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The Song is About More

Oh the love that covers us, Oh the Savior’s mercy, Oh the blood that makes a spotless bride! This weekend was the annual statewide homeschool convention here in Arizona. Sometimes when I attend, I have real questions I want answered … Continue reading

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Helicopter Mom

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/helicopter–parent Some life-changing things happen in the space of one day. I became a helicopter mom in the space of an hour. Last week, while I was contemplating in the previous blog how life changes suddenly and forever, our youngest … Continue reading

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Just One Day

We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. –Gayle Forman I haven’t read the book. … Continue reading

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Do One Thing

When I was in eighth grade, my very wise band director said to me, “You’re going to have to choose. You’re going to have to eventually choose to do one thing.” At the time he gave me this advice, I … Continue reading

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Always Beginning Again

After several years of neglect, this blog has summoned my attention again. Not that it had any momentum before, or that I had a particular cause to promote or life to share — just that I like to write in … Continue reading

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Only for a Season: A Letter to a Friend Considering Homeschooling

This is a revised-for-privacy version of a real letter I wrote to a friend. Maybe it will meet you where you’re at: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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Revisited: Word Families

This is a re-post of one of my first blogs. I am even more convinced of the usefulness of word families than I was one year ago because I have continued to use them with our struggling reader. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce, Part II: Bringing It Home

If you’re about to begin homeschooling for the first time, or if your school (and/or the teacher!) is in need of some fresh ideas, attending a locally-run homeschooling convention can be a big help. In my previous post, I compared … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce, Part I

When I think about the return of summer, I think about longer days, less schooling, planting flowers, wearing sandals – all kinds of lighter, brighter happenings on a daily basis. Summer also brings the opening of farmers’ markets, where the … Continue reading

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Keeping Track: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

In the last week, I posted the following Facebook status: One of the most successful things we’ve done recently is put our kids on a “whole life” checklist system. They are more accountable every day (to themselves and to us), … Continue reading

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