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Reverse Childbirth


The After Pains of Mourning Motherhood His huge hand reached for me in the night to rest on my bulging belly as he calmed the prods and somersaulting surging of a burgeoning baby. That same hand pushed with back-bending pressure ...

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Training Kids to be Overcomers


During January, when the world is focused on change, I’m evaluating my parental role in helping my children overcome sinful habits. Do I point out areas that need improvement and then leave my kids to sort out sin issues alone? ...

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Don’t Scare the Children


Podcast: Play in new window | Download The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Join Dennis Gundersen as he shares with Rebecca of Life Plus Homeschooling how to impart this message into the hearts of our children. ...

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Raising an Unmotivated Gifted Child


If you have ever interacted with or taught a gifted child, you know that there are times when it just feels easier to let them go. Let them learn. They love learning. They love knowledge. They love absorbing. Why not ...

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Must Reads Homeschool Edition, January 24, 2015

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Welcome to “Must Reads: Homeschool Edition” for January 24, 2015! Before your weekend gets too busy, we’d like to inspire you with some of our favorite articles from the week from HEDUA’s sites and across the web. Each Saturday we’ll ...

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Of Daisy Chains and Rabbit Trails

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Making Time for the Important “Mrs. Guest, ma’am, would you be willing to lead our next Bible study for young mothers?” These words nearly stuck in my throat as I approached the sweet lady sitting across from me. The morning ...

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Reality Check


We want to connect with other moms, but instead, we find a group of people that are working so hard to be "together" and looking perfect, and we expect that things are supposed to be like that. Carylee is here to give us a reality check.

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It’s a New Year, Pass the Cookies

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Well, it’s the new year! Full of hope and possibilities. Unless, of course, your homeschooling calendar is in sync with the local school system calendar. Then you’re halfway through the year! Congratulations! Unless, of course, your year has been a ...

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18 Ways to Kill Your Child’s Writing

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Writing Killers   Start your child too early. Ignore developmental cues. Focus on form over content. Train him to write beyond his experience. Reward pretension. Teach tricks, not craft. Model mediocrity. Feed him a steady diet of dulled student models. ...

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When Your Child Knows More Than You Do


Supporting Children’s Talents in a God-Honoring Way Several months ago, I heard a story of teens who are accomplished musicians for their age, quickly picking up necessary skills for two instruments each. Not only this, both of them had already ...

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