ve been wanting to get done! In the Jul/Aug issue of Home School Enrichment, columnist Marcia…Read More 

Another Plug for Matchstick Rockets

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 20, 2014
I’ve blogged about this before, but not for awhile and Matchstick Rockets are such a cool project that I hate to go to long without mentioning them! If your kids are like most,…Read More 

Biased Internet Filtering at School

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 20, 2014
Following on the tails of my previous post about deliberate attempts to indoctrinate children against “Intelligent Design,” I came across this rather interesting article that…Read More 

Dinner Date

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 15, 2014
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that…Read More 

Think indoctrination isn’t deliberate?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 09, 2014
Many homeschoolers have long decried the “indoctrination” that takes place in government schools. Others are a bit put off by that suggestion, though, saying it sounds too…Read More 

Triaging In Motherhood

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 09, 2014
“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” Proverbs 11:1       The dress looked cute on her, but it was a little short. My daughter’s friend…Read More 

Four Years Ago . . .

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 06, 2014
Content alert: I’m going to go off topic for this post. I usually share snippets and insights from upcoming articles we’re publishing in Home School Enrichment Magazine. This…Read More 

D-Day

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 06, 2014
If you’ve ever been somewhere special that you never expected you’d see, you probably know the “was it real?” feeeling that can come over you when looking at the pictures later.…Read More 

More on the history of flight…

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 04, 2014
I didn’t intend to run a series of posts on lighter-than-air flight, but it turns out that today is the anniversary of the first hot air balloon demonstration by Joseph and Jacques…Read More 
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