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Nurturing a Love of Learning

People sometimes ask, “How do you instill a love of learning in your child?” I think that’s the wrong question.  Children are naturally curious and eager to learn, and God has instilled this in them; we don’t need to.  Instead, the question should be, “How do we nurture this love of learning?” And, if for some […]

Our Outer Nature Wastes Away

We all know that we are on a journey to decrepitude and death, but at times it hits home very hard. The other day one of my dearest people told me it’s official; her mind is going. She couldn’t even remember the words for it, Alzheimer’s, dementia. Yes, sometimes thinking about the future makes her […]

Review: Side by Side by Edward Welch

Each one of us is needy, and the longer we live the more we understand how deep our need is. However, we may not all realize that we are needed too; even though we may be a mess, God commands us to care for our brothers and sisters in their neediness.  In Side by Side: […]

The First Week: A Fish Fossil!

Last week was a short week, full of learning and happy discoveries.  Truly, if the school year continues like this, we will be blessed in many ways. Highlights: Finding a fish fossil on our first nature walk.  We were just clambering over some rocks when Miss 13 saw it.  Amazing!  And when a non-Christian acquaintance puzzled over […]

7 Tips for Moms Who Want to Model the Joy of Learning

One of the joys of being an older homeschooling mom is that I have more time to learn along with my children.  Other homeschoolers experience the same thing. One mom took a writing course with her children and now writes regularly for publication.  Other moms learn photography, take on leadership roles, develop their creativity, study […]

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