Wednesdays Words of Encouragement

Guest Blogger: Sin, Forgiveness, Redemption and a PG Movie (Elizabeth Doan)

Earlier this evening, my daughter came to me and said that she had watched a movie with some bad words in it with a friend. I could tell she was struggling and I wanted to “freak out.” I said a quick prayer in my head for God to guide me in how to deal with …

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There is NO SHAME in the ‘Ask’ & Girlsfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling

Pride. Appearing to have fallen short. Being judged. Felling like a failure. Drudging through. Shame. Embarrassment. Self-condemnation. More often than not this list of ‘perceived draw-backs’ can cause us NOT to seek help in our homeschooling. The story that we tell ourselves in our heads often cause us to go on and on in the …

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10 things Entrepreneurs and Home Educators have in common

Being a home educator for the past 16 years and an entrepreneur for the past 16 years it finally dawned on me that these TWO ‘professions’ are so similar in character make-up. With an affinity for reading and utitilizing quotes, its come to my attention that the motivational business quotes I enjoy also can be used …

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Christmas, Children, and OCD, Part 2 – Elizabeth Doan, guest blogger

Last week I wrote a short post on simplifying Christmas gone crazy.  I shared how I pared down my attic full of decorations and my house full of trees.  This week I’m going to tackle wrapping and gifts.  Here we go. Brown Paper Packages Wrapped Up in Strings… For a couple of years now, I …

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See you at the end of the (homeschool) bridge.

“I don’t want to screw up my children’s education.” “I’m not confident I can do this.” “All of these homeschooling laws just scare me.” Being a homeschooling Mom for 16 years I’ve heard more reason of fear to homeschool than reasons people feel they KNOW they should homeschool. Fear is no joke. It WILL paralyze …

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