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New columns, plus other improvements

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 21, 2015
For those of you who are subscribers to the print edition of Home School Enrichment Magazine, you may have noticed some improvements in the quality of the magazine this year. And…Read More 

Singing

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 18, 2015
Lisa and I have spent considerable effort helping our children appreciate singing. Despite our best efforts, Abigail (just short of four years old now) has only just recently decided…Read More 

New binding style

Posted in Official HSE Blog by Home School Enrichment on May 11, 2015
We recently changed the print edition of Home School Enrichment Magazine from a stapled binding, to perfect-bound. This upgrade gives a more pleasant “feel” to the magazine, and also…Read More 

It’s Curriculum Time Again!

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 10, 2015
It’s time to consider curriculum for next year.  I actually enjoy exploring what’s new on the market and trying new things.  Educational products make me excited - sometimes too…Read More 

The Eruption of Mount Pelee

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 07, 2015
We’ve all heard of Pompeii and other ancient cities that were buried or destroyed suddenly by volcanic eruptions. It’s always been interesting to me to consider how such a thing…Read More 

The Power of the Small

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 07, 2015
Last Saturday, Linnea and I packed up the kids and headed to Dozer Park in downtown Peoria, Illinois to watch the Peoria Chiefs take on the Burlington Bees in minor league baseball.…Read More 

Is Easy “Excellence” Good Enough?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 05, 2015
Lisa and I recently attended a meeting of local homeschool leaders. The topic of achievement tests came up, and I was almost immediately swept back about seventeen years in time, to…Read More 

Possessors Of Promises

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on May 05, 2015
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”…Read More 

Life with Little Ones

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 01, 2015
Life with little ones often alternates between harrowing and hilarious—sometimes very quickly! And sometimes things that perhaps shouldn’t be funny still are. Last Sunday…Read More 

Titus 2 Ministry

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 26, 2015
When did it happen?  It certainly snuck up on me and took me by surprise.  My husband is 10 years older than I am and I have always felt very young as a result.  But all of a sudden,…Read More 

A Rotten Science Project

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 24, 2015
I mentioned a week or so ago that Lisa and I are starting a garden (again) this year. Most people plant vegetable gardens to enjoy fresh produce. But have you told your kids how much…Read More 

Spring Is Sprung

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 24, 2015
“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our…Read More 

Homeschoolers Helping Each Other

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 23, 2015
I usually use this blog to share excerpts of articles from Home School Enrichment Magazine, or give you a sneak peak of what’s coming up in the magazine. Today, however, I want to…Read More 

Learning to Read

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 21, 2015
I’ve always been astounded by stories of people who taught themselves how to read. I literally have no idea how one would go about doing that, so I have the highest admiration for…Read More 

Starting a Garden

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 16, 2015
Lisa and I have made a few brief forays into gardening, but we kind of gave it up after I accidentally ran over our one decent cucumber with a ridiing lawmower a couple years ago.…Read More 

Do you do tornado drills?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 10, 2015
I’ll say this for public schools: They do a good job with tornado drills (or at least they did when I was in second grade). Every student knew what to do and where to go in the event…Read More 

Is Homeschooling About to Explode?

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 10, 2015
While I was at the Gen2 Leadership Conference earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview some of the speakers. During my conversation with Kevin Swanson of Generations…Read More 

The Faith Of A Child

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 10, 2015
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4     In his little three year old mind it was a…Read More 

What does it take for you to “divide” with others?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 07, 2015
It’s probably not news to you to hear that homeschoolers have a bit of a reputation for being divisive - that is to say, we’re often perceived as being a little too willing to simply…Read More 

Unexpected Costs

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 04, 2015
When I embraced the idea that children are a blessing from the Lord, I knew this would come with a cost.  Some of that cost is paid to my culture that doesn’t understand my super…Read More 
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