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The Year of Bold

by Cara
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
categories: Articles, Homeschooling Life
Are you a Trekkie or Warsie? As a kid, I was a pure Star Trek fan. Don’t get me wrong, Star Wars is definitely great, but Star Trek will always hold a special place in my heart, I think because it reminds me of my entire family sitting around together watching the...
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The Home School as Monastery

Saint Benedict (480-547) lived in an era of decline in the Roman Empire. He realized that it was growing difficult to practice true Christianity given the cultural temperature of his day. Instead of falling prey to the weaknesses his society suffered from, Benedict “...
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Celebrating a Family Culture of Learning

One of my family’s favorite activities is taking evening walks in a nearby arboretum. We love watching the flowers eagerly surge in and out of season and observing the trees as they testify to both permanence and transience. We each have beloved vistas along the way...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part Two: Seek the “maximums”

The first part of this article offered some examples of questions that I believe need to be asked and answered about keeping home education records. In contemplating those questions, homeschooling families can come to understand the purposes and principles behind the...
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The Absolute Worst Thing Ever (and homeschool sticking points)

I recently discovered a free app[1] that allows you to scan the bar codes of all the books you own to create a digital catalog of your library. For a bibliophile like me, this is a dream come true. Over a period of several weeks, I eked out five minutes here and five...
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