Less is More When it Comes to Homeschooling

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We all have an idea in our heads of what it looks like to “educate” our kids.  Unfortunately it often involves copying the traditional public school setting.  It’s important to remember that our kids are not machines and we can put a good amount of trust in their natural desire to learn.  Our main job as homeschooling parents is to facilitate their learning.  That means we find out what makes them tick…what makes them excited Read More

What to Expect When You’re Homeschooling

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Sometimes we have no idea what kind of expectations we have about homeschooling until we are walking it out day to day.  Join me in this Facebook video as I share what I’ve learned about what to expect…for REAL.  I think you’ll be encouraged and hopefully begin to feel the heavy burdens of unnecessary expectations begin to melt away! I will be doing a live video on Facebook each Monday at 12:30 PST designed to Read More

Wisdom for the Road

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 Between launching kids, moving, my husband’s surgeries, and coordinating conferences, it’s been difficult to find the time to write here.  Lately, though, things have slowed down and I’ve started jotting down short devotionals for parents.  Maybe someday I will gather them up and create a little book, but for now, I’ll post them here…from my heart to yours. Ever have that feeling that you have no idea how to parent your child?  I doubt there Read More

When Arrows Fly

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We have been homeschooling over 20 years now.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s still something that brings me to my knees.  It still sometimes makes me cry.  I still want to be the best mom I can be and I want to finish this homeschooling thing well.  But, I’ll admit it…I’m tired. Last June we graduated our 4th and 5th from high school and our oldest son from college.  I have mixed emotions.  Part Read More

When the Homeschooling Road is Rough…Again

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We have been homeschooling over 20 years now.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It’s still something that brings me to my knees.  It still sometimes makes me cry.  I still want to be the best mom I can be and I want to finish this homeschooling thing well.  But, I’ll admit it…I’m tired. Next week we will be graduating our 4th and 5th from high school and our oldest son from college.  I have mixed Read More

Unhurried Homeschooling: Why We Need to Slow Down

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(Contains aff. link) We have been homeschooling over 20 years.  We have eight children and are graduating our 4th and 5th in just a few short weeks. When I started this journey with our kids, the internet wasn’t in existence.  We didn’t have cell phones and homeschool curriculum availability was limited. As the years have passed, I’ve watched the internet, cell phones and curriculum companies give us access to unlimited amounts of information.  Although these Read More

What Do Our Kids Say About Their Homeschool Journey?

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  Within the time span of about  month, both Heidi and I interviewed one of each of our kids to talk about their homeschooling experience!  They are both super encouraging interviews, so I wanted to share them with you!  Here’s to all the homeschool moms out there!  We love you!  Keep up the good work!  You can do this! What Do Our Kids Say About Their Homeschool Journey? Durenda’s 21 year old son, Jake Heidi’s Read More

The Unhurried Homeschooler

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I recently published a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling written as an encouragement for those who are homeschooling and even those who are simply considering it!  It’s chock full of “out of the box” thoughts about what education really is with the goal of helping you ENJOY these years with your kids because you’ll NEVER get them back!  In this podcast, I get to share some of those ideas so you can get a Read More

An Honest Conversation About Education

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Education is NEVER neutral.  There’s no way around it…while our kids are being educated, they are learning much more than the three R’s.  It’s time to have: An Honest Conversation About Education (Part 1) Part 2 If you’d like more encouragement, please check out my new book called The Unhurried Homeschooler (aff)…a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling!

Finding Contentment at Home

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Paul tells us in the New Testament that he had found the secret to being content.  WOW!  That’s quite a concept in this day and age and yet, there is GREAT contentment to be found in the Lord and the calling He has on our lives at home!  Join us in this short podcast and be encouraged!!  Home is a wonderful blessing! Finding Contentment at Home If you’d like more encouragement, please check out my Read More