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Eight Years of Homeschool Encouragement and Tips

When you’re on a challenging journey, you need all the inspiration, tips, advice, and signposts you can get.  Recently I was learning from my old homeschool encouragement posts and decided to organize the best of them for you (and me). For new homeschoolers My readers and I teamed up to list Advice for a Newbie Homeschooling […]

Fond Memories: Our 5 Kids’ Top 30 Homeschool Resources

My five children (ages 13-22) have gone through a huge range of curriculum in almost two decades of homeschooling, so when I asked the at-home crowd what their favorites had been, there was silence around the table.  They needed to think…and then they started to talk.  Later, when I emailed my oldest daughter, I got […]

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 […]

The Four Levels of Reading, Summarized for High School

Besides the Bible, How to Read a Book  by Adler and Van Doren (link is to my review) has been the foundational book of our high school at home program. It is an intense volume that teaches readers how get the most out of any book they read, as well as how to decide which […]

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 […]

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