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4 House Rules for a Happy Homeschool Atmosphere

When the sun breaks out after many days of gray drizzle, my spirits lift. How about you? It's no surprise that the climate around us can really affect how we feel and act. Since you spend all day with your … Continue reading

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Parent-intensive Versus Hands-off Homeschooling

Did you know that some homeschool programs will teach your children for you? You can put your child in front of a computer and then go about your day. Your kids can be homeschooled without your being involved. This is … Continue reading

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4 Ways Homeschooling Builds a Close-knit Family

If you've homeschooled long, you've probably heard the comment: "Oh, I could never spend that much time with my kids. I don't know how you do it." Well, here's a secret many parents have discovered: Homeschooling can actually improve your … Continue reading

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A Deep Breath for Advent

What do you need right now? It's holiday season 2020. Pressures can run high any Christmas. But this year feels even heavier. Do you feel it? But it's also the period of Advent—that season when we wait in hopeful expectation … 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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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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8 Books to Inspire Christmas Conversations

It’s officially my favorite season. Christmas fills my house with joyful music and family gatherings as we wait in hopeful expectation for Christ’s arrival. While carols, gifts, and yummy treats are nice, the true meaning of Christmas is much better, … Continue reading

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