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When Thanksgiving Hurts

Whether we celebrate or don’t, I think it’s important that we don’t try to minimize the impact that the last year has had on us all.
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Learning from Fostering Kittens

Looking for a fun, educational—and adorable—family experience?
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Room to Breathe

Let's be understanding with our children (and ourselves) when restrictions keep us in close quarters, and let's try to continue making connections with others as often as we safely can.
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Who Wants an Imaginative Child? Do You?

Esolen’s tongue-in-cheek book examines ways that parents can inadvertently harm their children’s imagination.
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The Things I DON'T Do

Whether you do some of these things I don't or skip some of the things I do, I hope you find the balance of “do's” and “don'ts” that works for you. Our priority list must have limits if we want it done well!
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The Cognitive Dissonance of Being a Homeschool Parent

At the end of this journey, I will miss teaching each of my children. But I will also heave a big sigh of relief when the task of marking up their papers belongs entirely to someone else.
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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!
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Loving Your [Opposing Political Party] Neighbor

As we share our political views and teach them to our children, I hope we can do it in a way that is kind, generous, and intellectually honest.
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Homeschooling in the Whirlwind

The storms of this spring have taught me valuable lessons, and now I am welcoming small pleasures—having my hair cut, eating at a restaurant, and going to church again.
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Permission Granted

Here’s your official permission slip to write, garden, [insert hobby you love].
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Dear Tired Homeschool Mom

You aren’t alone.  
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Lessons for Mom

Stepping out of our comfort zone can help us remember what it was like to be a kid.
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Summer Dreams, Summer Sighs

That age-old battle between goals and reality.  
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Thoughts from a Visit to the House of Mourning

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The “Do” List

The next time you’re overwhelmed by what you “ought to” be doing, pause a moment. Flip over your To-Do list and take look at your Do List. It’s there to remind you that while you don’t do it all, you do a lot.
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The “Professional” Homeschool Mom: Minimizing the Challenges

Teachers have an incredible impact in a child's life. Leaving an outside job to homeschool may take some adjustment, but in the end, you'll likely find it's one of the best investments you ever made.
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Bravery and Failure: Teaching Our Kids Resilience

What is more important for our kids? Performing well or being resilient in the face of challenges? 
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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.
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A Shadowbox of Memories: Choosing What to Treasure

When reviewing your homeschool journey, there are some moments to reflect on and cherish.
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Do You Procrastinate? Evaluate!

"A Teen’s Guide to Getting Stuff Done by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT approaches procrastination not as a flaw to be conquered, but as a part of your personality to be understood . . ."
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