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Personality Types and Learning from Each Other

If one of your children learns differently from you or their siblings, see it as an opportunity!

5 Conversations to Consider Having with Your Child

These insightful topics can jumpstart deeper discussions.

Bounty and Ballast

What might be a comfort to us could be a necessity to someone else, and I don’t want to get bogged down with ballast which could prove a blessing to another. May we always remember to give freely as we have received.

Love in the Time of Quarantine

I believe that love is the greatest antidote to grief that we can offer. We have always striven to emphasize the importance of helping others, but this crisis has brought out the urgency of the situation like nothing else has.

Talking to Teens

This homeschooling mom shares some of the ways she has connected with her teens--even if it means staying up late to talk!

Slowly Letting Go

“There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots and the other is wings.” 

Bravery and Failure: Teaching Our Kids Resilience

What is more important for our kids? Performing well or being resilient in the face of challenges? 

Cultivating a Heart of Kindness

If you’d like to more purposefully involve your kids and encourage an attitude of giving, here are a few fun ideas.

Reality: Escape It or Embrace It

It’s all how you look at it. 

A Date with My Daughter and Empathic Listening

According to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, there are three parts to empathic listening. 

Just Add a 1

A homeschool mom reflects on how much has changed with her kids between 2010 and 2020.

Personal Progress in a Pandemic

The pandemic can be a positive opportunity to stretch yourself and grow in areas of weakness. This homeschooling mom shares how she improved her scheduling skills.

Our Children’s Greatest Need

It can be helpful to remember why we should desire to add regular teaching form the Bible to our children’s lives. 

An Ultimate Field Trip: Taking the Kids to China

Researching before a trip can make it more meaningful when you go! 

The Education of Work: My High Schooler's First Job

Whether your first job was scooping ice cream, mowing lawns, or picking strawberries, I’m sure you learned something valuable there. Why not share that experience with your own children? You might just inspire a young entrepreneur.

High School & Beyond—Special Needs


Veteran Homeschoolers: “You Can Do This!”

Weeks into coronavirus-induced school-at-home, the media is reporting that many parents feel overwhelmed. But longtime homeschoolers want these families to know it doesn’t have to be this way.

Something is Better than Nothing: Adding Bible Study to Your School Day

If you’re just starting out, struggling with a routine, or falling off the wagon, I hope these thoughts are encouraging.

Let Your Kids Help in the Kitchen! Here’s How

n my own family’s chore rotation, one child was designated as assistant cook for two months at a time, shadowing me in the kitchen to (a) learn cooking skills and (b) spend some one-on-one time with mom.

12 Ways to Create Community and Love Our Neighbors

From picking up groceries for a neighbor to writing an encouraging card, here are some ideas for cultivating community. 
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