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Family Activities at Home: Boredom Busters, Educational Projects, and Fun for All Ages

Are you unexpectedly stuck indoors with all the kids? Here are some fun, practical, and educational activities the whole family can enjoy at home! Sometimes our best-laid plans go awry. Weather, sickness, or other challenging circumstances can isolate us in our homes. But in the midst of the unexpected, our children still need to learn, …

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Budgeting Homeschool Family

Budgeting for Homeschool Families: a video interview with Matt Miner (MBA, CFP®, and homeschool dad)

Budgeting for Homeschool Families: Does the thought of budgeting make you nervous? Does thinking about financial issues keep you up at night? Managing our money wisely (and realistically) as homeschool families is extremely important, but it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. This video interview is for you! I recently spoke with …

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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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