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Winter Doldrums: When It Gets Ugly

Winter Doldrums: When It Gets Ugly

Nothing is like it should be, yet I have been feeling like Every. Single. Day. has been exactly the same — for weeks! Between Covid restrictions and the recent political tumult, winter doldrums hit us early and hit us hard. To compensate, I narrowed my life to three...

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A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

...of a Homeschool Mom by Faith Lewis Players: Gideon, 11 Noah, 12 Korah,17 Silas, 18 I’m sharing a bit of our homeschooling morning because it’s been such an interesting study today!  After chores were done and breakfast was eaten, we sank into the couch with cocoa...

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Mom to Mom: Our Time

Mom to Mom: Our Time

Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in...

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Homeschooling for a Harvest

Homeschooling for a Harvest

by James Summers, CHEWV dad and Board member As I write this, we are heading into prime harvest season.  It’s the time of year when you have to keep your windows rolled up and doors locked while you’re at church – or else you’ll come out and find your car full of...

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Why Am I Homeschooling?

Why Am I Homeschooling?

The New Year holiday is often a time of reflection.  What went well last year?  What changes are needed this coming year?  What New Year’s resolutions are in order? Homeschooling is no different.  We start thinking about how we’re doing - and what we’re doing. My mind...

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Am I A Nag?

Am I A Nag?

by Lorrie Young As mothers, there are many ways in which we hope our children will remember us after they are grown and gone. Perhaps they’ll recall us being the best neighborhood mom because we passed out popsicles to their friends and had Band-Aids for everyone’s...

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Thankful to be with my kids – at home

Thankful to be with my kids – at home

As a whole, we homeschool moms are blessed!  To bear children.  To raise children.  To be married!  In the midst of rampant divorce, drug addictions, affairs, and chasing after money, we are investing in something else entirely!  It’s easy to lose sight of the...

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Mom to Mom:  A Tribute…

Mom to Mom: A Tribute…

...to Homeschool Moms by Melody Sheppard Homeschool moms remind me of soldiers in a war zone: they never know where the next attack will come from.  Sometimes they can’t even see the enemy.  Their mission?  Shield and protect their precious charges while preparing...

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