Helping Your Children Answer the “Normal” Homeschooling Questions

It occurs to me, especially now with older children who are increasingly away from mom and dad, that a bit of education is needed to prepare our children for those who make automatic assumptions about them once our educational choice becomes a part of the conversation. Homeschooling no longer exists under the hide-your-children-inside-until-after-school-hours paradigm where […]

Letting Go of Older Children: Prayer, Prepare, and Apply

When I am not teaching our three children at home, I sometimes teach adult learners, helping them “blow the dust off,” shall we say, of academic concepts and skills long lost and forgotten.   Not too long ago, at the end of an entry-level course, I asked the students to assemble into small groups and answer […]

Training for Every Season

“Just as the high school student must think past seeing Jane run academically, so he or she must think past Noah’s Ark, past David’s slingshot, and even past the work done on the Cross. What of it? How do I apply all that I have been taught (and presumably learned, the difference of which is […]

What’s Been Happening?

 Apparently, there are a number of bird watchers/ lovers in my midst.  It blessed me to “hear” from several of you and to watch the previous blog post get distributed, then redistributed, then… Thank you!    On top of all of that, as if the Lord said, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet,” the first red-breasted robin visited us soon after I published […]

Great Reading, Good Times

Several years ago, I read a post from one of the most inspirational bloggers I know, Linda Fay, who writes so practically about how to “do” a homeschool with a Charlotte Mason approach.    In this particular pearl of wisdom, she used a food metaphor to illustrate the difference between a Charlotte Mason homeschool full of […]

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