Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

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

Honoring God with Academics: The Goal of Christian Homeschooling

When you hear the term academic excellence do you get a stuffy image of grading scales, tests, timers and No. 2 pencils—maybe even ivy-covered buildings? I'd like to make a case for the couch academic and how relational, delight-driven homeschooling and … Continue reading

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What Your Closet Can Teach You About Homeschooling With Purpose

Have you been digging into your closets, decluttering and finding the best outfits among the pieces that just take up space and time? It can be a lot of work but the results are refreshing! My daughters and I spent … Continue reading

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Homeschool Habits That Build Readers in an Internet-driven World

Do you remember when we discussed the idea of teaching our kids to focus (since the average American's attention span has grown shorter than a goldfish's)? I often think book lovers like us won't feel the ramifications of a distracted … Continue reading

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The Surprising Ways Homeschooling Can Bully-proof Your Kids

A few people may tell you bullying is just a rite of passage to toughen kids up. The jock, the nerd, the popular crowd, the bully ... the stereotypes of school scenes are so familiar to us, it can be … Continue reading

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Four Things Not to Do When Your Homeschool Hits a Snag

A fresh start is a wonderful feeling. I enjoy thinking about goals and new habits at the beginning of a new year. But what happens when you're halfway through the year and you feel like you are behind, or something … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Breathe Fresh Air into February Homeschool Doldrums

If you've had the joy of using World History, 1 of 2 (HBL G), you know all about the doldrums. Milo, the beloved hero of The Phantom Tollbooth gets stuck there, where "nothing ever happens and nothing ever changes." Does … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck with my … Continue reading

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