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Homeschooling From the Heart Not Just a Curriculum

The most important thing to remember is that we're teaching young people to learn. To experience life. We must teach the whole child. Not just parts. This means knowing their hearts, and knowing ours.

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Book Recommendations for July 2019: Sare’s Favorite Reads

Book Recommendations: Recently my focus has been heavy into Apologetics and strengthening my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father, as well as how my family's homeschooling journey fits into it. The following four books helped me with difficult decisions...

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That Time As A Teen When I Was A Perfect Parent

When I was still a perfect parent--living under my parents' roof, wearing clothes they bought for me, talking on the phone (a landline!) they paid for; I swore I would never treat my children the way my parents treated me. I wouldn't keep my children from doing what they wanted, make them do chores, or tell them no. I would be different. I'd understand them, and treat them with "respect".

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Our Homeschool Curriculum: 2017-2018

For the last two years we have been involved in a Classical Conversations Community, and while it was a great fit for a while, I realize with the changes happening in our family, it is no longer going to be feasible for us.

7 Must Have DVD Collections for Our Homeschool: 2017
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7 Must Have DVD Collections for Our Homeschool: 2017

As a mother who loves reading, and wants to instill a love of reading in my children, I try to keep screen time down to a minimum. However, there are still moments in our learning when an educational show can help teach a concept. Especially for my son who is a visual learner.

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Homeschooling: The Right Choice for Us

We know that at this season in our lives, homeschooling (HS) is the way to go. I don't pretend to know what the future holds, or what God will place on our hearts at a later date. Right now, however, this is our great calling.

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10 Books to Read for Personal Growth in 2017

Each year I compile a stack of books--some paper, some digital-- to help me grow as a person. This year I'm particularly excited about my choices. I'm also honest enough with myself to know I might not get through them all. However, I thought I'd share them (in no particular order) with you. Maybe you'll find a few new additions for your own "to-be-read" pile.

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How Patience Helps Us Grow

It's such a wonderful feeling to know how much God loves us, even when we aren't patient. The Bible is always here to help; to remind us to rejoice even when we're struggling, because we have the Holy Spirit, and it continually fills us with His love.

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Fellowship

In January when I prayerfully chose Fellowship as my Word of the Year, I left it up to the LORD to decide how to use it in my life. I never quite expected it to lead me where I am currently. I thought maybe it would envolve me continuing with our small group, or maybe… Continue reading Fellowship

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Father’s Day and Healing

Three days ago we scattered my father's ashes in the Puget Sound. A place he'd always loved. The week leading up to the memorial was rough and emotions ran high with everyone. I wanted nothing more than to forget about the whole thing and keep my father's ashes on my shelf, because as soon as they were removed from their place of honor, lonliness enveloped me. He'd been there since February, a constant companion in my home. It was time to let him go, but I wasn't sure I was ready.