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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List of Life Skills for Homeschoolers

Parents needs summer vacation as much as their children! It's a time to relax and recover. But summer days are also a great time to squeeze in topics that might be neglected during the homeschool year—like life skills! Homeschoolers joke … Continue reading

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That moment when...

Someone's life is falling apart and you are just standing there. I was at a birthday party for my daughter's friend. I saw the mom get off her phone from across the room; she was crying. I went over, just … Continue reading

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My Sheltered Homeschool Experience

There are two ends of the shelter spectrum. I'll call them the "straitjacket" and the "sea-breeze" philosophies. The one pop-culturally associated with homeschoolers is oppressive, binding, restrictive -- like a straitjacket to your soul. These are people who hole up … Continue reading

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What Determines Success?

Gifts are hard for me. I can't think of anything I want. With so few cues or clues for my friends and family, it's not surprising I received two copies of Malcolm Gladwell's latest David and Goliath for Christmas. What … Continue reading

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Sonlight offers a better alternative to contemporary YA fiction

"Books show us the world, and in that sense, too many books for adolescents act like funhouse mirrors, reflecting hideously distorted portrayals of life." I agree with that quote from Meghan Cox Gurdon, children's book reviewer for the Wall Street … Continue reading

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Life Experience and Literature

The thing that drew me to Sonlight originally was recognizing titles of books I had read and enjoyed as a child. Probably my favorite genre as an emerging reader was pioneer stories. One of my all-time favorite novels was Caddie … Continue reading

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