Category Archives: Encouragement

10 Self-Care Resolutions for Eating Better as a Homeschool Mom

"Thanks to HBL F Eastern Hemisphere, my picky eater has been choosing food projects for many of the countries we have been studying. This is pavlova, a dessert from New Zealand." -M. family, Sonlighters from Waco, TX Taking care of … Continue reading

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Why Bad Days Are Actually Good For Your Homeschool

You are probably thinking I have lost my mind. How can anyone say that bad homeschool days are beneficial? I think my answer will surprise you! I've discovered three ways that my bad homeschool days are actually a pro instead … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent as a Family

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year. Following the liturgical calendar, this sacred year includes the seasons of Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Holy Week Easter Pentecost Ordinary Time other holy days Advent lasts for roughly four weeks beginning the … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Difficult Things a Homeschool Dad Can Say

Luke (5) wanted to make his own pond to watch tadpoles grow. He is pictured with his father, Brendon. Y. family, Sonlighters in Oregon City, OR What I lack in sensitivity, I make up in hubris. My children frequently have … Continue reading

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Second-guessing: Did I make the right decision to homeschool?

Big Brother Caleb loves to read to his little sister Abi. "My books are in bad shape because they are so well used, but my kids' minds couldn't be more stimulated, educated, and happy—reading another beloved Sonlight book! Thank you … Continue reading

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Treasuring Sibling Conflict: The DNA of Vital Homeschool Lessons

It is not that an amount of social interaction should be permitted up until the point that it distracts from academic work. It is more that academic work should be permitted up until the point that it distracts from social … Continue reading

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5 One-Liners That Transform the Way I Homeschool

As I go through my days, homeschooling six children and serving the Lord in a variety of ways at home, at church, and in the community, I am regularly blessed by a handful of one-liners that invigorate me and help … Continue reading

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