The Unique Privilege of a Homeschool Graduation

Recently I had the privilege of emceeing the Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association graduation ceremony. In addition to founding this support group 25 years ago, I served as president for 3 different terms, and also served in numerous other Board and leadership positions, including on the Graduation Committee for many years. I have continued to be …

Maybe the Whole Point is Turning the Hearts of Parents to their Children

More people are homeschooling now than ever before. Others are schooling at home through their school system’s virtual school. Some are doing a combo of in-classroom and remote learning. Homeschooling is hard.Virtual school at home is hard.Rotating your kids in and out of school is hard. I know some of you are struggling more than …

Life After Homeschooling – Being a Mentor

Even though my children are grown, I still love homeschooling and homeschooling moms! I homeschooled for 23 years, and have been in support group leadership almost that long as well. Since my youngest graduated from our homeschool 3 years ago, I have remained active in the support group I founded and also in the wider …

Make Learning Fun with Vocabulary Bingo

My kids would much rather play a game than fill out a worksheet, so I incorporated games as much as possible in our homeschooling. Vocabulary Bingo was one that we played often! Understanding the vocabulary of a subject is essential for comprehension. Otherwise, unfamiliar words can become stumbling blocks. Some school books include lists of …

Top 10 Books for Homeschool Moms (Plus a few more)

I am a reader, and I inhaled books about homeschooling not only when I was just beginning to homeschool, but every year of my 23 year homeschool journey. Actually, correct that. I am still reading books about homeschooling and my youngest graduated 3 years ago! I continue to have a heart to mentor homeschool moms, …

When You Reach the End of the Journey

There are many emotions surrounding the end of a journey. Satisfaction. Relief. Exhaustion. Nostalgia. We took a once-in-a-lifetime family trip back in 2002 and traveled the country for 6 weeks with our five kids, pulling a pop-up camper behind our conversion van and visiting national parks and other sites across the western states. There was …

Can You Be a Christian and Not Have a Christian Worldview?

Can you be a Christian and not have a Christian worldview? “Christian” is a position, a state of being saved through acknowledgement of our sinful state and separation from God, acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross to reconcile us with God, and subsequent resurrection with him into a new life. It is the crossing …