Category Archives: Encouragement

Meet Your Sonlight Advisors: Your Personal Cheering Team

Meet Marci, Margaret, Debbie, and Barbara—your Sonlight Advisors! They are on tap to help you choose and troubleshoot curriculum. Continue reading

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Why You'll Never Find Balance (But What to Seek Instead)

Balance is a homeschool buzzword. You’ve surely heard it many times. The implication is that, with a little creativity and prioritizing, you’ll step into the center of your own life’s Venn Diagram, finally finding peace. It’s a beautiful concept, but … Continue reading

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How To Be a Non-Anxious Homeschool Mom for Your Kids

As parents who homeschool,  we are deeply invested in our children. We long for our kids to be happy, to succeed, and to benefit from our life lessons. Yet, sometimes our desires for our children are so intense that we … Continue reading

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The Power That a “Not Yet” Attitude Brings to Your Homeschool

I watched a TED Talk recently that inspired me. Carol Dweck started with the example of a Chicago school that has a grade labeled “Not Yet.” The idea, Dweck says, is that we are in a process of learning. Just … Continue reading

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Thriving in the Doldrum Season of the Homeschool Year

“Mr. Chris said the time between Christmas and spring was always the longest time of the year. It’s true, Marly thought, going to school day after day. Snow fell and fell and melted and melted and then fell again. The … Continue reading

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When Homeschooling is Hard: Two Bible Verses to Anchor Your Heart

In our many years of homeschooling, there have been some days that were downright dreamy. I don’t know what a perfect school day looks like for you, but for me it’s simultaneously productive and relaxed. The kids set about their … Continue reading

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8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year

I love Christmas, but I think I love the New Year just about as much. There’s something exciting about a fresh start that makes my heart happy. This is especially true in homeschooling. Usually, by the time October rolls around, … Continue reading

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