Recent Thoughts

Are You Ready For the Changing SAT/ACT?

College admissions tests are changing.  Yes, the College Board is drafting a new SAT test, and the ACT is also being revised.  Some say this is good; others think the tests are being "dumbed down". Regardless of your view, change is coming. For the past 22 years, I...

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Planning for Convention

Are you ready for convention? The saying, “A stitch in time saves nine” couldn't be truer when it comes to preparing for your weekend. There is simply so much going on that if you aren't careful you will blow the family budget, miss important presentations that you...

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Foundational Truths

Are you building your family on a solid foundation?  Do you and your children know and agree on the core values your family holds?  These are some of the basic building blocks of a family that can be achieved wherever you are, whether you are starting your parenting...

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Monitoring Your Mouth

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and a new year, it is easy to get caught up in the stress and anxiety of creating those perfect memories for your family.  Kids are overtired, everyone is home together more often, extended family sometimes comes to stay,...

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3 Valuable Lessons from Homeschooling

Sitting on my back porch, while I enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the lake, brought a deep sense of satisfaction as I completed my “last first day” of homeschooling.  As I observed this sunset I reflected on my day: a journey that I reluctantly agreed to has quickly...

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Listen Up

Learning to listen to your children is one of the most important things you can do to strengthen your relationship. Your children need you, no matter their age, and will continue to need you even as they reach adulthood and begin their own families.  One of the ways...

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They Still Call Mom

In a world full of devices and non-stop connecting...They still call Mom.   One day you are wrapping your arms around your child to comfort them for a skinned elbow, or making them a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or putting on a colorful Band-Aid that fixes...

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Why Do We Doubt?

Why do we pray for the Lord to lead and then doubt when He does? Do you struggle with this?  I’d like to think of myself as a faithful daughter of the King, but I discover time and time again that I question His providence.  I have to give myself the proverbial slap...

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Help for Struggling Learners

When you see your child struggle with learning, you may not know what to do or where to go. I remember the day I realized I needed help for one of my children.  The fear of my own inadequacy flooded my mind: was it me, did I use the wrong curriculum, was I to pushy or...

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Seize the Passion

The focus during your child’s teen years needs to be helping them find their strengths, gifts, and passion.  Thankfully, homeschooling allows time for this.  After all, real homeschooling is all about seizing the teachable moments with your child. My daughter had a...

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Who Are You Following?

With the litany of voices all wanting to be heard, it behooves me to ask, who do you listen to?  This is worthy of consideration.  The person you allow to speak into your life may have a lasting impact on how you think about or live life. So why would this matter?...

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