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Celebrate Homeschooling!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on August 28, 2015
I was driving home from the grocery store yesterday afternoon and had to stop behind a school bus that was dropping kids off after school.   I watched as two tiny kids clambered down…Read More 

Flying Aircraft Carriers?!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on August 28, 2015
I can't believe I never heard about the USS Macon and USS Akron before: Two massive, rigid airships (sometimes incorrectly referred to as “blimps”) that - get this - functioned as…Read More 

Focusing on the Blessings

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on August 27, 2015
Earlier this week, I relinquished the final relic of my days as a single man when I traded in our 2006 Buick Lucerne for a Toyota Sienna minivan. If you know anything at all about…Read More 

Refugees and Architects

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on August 24, 2015
Ask a hundred homeschooling parents how they got started teaching their kids at home, and you’ll hear a hundred different stories. “Sam was getting bullied at school.” “The peer…Read More 

Birthday Buddies

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on August 20, 2015
“The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve…” Psalm 29:9        She was tired, and her body was hurting from the stress of the pregnancy. Tears came easily as her hormones were…Read More 

Third World Dump

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on August 17, 2015
I recently took my 6-year old and my 9-year old to the Compassion International “In Their Shoes” experience.  The 3-hour program aimed to give children a vivid picture of what it is…Read More 

Focus

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on August 14, 2015
I've been giving some thought lately to the idea of focus. Has it ever occurred to you that you can choose what to focus on, and you can also choose how you're going to frame and…Read More 

History of Water Supply

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on August 13, 2015
We were recently treated to our first-ever boil order, courtesy of a burst water main. It didn't last long, but it was a good opportunity for me to look into the history of water…Read More 

What is Friendship?

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on August 10, 2015
What is friendship?  I think I developed a twisted view of friendship during my childhood.  In school, friends were a buffer from loneliness and isolation.  They prevented the…Read More 

Seed-pops

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on August 04, 2015
The following is from my wife, Lisa, following up on a previous piece she wrote for the HSE E-Newsletter.  I recently wrote about discovering the popping seed pods on my withered…Read More 

Is the Origin of a Problem Important?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on August 04, 2015
We all like it when life is easy, but let’s face it, life isn’t always easy, is it?  I used to think that when difficulties came, it was important to examine ourselves and the…Read More 

5 Ways to Encourage Life-Long Reading

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 16, 2015
Do you want your children to become readers? Lifelong readers? Most of us would give an enthusiastic yes to that question. Thankfully, there are some practical things we can do when…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
I'm not much of a storyteller myself. I'd like to be, but that pesky left-brained instinct keeps getting in the way and I end up telling an essay instead of a story! But I do love…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
In the latest issue of Home School Enrichment, Cindy Puhek asks an interesting question: are we serving God and our families only from a sense of duty, or are we serving them from a…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
I have always had a weakness of comparing myself with others.  This weakness can drive a homeschooler crazy as insecurity over my children’s education can compel me to constantly…Read More 
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