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Cultivating a Lifestyle of Service

Time and Chance: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Service   By Niccole Perrine   I was sitting at the table with our family calendar. Steam rose from my coffee. The bitter aroma brought a sweet calm to my heart. The kids were playing outside, enjoying a mild winter […]

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Can I Homeschool My Special Needs Child?

Yes, You CAN Homeschool Your Special Needs Child! by Heidi Forney   You suspect that your child has or may have various special needs.   Or maybe they have already been diagnosed?   Special needs may be emotional, physical, medical, developmental, behavioral, or any combination.   Does this change […]

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Studying Outside the Box

  by Abigail Prigge   The classroom setting. It’s a necessary thing, but do you ever shake it up? Would you judge me if I told you I’ve done schoolwork on the couch, or *gasp* in my bed first thing in the morning?   Kitchen tables and […]

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What Am I Chasing in My Homeschool?

    What Am I Chasing?     by Jessi Webb   Some days it seems as though the things I do are meaningless. I drag my tired self around the house every morning picking up clothes and toys carelessly left behind, knowing full well that by […]

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The Top Twenty Advantages of Homeschooling

The Top Twenty Advantages of Homeschooling Some homeschool seminars would like to make you believe that every day is all sweetness and light, complete with joyful children who complete their assignments with enough time left over to help mom with the dishes. That is the homeschool equivalent […]

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When in Doubt, Minimize!

When in Doubt, Minimize!     by Mary Colwell   When I was a child my grandfather used to say, “When in doubt, throw it out!”   My Grandfather liked an orderly workplace, and he didn’t like things that weren’t useful. I didn’t really understand the importance of […]

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You are Free to Be Extraordinary

You Are Free to Be Extraordinary: What I Want My Sons to Know       by Jessi Webb When you are young, all the moments you look forward to seem so far away. I can’t wait for Friday to get here. We’ve been driving forever…will we […]

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Ten Steps to a Smile

Ten Steps to a Smile (OR, How to Light Your House for Nearly Free)       by Elise Hooper   So you’re heading through the kitchen with an empty laundry basket under one arm and a full and stinky hamper in the other, when he jumps […]

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The Art of Exercising with Kids

The Art of Exercising with Kids     By Jessi Webb   As a homeschooling mom of three busy boys, I know how difficult it can be to get anything done, let alone make time for exercise. But may I encourage you not to make this your excuse? There […]

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Service: A Legacy of Love

    Service: A Legacy of Love by Niccole Perrine “Why do we have to work hard, Momma?” My oldest implored. “Can’t we just have fun always?” We were scrubbing the kitchen floor. The pungent smell of lemons filled the air as we worked together.   I smiled sympathetically […]

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