Category Archives: Encouragement

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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7 Low-Key Ways to Add Spiritual Self-Care to Your Homeschool Day

Sadly, there is one aspect of homeschooling often overlooked by parents—spiritual self-care. We are overachievers when it comes to making and checking off homeschool planning checklists: Math program? ✔Check Spelling curriculum? ✔Check 36-Week Instructor's Guide? ✔Check Field trip list? ✔Check … Continue reading

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3 Ways Homeschooling is Fantastic for Families Living Overseas

S. family, Sonlighters from Brantford, Ontario, serving in the Philippines We're missionaries living in the Philippines and have been using Sonlight almost as long as Josiah has lived. We couldn't imagine life without it. The full grade packages give us … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Your Harshest Homeschool Critics

We’ve all met a homeschool critic. From the well-meaning neighbor who retired from teaching in 1997 to the UPS guy who doesn’t have children but is sure your local public school is the best in the state,  it’s annoying to … Continue reading

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7 Family Rules for Being Good Stewards of Technology

Technology is a blessing. Through advancements in technology in the last few decades, we have gained access to more information than we ever could have imagined. Do you need to renew your vehicle registration? No problem. That will only take … Continue reading

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