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Homeschooling an 8th Grader: An Honest Look at Challenge B


One of the great benefits of homeschooling is the education parents can receive - most often an education very unlike the one they received when THEY were young. 

It is an HONOR to learn alongside my daughter this year in Classical Conversations Challenge B as she tackles ideas and subjects that truly do CHALLENGE her. 

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Homeschool Moms: Are We Equipped to Handle the Hard?



I've been wondering -- am I TRULY equipped to handle the hard things of life as they come? 

For example:  homeschooling a high schooler is a joy (but it's hard!)

You know what else is hard?

Being a mom who ENJOYS her children instead of just merely educating and caring for them. 

(and while we're at it - being a Godly wife is hard, too)

Homeschooling has been the altar I have sacrificed a lot of things upon. 

And that must end.

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Learning About The Civil War


I'm a firm believer in learning "evolving" on its own. 

Our study of the Civil War has been a beautiful example of Interest Led Learning. 

Yes, the Civil War is on our history "schedule" this year, but the specifics of studying it are not. I like to leave those specifics up to my children. My job is to provide a variety of resources, field trip opportunities, and inspiration so they can soak in as much about the subject as possible.

This is why I consider myself more of a homeschool GUIDE than a TEACHER. 

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