Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

A bi-weekly encouraging message from Sonlight’s President, Sarita Holzmann. Sarita’s Word is featured in The Beam.

A Reluctant Homeschooler’s Story

the Holzmann family today Think back to 30 years ago. Does your life now look like you thought it would then? If you're like me, that question might make you laugh. But praise God for opportunities to grow and serve … Continue reading

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You Have What it Takes to Homeschool

Parenting can be overwhelming. Here you are, expected to raise these little people to adulthood. You must feed, clothe, shelter, love, protect, guide, and nurture them. Sometimes I marvel that any of us are up for the task. One mom … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Helps You Talk with Your Children about Racism

Even if we believe we need to talk with our children about race, the task can feel daunting at times. You probably want your children to grow up knowing that God made everyone, He loves everyone and we should love … Continue reading

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Talking to Children about Race

Have you ever read a book you couldn't stop thinking about? I keep returning to Nurture Shock because it has challenged some of my assumptions about child development. Take race relations, for example. Popular thought goes something like this: We … Continue reading

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30 Years. 30 Blessings to Celebrate.

To celebrate Sonlight’s 30th anniversary, here are 30 blessings to celebrate. Thank you for allowing us to walk alongside you on your homeschool journey. Continue reading

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Does Learning Have to Be Painful?

Some educators seem to suggest: “Learning is painful. Get used to it.” They expect kids to learn to grit their teeth and persevere. And yes, education may be hard. Perseverance is a valuable skill. But should that be our starting point … Continue reading

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Help! I'm Scared to Teach Math and Writing

Two subjects in particular can strike fear in a homeschool parent's heart: math and writing. You know they're crucial for your child's academic success. But you may doubt your ability to teach them well. Perhaps you struggled in these subjects … Continue reading

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