Category Archives: Encouragement

7 Ways to Salvage a Homeschool Day That's Headed South... Fast

You’ve had that day; we all have. Your kids aren’t feeling the homeschool thing today, and to be honest, you aren’t, either. The to-do list looks long, attitudes are poor, and you’re pretty sure that if you look over at … Continue reading

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Homeschool 911–Who to Call When We Need Help

As with every other area of life, there will be times when we hit a wall in our homeschooling and find ourselves in need of a little resuscitation. I've been there many times: Overwhelmed with juggling responsibilities in multiple areas … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in a Family Mix of Introverts and Extroverts

Many people confuse being an extrovert with being outgoing and an introvert with being shy. Although there’s often quite a bit of overlap, they’re not the same thing. Extroverts sometimes need periods of solitude and silence, but they’re energized by … Continue reading

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Why It's Okay That I Do My Entire Curriculum & Tick All the Boxes

I’m going to share a secret with you. It’s not something I usually confess to strangers for fear of backlash, but I’ve recently been convicted that maybe I should be more open. Maybe, I suddenly realized, I need to be … Continue reading

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Why Should Kids Care About Giving to International Missions?

I was a missionary kid, born deep in the heart of southern Mexico and then lived in the former Yugoslavia. The idea of giving to missions isn’t merely conceptual to me; it played out in my life in a very … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Gives Young Athletes a Massive Advantage

What do Tim Tebow, Serena and Venus Williams, and Bethany Hamilton all have in common? All were young athletes who took their skill to the highest level possible, excelling beyond peers in their chosen sport. But what places them in … Continue reading

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How Potty Training Nearly Derailed My Plan to Homeschool

Do you have young children and want to homeschool? Are you confident it’s the right decision, but have some doubts about being able to get it done?  Me too, friend—all the time! It’s embarrassing to admit now, but potty training … Continue reading

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