Tag Archives: life-long learning

Second-guessing: Did I make the right decision to homeschool?

Big Brother Caleb loves to read to his little sister Abi. "My books are in bad shape because they are so well used, but my kids' minds couldn't be more stimulated, educated, and happy—reading another beloved Sonlight book! Thank you … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Bring Learning To Life For Kids

Over my years of homeschooling, finding ways to bring learning to life for my kids has been a priority because I want my children to love learning. Making learning fun sometimes means we take longer to go through a curriculum to … Continue reading

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Learning Doesn't End at Graduation

There are days when I look back with longing at the days when we were homeschooling, and wish for those days again. Especially when the current part of my journey is difficult. Surely it was "easier" in those days! The … Continue reading

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Oh the places you'll go (2nd installment)

A few months back I blogged about our trip to Alaska and the stunning, majestic scenery we encountered there. This last month we were blessed with the opportunity to visit Hawaii. Alaska presented us with stark, glacial, mountainous views, but … Continue reading

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3 Ways Reading Aloud Together Strengthens Your Family

Ever had a moment with friends when someone quotes a movie or book you love, and suddenly all those who have seen or read it join in, throwing out their favorites lines? (Cue your favorite Anne of Green Gables quotes … Continue reading

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When Education Becomes a Knowledge Set Instead of a Lifestyle

Study Guide vs Story One of the blogs I follow shared an article about why using textbooks and tests is doomed for failure. The thing that stuck out to me -- amidst the discussion of education funding, resource management, and … Continue reading

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The Rationale Behind Sonlight's History Schedule

A colleague asked me the other day why I schedule Sonlight's History the way I do. If you're just looking at an Instructor's Guide, the scheduling can look a bit random. But it is all very intentional to help children … Continue reading

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