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How to Teach What You Don’t Know

The objection is often raised: “You cannot teach what you don’t know.” This is true, but there is a companion truth which is equally important: “You CAN teach anything that you are willing to learn along with your child.” You will never know the subjects that you are unwilling to invest...

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Time for Mom

Motherhood is exhausting. Whether it’s toddlers or teens, it simply doesn’t slow down. In order to have the patience I need for my family, I must make time for myself. It’s not selfish, it’s called refreshment, and it’s what Jesus modeled when he took some time away....

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Why Learning Style Matters

As a homeschooler, you have already made the decision to provide the best education for your children. You, like me, realize that learning can be personal, fun and engaging and want to inspire a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. This is why understanding your child’s learning style and speaking...

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Encouraging Dreams

Do your children have big dreams? Do they talk about all the things they would love to accomplish? Encouraging and supporting our children to achieve their goals is something they will never forget. Knowing that the most important people in their lives want them to dream big and do their...

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Living Through the Lens

Pictures are a beautiful way to stay connected, especially when we don’t live close to those we love. I enjoy posting personal and ministry pictures on social media and sharing them with friends and family. I’m glad when they share pictures with me. Pictures often communicate more vibrantly than words....

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Five Ways to Express Love

In my early years as a marriage counselor, time and time again I noticed that often couples would voice similar complaints regarding their marriage. One spouse would say something to the effect of, "I feel like he doesn't love me," as the other spouse would then retort, "I don't know...

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Help, I’m Married to a Fool

Twenty years. That is a long time to be married. Yet, it feels as if I blinked and my husband and I are celebrating our twentieth anniversary. Others observe a playful couple that seems to be taking incredible joy in the institute of marriage—but that has not always been the...

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Working for My Wife?

Where we find ourselves is not uncommon in many home educating families. Along the way, the family has seen the need for more income, or seen an opportunity come their way to develop a business, and suddenly, here they are. Work, school, and family all happen in the same space,...

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