What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What does grace mean to you? God’s unmerited favor. That’s what it means to me. It means that even though I’m weak, and I mess up, He still loves me, and makes things work out for my good. When we offer grace to each other I think of it in terms of not being too hard... read more

He Wants Me To Love Him

 We finally did it! We overcame the many obstacles and got family pictures taken! Such a burden lifted. I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to family photos! But it’s done, and our friend did a fantastic job capturing this little group of people... read more

Intentional Marriage: Book Review

In honor of Crystal’s anniversary, you can get this book free, today only! Is your husband driving you crazy? Or Do you feel alone in your marriage? I can empathize because I’ve been there. It’s a yucky place to be. And it certainly isn’t a place that makes me... read more

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

Giving our Children Roots And Wings

  Late last night I posted the following on my business Facebook page: “I just wanted to check in and say I haven’t forgotten all of you. I’ve been pretty quiet lately due to some pressing family matters. We’ve been away from home a lot lately,... read more

When Your Kids Declare “It’s Not Fair!”

“It’s not fair!” Is this what your children declare every time they don’t like a decision you’ve made? Somehow, children learn early on that by playing the “fair” card, they can stop an issue in its tracks and turn things around in their favor. Or at least they think... read more

But How Will I Lead Them?

Recently I began reading through “The Story; The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God And His People.” Today’s reading took me to the part of the story where the Israelites are about to enter the beautiful and abundant land  that God had promised them.  Moses, who had... read more

The Beauty of Godly Submission

In a culture that elevates personal freedom to an unbiblical level, it is difficult for a wife to believe she is actually called to obey her husband. And the husbands aren’t exempt from any blame in the controversy this passage tends to stir.

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I Wish I Was a Mom Like That

Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.

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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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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

Pure… Gut-Wrenching… Joy

    That’s what my children bring to my life.   As I sit on the couch listening to my little boy talking away, with his sweet little two-year old vocabulary, and only getting two out of ten words right, and his precious little expressions that only a toddler... 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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