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The Three R's - Writing and Spelling (Part 3)

The Three R's - Writing and Spelling (Part 3)
It had never occurred to me how closely spelling was connected to reading and then to writing until my middle child brought it home to me. Michael was my Energizer Bunny—runner/wiggler/climber— who was always looking for a new physical adventure and a chance to spread his wings. Now, don't get me wrong, he loved books, as well. ...
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The Three R's - Reading (Part 2)

The Three R's - Reading (Part 2)
Have you ever met a high school graduate who says, "I will NEVER crack a book again as long as I live!!"? If you have, and if you query them, you will discover (as I did) that for them, reading was an imposed chore, brain-numbingly difficult, utterly boring, and a senseless struggle. For them, there was no delight in a book, no wonder, no...
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How Much? How Fast?

How Much? How Fast?
​As a young homeschool mom, I attended a support group meeting in October. One of the other moms (a very confidant, capable woman) happily announced, "We've already completed 3/4 of our year's curriculum!" My heart sank as my mind silently rehearsed the fact that we hadn't made it out of the first chapter of our books yet. Guilt and failure took up...
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Teaching Multiple Levels at Once

Teaching Multiple Levels at Once
Dear Friends, Does it ever seem like you could apply to the circus for a job spinning plates? Trying to keep this one busy with math, while that one is sounding out the alphabet, each at the same time you are simmering enough spaghetti sauce to serve an army AND trying to find that elusive sock to match the one good pair remaining to you? Sound f...
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Parenting with God's Love

Parenting with God's Love
I've been pondering I Corinthians 13:4-8 for some months, especially as it concerns parenting:Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It ...
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