Homeschool Burnout: How to Get Your Groove Back

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Overcoming Homeschool Burnout on the LifeSkills101 Podcast with Lisa NehringHey there, learners! Today, we’re talking about something important: homeschool burnout. Ever felt super tired, both in your body and mind? That’s what we call burnout. It can happen to both parents and students. But wait, how is it different from regular stress? Well, stress is like having a lot on your plate, but burnout is when that plate overflows. It’s not fun for anyone! So, let’s figure out the signs and consequences of homeschool burnout together. Ready to dive in and learn how to make homeschooling feel balanced and awesome again? Let’s do it!

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Navigating the Complex Terrain of Homeschool Burnout

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Show Notes for LifeSkills 101 Podcast Episode with Lisa Nehring

In today’s episode, we delve into a topic that resonates with many homeschooling parents and students: navigating homeschool burnout. Homeschooling is a rewarding journey, but the demands it places on both parents and students can lead to a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It’s crucial to recognize the signs of burnout and understand the difference between stress and burnout. Join us as we uncover the root causes of homeschool burnout and share practical strategies to restore balance in your homeschooling journey. Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out, this episode is packed with insights to help you overcome burnout and create a fulfilling and sustainable homeschooling experience.

  •  Brief overview of homeschool burnout
  • Importance of recognizing and addressing burnout
  •  Purpose of the episode: providing guidance to navigate and overcome homeschool burnout

Understanding Homeschool Burnout

Alright, curious minds, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of understanding burnout. Imagine your energy tank running on empty – that’s burnout! It’s not just feeling tired; it’s feeling super, duper tired in your body, your heart, and your brain. Now, here’s the cool part: we need to figure out how burnout is different from regular stress. Stress is like having a bunch of homework to do, but burnout is when it feels like you’ve got way too much homework, and your brain is saying, ‘Nope, I need a break!’ So, buckle up for this learning adventure as we explore what burnout really means and how it can sneak up on us. Ready to be a burnout detective with us?

  • Definition of burnout
  • Differentiating between stress and burnout
  • Impact of burnout on parents and students
  • Recognizing signs and consequences of homeschool burnout

Addressing the Root Causes

Ever wondered why you feel so tired or stressed? It’s time to ask some important questions to uncover the real reasons behind it. Imagine you’re solving a mystery – we’re going to be like Sherlock Holmes, but for homeschool burnout! What are the things that might be secretly making us feel overwhelmed? It’s time to be super sleuths and figure out the clues that will help us understand what’s really going on. Ready to put on your detective hats and uncover the secrets behind burnout? Let’s crack the code together!

  • Importance of identifying root causes
  • Essential questions to uncover underlying issues
  • Creating awareness of potential triggers contributing to burnout

Strategies to Overcome Homeschool Burnout

  • Taking Breaks
  • Importance of breaks for rejuvenation
  • Incorporating short breaks into the daily routine

Establishing Routines

– Creating a structured daily schedule
– Balancing flexibility with routine for optimal learning

Setting Realistic Goals

– Significance of achievable objectives
– Strategies for setting and adjusting realistic goals

Prioritizing Self-Care

– Role of self-care in preventing burnout
– Incorporating self-care practices into daily life

Seeking Support for Homeschool Burnout

– Importance of a support system in homeschooling
– Strategies for reaching out and building a network

Experimenting with Teaching Methods

– Need for variety in teaching approaches
– Trying new methods to keep homeschooling engaging

Going on Field Trips

– Benefits of experiential learning outside the home
– Incorporating field trips into the curriculum

Delegating Tasks

– Recognizing the need to share responsibilities
– Strategies for delegating tasks effectively

Reviewing and Adjusting Your Approach

– Importance of ongoing assessment and adaptation
– Making necessary adjustments to the homeschooling approach

Seeking Professional Guidance for Homeschool Burnout

– Knowing when to seek professional help
– Resources and avenues for professional support


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US Geography Virtual Field Trips

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #213, US Geography Virtual Field Trips, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

US Geography Virtual Field Trips

In “US Geography Virtual Field Trips,” Episode, #213, join Meredith Curtis for a hack that bring US geography to life: virtual field trips. Meredith shares the kinds of field trips she takes her students on during the online US geography course she teaches. With general field trip ideas and a link to a sample of each kind of video, US geography will never be the same in your homeschool adventure.

 

 

 


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When I wrote my US geography textbook and workbook collection, I was determined to keep the theme of travel throughout. Then I taught US geography online at True North Homeschool Academy. How would I do that?

The answer: virtual field trips!

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Back-to-Homeschool Tips

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Back-to-Homeschool Tips to start your homeschool year off wellTitle: LifeSkills101 with Lisa Nehring – Back to Homeschool Tips

Show Notes:

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Introduction:
Welcome back to LifeSkills101, the homeschooling podcast where we equip parents and students with essential life skills for a successful homeschooling journey. I’m your host, Lisa Nehring, and today we’re diving into the topic that’s on the minds of every homeschooling family – “Back to Homeschool Tips.” Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting, we’ve got some valuable insights to help you kickstart the new academic year with confidence and joy.

Episode Highlights:

1. Set Clear Goals and Expectations:

– Begin the homeschool year by setting clear academic and personal development goals for your child. This will help both of you stay focused and motivated throughout the year.
– Encourage open communication with your child to understand their expectations for the upcoming year and address any concerns they may have.

2. Organize Your Homeschool Space:

– A well-organized and clutter-free learning environment can significantly impact your child’s productivity and focus.
– We’ll discuss practical tips to create a dedicated homeschool space, whether it’s a room, a corner, or even a portable setup.

3. Plan Your Curriculum and Resources:

– Choosing the right curriculum is crucial to meet your child’s unique learning style and interests.
– We’ll explore various curriculum options and how to incorporate additional resources such as online courses, educational apps, and field trips to enhance the learning experience.

4. Develop a Flexible Schedule:

– Flexibility is one of the greatest advantages of homeschooling, so embrace it!
– We’ll provide tips on creating a daily and weekly schedule that balances academics, extracurricular activities, and downtime.

5. Nurture a Positive Learning Environment:

– A positive learning atmosphere fosters a love for learning and encourages your child to explore their passions.
– We’ll discuss ways to celebrate achievements, overcome challenges, and foster a supportive homeschool community.

6. Personal Growth and Life Skills:

– Homeschooling offers a unique opportunity to incorporate essential life skills into your child’s education.
– We’ll share ideas on teaching financial literacy, time management, communication, and other crucial life skills.

7. Self-Care for Parents and Educators:

– As a homeschooling parent or educator, it’s vital to prioritize self-care to avoid burnout and remain effective in your role.
– We’ll explore simple self-care practices that can make a significant difference in your well-being.

Conclusion:

Thank you for joining us on this episode of LifeSkills101 with Lisa Nehring. As we venture into another exciting homeschooling year, remember that homeschooling is not just about academics but also about nurturing a love for learning, personal growth, and building strong family bonds. Embrace the journey with patience, adaptability, and a sense of wonder. Be sure to check out our website for additional resources and support.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review. Your feedback helps us create content that resonates with you. Until next time, happy homeschooling!


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I Don’t Have to Look Like the Public School: Interview with Stepheny Seabolt

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Military Homeschool Podcast - Interview with Stepheny Seabolt: I Don’t Have to Look Like the Public SchoolEpisode #13- Interview with Stepheny Seabolt: I Don’t Have to Look Like the Public School

On this episode, meet Stepheny Seabolt, who explains how her view of homeschooling has changed and how she now chooses and utilizes curriculum with the insights she’s gained through nearly a decade of homeschooling under her belt, and why she doesn’t have to look like the public school.

Public School vs. Homeschooling= the Route Forward

Ten years ago, when Stepheny began encountering problems with her local public school, she reached out to the school administration, who seemed unwilling to address her concerns. When charter school didn’t work out either, Stepheny and her husband decided to homeschool. At first, upon recommendations from other homeschoolers in online groups, she used free homeschool programs. But, as her daughter got older and she added two more children to the mix, it became more difficult and time consuming to use the free programs.

She also realized that with three children vying for her time, she needed a home education program in which she could combine multiple ages for different subjects. Stepheny admits, “I was the one who thought we had to do all the worksheets and all the flashcards and all the drills, and it almost drove me insane.” Her advice for new homeschoolers as they search out homeschool curriculum options is to know that “you don’t have to do everything.” Stepheny shares that she eventually realized, “I don’t have to look like the public school.”

What’s Working: I don’t have to look like the public school.

Nowadays, Stepheny says, “What I use changes based on each kid because each has their individual needs.” This ability to be flexible and to determine what works best for our family is a huge benefit of homeschooling!

Listen in to hear more of Stepheny’s insights from nearly a decade of homeschooling and using many different curricula over the years. She also shares what she looks for in a homeschool program.

About Stepheny

Stepheny Seabolt is the wife of one amazing husband and the mama to three very interesting kiddos, ages 12, 13, and 16. A West Virginia gal through and through, even though she’s currently stuck in North Carolina. She and her family are getting ready to start their tenth year of homeschooling next month. Stepheny went back to school in 2016 and received her associate’s degree in business administration. She also runs a homeschool bookstore from home and works with The Old Schoolhouse to help other parents get started homeschooling. In her free time, Stepheny loves to cook from scratch, read, sing, and add to the list of places she doesn’t have to wear shoes!

 

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Reading Adds Joy to Life

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #212, Reading Adds Joy to Life!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Reading Adds Joy to Life

In “Reading Adds Joy to Life,” Episode, #212, join Meredith Curtis for inspiration for parents and teens to read books for pure enjoyment! Reading excellent literature for fun works out your brain, stretches your vocabulary, increases your attention span, cultivates compassion, and builds character. Plus when you read for fun, you release endorphins and add joy to life!

 

 

 


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Reading for fun is enriching and education.

Reading is a Brain Workout!

Flex your brain muscles – improve comphrehension, build thinking & logic skills

Improves Vocabulary

Classical literature and well-written works will expose you to a richer vicoabulary. Older books have more description, conversation, and character development.

Increase Attention Span

Opening a book takes us away from short blogs, short movie scenes, and shorter commercials. Trains our brain to focus.

Cultivate Compassion & Character

Times change but human problems remain the same. Choosing books with good role models can impact you. He who walks with the wise grows wise.

Add the Joy!

Everyone loves a good story! Everyone loves an intellectual challenge like a mystery. Or a lovely romance. Or a grand adventure.

What Shall I Read?

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50 Summer Projects For Kids | Just for Kids Podcast

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50 Summer Projects For Kids – Episode 431

There are so many fun ideas for summer, but what about 50 summer projects for kids? Summertime is a chance to learn new things, explore and have a great time, but it can also be easily wasted doing nothing. Here is a list of ideas to get you started.

Welcome to this Just for Kids episode!

Here is a list of my 50 top ideas for kids and they are not in any particular order, but it gives you a starting place to come up with ideas of your own. For example, anyone can read one book, but what about an entire series? Sure, this may take time if you are reading something like the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. But, it will take less time if you are reading Little House on the Prairie. Even if the book is for younger kids take a chance, especially if you have not read the series before.

  1. Read a series of books.
  2. Start a business. Think of things you’d like to do.
  3. Manage money. See how much you can save.
  4. Learn to cook, bake or create new recipes.
  5. Learn a new skill.
  6. Learn a new sport.
  7. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  8. Learn a new language.
  9. Create an obstacle course.
  10. Create something that flies.
  11. Make something out of recyclables.
  12. Learn to draw.
  13. Write with your non-dominant hand.
  14. Make a list of things you’d like to collect and start a collection.
  15. Make a list of movies you’ve watched and the ones you want to watch.
  16. Make a list of books you have read and the ones you want to read.
  17. Make a new friend.
  18. Help a neighbor or friend.
  19. Each day say something nice to each member of your family.
  20. Start a new habit, like fixing your bed.
  21. Plan a trip for the family.
  22. Plan a family event, like a game night.
  23. Plan an entire month of fun activities. These can be simple.
  24. Stage a play. Write, and produce it for others to act.
  25. Write a short story.
  26. Create a podcast. What would your show be about?
  27. Create a scavenger hunt.
  28. Learn about geocaching.
  29. Go on a treasure hunt.
  30. Organize pictures. On a phone, or computer.
  31. Learn to take good pictures.
  32. Learn to sew a button.
  33. Write an mail a letter to a relative or a friend.
  34. Learn to write a thank-you card.
  35. Jobs – what do you think would be fun to have as a job.
  36. Build something.
  37. Create a fort.
  38. Learn first aid.
  39. Create a list of rules for different things.
  40. Play a game using a different set of rules.
  41. Create something new. Think about this.
  42. Create an exercise routine.
  43. Learn to eat healthy.
  44. Grow something from a seed.
  45. Start a garden.
  46. Create a challenge with someone in your family.
  47. Learn to play chess – or another game you don’t know.
  48. Learn a new craft.
  49. Create a kite.

As you can see some of these fun projects can take some time and others can be done easily. If you like some of these ideas, make a plan on when you will start to do them and write them in your calendar. Learning to set deadlines and goals is an important part of learning to accomplish and get things done! This also helps us to be creative and figure out ways to make things work. I hope one or many of this ideas help you.

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Homeschool Grades | Replay

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Crystal discusses the ins and outs of homeschool grading. And hopefully, by the end of the show, you’ll better understand how to grade your homeschooler and come away with a few tips to keep it all organized. | #homeschoolpodcast #podcast #homeschool #education #homeschooling #homeschoolHomeschool Grades: How to Assign and Track Your Learner’s Progress

 

In this episode, Crystal discusses the ins and outs of homeschool grades. And hopefully, by the end of the show, you’ll better understand how to grade your homeschooler and come away with a few tips to keep it all organized.

How to Assign and Track Your Learner’s Progress

Episode #35 –  So, you’ve decided to homeschool your kiddos. Everything is ready- from the best homeschool curriculum to the perfect learning space in your home.  You’ve got all your bases covered! Or, you thought, until someone asks how you’ll grade your homeschooler. That’s when it hits- how are homeschoolers graded? If this sounds familiar, or you just want to be sure you’re doing things correctly- then you’re in the right place!

A perspective on homeschool grades

Any experienced homeschooling parent will tell you one main perk of homeschooling is its flexibility.  Yes, there are requirements in each state that may direct how many hours you have to educate your child, and there may even be requirements specific to what grading system you must use; however, most often, parents are free to decide what best suits their family’s needs.  So, evaluating your homeschooler’s progress comes down to one central question: to grade or not to grade?

Why does grading matter?

The answer to this question depends on a couple of factors.  First, if your state requires letters or percentage grades for homeschooled students, there is no way around it; you must grade your homeschoolers.  If there are no specific requirements, whether to grade or not becomes more of a personal choice.

What about college?

Many homeschooling families choose to wait until high school before introducing a structured grading system, and this is because their students will be entering college in a few short years.  Implementing grades at this level helps colleges assess the student’s competency and readiness for college-level learning.  However, for those not keen on switching over to formal grades, a grading system is not necessarily the “golden standard” for homeschoolers entering college.

The ‘how and when’ of grading

As highlighted above, grading your homeschooler is often a personal choice.  If grading is what feels right, then go for it.  But it is essential to find a grading system that works best for you and your students.

Luckily, there are several different grading systems to choose from.  Some options include:

  • Grading percentages: This system is a 0-100 percent grading scale, often used along with letter grades.
  • Letter grades: This option includes using grades from A to F.
  • Standard-referenced grades: This system compares students with other students using a letter grade (this system may be more difficult with smaller groups of students).
  • Mastery level: This grading system uses terms such as “masters” or “passers” to show students’ comprehension of a subject.
  • Standard scale: This option uses pass or fails only.
  • Absolute standards: Parents can compare their student’s learning and work against the established competency levels (most school districts provide expected learning goals for each grade level, which parents can use for this grading system).
  • Narrative grading: This system includes a written assessment of student learning and allows for personalized tracking.

For grading art and other subjective assignments, options include:

  • Focus on other concepts like art appreciation or comprehension of a topic, which may include additional parts to an assignment, such as narratives and oral presentations to demonstrate knowledge.
  • Grade according to effort and following directions.
  • Simple rubrics that include the student’s input to encourage self-reflection on learning.
  • Standard grading using a 1-4 scale (4= exceeds expectations, and 1 basic).

How to record and track your homeschooler’s grade

Fortunately, as with grading systems, there are plenty of options for logging and tracking grades:

  • Journals
  • Flow sheets
  • Rubrics
  • Spreadsheets
  • Websites

Listen in to learn why grading matters and options for grading. Some examples include percentage and letter grades, pass or fail, standard, and narrative grading.  And while these grading systems are easy to apply to subjects such as English and math, a different approach is often needed for more subjective lessons, such as art. Fortunately, there are many options for grading subjects like art as well.  Lastly, once you’ve decided which way to go for grading, there are great options for tracking your student’s progress.  From journals to websites, there are plenty of choices to keep everything organized, making it easy to find when you need it.

Resources:

Psychological Effects of Grades on Students – Edsys Blog

Applying to College as a Homeschool Student: What to Know | Applying to College | U.S. News (usnews.com)

Art Teacher Tips: How do you grade art? (artclasscurator.com)

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Career Choices & Decisions

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #211, Career Choices & Decisions, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Career Choices & Decisions

In “Career Choices & Decisions,” Episode, #211, join Meredith Curtis on a challenging adventure to make career decisions or guide teens through the process. Some teens know what career path they want to choose early on but most teens graduate from high school not sure what they want to do with the rest of their lives. And that is okay. Exploring career options will help you narrow down your focus. There are specific ways to explore career options and cultivate general work world skills.

 

 

 


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Let’s talk about careers.

Balance between following your dream & earning a living – choose career!

First Things First

God has a unique call on your life.

Teens are Passionate

Teens are wired for Passion! If they don’t find it serving God, they will look elsewhere

Be Curious about Careers

  • Ask Questions
  • Career Panel
  • Ask Questions and Share w Each Other
  • Listen to Podcasts
  • Spend a Day at Work

Volunteer

  • Teaching Sunday School
  • Coaching Sports
  • Sound Team at Church
  • Giving Tours
  • Tutoring
  • Planning Events
  • Catering
  • Photography

Apprenticeships

  • Plumbing
  • Mechanic/Garage
  • Museums
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Business Office
  • Church Office

Online Surveys

  • DISC Personality Inventories
  • Skills, Interests, & Values Assessments
  • Resources for Career Exploration

Resources for Career Exploration

Career Exploration is part of my Economics, Finances, and Business course, a one-credit high school class. Purchase Economics, Finances, & Business in print at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerlineProd.

Economics, Finances, and Business FC Career Choices and the College Decision by Meredith Curtis

Economics, Finances, and Business covers everything your teen ever wanted to know about economics, managing household finances, career, college, buying a car, renting an apartment, making a will, and starting a home business.

Life Skills

Soft Skills

  • Manners
  • Integrity
  • Faithfulness
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Communication Skills
  • Interview Practice
  • Fill Out a Job Application
  • Write a Resume

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Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #210, Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History

In “Family Road Trips Exploring Early US History,” Episode, #210, Meredith Curtis talks to teens and parents about the benefits of travel to explore Early American History. Meredith takes you to early settlements, colonial towns, the Museum of the Bible, American Revolution sites, Presidential Homes, living museums, and federal buildings.

 

 

 


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We have a beautiful heritage of freedom in the USA. It’s fun to jump in the family van and explore our early history on site! Taking our children to visit amazing places across this beautiful nation of ours can help inspire a love of freedom.  😊 😊

Spanish Settlements

English Settlements

Colonial Towns

American Revolution

Early America

US Federal Buildings

Museum of the Bible

  • Washington DC
  • The Museum of the Bible is an amazing museum dedicated to God’s Word. Exhibits focus on the stories of the Bible, archaeology, Bible history, art treasures, the Bible’s impact on the world and, drum roll, the Bible’s impact on America! This is the perfect section to learn about Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Religious Freedom in America, and the Abolition Movement. This museum is amazing! The Museum of the Bible is located at 400 South Street, SW, Washington, D.C.  20024. Visit online: museumofthebible.org/

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US Geography Resources

Middle School (Junior High) Geography Class with Meredith Curtis at True North Homeschool Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #209, Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World

In “Celebrate 5 Moms Who Changed the World,” Episode, #209, Meredith Curtis invites you to meet 5 amazing women who changed the world! A Jewish momma, a pastor’s wife, a Victorian mother, the mother of a President, and a modern woman have or are all changing the world. Each faced or face challenges, yet each woman perseveres. Be inspired and encouraged by the lives of these women!

 

 

 


 

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The hand that rock the cradle rules the world. Meet five women who changed the world!

Jochebed

A young Jewish wife and mother who had only a few years to impart her faith in her son who would grow up to be the deliverer Moses.

Susannah Wesley

After giving birth to 19 children, 10 made it infancy. Two of her sons led a revival in England, one writing over 1,000 hymns. Susannah was purposeful in raising her children for the glory of God.

Mary Eliot Edison

When Thomas exasperated his teachers, they labeled him “dumb” and “lazy” so Mary kept him home and taught him herself.

Nelle Reagan

Nelle’s alcoholic husband made life difficult for Nelle and her two sons. But her faith in God and heart to serve others gave a future President a good foundation.

You!

In choosing to homeschool, you are changing the world – here’s why!

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Lovely to Behold by Meredith Curtis A Wise Woman Builds by Meredith Curtis Jesus Fill My Heart and Home by Meredith Curtis Welcome Inn: The Art of Hospitality in Jesus' Name
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