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Making the Most of Time with Young Children

If you’re a parent, one of the greatest titles bestowed on you by God is that of “mom” or “dad.” We’re entrusted with the enormous task of raising these little arrows for the kingdom of heaven (Psalms 127:3-5). But, for most of us, “mom” or “dad” isn’t our only title. We have many titles,…

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Finding Home Educations Resources: 3 Helpful Questions

If you’re new to home education, or even a seasoned veteran entering new territory, finding the right resources can be daunting. The sheer volume of available resources feels like a tidal wave of information. One internet search can leave you feeling adrift, maybe even questioning decisions you…

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We Aren’t Loving Homeschooling

I’m homeschooling my oldest son this year— he’s seven— and I’d like to just confess here publicly: We aren’t loving it. We are doing the math and the reading out loud and a million baking soda volcanos and lots of hikes. And every time I check in with him to say, “Hey, it’s not so bad, is it?” he…

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On Home Education: What Our Day Looks Like

“What does an average day of homeschool look like in your home?” I get asked this question (or something like it) often. And I find it a difficult question to answer. Our “school” day looks an awful lot like normal life.  Make Space for Conversations and Connections Education is something that…

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On Home Education: Don’t Lie to Yourself

“Modern education has been plagued by utilitarianism for a very long time, and both teachers and students have come to think that school should teach only what will be useful in the pursuit of a career.” —Karen Glass (Consider This) Two Questions to Always Ask I’m grateful to my parents for so many…

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On Home Education: What If I Fail?

In my last post, I defined education as an extension of discipleship. The task of educating our children is not confined to merely math and literacy, but seeing those disciplines within the whole framework of life. Education ought to blur the lines that have been mistakenly drawn between “life” and…

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On Home Education: Freedom from the Machine

As a graduate of home education, and a currently-home-educating mom, I get many questions about it. I’ve been approached by people who have an inkling— or maybe even a deep conviction— that they want to pursue it for their family; but it’s unfamiliar, scary, or they just don’t know where to begin.……

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