Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

How to Raise Children When Everything Keeps Changing

I’d like to put words to a difficult reality that all mothers face: your life changes very quickly in this season of raising and educating children. May I encourage you in the face of this? One habit that can help … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes: A Critical Part of Your Homeschool

So much learning in homeschooling is organic. Children learn about money as they shop with you. They learn about fractions as they cook with you. They learn about water displacement as they help you wash the dishes. Everything is an … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Helps You Help Your Kids

Let’s talk about an encouraging reality today: You are already doing the most important thing to help your children succeed in their education. By simply caring about and being involved in your children’s education, you help them thrive. Most educators … Continue reading

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Can you relate to these common homeschool fears?

I got an email from a worried mother recently. Can you relate to her? I want to homeschool. Did it for one year, yet I struggle with fear ... what my parents will think of me? (They think I am … Continue reading

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10 Things Homeschoolers Get Right

Trying to change public education is like trying to steer an ocean liner ... with 1,000 people clamoring for the steering wheel at once. In other words, it's hard to do. By the time most change happens, it has been … Continue reading

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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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