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
Articles by: Deborah Wuehler
In our new state of Colorado, we have to take standardized tests every odd year. Because my kids are not used to testing, we purchased the practice test first so that we could go slowly and understand the test before taking it. We also took the practice as opportunity to […]Read More
Nature Study Ideas
My kids and I love nature studies. My assistant, Andrea and her family love nature as well. Here are a few things we have come up with together: 1. Find a local field guide. Some nature centers sell field guides which are incredibly helpful in actually identifying plants and animals. […]Read More
There we were in the middle of the large home improvement store, my feet aching and my somewhat patient children getting more than somewhat hungry. This had been more time-consuming than I thought it would be. We were going from aisle to aisle as my husband was asking me more […]Read More
At the beginning of each school year, I look ahead and am easily intimidated by my inability to make the year (and my children) successful. I can’t see what’s ahead, and I wonder about the outcome of their education. Will I be able to prepare my children for their future, […]Read More
Intentional Homeschooling or Falling Through the Cracks?
Last year, my 6-year-old fell through the cracks of my homeschool. I had it all planned out in my mind so that wouldn’t happen again this school year. I started school early at the end of July, and by September I was still not working with my now 7-year-old. He […]Read More
I Am Not Prepared!
‘Twas the night before co-op, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . except me and the mouse! For all of a sudden I remembered what I’d said, so I grabbed my computer and jumped out of the bed. I promised last month that I’d […]Read More
Is There Any Hope for My Homeschool?
We just started school in August and it seems like it’s been a year already, especially with all the whining, the school clutter, the cooking, the extracurricular and church activities, the discipline and training issues, the service opportunities, the neighbors, the needy, not to mention the people involved in all […]Read More
Finding Meaning for Today; Gaining Vision for Tomorrow
The day I said, “I do!” I had no idea what the future would look like. I was in love and all would be right with my world. I didn’t know I would have to wait eight years before motherhood finally began. I had no idea that it would begin […]Read More
Teaching This Teacher
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.” Proverbs 1:7-9 […]Read More