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July Member Meetup with Sonya Shafer

Nature studies… heart work… teaching the individual… let your schedule be your tool and not your master… so many good topics and wise counsel were covered during this month’s meetup. If you missed it, you have another chance to hear it here. We do hope you’ll plan to join us next month, though, for seeing […]

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Live to Love With Jesus – Keynote by Norm Wakefield

This keynote was originally delivered on June 9, 2018 at Teach Them Diligently Columbus, OH. Experience Freedom and Joy in Satisfying Relationships as you learn the difference between a counterfeit love and Jesus’ love, two hindrances to the flow of love, and God’s provision for establishing loving relationships. Everyone wants the homeschooling experience to be […]

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Summer School

What do we do about SUMMER when we homeschool? For some families, it's business as usual, continuing much of their same routine year round. For others, it's a wonderful time of complete break from school. For many more, there is a bit of a hybrid approach to those hot summer months. This week, let's discuss Summer school in home education.

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How Do I Deal With Discouragement?

Discouragement is something that all of us deal with from time to time. This week, let's look at some different forms it takes and how we can deal with it practically and Biblically.

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Long-Term Planning

After thinking through your big picture reason for why you are doing what you're doing, this week, we're going to look briefly at long term planning-- what are you looking for in your children and what pitfalls should you avoid as they are growing up?

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What Are You Running Toward?

There has been a huge shift in homeschooling in general where more and more families are running away from something when they start. That type of a reason generally isn't sufficient to keep you in the game long-term. This week, we'll look at why you finding a bigger reason to homeschool to give us something we really should be running towards.

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Preparing to Go the Distance

More and more families are starting to homeschool, but we are seeing an increase in the number of homeschool families who feel trapped. Home education is a GREAT tool for us as families to give our children an excellent education and to afford us countless opportunities for discipleship. This month, we're going to look at some foundational elements of homeschooling that can keep us moving forward with this great call of God on our lives.

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Summer Bucket List

While preparing for a Summer Bucket List video, the Lord redirected Leslie's thoughts to what needs to be FIRST priority on any list. This week, we're talking practically about how to know God better and more intimately this summer. That will set a solid foundation for all your discipleship efforts in the days ahead.

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First Things First

While preparing for a Summer Bucket List video, the Lord redirected Leslie's thoughts to what needs to be FIRST priority on any list. This week, we're talking practically about how to know God better and more intimately this summer. That will set a solid foundation for all your discipleship efforts in the days ahead.

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Raising Real Boys and Girls

This week, Leslie chats with Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men to talk about raising BOTH boys and girls together. From birth, we all know they're different, so how should our parenting change from one to the other (or should it?) Check out this week's conversation for some great insights into that question. (There are some audio and video hiccups through this week's chat, so please be patient. The content was too good for us to scrap the conversation altogether!) :)

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The Mind of a High School Boy

Get a peek into the relationship of a homeschool mom and her high school son. With graduation and college on the horizon, what are some of the most valuable lessons they've learned together?

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Movement in our Homeschools

Sometimes it's just nice to know how to answer some of the questions we get as home educators. When it comes to allowing our children to move, homeschoolers are well ahead of the curve! Get the research and facts about the effect of movement in education and learn how well you are doing in this very critical area for your children. (I think you'll be very encouraged!)

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Springtime In Our Homeschools

As the weather gets nicer, we have the opportunity to mix things up a bit in our homeschools and shake the winter blues away. This week we'll talk about some of those ideas as well as talk a bit about how to allow our children to live boldly, even when it causes fear for us parents.

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Celebrating Spring In Our Homeschools

Ah, April! The month of spring fever and squarely facing the fact that transitions are coming. Next month, we'll talk about ways to capitalize on the changing weather and longer days as well as chatting with my 2 boys about big homeschool transitions from a student's perspective. I hope you won't miss a week!

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Boldly Parent

This month, we will be digging deeper into the idea of discipleship-focused parenting. We will look at specific ways we can raise our children in the love of the Lord, and how much we as parents will grow in the process.

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Winter Refresh for Your Homeschool

This week, we’re looking at winter homeschooling. How can we break the monotony of being inside— and even the monotony of “business as usual” as far as academics go? We’ll chat about some fun ways surrounding the olympics and other winter holidays to do just that! Here’s just the audio from this week. Pinterest Board […]

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Boldly Attack Those Winter Blues

In February, it’s easy to get a little discouraged due to the cold, gray weather, being stuck inside most days, no end of the school year in sight, etc. This month, we’re going to Boldly Attack Those Winter Blues as we look at creative ways to change our focus and spice up our homeschools, regardless […]

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Fortune 500 Homeschool -Organize to Achieve

The second of our year-long series is Fortune 500 Homeschool. I want to challenge all of us to have a more elevated view of what we do, and we will look at some successful people and organizations outside of home education to gain some helpful principles to build on to make 2018 our most successful […]

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Live Boldly! Part 2

Building off the foundation we laid last week, we’ll look deeper into Romans to see specific ways we are told to Live Boldly.

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Live Boldly! Part 1

Throughout 2018, we will be looking at how we can live our lives, parent our children, love our husbands, and manage our homes and homeschools BOLDLY as we are commanded to in Scripture. This week, we’ll kick off that conversation.

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Live Boldy!

Live Boldly! This will be our overarching theme for 2018 and in January, we'll take a look at what the Bible tells us about how to do that before we introduce 2 other new series that will appear periodically throughout the year. So many exciting topics to talk about this year. I hope you won't miss a single week!

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2017’s Opportunities

What opportunities has God given you and your family this year? How have you approached them? What have you learned through them? This week, we'll discuss the amazing opportunities we are given and look at the opportunities that abound in the accounts of the event surrounding the birth of Christ.

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More Blessed to Give

The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year to instill in your children the joy of giving. How are you instilling the joy of giving in your kids? Send me a note, or leave a comment in our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!

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Christmas Around the World

Laura Prater joins us this week to talk about how your family can learn about how different cultures celebrate this holiday season and how your family can minister to military families.

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