Category Archives: Encouragement

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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Enjoy Your Life More: Add One Good Habit

A recent study showed that Americans spend eight minutes a day looking for their keys. Sound familiar? If that’s you, it could be easy to berate yourself for that reality. When we think of habits, we tend to think of … Continue reading

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Comfort for Christmas from a Classic Hymn

I am a lover of all sorts of music (old and new, different styles), but I especially enjoy listening to tried and true musical arrangements, and researching the stories behind them. One of my favorite Christmas songs is I Heard … Continue reading

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