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Featured Articles:

Getting Back in the Groove

By Various Authors

With Christmas break over, it's time to get back to the books. Here are some ideas to ease the transition.

 

Give Your Homeschool a Midyear Makeover

By Jonathan Lewis

How to evaluate your direction and make some tweaks for the rest of the year.

 

Getting the Big Picture

By Israel Wayne

When things aren't going well, sometimes we need to take a step back to evaluate

 

Taming the Paper Monster

By Marcia Washburn

Is too much clutter causing your midyear slump?

 

Simplifying Your Schedule

By Cindy Puhek

When things aren't going well, sometimes we need to take a step back to evaluate.

 

Do You Need New Curriculum?

By Lea Ann Garfias

If your child is struggling with the curriculum you purchased at the start of the year, try these strategies.

 

Pleasant Boundaries

By Israel Wayne

Family life isn't free from cares and responsibilities, but I'm happy with where God has me.

 

What Homeschooling Can Do (And Can’t Do) For Your Children

By Jonathan Lewis

We need to understand both.

 

The Secret Ingredient for Young Writers

By Lea Ann Garfias

How your students can spice up their writing through memorization

 

But God Gives Hope

By Rebecca Brandt

When things look dark, look to Him for the hope that only He can provide.

 

When Life is Unpredictable

By Maribeth Spangenberg

When trials and heartbreak come our way, how can we handle them in a way that honors God and brings blessing to our lives?

 

Homeschooling Lesson 101

By Kimberly Williams

Everything has changed

 

Reviews in This Issue:

Rolling Trebuchet Kit

Reviewed by Jonathan Lewis

Okay, this one is going to be a hit with the boys—and probably with their dads too! From Pitsco Education comes this kit to build a rolling trebuchet.  Your first question might be, “What in the world is a rolling trebuchet?” The…Read 

 

Home-Based Eldercare: Stories and Strategies for Caregivers

Reviewed by Cindy Puhek

Homeschoolers have discovered that family and relationships add important aspects to education which institutions cannot supply. Many families are now discovering the importance of family and relationships in the area of elder care as…Read 

 

Kwik Stix

Reviewed by Matthew Lewis

Kwik Stix are an interesting new addition to art supplies. They’re as easy to use as crayons or markers, but instead use solid Tempera paint for a fun drawing process and a unique paint-like finish. Kwik Stix do not require water and are…Read