Category Archives: Encouragement

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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Is It Okay to Have a Hobby Other Than Homeschooling?

Is it okay that I want a hobby outside of homeschooling? My four boys are 7, 5, 3, and 1. For the past eight years, my hobbies have included breastfeeding, potty training, laundry, feeding people, and researching homeschool curriculum. I'm … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Celebrate Growth in Your Homeschool

Some homeschool milestones feel huge. There's nothing quite like the joy of watching a child learn to read. But most milestones are a bit quieter than that. And they often go unnoticed. As you go along day by day faithfully … Continue reading

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It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies: Homeschooling Is Hard

Homeschooling is not perfect. It also is not the answer to all the world’s problems; it’s not even the answer to all your family’s problems. So much of what you will see on social media paints a picture of a … Continue reading

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When You Are Disappointed: Homeschool Visions vs. Reality

You had a picture in your mind of what your homeschool day would look like. After eating a nutritious breakfast, your children would dutifully go to their books. The older children would work independently while you did phonics activities with … Continue reading

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