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Why We Have a No Toy Policy

Yes, I have a No Toy Policy. Before you think we have read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and have gone over the Feng Shui deep end, let me share an observation that happened about sixteen years ago while visiting … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read Books with Difficult Topics

As far back as I can remember, I was one of those voracious readers who read everything: the publisher’s mailing address printed in the beginning of books the ISBN numbers every foreword and epilogue—yes, even the appendices the writing on … Continue reading

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How to Raise Mission-minded Children

When my husband and I decided to homeschool, one of our main goals was to raise mission-minded children. When we moved to Canada after serving six years in the Middle East and in South America as missionaries, we were literally in "Christian" culture shock. … Continue reading

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See From Your Child's Perspective to Flip Frustrations

One of my goals as a homeschool mom was to raise adults who were not narcissists. I wanted my children to see life from another person’s perspective, to be able to walk a mile in another’s shoes. That’s a big … Continue reading

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Getting Angry as a Homeschool Mom: Strategies to Help

"I wish I didn't yell at my kids." "I try so hard to be patient, but I lose my cool at least once a day. Then I feel terrible." "I make my son cry during Math!" "I'm setting a bad … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion: A Lesson in Moral Relativism

How do you teach your children the difference between fact and opinion? It seems most schools do so in a disturbing way. It looks innocent enough, but the results are a bit scary. Read this description from the Common Core: … Continue reading

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Give Kids Tools, Not Toys

My dad had a lot of great advice and wisdom. One of the many things I learned from him was the art of giving gifts to children. I remember it clearly. At that time I had three little boys, and … Continue reading

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