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best podcasts for homeschool moms

There’s a Podcast for That: the best podcasts for homeschool moms

Are you looking for some great new podcasts for homeschool moms? Maybe you’re looking for parenting tips, homeschool encouragement, educational philosophy, or just something fun that has nothing to do with mom life at all. I’ve got good news for you: there’s a podcast for that! If I’m not reading a book, I’m probably listening …

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homeschool mom prayer

Shine Thou Upon Us, Lord: a prayer and hymn for moms

Recently at church we sang the lovely hymn “Shine Thou Upon Us, Lord” by John Ellerton. If you are looking for an aid to prayer or devotion, may I commend this hymn to your study? Although not originally written as such, I feel like it could be appropriately titled “The Mother’s Prayer.” “Shine Thou Upon …

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Virtue building in homeschool?

Homeschool is Not a Vending Machine: why I don’t use curriculum, books, and memory work to grow my children’s virtue

“My daughter is really struggling with lying; can you recommend good fiction books I can have her read to fix that?” “My son struggles with self-control; do you know a good unit study that could help?” “This read-aloud/poem/memory work/curriculum is really great at forming virtue in your children.” These are the types of comments and …

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Favorite, Must-Have, Unusual Homeschool Supplies

My Favorite, Must-Have, Outside-the-Box Homeschool Supplies

Homeschooling can be hard. The education thing? Sure. We’ve got that (Kinda. Sorta. Ahem). But people still need to eat. And those practical day-to-day realities? They can drive us bananas! Don’t worry: these outside-the-box (and outside-the-books) homeschool supplies can help. Of course, it’s completely true that the only homeschool tool you absolutely need is a …

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Teaching the Creeds to Our Children

Have you ever considered including the historic creeds of the Christian church in your morning time, personal devotions, or family worship? If you’ve felt ill-equipped to teach them to your children, or have wondered why they even matter, come walk beside me as we explore the reasons to memorize the creeds with our children. What …

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