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Nine Reminders for When I Think I'm Failing My Children by Homeschooling

Some days I get discouraged and fear that I'm failing my children by teaching them at home. I see the gaps in their learning. I fear they are behind or may fall behind. I wonder if we do too little bookwork … Continue reading

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The Proverbs 31 Homeschool is Not a Daily Checklist

I can still remember reading Proverbs 31 for the first time after becoming a wife. What was, for so many, an anthem of womanhood, I found to be sheer exhaustion. I wasn’t inspired by her; I was tired! I wondered … Continue reading

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Commonsense Help for the Homeschool Mom Who Hates Science Experiments

It is 3:15 pm. School should be wrapping up, and yet I am covered in the contents of the junk drawer—not the little one that has pencils and vitamins. No, I am in the Drawer of Lost Causes.  (I am … Continue reading

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I Came Back to Sonlight Because I Love My Freedom

As we approached the end of our homeschool year, I did what all homeschooling moms do—I considered which curriculum to select for the next school year. In my household the end of the school year is a time of reflection to evaluate what is … Continue reading

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3 Steps to a Calmer Homeschool Morning

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of trying to juggle homeschooling multiple grades, keep up your home, invest in your marriage, and have a little time to breathe? Do you feel like your schedule is too packed and your … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Inspired Us to Adopt

I had no idea the impact homeschooling would make on my family when we started this journey. At the time, my oldest son, Isaac, had just finished kindergarten in public school, and we simply wanted more time with him. That was … Continue reading

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Zooming out and in: Global-minded homeschooling

I’ve always loved maps -- the delicate wandering lines, the stars and circles hovering over city centers, the softly-worn paper folds creating ridges and peaks where the creases bisect latitude and longitude. Even the mysterious names themselves have a cadence, … Continue reading

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