Category Archives: Encouragement

How to Prepare for the Holidays, Homeschool Style

What if you could be more intentional about how you and your family spend the holiday season? As you prepare for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, I'd like to encourage you to take advantage of one of the biggest benefits of … Continue reading

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How to Find Christmas Cheer When You're a Scrooge

Moms aren't supposed to be Scrooges, are they? Yet, if you ask my family, I'm not exactly Suzy Snowflake when it comes to the Christmas season. Some of my friends love the holiday season so much that they decorate their … Continue reading

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An Advent Devotional from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Do you celebrate the season of Advent? Candles, wreaths, and carol services are abundant this time of year, and brightly colored calendars tempt us with a square of chocolate behind each numbered door. We see Advent celebrations—or at least countdown … 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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How to Make Room for Wonder This Christmas

Life is full of rhythms. Times of waiting and times of celebration, times of plenty and times of lack—they weave themselves into the tapestry of our year and make us appreciate each new season in contrast. Thanksgiving is behind us … Continue reading

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8 Ways for Homeschool Moms to Get More Sleep

For many families, homeschooling means more sleep. And that is good news for kids. But what about moms? Sleep deprivation seems like part of the job description. And let's be honest: It is hard to serve your family well when … Continue reading

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The Four Levels of Rest Homeschool Parents Need

God seems to take rest pretty seriously. In this strange year of 2020, you might be more aware than usual of your need for deep rest. Perhaps you don't just feel body tired, but tired in your soul. That's more … Continue reading

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