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Homeschool Christmas Party

Homeschool Christmas Party

Celebrate Christmas with a last-day-before-break school party! If you attended public school as a child, think back for a moment to what the last week leading up to Christmas break was like. I remember doing fun worksheets with Christmas themes, coloring a lot, making...

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A Peace-Filled, Debt-Free Holiday Season

A Peace-Filled, Debt-Free Holiday Season

Is it just me, or does Christmas seem to come earlier and earlier each year? I don’t mean the actual day, December 25, as the standard date set aside to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Instead, I am referring to the idea that every year, retail stores seem to start their...

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Our IAHE Volunteer Gratitude Journal

Our IAHE Volunteer Gratitude Journal

In honor of Thanksgiving, we have collected words of gratitude from our volunteers, and we are sharing them with you with the prayer that they will inspire you this week.   I am thankful that my kids can follow their own interests. I am thankful that we are not...

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A Family Thanksgiving Journal

A Family Thanksgiving Journal

We have so many things to be thankful for, even in this year that’s been so different. Especially in a year like this one, it can be particularly encouraging to focus on our blessings. Encouraging children at a young age—at any age!—to focus on their blessings is a...

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What is the Value of College Entrance Exams?

What is the Value of College Entrance Exams?

Questions are swirling around about standardized tests and college entrance exams, in particular. With the cancellation of many exams this past spring and the confusion that Covid-19 has caused, many families are wondering what this next year will bring. Some colleges...

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Sauce Up Your Homeschool With Apples

Sauce Up Your Homeschool With Apples

Here in Indiana, autumn can be a terrific time to get out of the house and have a field trip or do some school outdoors as the weather finally begins to cool and the humidity levels decrease.  There are so many tactile experiences available as well that it’s not...

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Public School Misinformation & Overreach Surges

Public School Misinformation & Overreach Surges

In July, we informed Indiana families about the massive amount of misinformation regarding homeschooling being shared by public school personnel. We also shared our concerns with multiple people within the Indiana Department of Education and asked that they correct...

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Your Guide to U.S. Civics

Your Guide to U.S. Civics

Which founding father wrote most of the Declaration of Independence? What is the Bill of Rights? Why do we have an Electoral College? Can ​you​ answer these questions? Can anyone around you? It will not take you long to discover that many Americans do not have a good...

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Field Trips ~ An Educational Adventure

Field Trips ~ An Educational Adventure

Field trips can be an exciting part of a child’s education!. Many of us enjoyed them growing up but did not put much thought into what it took to coordinate them. Now that you are the teacher/field trip planner—what do you do? You may find existing field trip groups,...

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Do you REALLY want to homeschool?

Do you REALLY want to homeschool?

Homeschooling, eLearning, school-at-home, and distance learning… oh my!  Many parents find themselves facing a difficult decision this summer regarding the education of their children for the year. For families seeking an at-home option, there are many paths to...

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The Colors of Education Policy

The Colors of Education Policy

Originally written in January 2020. Updated for the COVID era.  With scores of families seeking to escape the drastic social restrictions upon students at brick and mortar schools, it’s more important than ever for all parents to understand the philosophy of emerging...

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The Point of Reading

The Point of Reading

I have always loved books. When I was little, my dad delighted me with Mrs. Pigglewiggle stories at bedtime. At age nine, I discovered L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time and saw the world in a whole new light. I discovered what Mortimer Adler declared: “A good book can teach...

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