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Preparing to Homeschool: Homeschooling - A Life Style

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A Foundation that Handles the Hard Times: Part 1 by Tammy M. Cardwell
I've spent some time, lately, thinking back over our homeschooling years and comparing how we fared with the stories of other homeschoolers I've known and worked with. Inevitably, these thoughts led me to one basic question. What did we do, and what have others done, that made the difference? Why is it that we were able to homeschool through graduation, through the very same hardships that drive many away from homeschooling and back into the system?

A Foundation that Handles the Hard Times: Part 2 by Tammy M. Cardwell
Jesus is our first, best example in all things, especially when it comes to having our priorities in order. He understood priorities and, more than anyone else, lived a life in which God truly came first.

A Foundation that Handles the Hard Times: Part 3 by Tammy M. Cardwell
Most homeschoolers are fully aware of the importance of family; I would dare say it has a lot to do with why most of us homeschool. Unfortunately, in too many instances, homeschoolers are as likely as the next person to forget how vital the husband-wife relationship is to family health, and how much it takes to maintain that relationship.

A Foundation that Handles the Hard Times: Part 4 by Tammy M. Cardwell
In parts one through three of this series we discussed the importance of keeping our priorities in order and the absolute necessity of God being first and our spouse being second. In this article, we cover the rest of the list – children, church, and homeschooling/job/family business. It would seem unnecessary to even mention to homeschoolers the necessity of keeping our children high on the list. After all, they are why we homeschool, correct?

A Short Incomplete List of Do's and Don'ts by Beverly S. Krueger
Read our short list of do's and don't and then some suggestions from EHO Readers for ways to keep your family a happy homeschool family.

Clarkson Nourishes Homeschool Moms & Champions Children by Deborah Deggs Cariker
If there's one thing I can tell you about Sally Clarkson after soaking up two seminars, several books, and an hour's phone conversation, it's that she is nourishing. There's just something about having spent time with her - even sitting on the floor in a crowded room - that made me feel two things: I'd had a booster shot of encouragement, and I'd spent time in the company of Jesus.

Front Porch History by Beverly S. Krueger
Those passionate about studying their family genealogy are looking for and sometimes finding more than just cold facts about births, deaths, and marriages.

Investing in Your Child's Curiosity by Beverly S. Krueger
One Saturday on our way to the shopping mall, my husband took a detour. Heading down a road that wound through the local university's agricultural experiment station, all he would say was that he and the boys had a surprise for the girls. The surprise? Yellowbelly Marmots.

Pet Projects by Beth Waltman
Beth shares how family pets can add a great deal to your homeschooling efforts.

Surviving or Celebrating? by Tammy M. Cardwell
As the Christmas season approaches are you celebrating or just surviving? Tammy tells us ways to move out of surviving mode.

The Homeschooling Father's Role by Tamara Eaton
While some fathers are the principle teachers in the homeschool, more often, it's the mom doing most of the teaching and actual homeschooling. What are some of the things a father and husband can do to help the homeschooling process go smoothly?

What Constitutes a Good Education? by Beverly S. Krueger
What constitutes a “good” education? We all have our thoughts on the subject because, after all, we homeschool our children and we want them to have a good education. The trick is in threading a path through the practical considerations to a philosophy of education that is expansive enough to last a lifetime. We contemplate the balance between developing skills and instilling facts, but these fall on the practical side of education. If we focus on these things, we still haven’t gotten to the heart of determining what we believe makes an education good.What constitutes a “good” education? We all have our thoughts on the subject because, after all, we homeschool our children and we want them to have a good education. The trick is in threading a path through the practical considerations to a philosophy of education that is expansive enough to last a lifetime. We contemplate the balance between developing skills and instilling facts, but these fall on the practical side of education. If we focus on these things, we still haven’t gotten to the heart of determining what we believe makes an education good.

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