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Enjoy Your Homeschool Conference

Tomorrow is our annual homeschooling conference and for the first time in years I will not be able to attend.  Sometimes life seriously gets in the way, and it’s best if we learn to accept that cheerfully and not complain about what God has put in our path. But–and this is a big ‘but’–if you can make […]

Top Twenty Books for Families to Read Aloud

Reading aloud is central to our family and our homeschool.  It helps form who we are now and who we will become.   It also teaches us about others and ourselves and, indeed, the world.  After almost 20 years of homeschooling—and a few more of reading aloud—we have a list of family favorites: #1:  The Bible.  […]

Your Local Public Library

 After the Bible, the library is probably the most valuable resource we homeschoolers have access to, and it amazes me that some people homeschool without it.  Even those of us who use it regularly often do not take full advantage of its many resources. In fact, even though our family uses the library so faithfully […]

Homeschoolers and The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

I love personal development books.  They remind me of the importance of thinking about how I live and of examining whether or not what I do meets my goals of loving God and those around me.  I almost always finish such a book inspired and with one or two small practical changes to implement in […]

Reading Week

“Tomorrow Reading Week starts,”  Miss 12 sighed happily Sunday night.  Reading Week, an annual tradition, is one of the joys of our homeschool.  We long for it, dream of it, plan for it, and now, finally, it is here. With over 200 books expected from inter-branch loan in our huge city-wide library system, our house will be awash in […]

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