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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 […]

Defending Life: Let Us Not Become Weary in Doing Good

Two women named Lisa, both unmarried and unexpectantly pregnant, faced a choice.  These two brave women, who later became my friends, chose life for their unborn daughters.  One of them had the full support of her family, no matter what choice she made.  She was the lucky one. The other Lisa had no support whatsoever, […]

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