Category Archives: Encouragement

Treasuring Sibling Conflict: The DNA of Vital Homeschool Lessons

It is not that an amount of social interaction should be permitted up until the point that it distracts from academic work. It is more that academic work should be permitted up until the point that it distracts from social … Continue reading

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5 One-Liners That Transform the Way I Homeschool

As I go through my days, homeschooling six children and serving the Lord in a variety of ways at home, at church, and in the community, I am regularly blessed by a handful of one-liners that invigorate me and help … Continue reading

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7 Reminders to Refresh the Servant-Hearted Homeschool Mom

They say that no one minds being a servant until they’re treated like one. Homeschooling mothers face this dilemma on a regular basis. We love that we are called to be Christ-like servants to our families, but we don’t love … Continue reading

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How To Have a Good Day After a Rough Night

Here, Miriam (12, HBL F) reads Science E texts to Jonathan (2) and Rebekah (5), while Cameron and Phillipa (10 and 7, HBL C) sneak in some educational swinging in the autumn sunshine. "Our family has thrived with Sonlight over … Continue reading

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The Quandary of Second-Gen Homeschoolers: Just the Way Mom Did It

We are a second generation homeschooling family. My husband was homeschooled using Sonlight, and my mother-in-law introduced it to me when we started homeschooling. I love the Instructor's Guides and how easy it is to use. My daughter Anastasia (age 4) … Continue reading

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Finding Hope in the Exhausting, Proverbs 31 Superwoman

This is not the first time I find myself writing about the Proverbs 31 woman. I suppose that I'm really intrigued by her. For years, I would read Proverbs 31 and I would feel the weight of this woman of … Continue reading

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3 Ways Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum Makes Me a Better Person

When I choose homeschool curriculum, I’m not only thinking of my child. I’m also thinking about myself. Sonlight is my education, too. And that's why I make sure that my curriculum choice will be enriching for both of us. While … Continue reading

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