Homeschool Encouragement, Tips, and Resources

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Guess What…We’re Homeschooling!

I knew at some point I would have to tell the world “Guess what? We're homeschooling!” In nuanced fashion, I posted a picture of me with my kids on Facebook with the following caption:#Firstdayofschool #Teacherpic I’m gonna have to keep an eye on their teacher this year! ;)Maybe I hoped the i ...
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The Courage to Begin (again)

Weekly Word August 20, 2014 It was 14 years ago. I can hardly believe it but that’s what my journal says, Feb 27th, 2000. It was one of my most challenging times as a mom... We moved to Colorado in 1999. Up to that point we had been homeschooling in Nebraska. When we moved, we felt maybe God was c ...
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Dear Sue,I’m scanning facebook today and see all of the “first day of school” pictures shared by friends. And I feel weird…knowing that the first day of school for Nate and Lydia this year will happen in the kitchen with plain old me.I’m so excited for this school year. Nate and Lydia are ...
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Homeschool Games
Remember the Trivial Pursuit craze? (Am I dating myself??) It hit in the mid-80s and we must have received two or three different editions as gifts. My kids grew up playing this game. We would play as a family and typically my eldest and my husband would go head to head until someone got an easy que ...
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Cute vintage schooldesks

The Start of a New Year

One of my favorite times of the school year is upon us. The season of packages!I love getting packages! I love hearing the UPS truck blow its horn or finding a box on the step when I arrived home. It’s so much fun because I know that inside that box there is a fresh, new book waiting to be discove ...
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For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry awaywhat is promised.Hebrews 10:36 AMPMany of us have resumed school, schedules, and routines we’ve let up on for the summer months. September brings with ...
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Homeschool Reflections
Since my kids left home, my mornings are very strange things.When you have kids at home you don’t “choose” your morning routine. It just happens–and it usually changes every day based on who has lost their shoes, who’s throwing up, or who woke up on the wrong side of the bed.But when your ...
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I was so excited about our first day of home school! I had spent the summer reading every book I could get my hands on—or at least those my public library had on the shelf. I had a field trip downtown planned for the boys and me. We would eat lunch, go to the school supply store, and buy a flag. L ...
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Prayers for Homeschoolers

Dedicating Your Homeschool to God“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalms 65:11Lord, we dedicate this year to You and rejoice in Your faithfulness to us. We stand on the covenant You have made with our Father, Abraham, to bless us. As we begin a new sea ...
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Homeschool Feet
Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. I cannot go in these, he said to Saul, because I am not used to them. So he took them off. ( ...
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