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Honoring Their Sacrifice

Honoring Their Sacrifice

It’s Quiz Time! How much do you and your children know about Memorial Day? What was Memorial Day’s original name? Memorial ceremonies originated after which war? Why do we not “celebrate” Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember men and women of the...

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When Seeds Grow

When Seeds Grow

This spring, I am reminded of the joy my family experienced each year when the completion of textbooks and workbooks trickled to an end. As each subject fell from our daily “to do” list, we had more time to devote to the goal of steadily finishing strong in subjects...

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We Wear Many Hats

We Wear Many Hats

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you excited? Are you thankful to be a mom? A homeschooling mom? Most of us are wearing many hats—wife, mom, teacher, guidance counselor, chauffeur, referee, chief cook... When we homeschool, there may not even be a summer...

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Ten Reasons to Homeschool Your High Schooler

Ten Reasons to Homeschool Your High Schooler

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series When I was in high school, eons ago, the common saying was that high school would be the best four years of your life. Many homeschool parents balk at the idea of tackling high school subjects and activities for their teen children, but...

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Maximize Your Child’s Learning Potential

Maximize Your Child’s Learning Potential

Have you been dealing with a frustrated child this last school year? Is your child not learning at the pace that you think they should be? I think I have some insights and ideas that will help you. First of all, let’s not only acknowledge that each of our children is...

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3 Steps to Take When Your Child Sees Porn

3 Steps to Take When Your Child Sees Porn

Your child seeing pornography today is nearly inevitable. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” A university study showed 90 percent of boys and 63 percent of girls have accessed sexually explicit content online. Depending on the study, the average age of first...

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We Need You!

We Need You!

In the 2020 winter issue of our magazine, Homeschool Indiana, we published an article by 16-year-old, homeschooled student Grace Kimmerling, encouraging families to attend the upcoming legislative panel at the IAHE convention. With the cancelation of the convention...

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Who was St. Valentine?

Who was St. Valentine?

Many event days on our calendar seem to be worldly, but they actually have origins in Christian history. Much of the history of Saint Valentine’s Day remains unconfirmed, but do you know the traditional Christian origins of Saint Valentine’s Day? The Christian History...

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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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