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Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Learning to accept the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Trying to rebuild a relationship when there are two very different beliefs about the world, it’s Creator and therefore how we should live as well as how we see the current status of our relationship and everything surrounding it.

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It’s Not All Up To Me

It’s not possible nor reasonable to train or teach every child every thing they need to learn. I don’t need to do it all. Just as God is perfecting in me His work, so He is with the children. I am not perfecting them – He is. God has begun a good work in me and He will continue it until the Day of Christ.

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Fearless Parenting

I’m not scared anymore. And it’s beautiful. Freeing. Relaxed. And joyful.Too often I tried to influence my little ones. Tried to control them. I micro-managed them. The lessons God has revealed to me have been the only thing that keep me going at times. It is not hopeless, but it isn’t just about homeschooling- it is so much bigger than that. God wants to reach you, to teach you, to blow your mind with Himself. But sometimes, like with me, He has to get some stuff out of the way so that we will listen. To parent out of freedom and grace is refreshing. It’s totally liberating!

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Back to basics homeschooling

I'm so glad that I'm not beginning the homeschool adventure now. When I started it was a tad lonely. All networking (if it could be called that) was done via word-of-mouth and (gasp!) old fashioned letter writing and monthly newsletters! I remember fondly hearing of a...

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What is the Chief End of Homeschooling?

The Chief End of Homeschooling: there is an eternal reason for all this mess, untidiness, and constant training. That reason is that God wants ALL of us- our entire life. Our goal is to love God and glorify Him forever – in the midst of spilled Weetbix and poopie nappies and children that can’t spell.

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Hi, I'm Susan

Musings of a maniacal, messy mama navigating through the seasons of life. Veteran homeschooler who feels like a newbie. Mama to many adults, and a toddler again. Blended family. Ex-nomadic lifestyle. Follower of Christ.
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Free Modesty Lapbook

This lapbook is designed for girls of all ages.Your daughter will explore the scriptures and see what God has to say about modesty. This study will challenge your daughters to evaluate their hearts (and their closets!). Large lapbook, filled with great folded...
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Our Mini MasterChef Competition

Some people might be lazy. Others might feel that spending too much time in the kitchen is a waste of time. Still, others just might not enjoy cooking but none of those are my reasons. My reasons for not spending too much time in the kitchen are purely noble. I have...
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Developing the Vision

God doesn’t want us to strive for cookie-cutter children, rather He would have us prepare our children for an individual, definable life purpose. We try to recognise and identify each children’s natural (God-given) strengths, weaknesses, abilities, talents, interests and passions. From there, we can lean on God for direction in devising a flexible plan for developing our children as whole individuals with a purpose, for His service.

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Your Turn! What is your favorite piece of advice for a new homeschooler?

Your Turn! What is your favourite piece of advice for a new homeschooler?
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Time Management Using Rocks and Sand

I once heard a [homeschool mother] speaker demonstrate this story. It stuck with me and has helped me plan my days, terms and years. I also recalled reading in a book by Stephen Covey. The was called First Things First. I post it here in the hope that it will help...
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Emotionally Absent

The lights are on but nobody’s home. I was physically present but emotionally absent from my home and the lives of those most precious to me.

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Share Your Life With Your Children

Driving in the car...washing dishes...sweeping the floor, preparing a meal...reading a good book...visiting the new neighbour...running errands and paying bills.What do these have in common? These are a few things that I have had opportunity to do this week...to do...
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Your Turn! What is the strangest thing…

What is the strangest or funniest thing someone has said to you about homeschooling?   Either leave a comment or post a link to your own blog post.
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Relationship or Religion

To do what is right and just is more pleasing to ADONAI than sacrifice. CJB I'm a simple kind of gal. I love the poetic richness of the KJV but there are some times when I like to read other versions of the Bible as well. I've found it helpful in my walk as a believer...
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Carnival of Relaxed Homeschooling

Whoohoo, there's a new carnival in town...and it's right up my alley. The Carnival of Relaxed Homeschooling is for anyone using relaxed, eclectic or less traditional methods of home education for any or all of their studies. Using a relaxed approach for the upper...
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Course Requirements for History Program Using Living Books

  I managed to creep into the deep, dark recesses of my computer to find the Course Requirements that I compiled for my high school children. • Complete one essay in-depth (biographical, comparative,changing over time, or question based essay) from each group of...
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Constant Chatter

Our home is noisy! Our home is loud! And is filled with constant talk! But, this is a good thing- discussion is a cord that helps to bind the family together. Nevertheless, constant talk can be a drain upon others and it isn't necessarily beneficial for the talker...
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