November 21, 2015

New- A Classic Christmas Devotional Anthology 2015

Do you sometimes feel that in the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties, shopping, presents and decoration that the real reason for the season seems to get lost? Have you been looking for ways to have a more Christ centered Christmas?As a young mother I wanted to start family traditions that focused more on Christ. […]

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The Remedy to Chore Wars?

What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]

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Are You Stuck in Chore Wars?

I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]

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October 26, 2015

Home School Sweet Spot- Parental Engagement

Parental engagement is vital to homeschooling, especially in the early years. Young children learn with ease when they are developmentally ready for what they are learning.They learn better when the parent is engaged, than when just assigned learning tasks or academic chores. What is an academic chore? An academic chore is an assignment the child […]

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Dad, 3 Ways You Can Bless Your Homeschooled Children

You are so important in the lives of their wives and children!​Many dads just feel that they are little more than a pay check to their family. It does not have to be this way. You can change this!!! Work done away from home, in a career can be exhausting, as can work in the […]

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October 12, 2015

A Homeschool Essential- Crazy Days

Call them what you will: field trips, excursions, a day out, or outings! I call them Crazy days and they are essential to homeschool. When I was a child and would ask my mother where she was going she would say, "Crazy, wanna come along?" I never did ask what she meant. She never said […]

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October 9, 2015

A Homeschool Essential- Wild Days

Years ago when my oldest two children young we lived in Denver in an apartment. A soon to be mom named Vera, just recently from Germany, moved into the apartment complex. I had taken years of German and felt to befriend her. After her baby was born she invited me to walk with her. Each […]

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