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Give the Best Gift

Give the Best Gift By Rebecca Brandt

I can't always grant all my children's desires, but there's one thing I can always share with them.
“Mom, can I have this?” “Mom, I want that.” Throughout the year, these words leave my children’s mouths and enter into the deepest part of my heart. It may seem odd to say that, but it’s true. Their wants are not always what they need.…Read
Understanding Learning Styles

Understanding Learning Styles By Melanie Hexter

Gaining insight into how your child learns best
What academic lessons do you remember from your days as a student? It’s been more than a few years since I was in school, so my memories of the classroom are increasingly fuzzy. For the most part, what I remember involves my teachers…Read
Homeschooling With Love

Homeschooling With Love By Gretel Deem

The homeschooling mom’s paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13
Though my children may be able to speak before crowds of people with the utmost poise, clarity, and intelligence, and though they may be fluent in six different languages, if they do not know the love of God, it is just a lot of noise.…Read
Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings By Various Authors

101 Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to put together a big list of homeschool blessings! We hope these will be an encouragement to you and a fresh reminder of why you’re teaching your children at…Read
Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance

Percents, Pancakes, and Perseverance By Jamie Gross

The lessons we all learn from the boring subjects
Reading, writing, and riding horses . . . at our house, that one small change would lead to homeschool utopia. No more dragging through lesson after lesson of math. No more groans and sighs at the thought of school. The debate of whether…Read
Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral

Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral By Israel Wayne

Secular worldviews can’t make sense of math. Christianity does.
“Good morning class! It’s time for us to study mathematics.” The second-grade students all open their textbooks and pick up their pencils. “Let’s review first. Who can answer this question? What is 2 + 4?” Seven-year-old Johnny raises…Read
Relearning to Say Thank You

Relearning to Say Thank You By Lea Ann Garfias

We teach our children to say "thank you," but perhaps it’s we adults who need the lesson most of all
Last Sunday, my teenaged daughter and I worked in the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. This is one of my least favorite ministries, I have to tell you the truth. I’d much rather be relaxing in the adult class, listening to…Read
Celebrate Homeschooling!

Celebrate Homeschooling! By Kari Lewis

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
Rethinking Housework

Rethinking Housework By Marcia Washburn

For each of the nineteen years we homeschooled, I was sure that I would find the secret to teaching a houseful of children while living in a home that was magazine-perfect. Yeah, right! When my husband married me, I kept a clean house.…Read
Leaving a Legacy of Words

Leaving a Legacy of Words By Maribeth Spangenberg

How we can use our words to pass on a powerful spiritual legacy.
Words are precious. Yet so often we take them for granted. We speak. We listen. We communicate. But seldom do we truly think about the words we use—and their power to leave a legacy after us. The Importance of Words Words reflect what…Read