Category Archives: The Schoolroom: Learning together at home

God is Good. All the Time. Gifts . . .

Some days, especially, counting gifts is an act of war. Today, for instance.  When truck is broken, children have strep, schoolwork looms large and vacation seems too far away. Ann says, “Only the Word is the answer to rightly reading … Continue reading

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Are You Paying Attention???

I don’t know why it is that I’m always so busy. Well, I take that back.  I mean, stupid comment, right?  I have eight children, my husband owns his own business, and I homeschool.  So I suppose I don’t really … Continue reading

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True Alchemy: How to Really Have More Hours in Your Day

“life so full it can seem empty . . . ”  Ouch. This line from Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts  jumped out to me as I read Chapter Four.  How true that statement is!  Because my life, too, is so full of … Continue reading

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He Loves Me! He Loves Me! He Loves Me! 1,000 Gifts

What a wonderful thing, this whole concept of Valentine’s Day. A day to focus on love.  To tell someone you love them.  To tell lots of someones you love them, in my case.  My kids woke to the usual table … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms . . . especially this one

  Boy, does the enemy hate it when we grab onto new-to-us truth. I’m learning to look at life differently.  I’m seeing God’s gifts to me all around, keeping a list, thanking Him in difficulties (*for* difficulties!) and finding joy … Continue reading

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1,000 Gifts . . . Otherwise Known As, How High Can I Count?

Counting God’s gifts–His grace to me–His love notes . . . it’s changing my life.  I’m so grateful.  I’m seeing the truth . . . though there are difficulties, though there are trials, though there is ugliness and pain in the … Continue reading

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Some notes on homeschooling

Last Friday a dear friend commented on Facebook about the current bill being proposed in Florida which would require teachers to grade parents on student’s report cards.  Several people weighed in on the conversation, and I thought I’d copy and paste some of my responses here.  … Continue reading

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What do we do for Kindergarten?

While I was at the hairdressers today, I met a lovely homeschool mom from across town and the two of us, foil-wrapped heads and all, quickly plunged into gleeful note-comparing about our children and curriculum choices. After her hair had … Continue reading

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Simplifying Saturday . . . Tying Heart-strings

In a big family, there are a lot of people with needs. It’s like my daughter told me the other day: “I want to get my hair cut.  Because if it’s shorter, it won’t be as long.”  Haha!  When my first son … Continue reading

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Hope on a tray . . .

It’s January 14th, I know.  But yes, these seedlings are happily growing on the table in my kitchen. I’ve always been a big fan of flowers.  And growing things.  Of course, flowers are expensive, and so are vegetables.  So at … Continue reading

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