Category Archives: Encouragement

More Reasons Kids Love Homeschooling: Stories from New Homeschoolers

In the decision to homeschool, one factor is sometimes forgotten — will the kids enjoy it? Will they thrive while doing school from home? Homeschooling is a family affair, so everyone needs to be on board with the lifestyle to … Continue reading

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"I could NEVER homeschool because. . ."

A woman stopped by our house in the middle of the day last week. She was hoping to sell us something. Most interestingly, she had her 7-year-old daughter with her, even though it was a school day. The woman was … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Homeschool Doldrums & How to Beat Them

Do you or your kids have a little cabin fever? If so, you are definitely not alone. This time of year is often very hard for homeschoolers ... even those who aren't in the middle of a snow-packed winter or … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Lent in Your Homeschool

If you're not from a liturgical faith background, the concept of Lent may be really new to you. However, you might be surprised by how much your family grows in spiritual awareness when you set aside the weeks leading up … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Celebrating School Choice in a Year of Forced Decisions

Jan. 24-30, 20201 is School Choice Week, a time when Americans celebrate their freedom to choose how to educate their children whether it's in a public school, private school, charter school, homeschooling, distance learning, or some other hybrid set-up. In … Continue reading

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Is My Child Learning Enough?

Every homeschool parent occasionally wonders if their children are learning everything they need to know. Since a literature-based learning approach doesn't use traditional testing, it can be even harder to objectively assess what your children are learning.  If you are feeling … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: The Life Lessons We've Learned

In the Sonlight Connections group (membership for anyone with a free account on sonlight.com) and the Teacher Connection group (membership offered to qualified new Sonlighters), we asked brand new, unexpected homeschoolers about their biggest takeaway now that they have a few months of homeschooling … Continue reading

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