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Not Finishing the School Year

So, we are not going to be able to finish this school year properly. In fact, we are significantly behind, and that really bothers me. Some of it was unavoidable:  we had a bumper garden harvest and illness.  However, the girls could have been farther along if I had been a bit more organized.  Or […]

Review: Setting the Records Straight by Lee Binz

Over and over, I see homeschooling families sending their teens to school because they are afraid of destroying their chances for higher education.  But you do not have to be afraid to homeschool high school.  Ordinary families can be successful and they can get their children into college, sometimes even on scholarships.  In Setting the […]

The National Week of Prayer for Homeschool Families

This was sent out to local homeschoolers and I am sharing it with permission.  Note that this event is a grassroots effort and is not tied to any specific organization. Monday — Fathers Please pray for homeschooling fathers to walk in integrity before the Lord in every area of their lives. Pray for their hearts […]

Why I Aim to be a Zero in Our Homeschool

Every once in a while I read something that sticks with me for a long time.  One of these concepts is “Aim to be a zero” from An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, and it really illuminates many tasks.  I have thought about this concept so much that I no longer […]

Review: Lady Jane Grey by Simonetta Carr

It is fitting to begin the year with the inspiring story of a teen girl, crowned against her wish, who was true to her faith until death.  Little Lady Jane Grey, born into the upper nobility of England in 1537 and raised as a princess, was a brilliant young scholar who learned many languages.  She […]