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An Invitation to Joy this Christmas

An Invitation to Joy this Christmas

Joy is comprised of only three letters of the alphabet, yet it comprises so much more. Did you know JOY is used 172 times in the Bible? Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI calls the Holy Spirit, the "Spirit of eternal joy" constantly emphasizing that Christianity, which really...

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Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

Is Homeschooling Your Kids a War?

During my kids homeschool high school years, I remember the scene in Shakespeare’s Henry V movie and play when the king rallies his tired and battle-weary men to fight for just one more day in the unavoidable Battle of Agincourt.  One of the rousing pleas he uses...

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Why Talk of Such Sadness? The Feast of All Souls

This past year we attended quite a few funerals, more than I can ever remember. I suppose in part it is due to my “getting on in years” as I am now in my late 50’s, in part though, it was because some very dear ones died way too soon. I am especially missing...

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Get Ready to Thrive in Your Homeschool

4 simple steps to create your best year! 25+ years of homeschool experience compressed into 1 simple guide. Written by Paola Ciskanik

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How to Begin Homeschooling

How to Begin Homeschooling

As a home-educating mom for over 25 years, I have the unique position of being both parent and teacher, simultaneously. This affords me with the privileged position of knowing my children as lifelong learners in a grace-filled and intimate way. I am unlike any teacher...

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Math: A Great Beginning Process

Math: A Great Beginning Process

Experience, lots of it, has taught me time and time again that much of learning math skills and concepts in the early formative years is going to be learned through manipulatives, not workbooks. Granted, there may be children who already understand the connection...

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