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5 Ways to Encourage Life-Long Reading

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 16, 2015
In the upcoming issue of Home School Enrichment, our new Early Learning columnist Gail Heaton shares five simple habits you can implement right now that will help your children…Read More 

Start a Summer Journal!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 16, 2015
It’s no coincidence that many of the greatest people in history have kept journals. Experts tell us that events and knowledge are far more likely to be remembered when we write them…Read More 

It’s a Big, Big World

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 16, 2015
My husband and I enjoy taking rides out in the country.  It’s a fun way to get away, visit with each other for a bit, and see some pretty scenery.  One of my favorite vantage…Read More 

Remember that silverware?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 16, 2015
I recently blogged about our daughter, Abigail, correctly sorting and putting away the clean silverware all on her own (something she has done many times since then). Well, wouldn’t…Read More 

Can your kids handle “thought-provoking”?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 14, 2015
Stories meant to be thought-provoking normally fall into one of two categories: Guided thought - the storyteller is attempting to make a specific point. Open-ended thought - no…Read More

A Hearer Of Prayers

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on July 13, 2015
“Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.” Psalm 20:6       Sometimes it seems that…Read More 

Love vs. Duty

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 02, 2015
There’s nothing wrong with doing our duty. In fact, we ought to do our duty. And there was a time in our history, I think, when the word “duty” had a much more positive…Read More 

God is So Kind!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 01, 2015
Last night, about an hour before we would normally head to bed, we realized that we would not be able to sleep in our bedroom.  The power was off in that portion of the house and not…Read More 

The Comparison Trap

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 01, 2015
Recently, I wrote an article about a really dynamic homeschool co-op.  As I explored this co-op, my old insecurities rose up and began to beat me up.  I went from feeling like my…Read More 

Kids: More capable than I thought!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 30, 2015
I can’t be the only dad who has a tendency to provide his children with, well, “ample instructions” as to how and when they manage their own small responsibilities. Granted, both of…Read More 

The Little Orange Shoes

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 30, 2015
“That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them….”  Joshua…Read More 

Expecting Again! :)

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 25, 2015
Well, it looks like #3 is on the way!  With Chandler nearing two years old, Lisa and I were both starting to feel the lack of a baby around the house. But with Chandler having just…Read More 

Writing is Fun!

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 18, 2015
When I was growing up as a homeschool student, I don’t think anything tied me in knots faster than a writing assignment. My mind seemed to go into lockdown and all efforts to coax…Read More 

A Child’s Perspective

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 18, 2015
It appears a previous owner of our house valued having shelves in his garage. Sadly, symmetry apparently didn’t rank high in his list of priorities, so by the time we bought the…Read More 

Using my “Homeschool Mom” Brain!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on June 17, 2015
A few weeks ago, my husband Frank and I began a long overdue remodel/repair job in our basement. We suspected a mold problem in one area, and a problem with carpenter ants in another…Read More 

God’s Greater Plan

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on June 12, 2015
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world…Read More 

Signing The Book

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on June 07, 2015
My five-year old “signed the book” this week.  This is a very special occasion in our household, especially to this mother’s heart.  There are already 5 other names in the…Read More 

The Great College Question

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 05, 2015
In the upcoming Jul/Aug issue of Home School Enrichment, Kimberly Williams shares thoughts about her son’s post-high school plans in her article “College? Maybe Not.” Kimberly…Read More 

“What If?” Questions

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 04, 2015
Our daughter, Abigail, is about to turn four and is beginning to get interested in the hypothetical. She’ll sometimes ask us things like “What if our mouths were on our tummies?” and…Read More 

God is amazingly kind!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on June 01, 2015
Lisa and I have written before about the bone condition our son, Chandler, inherited. Just to recap, the condition causes (usually) benign tumors to grow on the patient’s bones.…Read More 
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