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The Day I Quit Homeschooling: And What We Learned

It happened over our Astronomy study, something about the lack of a magnetosphere on Mars did us in. Two kids not listening: One was daydreaming and the other was just defiant. A few glazed looks and grumpy attitudes later I was finished. I did not yell or put up a big scene, yes THAT kind of mad. Like that… Continue reading The Day I Quit Homeschooling: And What We Learned

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8 Reasons We Love Sonlight Curriculum

(The following post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here.) Growing up homeschooled in the prehistoric late 80’s entitled me to one disadvantage, I was the guinea pig in our homeschool family. This meant that as the oldest sibling, there was a lot of trial going on with curriculum. Most of the… Continue reading 8 Reasons We Love Sonlight Curriculum

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Beating the Winter Blues: SAD & The Homeschool Mom

Today I don’t want to be a Homeschool Mom. No seriously, I don’t. I wake up and the covers feel heavy as well as my heart. The warmth of my bed beckons like a cocoon to wrap myself in, until winter is over and I’m finally ready to emerge. Today I don’t want to be a… Continue reading Beating the Winter Blues: SAD & The Homeschool Mom

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My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

If there is one thing most Mamas can universally agree upon, it is that they are tired. We can argue about breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, homeschool vs public school, electronics vs the real world or co-sleeping vs independent sleeping all day long but you bring up tired and everyone just nods their heads in understanding.… Continue reading My 2017 Word – A Quest for Real Rest

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Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

Resolutions have always left me with a bad aftertaste. The year would end and even though my heart told me it was a good year, in my mind I would see only what I didn’t do. Never mind all the pregnancies, babies, meals on the table, thousands of diapers changed, lessons taught, many kids tucked in and nearly as many… Continue reading Goodbye Resolutions: Love The Year You’re In

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Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

Christmas is my time to savor. Every day offers the chance to savor God’s best when we are looking for it but winter slows me down to find it. As the snow falls my heart grows quiet and I am able to see and enjoy things I am often too busy to notice in the Summertime.… Continue reading Inspire Gratitude In Kids: Including Giving To Them

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Christmas School Plans: Accomplishing Homeschool Memories

(This post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here. Thank you for supporting Soaring Arrows!) Christmas school you wonder? I wondered too. Thanksgiving break behind us and a Christmas tree before us. I felt as ready to start our homeschool routine back up as my littles. I pondered what to do with… Continue reading Christmas School Plans: Accomplishing Homeschool Memories

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Holiday Baking With Kids: Perfectly Imperfect

My family comes from a long line of fantastic bakers. As amazing as this may sound for my kids, this could easily have put them at a disadvantage to enjoying the Christmas season. Why? Well simple, because I want everything to be perfect, which could only mean one thing, no kids in the kitchen. Luckily… Continue reading Holiday Baking With Kids: Perfectly Imperfect