Why Common Core is Bad for Homeschoolers

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Why Common Core is Bad for Homeschoolers

While I was at the 2:1 Conference a few weeks ago, HSLDA gave the bloggers a screening DVD of their coming documentary, Building the Machine. This movie is all about the common core state standards initiative and how it affects our kids. What is Common Core? “In 2010, 45 states adopted the common core, but according to a May 2013 Gallup Poll, 64% of Americans said they had never heard of the common core.” – from Building the Machine screening {Read More}

Help Homeschool Families in Asia

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We have it easy in the United States and other English speaking areas of the world when it comes to homeschooling. We have more homeschooling materials available to us than we could possibly ever use over the course of a lifetime. Contrast that with the lack of homeschool materials for non-English speakers. There is a large homeschooling movement in a certain large east Asian nation. In order to protect them, we’re going to call that country by the acronym CLEAN. Homeschoolers {Read More}

Finding Real Refreshment in God’s Living Water

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Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the Refreshed Mom’s team. The culmination of a year of networking, encouraging fellow moms, and sharing Apologia‘s vision of refreshing moms was the Real Refreshment Retreat. This year, the retreats were located in Atlanta and Baltimore. I attended my first Real Refreshment Retreat two years ago in Atlanta and this year was all the more amazing. I almost didn’t get to go. Josiah wasn’t sleeping well and {Read More}

When the words won’t come out…

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I sit. I stand. I mourn. I praise. I find myself wandering in circles. I wait. And I wait. And I wait. There are so many things I want to say in my head, but I can’t seem to get those things out. I rehearse the lines in my head, but I just can’t seem to type them out. For a writer, this torture. It’s an exercise in patience. It’s teaching me to wait on God. Wait on His timing, {Read More}

Holiday Break Turned Sabbatical?

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I took a blogging break through the holidays. It was intended to be a short break to give some extra time to my family and focus on a project for Kids in the Word. Four weeks turns into six. Six weeks turned into eight. Around this time God put something on our hearts we couldn’t share publicly. Josh and I both had a deep desire to make a major change in our lives. We had drug our feet for a {Read More}