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Should Your Family Celebrate Halloween?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

What’s with our culture’s obsession with death and darkness? Why are so many neighborhoods just as festively decorated for Halloween as they are for Christmas (Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween last year)? Why do we wait in line at haunted houses and pay for someone to scare us? It is a bit weird.

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Mom, you've got a 100% success rate!

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Christmas-schooling

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It's December, and it's a great time to put aside your regular homeschool routine as you visit with family, make homemade ornaments, and cook your favorite foods. 

When my children were young, it was very hard to homeschool between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. So many extra activities,......continue reading

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Simply Stress-free Homeschooling

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Guest post, Deborah Wuehler, TOS Senior Editor

Thanksgiving is gone and Christmas is just around the corner. It’s not the best time to be thinking about homeschooling. Or maybe it is. I find when I take these little school breaks with my children, I see more clearly why I love this thing called home education. 
It is a precious thing to have my children home with me. I am thankful to be able to give our children a Spirit-led education and a stress-free learning environment. Just what does a stress-free, Spirit-led homeschool look like? 
It looks like this:.....continue reading

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Christmas- What really matters most

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Every year I do the same thing. I tell myself that I will get all my Christmas shopping, and gifts made and done before Thanksgiving. This has been a Christmas wish that continues to elude me! It has been on very rare occasions that I actually have sent Christmas gifts early enough that they arrive before Christmas. Such high hopes... maybe this year? I doubt it. 

In my almost 28 years of marriage and 21 years of homeschooling, I have learned that we, parents, need to be the examples of how and WHY Christmas is celebrated...... continue reading

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