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When Your Teen Can No Longer Focus

  Sometimes it happens. Your brilliant, super-capable teen is no longer learning, and you sense it is not merely an attitude problem. You begin to suspect something is seriously wrong…and you are probably right. In our many years of homeschooling we have come across this problem a few times, and this I have learned: When […]

When your Child Cannot Learn Well: Psychoeducational Testing at Home

After a recent Sylvan Learning Center assessment, we were encouraged to get psychoeducational testing for one of our children.  However, the cost was $2000, way beyond our budget.  (Note that this is a service provided by independent psychologists who specialize in education, not by Sylvan.) When I discussed that with the Sylvan lady, she said, […]

Review: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

We moms often focus on habits.  We try to develop good habits in our children, we use habits to make our homeschools function more effectively, and we harness the power of habit to help our lives run more smoothly. Over a century ago, Charlotte Mason wrote a lot about the importance of cultivating habits in […]

Review: The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

We homeschooling moms are busy.  Often too busy.  Our families sometimes suffer, and so do we.  Now, when God calls us to be super busy, that is fine;  life has such seasons and, as Tricia Goyer pointed out in her book Balanced, when we realize we can’t manage on our own we are more aware of our […]

Slowing Down

This has been a year of thinking fast, working fast, and reading fast…and even of feeling fast and praying fast.  Although the first three can be positive, the last two most certainly are not. Therefore, I’m slowing down this summer.  I’m not making a huge list of things for us to accomplish.  We’re having minimal […]

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