Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...
Stop the Comparison Game

Stop the Comparison Game

A young dad came to me with concerns about his son.  His friend’s 3-year-old already knew all the sounds of the letters. Plus, he was talking in full sentences and was way ahead of this young dad’s 3-year-old son. His worry was genuine. “Are we doing something wrong?”...
How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...

Help Your Child Learn to Persevere in Tough Times

Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash The years 2020 through 2021 have been a difficult season for all of us collectively. No one has been immune from the challenges. This pandemic and the ensuing quarantining, life changes, and stress have had an impact on everyone....

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Self-Control

We need self-control to grow in our faith and keep ourselves from sin . . . it’s essential in our walk with the Lord. Many other religions besides Christianity teach the concept of self-control. But unlike other religions, Christians have the help of the Holy...

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ GENTLENESS

Photo by Bill Fairs on Unsplash Gentleness or meekness does not mean being weak or a doormat like so many seem to think! Rather it’s a humble strength that comes from learning to lean on God and acknowledging that you need Him. It’s the opposite of pride....