Category: homeschooling

7 Reasons You Should Homeschool

I could write a thousand reasons to homeschool, but you probably don't have time to read that kind of list. Someone asked me last week, "So, what made you decided to homeschool?" She was considering it. People are curious. Perhaps you've thought about homeschooling. Here are a few of my reasons: 1.  I like being with my kids. I ...

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Homeschool Mom Tells How Health Struggles Challenged Her Expectations

Guest post by Jenny Ervin “What would you do if I died?” This was the question that I had to put to my husband last summer as we considered our schooling plans for the next year. Having been home educated myself during the “pioneer days” and always taught our own children ages 17 down to 2, this ...

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Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers) I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

"But they need to be with friends their own age." Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but.... Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only incorrect, but extremely damaging. I feel emboldened to say that peer dependency (and our encouragement ...

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When Your Extended Family Doesn’t Agree With Your Life Choices

When Your Extended Family Doesn

If you homeschool, or have more than the average number of children, or don't let your children date for fun, you should probably just wear a t-shirt that says, "Two headed monster." Or get a clown nose. That way, you can just do all your friends and family a favor and address the fat elephant in ...

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Are You Tired & Uninspired? (I Have a Plan)

Are You Tired & Uninspired (I Have a Plan)

It's hard for me to admit, since I am a writer to women about all things home, even speaking nationally on occasion, that sometimes I struggle with my job at home. I mean, all out "I-feel-like-giving-up" struggle. (My husband has wisely informed me it's a little late in the game for that.) But something pretty profound ...

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Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

With over 2,000 posts here, I wanted to help direct you to some of the most popular and widely-shared ones. I pray they challenge, encourage and inspire your day! Be sure to share your favorites! Read my all-time most popular post, 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families Raising Children is a Terrible Waste of Time Raw, Uncensored ...

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How to LIVE (and Leave) a LEGACY in Your Home

How to Live (and Leave) a Legacy in Your Home

Three years ago, two of my best friends and I planned an overnight get-a-way where we just brainstormed about life with each other. One of our epiphanies was this: We want to leave a real, meaningful legacy behind, and we want to help other women do that too. From that deep-seated passion, Living a Legacy conference was born, and a ...

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What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like?

What Does Relaxed Homeschooling Look Like

A lot of people like the idea of "relaxed homeschooling", but are so accustomed to what they feel is the only way to "do school", they just can't picture anything else. "How do they learn anything?" "What if I miss something?" These are some of the questions that are common to the relaxed approach. Again, just for encouragement purposes ...

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Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

Conversation: A Powerful Tool For Education

I was driving, rather lost in thought, zoned by the double lines in front of me, when he asked the third question. "But how will they know?" I had probably answered his first two questions with a half-lying, "I don't know", the result of not really listening. "How will they know how to find my phone number when ...

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Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

  Homeschooling Held Hostage, Heidi St John "Most of us took our children out of public school in search of something more, only to be hijacked by the world’s system—right there on the couches in our living rooms. We’re putting our kids into hyper-academic “homeschooling” programs and we’re allowing the pressure of the “what ifs” to determine ...

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