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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.


Good homeschooling books

If you are looking at beginning homeschooling, need some ideas or encouragement, here are a few of my favourite books on the topic: A Biblical Home Education by Ruth Beechick For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay I Saw the Angel in the Marble by Chris...
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Your Turn! Are you qualified to teach your children?

Your Turn! The chance to offer your two cents worth. Are you qualified to teach your children at home?
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Just Let Go

This poem sums up 'letting go lessons' that I've learned over the years. I'm sure though, that my time of lesson learning is not behind me...I still have some ways to go yet. To ‘let go” does not mean to stop caring; it means to accept that I can’t do it for someone...
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Grace in the Garden

My musings on Genesis 3: 21 – 24 Grace in the garden regarding atonement

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Our unschooling teen: day in the life of…

Leonie posted a day in the life of her unschooled teen. I enjoyed reading it so thought I'd ask 'Miss A' 's permission to write her day. Some days are similar to this and other days are completely different to this. Now she is working again, (she had to leave her...
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Getting the direction – as co-pilot

A Gospel-driven, Cross-centric, Discipleship approach simply means that we’re teaching each child what he needs to know, with a view to his/her God given strengths, weaknesses, interest, passions, and talents… their natural bents. An individual’s strengths and weaknesses and interests are part of their God given make up! By identifying and encouraging their natural bents we will be launching them toward their purpose.

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Superstitious mumbo-jumbo or Bible Literacy

I'm off again on another rant. It's in relation to a newspaper article which you can find here. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24753674-1248,00.html A QUEENSLAND father of five has taken action in the Anti-Discrimination Commission  after his four-year-old...
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People will learn what they need to know, when they need to know it.

People WILL learn what they need to know, when they need to know it.

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Blogging Addiction? Ironic Post

After my last post, I thought I'd do a quick quiz. Guess what? It's official! I am not as addicted to blogging as I once was. There, I read it on a website so it's gotta be true eh? Actually, the only reason I scored 68% is because I know what I'm doing with blogs,...
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Upgrade 2

After my review on Upgrade, by Kevin Swanson I was asked how this book impacted my life so I'll attempt to share my thoughts here. Upgrade! How it helped me. I've already written a review so I won't rehash that so I'll approach it from another angle without rewriting...
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Parent to Parent Chat on ADHD ebook

I've just had the opportunity to read an ebook A Parent to Parent Chat on ADHD - The Book I Wish I Had by: Theresa Lode Theresa (an online friend of mine and real funny lady) shares a little of their own personal journey as well as gives some down to earth and...
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My New Year's Resolution

Bloom Where I Am Planted, Just Do It, Being Present In Every Moment are a few of the ‘themes’ I’ve had over the years. Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness is a verse that sums up why I don’t make NY resolutions anymore.

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