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The Transition

At a certain point, we begin to crave what mom and dad can’t offer on their own. We appreciate what our parents have done for us, but we want to test ourselves in the so-called “real world.” We want outside teachers and mentors to challenge us. We want to see...

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Homeschool Adults

I believe firmly in the role and responsibility of homeschooling the core subjects and giving our children a strong academic footing. But when it comes to success as an adult, it’s the time in between the book work that seems to shape them the most....

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Checklist for Adulting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My daughter’s best friend had her homeschool graduation last May. I had to laugh a bit as I read her Twitter feed in the weeks leading up to the happy event. Her account was peppered with tweets marked #adulting. I chuckled as I read her remarks upon opening her first...

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The Ongoing Conversation

I truly thought you had The Talk, and that was it. Our offspring would express understanding, gravely thank us for sharing such deep truths with them from our profound store of wisdom, and there would be no need for more awkward questions or conversations. Little did I realize that it...

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Are We Really Socialized?

While I do fully recognize the nourishment that comes from being with others who are like-minded, I cannot help but wonder if the increase in homeschool community interactions is causing a different socialization problem - one that could impact ourselves and our children as powerfully as a lack of socialization...

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Living Color

Instead of emphasizing that our skin color is every bit a wonderful work of God as creation’s color, we leave gaps in our children’s understanding and ignorant and harmful opinions often fill those voids....

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Exceptions

As I re-read each Bible story, it becomes clear that these stories are the exceptions in life. It’s not an everyday occurrence to see the Red Sea parted, be hunted by a desperate king, to be sold into slavery by your brothers, or to become pregnant while remaining a virgin....

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