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33 Reminders for Homeschoolers

Because homeschooling is a marathon, not a sprint, we must emphasize the right things and minimize many others in order to be able to continue year after year in love, joy, and peace.  I’ve been homeschooling for over two decades and still forget so much so often!  So here’s a simple list of reminders for […]

Review: Phonics for Parents by Leslie Perry

When Phonics for Parents showed up in the mail, I was instantly captivated. How much it would have helped me when I was trying to teach my children to read! I relearned phonics alongside them, using the teacher’s guides of our reading program, but that is a very inefficient way to do things. With this […]

Creation Conference Livestream, Aug 13-18

As bestselling author and former pastor Randy Alcorn pointed out several years ago But without the biblical doctrine of creation, there is not only no objective biblical authority, there is no doctrine of human sin and ultimate redemption. If there was no Adam, we did not sin in Adam, and did not need the last […]

A Homeschooling Essential—How Should We Then Live?

There are many good books and a few great ones but only a handful that should be read by all Christian homeschooling parents and teens. How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer is one of them. Beginning with the Romans, Schaeffer traces the history of Western thought right up to the present.  Yes, even […]

Curriculum Plans for a Relaxed Homeschool High School (ages 15, 17)

Due to health issues our home high school has gone from very intense and academic for our older three to more relaxed while still rather academic for the younger two.  We no longer set long term accomplishment goals as, ‘this is how much we will do this term,’ but we set process goals like, ‘this […]

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