Category Archives: Encouragement

3 Lessons from Hiking for the New Homeschooler

Whether you are starting your homeschool journey with a kindergartner or a high schooler, you are in for an adventure. It's one that doesn’t come with an exact map. This journey will lead you through deep valleys, up steep mountains, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling During a Pandemic Wasn’t in My Planner

Siblings Micah (17), Caia (14,), Hanna (11), Kidist (8), and Mihiret (5), enjoy Sonlight books together on the trampoline. Are you feeling out of sorts as you homeschool during this 2020 coronavirus pandemic? Me too! None of us has ever … Continue reading

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Why Homeschooling Abroad is Tough (And How to Handle It)

"We knew we would be homeschooling when we were preparing to move to Papua New Guinea as missionaries. After doing research, we chose Sonlight because of its emphasis on learning from real books from a Christian perspective. We love Sonlight's … Continue reading

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What to Do When Motherhood Feels Like You've Lost Your Gifts

At the age of fourteen, I began teaching piano lessons. I started small, simply taking a handful of students off the hands of my already-booked piano teacher. As time went on, however, I found myself teaching almost every day after … Continue reading

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5 Poisonous Parenting Phrases to Avoid (Plus Better Alternatives)

"Sonlight keeps our family learning together. The beautifully illustrated books capture the attention of our wide age range of children and make homeschooling more enjoyable for the parent as well. With Sonlight's grab-and-go Instructor's Guides, it's easy for Dad to do a … Continue reading

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10 Ways Motherhood Is Profoundly Good for You

"I dreaded Kindergarten’s gloomy approach. I felt after three children I was finally getting the hang of this motherhood thing, and it only took me five years! And now, now I was expected to give up this life I had … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Self-Care Through Exercise and Movement

"On a mid-morning walk around the neighborhood, we get to enjoy nature, a little ukulele music, and Life of Fred. I love that homeschooling has nurtured close relationships among my kids. Thank you, Sonlight, for playing such a big role in that … Continue reading

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