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Teachable Moments

(This article was written while the weather was still mild in Iowa!) One school day a couple of weeks ago, I was trying to run an errand with all three of my kids in tow. We had been out to a … Continue reading

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Weighed Down, Bearing Up

After many years of allowing my physical fitness to slide to the bottom of my priority list, I have begun to exercise. I started by making myself walk the treadmill until I broke a sweat, and then pushed it a few … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin!

Although summer is a great time to take a break from school activities, you and your kids may not want to miss out on the learning that can take place through watching, reading about, and discussing the 2012 London Summer … Continue reading

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Overheard: Overwhelmed

If you’re a home educating parent, it’s “that time of year,” namely conference time. I just attended the first of two on our schedule for this summer, and among the snippets of conversations I heard while waiting for an instructional … Continue reading

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Freedom Under Authority

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they … Continue reading

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Rule of Thumb

When our middle child, Mr. C, was in preschool, his teachers used a “thumb” system to poll the children about their daily snack. My husband caught onto this and started asking the same question at home: “What did you think– … Continue reading

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Word Families

Recently my youngest son, Mr. N, wanted to build words with the letter combination “-ag.” As I searched my mind for words that he could make to create an “-ag” word family, I had a hard time finding any with positive connotations. Starting … Continue reading

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Testing, testing, 1 — 2 — 3…

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