Fear and the Best Stuff in Life

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I recently stumbled upon a quick video from Will Smith about skydiving. He said that all the fear leading up to the dive is actually useless because the point at which you jump is actually supremely blissful. So all the build-up of fear beforehand served no purpose. Then he said, “God places the best things … Continue reading Fear and the Best Stuff in Life

How Homeschooling is Like a 200-Mile Race

Imagine you’re in a van with 6 sweaty, disgusting people for 40 hours, getting out only to run, eat, and use the restroom. Add another van with 6 more runners on your team and that pretty well sums up the Ragnar--a 200-mile relay race through Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. Instead of doing what most people do … Continue reading How Homeschooling is Like a 200-Mile Race

Three Tips for Better Habits

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The success of our homeschools is primarily a result of what habits we, as homeschooling moms, have formed for ourselves. Of course, it's our responsibility to help our kids form good habits, but it starts with us. After some false starts and a whole lot of practice, some habits, like reading more, have taken hold … Continue reading Three Tips for Better Habits

Homeschool Restlessness: 1 Great Trick, 5 Things I’ve Learned

We've hit springtime homeschool restlessness hard. All we want is play outside. The weather's great, the backyard is calling. Even the dog is vying for our attention: "Just one, maybe two races across the yard? Pretty, pretty please?" How can we sit here at the kitchen table and focus on book work when there is so much more fun to … Continue reading Homeschool Restlessness: 1 Great Trick, 5 Things I’ve Learned

A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool

This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you're anything like me, shut the book and said something like, "Yeah right." All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can't possibly accomplish all that these books lay out. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool