Legalism in Homeschooling Methods

Legalism in Homeschooling Methods

You don’t normally hear the word legalism in homeschooling circles unless the discussion is about religion.  I’m not talking about religion today…or maybe I am. Legalism in Homeschooling Methods Do you remember me telling you about my much-needed summer of rest?  Some of that rest involved time spent listening to homeschooling podcasts for encouragement and…

On My Heart and Mind…Hope

  Suicide. Rape. Drugs. Alcohol. Beatings. Sex trafficking. Demon/Ghost Hunting. We’ve walked beside teens and families dealing with each of these in the last few months. Why would God peel so many layers from our naive eyes in such a short time?  I’m not sure yet. It hasn’t been easy talking with our children (16,…

Homeschooling, Seriously

Homeschooling, Seriously

“My child will never have a job where he needs to know algebra.  We’re just teaching consumer math and being done with it.” “I know God isn’t preparing my child for college, so I don’t plan to worry too much about high school requirements.” “As long as my kids know the Lord, the rest of…

Lessons at Blackberry Inn

Ah, it’s summer break and I’ve finally found some time to nourish “mother culture”.  Charlotte Mason encouraged momma’s to dive into living books, too!  If we’re truly encouraging the idea of a lifelong love of learning in our homes, then we must also love learning.  (I must admit that my “selfish” moments of “learning” are…

The Mother’s Banquet

I know I’ve said it before, but I’m part of a WONDERFUL co-op.  Our leader, Cathy, is celebrating her 10th anniversary since starting the group. I’ve been incredibly blessed this year to help Cathy out by leading the Mom’s Room.  The best way I can describe the Mom’s Room is in a series of words and phrases: prayer,…

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