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We are so excited that you have chosen to homeschool your children and want to walk alongside you providing homeschool support and inspiration. Each week you will receive a thoughtful devotional as you keep your heart turned towards the Lord each step of this journey.

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Reading: The Power of Relationships and Books

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in newsletter week 11, Reading/Literature, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 0 comments

Reading: The Power of Relationships and Books

I was a bone-weary traveler as I pulled up to the bed-and-breakfast in eastern Tennessee. I had driven more than four hundred miles that day to attend a series of meetings at Bryan College and to hear Tim Tebow’s mother, Pam, speak at a crisis pregnancy center. Exhausted from the trip, I trudged up the stairs of the charming inn, carrying my suitcase and dragging a boxful of books behind me. Before collapsing on the bed for some much-needed rest before dinner, I decided to hang my clothes in the closet. Only there was no closet, just an...

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This Dad’s Letter to the School Is Great, But…

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Davis Carman, Encouragement | 0 comments

This Dad’s Letter to the School Is Great, But…

A while back, I read an article about a dad who took his kids out of school for a few days so that they could cheer him on as a participant in the Boston Marathon, attend the funeral of a family member, and visit a few historic sites in New England. The school sent him a scathing letter citing attendance policies and penalties for unexcused absences, noting that “the school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations or evaluating the educational nature of a family trip.” Wow! Government schools really don’t get it. You can...

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How to Plan an Awesome Senior Year

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Davis Carman, Homeschool How-To, Homeschooling Teens, newsletter week 11, Slider | 0 comments

How to Plan an Awesome Senior Year

In June of 2013, my wife and I went on a date with our oldest daughter, Savannah Anne. This wasn’t just any old date—this was a senior year planning date! We had no earth-shattering revelations or life-altering changes to discuss. But this time together was set aside to allow us to shower our daughter with some undivided parent-child attention while giving the three of us a better sense of her plans and goals for the coming year. And it was a good reminder of certain tasks for which we would need to prepare, including college applications,...

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Devotional: The Five “Books” of Psalms

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, newsletter week 11, Slider | 0 comments

Devotional:  The Five “Books” of Psalms

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14) Psalms is a book of poetry with 150 chapters. The Hebrew title of this book means “songs of praise,” while the Greek title, Psalmoi, has come to mean “sacred songs sung to musical accompaniment.” The words of many beloved hymns and contemporary worship songs are taken directly from Psalms. Although David is credited with writing seventy-three of the poems, other contributors include Moses, Solomon, Asaph, and...

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Download the FREE Autumn Science Activity e-Book Because It’s Educational & Fun

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Free Printables, newsletter week 11, Science, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 0 comments

Download the FREE Autumn Science Activity e-Book Because It’s Educational & Fun

You will want to download our autumn and chemistry-themed science activity e-Book, because it is packed with fun for your family, homeschool, classroom, co-op, or church group. It’s autumn, and the cooler temperatures, changing colors, and new spicy scents typically make us think of the people and things for which we are most grateful. Why not combine a science activity that the whole family will love with your family’s creativity to bring out the season’s best to share with others? The Science of Autumn science activity e-Book includes:...

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77 Fun, Serious, Obscure, and Obvious Reasons to Homeschool

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Davis Carman, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Slider, Start Here | 0 comments

77 Fun, Serious, Obscure, and Obvious Reasons to Homeschool

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. — Deuteronomy 6:6-7 I have a workshop titled “Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool.” In that presentation, I start with a fun and light-hearted top-ten list to break the ice. Then I transition to a more serious set of reasons. I typically change the fun and entertaining list at the beginning depending on...

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Homeschool Field Trip Organization Made Easy

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Family Activities, Field Trips, Slider | Comments Off on Homeschool Field Trip Organization Made Easy

Homeschool Field Trip Organization Made Easy

It is exciting to discover an interesting homeschool field trip destination and organize a group visit. Your idea may be so popular with your homeschool group that you decide to organize multiple visits. There are many details that go along with planning a homeschool field trip with a group of other  families. How can you easily keep record of these details?  Manage Homeschool Field Trip Registrations with One Tool Make registration for your field trip easier for you and more convenient for the participating families by providing a Google...

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Focus On Love In Your Homeschool

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Slider | Comments Off on Focus On Love In Your Homeschool

Focus On Love  In Your Homeschool

Of all the ways we strive to make our homeschool journey successful, one detail should always rise above the rest; a focus on love.  Love may not solve every challenge we face, but it will make all the difference along the way.  The lack of a loving atmosphere can ruin our good intentions. We love our children and we want the best for them. Once we choose to homeschool, we give it our all.  We research, read blogs and articles, consult with others, and attend workshops.  It’s a serious commitment, a true labor of love.  We want to get this...

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Devotional: Parting the Waters

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Slider | Comments Off on Devotional: Parting the Waters

Devotional: Parting the Waters

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. (Exodus 14:21) In Genesis 1:2, before God speaks the universe into existence, we find His Spirit hovering over the face of the waters. This is the first mention of water in Scripture, but the theme of water runs throughout God’s Word. On day two of Creation, God created an “expanse” and separated the waters under the expanse from the waters above the expanse, and He called the...

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Calculator Buying Guide

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Math, Newsletter Week 10, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 2 comments

Calculator Buying Guide

Apologia has prepared this Calculator Buying Guide to help homeschool students and parents select just the right calculator for their homeschool needs.  As students advance in their homeschool science and math courses, they will need some very specific features in their calculator. And…what about calculator apps? Electronic devices are a part of our lives, but are calculator apps appropriate for homeschool science and math courses? Will they prepare students for college? All of these questions are included in the buying guide....

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