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Hiking, History, and Homeschooling

Hiking, History, and Homeschooling

Spring is coming and your kids are probably ready to head outside! Have you considered exploring some of Indiana’s State Parks? Indiana has some amazing state parks, and homeschoolers love bringing meaningful education into all aspects of their life. Plan a school day...

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How Do YOU Homeschool?

How Do YOU Homeschool?

Share your photos with us!   Does your family do school in the family room? At the kitchen table? In the backyard?  Do you do field trips? Educational road trips? Service projects? Isn’t the freedom that homeschoolers have to learn in many different ways...

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Learning With Your Preschooler

Learning With Your Preschooler

When and how to homeschool your preschool-aged child is very much a personal choice. Even though it is a personal decision, many parents wonder what to do with their preschoolers academically. Are their young kids learning enough? Will they be prepared for their...

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School Choice & the Cost of Homeschool Freedom

School Choice & the Cost of Homeschool Freedom

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the...

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Bring Joy to the Winter Rut

Bring Joy to the Winter Rut

Even with all the good that comes with it, homeschooling can be hard, and there are definitely times that are lower than others. These lows seem to become more apparent in February—that halfway moment when the holiday hype has ended and the winter slump has begun. ...

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How Dads Can Be Active in Homeschooling

How Dads Can Be Active in Homeschooling

Educating our kids at home is not just about the books or curricula; it is about being free to shape our kids in the ways we feel called to. This means that it’s not just a cut and dry program. This is truly a way of life. As we educate our kids and prepare them for...

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Jump into the New Year

Jump into the New Year

The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you've made up your mind-jump in. Chuck Swindoll How true this is,...

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A Year for New Christmas Traditions

A Year for New Christmas Traditions

Are you on Plan A, B, or C for Christmas celebrations this year? For many of us, our hopes for big family gatherings will not be happening. However, that does not mean we cannot still have a beautiful, warm, memorable time celebrating the birth of Jesus with our...

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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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