Kari Lewis

Kari Lewis is the "mom" here at Home School Enrichment. She and Frank have been married since 1977 and homeschooled their two sons, Matthew and Jonathan, from their early elementary years through their high school graduations. Together, the four of them started Home School Enrichment Magazine in late 2002. More recently, she's been enjoying her new role of mother-in-law and grandma! You can reach her at kari@HomeSchoolEnrichment.com.

Don’t Forget to Remember

Don’t Forget to Remember

Five things to keep in mind at the beginning of another school year.
It’s that time of year again. Summer is drawing to a close, and for many homeschoolers this marks the start of a brand-new school year. Some of you are just venturing forth into the world of homeschooling for the first time. You may be…Read
Now. Later. Always.

Now. Later. Always.

I was surprised to see the range of emotion that passed over my new friend’s face when I mentioned that our children had married homeschool graduates and would be homeschooling their own children. First, there was a slightly startled…Read
Choosing to Focus on the Blessings

Choosing to Focus on the Blessings

Thoughts for Mothers Day
Sunday, May 8, 2016. Mother’s Day. This is the morning moms are supposed to wake up to a scrumptious breakfast, beautiful flowers, meaningful cards, gifts, and a day full of special times. Husbands and kids overflow with gratefulness and…Read
Is One Generation Enough?

Is One Generation Enough?

Have you ever made a really special meal? You searched and searched for just the right recipes and tried some out ahead of time. You made sure to buy fresh, quality ingredients. A few days before the dinner you began some early…Read
Five Things Every Christian Can be Thankful For

Five Things Every Christian Can be Thankful For

We’re in the middle of my absolute favorite season of the year—autumn! I love the brisk, cool weather, cozy clothing, vibrant colors in nature, our traditional family activities, and the yummy comfort foods of autumn. The heat and…Read
Kinda. Sorta. Most of the Time…

Kinda. Sorta. Most of the Time…

Sometimes my feelings of self-worth don't line up with what I believe.
Have you ever just been going along in life, minding your own business, when something happens that takes you off guard—and your own reaction surprises you? It’s happened to me. Recently, in fact. I met a young career woman who found out…Read
War and Peace

War and Peace

It has been said that a classic is a book everyone would like to have read but no one really wants to read. Take Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, for example. I confess I’ve never read it, and I probably never will. It’s one of the longest…Read
One Thing I Neglected

One Thing I Neglected

I covered most of the bases - but forgot something important.
From my earliest childhood, I dreamed of being a mommy. When I played house as a little girl, I didn’t just play dress-up tea parties, I played at the work part of life: doing dishes, cleaning the house, cooking, and caring for babies.…Read

Summer and the Homeschool Mom

June, July and August. Summer. In many homeschooling homes those months mean “summer vacation” from the regular schedule and rhythm of homeschooling. For others, who school all year, those months mean life and school continue pretty much…Read
Lighten Up, or Buckle Down?

Lighten Up, or Buckle Down?

Those of you who read this column in the November/December 2012 issue may recall that, late that summer, my husband Frank and I started a bit of remodeling and general sprucing up of the interior of our home. We excitedly jumped into the…Read
Are We Real…Or Really Real?

Are We Real…Or Really Real?

We’ve all heard the rosy stories of homeschooling moms who love their children, love homeschooling, love their husbands, love to cook and sew—they just love, love, love! Life looks like one big happy Sunday school picnic. They are all…Read
Celebrate Homeschooling!

Celebrate Homeschooling!

March 26, 1990, was our first day of homeschooling. It was a day of very mixed emotions for this mommy. In the early years of parenthood, our home had been a place of playing, working, learning, and discovering—together. Our kids were…Read
In All Thy Ways

In All Thy Ways

The shrill chirping of the alarm clock shatters the peaceful oblivion of sleep and I am jolted into the day called “today”. Today is the first day of our new homeschool year! In all honesty, however, my first reaction is a sigh. Today,…Read
There’s Never a Reason to Flinch From His Touch

There’s Never a Reason to Flinch From His Touch

Embracing the loving touch of God.
When I was three years old, I was admitted to the hospital to have my tonsils out. I have only one memory of the entire event: I was in the hospital room, wearing a hospital gown, and a nurse was trying to give me a shot before my…Read

In the Fullness of His Time

The last week of September, we took a short family vacation up to the north shore of Lake Superior - a favorite place of ours. Life had seemed much more stressful than usual leading up to the trip. Many things had descended upon us…Read

No One Else Named Mom

She looked directly at me, talking intently. I felt increasingly uncomfortable and distracted. The baby in her arms was fussing loudly and batting at her face. She deftly darted her head around to miss the most direct slaps from his tiny…Read
Will It Be Enough?

Will It Be Enough?

I'm an imperfect parent.
Our children’s foray into formal education began in the public school system. We believed the lies that said the “experts” could do a better job of educating and preparing our kids for life. And we bought into the whole “what will they…Read
What Does Tomorrow Hold?

What Does Tomorrow Hold?

Thoughts on the New Year.
As I write to you today, 2017 is just about here. Where has the time gone? It seems only a few years ago we were nearing the year 2000. But the calendar assures me that more than a few years have passed! Somehow, the older I get, the…Read