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Hope in Spite of Weariness: Finding Strength

  It’s so beautiful outside!  The trees are all scarlet and golden and bright oranges this year. The leaves have been falling in what the kidlets like to call “leaf storms,” swirling and flying every direction on their way down. Soon we’ll make huge piles of them, and I’ll do our annual leaf photo-shoot with…

Topics: Goals, Peace

Making it Happen: Being an Advocate for your Home-schooled Child

Sometimes you just gotta do it yourself.  One thing I’ve learned about homeschooling over the past 9 years is that Homeschooling Mamas will jump through all kinds of hoops to give their kidlets a good, customized education.  That’s one of the best things that differentiates homeschooling from “away-from-home” schooling, in my opinion.  We focus on…

Do Not Doubt His Grace: Remembering Those in Times of Trouble

Yesterday was a hard day to be online. So many heartbreaking memories of 9/11 posted and so much news of destruction headed for the Carolinas from the hurricane; everywhere you look there is so much despair. But God is always faithful, even when we can’t see. Even in the dark times, He is there. We…

Topics: Peace

Is it Back to School Time Already?

Summer seems to have whizzed by this year! I don’t know if it was because we went straight from snow to heatwave, with no springtime here, or that the retailers actually put the school supplies out early or what, but I just can’t believe we’re at that time already! Thankfully, our little homeschool family has…

Topics: Education

Homeschooling: A Bold & Beautiful Choice

Today I had a meeting of the mom-minds…  with some terribly wise ladies who have “been there done that” with this whole homeschooling high-school thing.  Stepping past that milestone this fall is a big thing for me, knowing that I’m now going to be responsible for not only keeping track of school hours (Missouri thing!)…

Topics: Education

Homeschooling is a Journey

People who aren’t familiar with the homeschooling lifestyle often ask questions.  Sometimes they are questions of pure curiosity, and other times they are less amicable with some sort of misguided agenda they want to promote… but often both of these groups of people start with the question of whether or not homeschool kids are really…

Topics: Education

New Discoveries

(Don’t forget to see below for a coupon code for 5% off all WinterPromise programs!)    Our early years of homeschooling were a little rocky, as you’ll recall from my last post. Thankfully, things only got better from there. One day while researching alternatives online, I discovered WinterPromise.  I know it’s so cheesy to say, but…

Topics: Education

The Great Curriculum Hunt

Each Spring, as one school year begins to wind down, the curriculum sellers from all over begin their annual Homeschool Sales. Everything for less!! Buy Here!! Right?  Only when you go to look, their sale prices are rarely any less expensive than if you bought straight from the publisher themselves.  Such is the game. I actually…