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Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on September 23, 2016
It’s amazing how quickly life can be turned upside down.  We recently celebrated my youngest child’s 3rd birthday with a trip to Build A Bear to make her a special friend.  Her favorite part of the Build A Bear experience was giving her…Read
Want to raise smart kids?

Want to raise smart kids?

Here are some tips.
Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on September 23, 2016
I was reading an article today about a long-running study of gifted children—you know, the super-smart kids who could be accepted into top colleges as adolescents. I don’t know yet if any of my children will fall into that category (it’s…Read
Why is the alphabet always in the same order?

Why is the alphabet always in the same order?

Why isn't it all mixed up?
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on September 23, 2016
I don't know where these thoughts come from, but the other day I found myself wondering why there is a set, agreed-upon order for the alphabet. So, I turned to the Internet - and was surprised by what I found. The first thing I noticed…Read

Well, that’s what happens when you read to your kids!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on September 21, 2016
The other night I was “Pa” and my 2 year old grandson, Timothy, was “Ma”. It sounds funny, I know. But you see, both of our daughters-in-law have been reading the Little House on the Prairie books to their children.  The kids love the…Read

Re-Examination

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on September 19, 2016
“I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.” Psalm 77:11        When the article arrived in my email box from the Homeschool web site, I didn't recognize the title.  However, as I started to read…Read

Can I Do Less

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on September 12, 2016
 “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19       If all goes as planned, by the end of this week, my daughter, son-in-law, and family will be “displaced.” Or more realistically, homeless for a time, due…Read
It’s New All Over Again!

It’s New All Over Again!

Each generation of homeschoolers has questions of their own!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on September 10, 2016
My daughters-in-law and I have started a tradition of getting together every once in a while for a Mom’s Morning.  Sometimes the daddies watch the little ones and we ladies head to a local coffee shop for a couple hours of uninterrupted…Read
The Perspective I Need

The Perspective I Need

They tell me these years will go by fast...
Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on September 08, 2016
I recently read a blog post by Lea Ann Garfias, our Features Editor here at Home School Enrichment Magazine. She was sharing about the pain and difficulty of seeing her oldest child move a thousand miles away to college, and realizing…Read

How to Discover Science

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on September 03, 2016
Does the word “science” give you visions of back topped tables, Bunsen burners, and lab coats? Or, maybe it’s the obnoxious odor from preserved frogs and long, rubbery worms? Do words like nuclear, acid, and chemical strike fear in your…Read

I’ve Joined the Club

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on August 27, 2016
Well, I’ve official joined the club.  Over my years of homeschooling, I had heard many stories of brave, intrepid homeschoolers who courageously loved and taught their kids even if their efforts seemed ineffective.  Their children had…Read