Category: homeschooling

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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How Do I Do Relaxed Homeschooling? (A Step-by-Step Guide)

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Lots of people who have read about our relaxed homeschooling lifestyle or my book, Think Outside the Classroom (where I flesh that out a bit), still have questions. The main one is, "but how do I do relaxed homeschooling, specifically?" On one hand, telling you specifics steals a part of the "relaxed" from the equation. Yet, I've realized ...

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Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

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Relaxed Homeschooling: How to Fuel Your Children’s Passions

Relaxed Homeschooling How to Fuel Your Children

I suppose it is the greatest blessing and also the greatest curse that homeschooling affords so much freedom. Instead of the mythical idea that "only experts can teach", homeschool moms face the often-overwhelming dilemma of sorting through the ocean of teaching resources, styles and approaches. But if there's one freedom for which I'm thankful, it's that ...

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A Book Series Your Children Will Love

If you are like me, you are always on the look out for good, well-written books that capture your children's attention. Well I'm thrilled to recommend to you, the Growly Bear books, a series of adventure and fun for the family! The characters in this series are so likable and the adventures pull ...

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