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Tips for Wrapping Up Your Homeschool Year

Tips for Wrapping Up Your Homeschool Year

Woohoo!  You finished another year of homeschooling!   It’s such a good feeling to complete the year and look forward to summer. Time to celebrate and give yourself some time to just relax. You earned it!   But before it gets too far past the end of the...

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5 Insights for Helping Your Teen or Young Adult Stay Strong in Their Faith

5 Insights for Helping Your Teen or Young Adult Stay Strong in Their Faith

We prayed that our four children would come to know and love Jesus with all their heart, mind, and soul. We focused on that as we raised them, leading them to Christ and then helping them grow in their faith. There were trials and we made mistakes, but thankfully they...

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Get Organized

5 Tips for Helping Your Child Get Organized

  Written by Sandra Chambers, guest writer  (Sandra Chambers offers a popular podcast called '5-minute parenting' and is the author of Fingerprint Devotions: 40 Devotions to Help You Realize You Are a Kid Uniquely Created by God for a Purpose (Ages...

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Why Am I Doing This Again?

Why Am I Doing This Again?

  Twelve Long-Term Reasons for Short-Term Perseverance with Homeschooling Written by Trisha Pull January can be a tough month. After the Christmas decorations come down and the deep cold of a Minnesota winter sets in, motivation to endure the day-to-day humdrum...

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Keeping Your Focus on JESUS this Christmas

Keeping Your Focus on JESUS this Christmas

The true reason we celebrate Christmas is to remember that Jesus loves us so much that He came down to this earth as a little baby to live among us! His birth is the beginning of the wonderful story of His life here on earth and how He died to pay for our sins.  ...

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13 Ideas for Making Prayer a Priority

13 Ideas for Making Prayer a Priority

13 Ideas for Making Prayer a Priority Written by Trisha Pull   Raising kids comes with an unending list of things to do. As I cross one item off the top of the list, I seemingly add three more to the bottom. Amid it all, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really...

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Adding Routine into Your Homeschool Day

Adding Routine into Your Homeschool Day

Written by Trisha Pull   As the carefree days of summer fade into the demands of another school year, I’m tempted to view the needed return to  routine as an imposition.  I readily focus on the sacrifice required to maintain routine without remembering the many...

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Perspectives from the Porch on Life and Homeschooling

Perspectives from the Porch on Life and Homeschooling

Written by Trisha Pull Have you ever considered the idea that some of our favorite places and pastimes can give us insight into life and priorities?   My in-laws house sits on 25 acres next to a river in rural North Dakota. The property is full of places to play...

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9 Simple Steps for Homeschool Planning

9 Simple Steps for Homeschool Planning

Are you feeling stressed about preparing for school this fall?  I get it, it feels like a lot to do!   Let me simplify it for you and hopefully take away some of the overwhelm. 9 Simple Steps for Planning Your School Year Seek guidance from the Lord first!   You...

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