Editor's Notes

By Jonathan Lewis

Sneak peeks at upcoming articles, miscellaneous homeschool thoughts, and requests for your insights about proposed articles for HSE Magazine!

Does Reading Make Us Better Writers?

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on July 18, 2014
In her upcoming article in the Sep/Oct issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine, Karen Lange raises an interesting question: does reading make us better writers? Can we help our students improve their writing skills by encouraging them…Read

Clutter, here I come!

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 20, 2014
It’s summertime, and that can mean some extra time to tackle those projects you’ve been wanting to get done! In the Jul/Aug issue of Home School Enrichment, columnist Marcia Washburn suggests using the summer months to declutter,…Read

Four Years Ago . . .

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on June 06, 2014
Content alert: I’m going to go off topic for this post. I usually share snippets and insights from upcoming articles we’re publishing in Home School Enrichment Magazine. This time I’m going to get more personal. My wife and I are…Read

Stretched Thin

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 22, 2014
In the upcoming issue of HSE, Melanie Hexter continues her series on overcoming common homeschool fears. This time, she discusses the fear of homeschooling when you’re stretched thin by trying to homeschool and take care of your babies…Read

Upcoming Events

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 22, 2014
Usually I use this space to share excerpts, insights, and sneak previews from upcoming issues of Home School Enrichment Magazine. Today I wanted to deviate from that theme and let you know about a couple of events I’m scheduled to speak…Read

Dealing with Criticism - Part 2

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 22, 2014
Recently I shared some excerpts from Kimberly Williams’ upcoming article entitled “Overcoming Criticism.” We saw what criticism isn’t, and also then looked at what it is. Today, I’d like to share  some of Kimberly’s thoughts on how to…Read

Dealing with Criticism

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on May 07, 2014
We all know that criticism can hurt--especially when it comes from those who are close to us, or who ought to be on our side. As a community, homeschoolers have faced our share of criticism--from extended family, neighbors, other…Read

Homeschooling: So Much More Than an Academic Choice

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 25, 2014
Sometimes we can be tempted to think of homeschooling as simply a different physical location where our children can learn their academics. In reality, it’s much, much more. In my article “Choosing to Be Champions” (Home School…Read

The Secret of Raising Kids with a Sense of Purpose in an Age of Unlimited Distractions

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 08, 2014
We live in an era of almost unlimited distractions. We’re bombarded by triviality day in and day out—whether it’s the latest viral hit on YouTube, our Facebook newsfeed, or channel surfing on TV, the assault is relentless. Opportunities…Read
Choosing to be Champions

Choosing to be Champions

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on March 14, 2014
What does it take to raise kids who make a difference? Why are so many homeschool graduates doing great things? And how can we help our kids escape the distractions of our culture and get busy for the cause of Christ? Last year, when I…Read