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Thoughts From an Incredibly Ordinary Birthday…

(First, an update on my #write31dayschallenge!) Every October I try to undertake the #write31days challenge, and every year I fail to post something every day! Ha! I still love the challenge and have benefited from it tremendously this year. I’ve even had a few epiphanies of sort from the challenge this go round… I really, really love to… Continue reading Thoughts From an Incredibly Ordinary Birthday…

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Look to the Eternal

The phonics lessons. The math sheets. The handwriting practice. The teaching. The training. The correcting. The conversations. The discipline. The shepherding. Every single bit of the effort is worth every single bit of the effort when we look at it with eyes set on eternity. Week 3 of my Unlikely Homeschooling Series is coming up… Continue reading Look to the Eternal

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To the Mom Who Thinks She’s Not Qualified to Teach Her Kids…

Remember that time I told you I started an elementary education program in college, but quickly switched gears yet again and did not pursue that degree? Yep, it’s crazy that I am now day in and day out teaching my 3 elementary kiddos! You see, on paper, I’m not qualified to teach. I didn’t finish… Continue reading To the Mom Who Thinks She’s Not Qualified to Teach Her Kids…

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Little Miss High School is Homeschooling

This post is part of my #write31days series about being an unlikely homeschooler. Be sure to follow along with the entire series by checking out the main page here.  When we announced to our family that we were considering homeschooling our kiddos we received some interesting responses. How are you going to do that with… Continue reading Little Miss High School is Homeschooling

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Our Homeschool Week {one}

This post is part of my #write31days series about being an unlikely homeschooler. Be sure to follow along with the entire series by checking out the main page here.  Scary. Challenging. Exciting. Exhausting. Fun. Frustrating. Wonderful. Hard. Rewarding. Worth it. This is homeschooling in a few words, at least from my experience! My heart behind… Continue reading Our Homeschool Week {one}

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We plan, but the Lord directs

This post is part of my #write31days series about being an unlikely homeschooler. Be sure to follow along with the entire series by checking out the main page here.  A nurse, a teacher, an overseas missionary, a full time college campus ministry leader, a public speaker. Those were all dreams and plans that I had for… Continue reading We plan, but the Lord directs