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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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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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10 Ways Motherhood Is Profoundly Good for You

"I dreaded Kindergarten’s gloomy approach. I felt after three children I was finally getting the hang of this motherhood thing, and it only took me five years! And now, now I was expected to give up this life I had come to … Continue reading

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10 Self-Care Resolutions for Eating Better as a Homeschool Mom

"Thanks to HBL F Eastern Hemisphere, my picky eater has been choosing food projects for many of the countries we have been studying. This is pavlova, a dessert from New Zealand." -M. family, Sonlighters from Waco, TX Taking care of myself … 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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How To Help Your Child Do What You Say

Homeschooling, and parenting in general, would be so much easier without resistance, rebellion, and whining. Wouldn’t it be awesome if our children did what we told them to do? While we can’t eliminate all of the struggles-of-the-will in our homeschool, … Continue reading

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