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The Secret Ingredient to Real Learning (A Simple, Remarkable Trick to Help a Child Read)

As a relaxed homeschooler increasingly persuaded of the power of a child’s natural ability to learn, I’m always reading the thoughts of educational reformers who have tapped into this forgotten phenomenon. The Everyday Genius: Restoring Children’s Natural Joy of Learning, is the incredibly fascinating book I’m reading now, and so far, I love his ideas on how […]

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Character: What it is, & How We Encourage it in Our Children

We can’t be disillusioned by our children’s choices, blaming ourselves. God is the perfect parent and He has had prodigals since the beginning.  But I’m telling you, Satan wants to use it to tell you you’re a failure and cause you to be dismayed to the point that you feel like giving up on your […]

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The ONE Parenting Tip That All the Others Hang On

I apologize in advance if this punches you in the gut, but you might take heart in knowing it did mine too. Because for all the desires of our heart to be good parents, we forget one colossal thing: they are children. Learning children. Growing children. Not yet finished children. And maybe we expect too […]

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Help for Your New Homeschooling Year-Keep Perspective

(Psst…Don’t miss the coupon code below on our homeschooling book!) Whatever method of homeschooling, no matter how structured or relaxed or even what curriculum you use, we can all agree that homeschooling–being responsible for our children’s education is a big job, fraught with anxiety and pressure. But it doesn’t have to be! If we keep […]

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For Such a Time as This–Helping our Daughters Love God’s Word

  “Our greatest hope for this book is that girls will come away with a deeper understanding and love for Scripture.” -Breezy Brookshire Oh how I love this book. Every square inch. “Stories of Women from the Bible, retold for girls.” Written by Selah singer Todd Smith’s wife, Angie, and magically illustrated by a friend […]

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How This Mothering Wisdom From Scripture Changes Everything

  Men like Winston Churchill and Thomas Edison attributed their earthly success to their mothers. On Mother’s Day, humans collectively praise mothers and back it up with millions of overpriced cards. Inherently, we believe the influence of a mother is powerful. But that belief got sabotaged somewhere along the way and another belief sprang up […]

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Summer Boredom Busters or Helping Your Kids Be Productive

It can be tricky keeping kids busy doing productive things in the summer (if you’re off from school), especially with the lure of the Internet. I offer you some tips: My favorite inspiration for productivity is using summer to prepare for Christmas by making homemade gifts. Over the years, this has saved us thousands of […]

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Why Should I (and How do I) Homeschool Through High School? What Do They Really Need?

Last week a blog reader emailed to ask me the following question, and I thought it was an excellent one to visit and discuss. I’d love for you to enter the conversation through the comment section. Keep in mind that with homeschooling, there is not a “right” way, there is a only what works well […]

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Get Your Awesome Motherhood T-shirt & Help Me Color My Husband’s World

A little known fact about my incredible, loving, hard-working, selfless husband is that he is losing his eyesight. He has retinitis pigmentosa, and while the degree of vision loss varies from person to person, it is certain he’ll lose all his peripheral with only some remaining tunnel sight, if he retains any. We are praying for that. […]

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Simple Homeschooling: Ideas for Summer Learning

Whether you technically homeschool or not, you definitely homeschool in the summer when your children are home. And if your homeschooling has an “end”, you’re confused. I basically dislike the term “school” because school starts and stops. Education though, is constant, all day, every day. So even when formal school is out, we can actively […]

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