Category Archives: Encouragement

3 Ways Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum Makes Me a Better Person

When I choose homeschool curriculum, I’m not only thinking of my child. I’m also thinking about myself. Sonlight is my education, too. And that's why I make sure that my curriculum choice will be enriching for both of us. While … Continue reading

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7 Low-Key Ways to Add Spiritual Self-Care to Your Homeschool Day

Sadly, there is one aspect of homeschooling often overlooked by parents—spiritual self-care. We are overachievers when it comes to making and checking off homeschool planning checklists: Math program? ✔Check Spelling curriculum? ✔Check 36-Week Instructor's Guide? ✔Check Field trip list? ✔Check … Continue reading

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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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