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What Are You Filling Your Homeschool With?

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I’m over at Home Educating Family Blog today talking about what we are filling our homeschools with. What are you filling yours with?
What are you filling your homeschool with? Is it lots of books? Craft supplies galore? Great literature? Hands on activities? Movies? Worksheets and workbooks? All of these things are a natural part of any homeschool, and of course most are necessary. Yet we need to be careful not to get caught up in filling our homeschool with too much material items so that we are missing the most important thing to fill our homeschools with-Him.
God is the center of our homeschools. 
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Home Educating Family Magazine, Simply...Homeschool

Home Educating Family…

I absolutely love Home Educating Family. They have a beautiful magazine, beautiful planners, a 24 hour Homeschool Virtual Convention, and so much more.  I am privileged to be a monthly contributor over there.

Today I am on their blog talking about how I only homeschool by HIS strength.

“I am the most unlikely of homeschoolers. No really, I am the very last person anyone would have expected to be on this journey. Yet here I am. I often look back at how I got here in sheer amazement. This was not the life I had planned to live. I was supposed to send my children to school. We chose this neighborhood for the school right around the corner! Yet God had planned something completely different all along {and I am so glad He did!}

So often people ask me, “How do you do it? How do you homeschool four children? How do you do all that you do?” The truth is I do no more than anyone else. We all have a life that is busy. For some moms it is working outside of the home. For some moms it is homeschooling ten children. For others it is homeschooling one child. Whatever the case may be, it is all work and there is no scale of comparison for who has more work. Work is work.”

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Do Hard Things, Home Educating Family Magazine, New Year, Well Planned Day

A New Year, A New Semester

Well the new year is here and on Monday we will begin our second semester.  I am excited to get back to a full schedule. I loved December and all of the fun we had, but it is time to get back to a more intense schedule.  I just found a great resource, Home Educating Family Magazine and their planner, the Well Planned Day.  I love planners, I love organization, so buying a planner for me isn’t new. I am always looking for the “perfect” one!  I do really like this one.  It has a weekly lesson plan on a 2 page spread and enough plans for 4 children.  There are lots of other great features as well. I received a copy of the magazine with the planner, and it looks GREAT.  I highly recommend it.  The articles are fantastic.  I look forward to getting a subscription.

As the second half of our school year approaches, I am really focusing on God’s plans for our family.  I know He has BIG plans for us and it is just a matter of obeying and following His lead.  I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.

I also just read the book “Do Hard Things.”  It is written by 2 former homeschooled teens, and it is aimed at teens.  My husband works with the high school youth group at our church, which is why he is reading the book.  Yet, I found these principles can be applied to all of us.  It talks about challenging the culture and not being complacent.  Teens these days have very low expectations on them, and this book challenges them to be counter cultural and exceed all expectation on teens.  It is an amazing book. I highly recommend it whether you have teens, will have teens, or just want to be challenged in your life to not just get by.  I look forward to this year and challenging myself to “do hard things!”  All the Glory to Him!

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