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Articles by: Deborah Wuehler
I Am a (Blessed) Homeschool Mess
I have been a mess in so many ways lately. I am a mess thinking about how fast these homeschooling years are moving. I am a mess thinking of the future as we are working on graduating our seventh child, and considering the high school years of our eighth. And […]Read More
Are We Ready for This? How to Prepare Your Heart and Home for the School Year
I am a procrastinator. Not because I am lazy, but because I am highly occupied with family, ministry, and work. So getting ready for a new school year often becomes a last-minute endeavor. Not that my children’s education is my last priority, because it most certainly is not, but because […]Read More
Home Education: Is it a Pursuit or a Passion?
If you have been homeschooling for any length of time, you will eventually question your pursuit of this education-at-home idea. Difficult seasons, difficult children, difficult life circumstances—all can cause you to pause and wonder if you can keep going. Especially in the winters of our lives, we need a reason, […]Read More
What Am I Doing?
What am I doing? Will I ruin them? What is the goal? Can I keep it up? Every homeschool parent has asked at least one of these questions at one time or another. As we begin this new school year, these questions can nag at us and either make our […]Read More
Freedom: It’s Why We Homeschool!
Sitting at music lessons, I met a mom who had just started homeschooling this year. She pulled her little one out of public school because her daughter was struggling in that environment. She was telling me how much better it is going at home for her and how glad she […]Read More
Tell Me Again: Why Are We Homeschooling?
Summer time is a great time to start over, add or subtract curriculum, and try out new extracurricular programs. Even if we school year round, we can take some time in the summer to regroup, reorganize, and make some changes. It is always great to have a time to reset […]Read More
Running Out of Time? Finish the School Year Strong!
Thoughts of failure start closing in on me, choking out reason, and I become panicked at the end of each school year. I have had the same feeling every year for as long as I can remember. I have learned that those thoughts and fears are not about what I […]Read More
A Graduation Speech
As I type this, I am preparing for our fifth high school graduation and looking forward to the celebration of this milestone in our son’s life. At the same time, I am having an emotional crisis. No matter how many times we go through this, it just seems surreal as […]Read More
Having a Holiday Heart: 7 Reasons to Celebrate (Even If You Don’t Feel Like It!)
Somewhere between November and December I often get cold feet; not because it’s cold outside (I live in sunny California), but because it’s cold inside: I have little strength for celebration. I am depressed. I am anxious. I am sick. I am definitely not in the mood to celebrate. The […]Read More