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Of Puddles, Parks, and Simple Pleasures

Of Puddles, Parks, and Simple Pleasures

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on August 27, 2016
I was reminded again this evening of how easily our little ones can be satisfied with the simple pleasures of life. For months we had been planning to go to a hot air balloon festival in a nearby community. We’ve gone for the past two…Read

The Metamorphosis of Us

Life doesn't stay the same for long.
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on August 26, 2016
Life forty years ago was different.  We were newly married and just embarking on the great new journey of “together life”.  We did what we wanted, when we wanted (when we weren’t working, anyway), and enjoyed ourselves immensely! About…Read

Every Child Is Special

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on August 22, 2016
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:4-5          On my drive home from the airport it was hard…Read

Building an Eclectic English Program

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on August 10, 2016
When I first began homeschooling, I really loved using an all-inclusive curriculum that preplanned everything for me and indirectly taught me how to homeschool.  Through the years of using this curriculum, other learning opportunities…Read

The Ministry of the Interior

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on August 05, 2016
“And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.” Revelations 8:4          The power of prayer is something that has always intrigued me, and is a topic that I never…Read

No Homeschool Cookie Cutter

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on August 05, 2016
I love the diversity I see among homeschoolers.  The lack of a single mold to form the homeschooled student becomes especially apparent as the children grow up and launch into life.  I know of one family who’s two oldest children chose…Read

Play: Learning for Everyone

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on August 04, 2016
I think too often even as homeschoolers we think learning means schooling, something that is assigned and can be graded. Many of us are aware of the idea that young children learn through play. It was the basis of the first kindergarten…Read

Discerning God’s Will

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 30, 2016
Finding God’s will weighs heavily on many Christians’ minds.  The weight is particularly heavy when an important, life altering decision faces a person.  Should I relocate?  Which job should I pursue?  Which college should I attend?  Is…Read

The Perseid Meteor Shower should be good this time!

It's an "outburst" year.
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on July 27, 2016
I love watching meteor showers. I don't know why exactly, but I find it relaxing and exciting all at the same time. So the Perseid Meteor Shower is one I always try to get a look at, weather permitting. This year, it looks like the…Read
Can I Press Stop Now?

Can I Press Stop Now?

I'd even settle for the Pause button...
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on July 26, 2016
When our guys were just little tykes, we got them a tape recorder for Christmas.  They loved to record songs or stories they made up, or actual accounts of something they did.  Jonathan was very young at the time and, like most kids,…Read