thrive, finding vision for our homeschool family
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thrive, finding vision for our homeschool family

thrive: advance, do well, get ahead, get better, grow rich, prosper Is my family thriving? Some days just getting by feels like it surely must be enough. The kids are fed. They poured themselves a bowl of cereal, I think. They’re dressed. Well, he did wear that outfit to bed, but it’s relatively clean. And … Continue reading

top 5 summer activities for the homeschool family
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top 5 summer activities for the homeschool family

I have a wonderland out my back door. Perhaps one day I’ll want to take a summer vacation, but I can’t fathom I’ll need it. I’ve built a home on a mini-provincial park, tent, firepit, and river right next to my fully stocked home. I’ve got leisurely mornings with my cup of coffee and books. … Continue reading

a day in the life of pandemic
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a day in the life of pandemic

Every once in awhile I share a day in our life. This would be an interesting time to remember: the first pandemic of our lifetime. 0540 I’m awake. Thank you Violet for being my alarm clock. Time to get you outside and free the chickens. Cluckingham Palace is waiting at the door. 0550 The air … Continue reading

homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning
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homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning

Lots of churning and change in the grade 8 and grade 9 years — said a homeschool conference speaker. I didn’t need someone to say that out loud — I have personal experience. (Obviously, because I have a few kids, and also, I was a kid.)  I thought these years were turbulent because they were tough times … Continue reading

What Ghana taught me: live to share, live humbly, do justice, show mercy with inequity, and live life on purpose.
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What Ghana taught me: live to share, live humbly, do justice, show mercy with inequity, and live life on purpose.

I’m on my third day of malarial treatment, so I am feeling the full effects of life in northeastern Ghana. It is hard living in the developing world. I knew that the moment the airplane door hatch opened and the humidity blasted me with her welcome. We’ve been here less than a month and throughout … Continue reading

the homeschool marriage
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the homeschool marriage

The title of this post might be, “The disadvantages and advantages on home educated children in learning about marriage, relationships and all-things-family-harmony.”┬áBut that’s kinda long. It’s a truth, universally acknowledged, that if a family homeschools, the children will be intimately aware of the function, and dysfunction, of the homeschool parent’s marriage. If we were flies … Continue reading