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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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10 Things Your Struggling Learner Needs You to Do

Homeschool moms are inundated with stories of student success. Even on the Sonlight blog, we highlight our Sonlight scholarship winners, but don’t tend to highlight the struggling learner. Yet one of the great strengths of homeschooling is how it can … 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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Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal

I didn't decide to homeschool for lofty reasons. I didn't have a clear vision for my children's education. I didn't even really want to be at home with them all day. I agreed to try homeschooling because we couldn't afford … Continue reading

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Literacy Versus Reading Ability: When You Provide a Print-Rich Home But Kids Still Struggle With Reading

If the ability to read is so important, what do we do when our children just aren't learning to read well? What if we fill our houses with books and read aloud daily ... and they still struggle? Are our … Continue reading

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