Calming Your Fears about Homeschooling

  Homeschooling. The mention of the word can stir up different responses in the hearts of those who hear it. Some feel contempt for the very idea that a parent could actually educate their own children. Others feel a sense of freedom and empowerment, knowing that... read more

Do Your Kids Know You’re an Ordinary Person?

How do your children perceive you? Do you remember discovering things about your parents that as a younger child you never really understood or considered a reality? I’m not talking about deep, dark secrets, I mean ordinary aspects of their humanness. Were you... read more

Choosing Tutorial Classes

This year I was blessed with another way of looking at the whole concept of deciding what I’m going to pay someone else to do concerning my child’s education. That’s what I’m going to share today.

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My Favorite thing about Home Schooling

  Today’s question is  # 3 from the book, and reads; What is your favorite thing about homeschooling? Here’s my answer   Freedom. It’s just one word but it means so much! Homeschooling gives us freedom in so many ways, from the small things like... read more

God Will Equip You

    Homeschooling is really just part of parenting.  If God has placed it on your heart to homeschool your children, He will give you everything you need to do it well.  There really is only one thing you have to do in order to be successful at home... read more

Purpose-Targeted Decision Making: Homeschooling

Home schooling isn’t easy. But it’s a privilege I wouldn’t trade for an easy day.There are so many variables, so many choices and so many different ways to approach homeschooling that I could easily get overwhelmed and off-track if I didn’t maintain a clearly defined purpose.

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Purpose-Targeted Decision Making; Homeschooling

Home schooling isn’t easy. But it’s a privilege I wouldn’t trade for an easy day.There are so many variables, so many choices and so many different ways to approach homeschooling that I could easily get overwhelmed and off-track if I didn’t maintain a clearly defined purpose.

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Homeschooling; My Approach to Education

Here’s my answer to question #2 from my upcoming book. The question reads, in part; “Do you use a particular educational philosophy or approach?”   I guess most people would call our approach eclectic. I don’t use the term eclectic to say that... read more

My Approach to Education

Here’s my answer to question #2 from my upcoming book. The question reads, in part; “Do you use a particular educational philosophy or approach?” I guess most people would call our approach eclectic. I don’t use the term eclectic to say that we buy... read more

What I Wish I Had Known

I’ve been working on putting together a book featuring myself and ten other christian homeschool authors. The book will feature several thought-provoking questions, answered by the various authors, according to their personal experiences. This article is taken from that book, in answer to question #6, which reads “If you’ve been homeschooling for a while, what is something you know or understand now that you wish you had known from the beginning?”

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What if I Don’t Raise the Next President?

I’ve heard it said many times before, in an honorable effort to validate a mom’s choice to stay at home or to home school, “What you’re doing is very important. After all, you may be raising the next president.” Or maybe they say the next astronaut, or the next Billy... read more

This is Why I Homeschool

Every once in a while, someone asks me why we homeschool. I have to admit, after homeschooling for almost eight years, I still don’t have a well-defined answer to that question. I’m sometimes tempted to ask; “Do you want the political answer, the spiritual answer, the... read more

Benefits to Allowing Your Child to Plan a party or Event

Beth Cranford

Have your children ever planned a party or other event? Are you thinking it would take too much time away from more important things? You might be surprised at all the important things that are happening when your child plans a party. There are so many lessons and life skills they can learn, and it’s all within the context of real life and something they enjoy.

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