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Laid-Back Homeschooling: a Word of Encouragement for the Year Ahead

I’m not quite ready to retire to a rocking chair in front of the general store, bending the ear of hapless passers-by: Yessir, it was rough back in them early homeschoolin’ days . . . But still, it’s fun to off-handedly mention that when we decided to take our third-grader and first-grader out of public […]

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No Battlefield Like Home

Chasing Jupiter, by Rachel Coker.  Zondervan, 2012, 221 pages.  Age/interest level: 12-up. Our story begins in small-town Georgia, 1969—but 16-year-old Scarlett’s world seems even smaller than the town. Since her rebellious older sister Juli is sneaking out at all hours, so much responsibility falls on Scarlett that there’s no time for friends or extra-curricular activities. […]

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What Would You Do Differently?

While we are awaiting a post by Dr. Gene Veith later in the week, I thought it would be fun to ask some of our readers this question.  I am a mom on the cusp of homeschooling.  We’re officially starting Kindergarten in the fall with my oldest, and my mind is filled with questions….How do […]

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The Graduate

In anticipation of our interview with Dr. Veith next week (see Emily’s anticipatory post), I intended to write some thoughts on life after homeschooling to share with the large number of our readers who are homeschoolers now.  But I found myself lingering on how it looked to me then, rather than how it looks now. […]

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