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  I was about to pull my hair out, and my son was near tears. It was reading time again, and as usual, it was not going well. I was frustrated, and he was depressed. What was I doing so wrong? I had started out so hopeful. I had started him out at 2 1/2

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  Hey Mama, Was just thinking about you. What a trial you have been going through lately! All-consuming at times, very unjust, yet you know the Lord has allowed it for a purpose. God’s word says the Christian will encounter many trials before He returns. In these He grows and strengthens our character, works all

The post Hey Mama Monday: What Is Your Trial Today? appeared first on The Old Schoolhouse.

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  We’ve all heard that children learn at their own pace, that no two children are alike. So why do many of us look at the progress of children of similar ages to determine how well our own children are learning? God has made each and every one of us different, including our own strengths

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  “What was your favorite homeschool co-op class this past year?” I asked Martha. “I loved the newspaper class!” she gushed. “I loved seeing my articles in the newspapers we made!” As we chatted, I found my mind wandering back to the reasons we had a newspaper writing class to being with. You see, there

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  It’s summer, and in our home, this means a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Earlier this summer, I was able to harvest a lot of rhubarb from my amazing neighbors’ rhubarb patch, but haven’t got the moment to make my family’s favorite freezer strawberry rhubarb jam. So currently my freezer is full of

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  This summer, I will only have one child at home. The others work full-time jobs or have committed themselves to service all summer. So, it’s just me and my 12-year-old son. I’ve never been in this situation before! It’s sad and a bit lonely for him. I am committed to having a fun summer

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  Hey Mama, Your baby is born and placed into your arms. It’s at that moment your entire world changes. Feelings you never knew existed flood to the surface, and you are forever in love. You would give your own life for this baby if asked. Fast forward a decade or two: life has grown

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As my boys and I were discussing plans for the upcoming week, which would include attending a relative’s eighth grade graduation ceremony, my eldest son made an interesting comment. It was something to the effect of, “That’s another thing I like about homeschooling; you don’t have to do that.” He was referring to the graduation

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If academics and extracurricular activities have kept you on the go all year long, you may be ready for some time to relax with a good book. The best part of summer reading is the freedom of choice. Nothing is assigned. Summer reading means you choose the books that appeal to you. Browse through the

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What is our most important role, pursuit, or vocation in life? To some, it’s to provide for their family. Others may say to enjoy life, or to make a lasting impression. To the Christian, the answer may be to love God and love our neighbor. While all these answers are correct, to the homeschool parent,

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