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Author Archives: Karen DeBeus

Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom to four children and a devoted wife to the love of her life. She is passionate about educating others about homeschooling and encouraging families along the way. She is the author of Simply Homeschool: Having Less Clutter and More Joy in Your Homeschool, an eBook written to encourage moms to put God first in their homeschools. She writes about her thoughts on simplifying all areas of our lives on her blog, Simply Living…for Him where her goal is to encourage others to put God first in all they do. Simplifying is about getting back to the basics and reducing the physical clutter in our lives, as well as lessening “mental clutter."

Learning Nature from The Master Teacher

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One of our most special ways to study science in our homeschool, especially in the younger years is to incorporate nature studies. A nature study simply involves getting outside and turning over rocks, looking at leaves, noticing the stars, or ...

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The Bible as Our Core

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Many years ago when we first began homeschooling, I had every intention of teaching Bible to my children. So many times, though, we would get busy, and we would see Bible as a “subject” that we could put off to ...

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One Day At A Time, Homeschool Mama

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It really is cliche, but it is so true. We can only do this one day at a time homeschool mamas. We must daily remember that today is all we have, and if we are always living in the future, ...

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Can You Teach Math From the Bible?

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I am not a fan of math. Oh, it’s not so bad in the early years of homeschooling — counting, sorting, adding, and subtracting. Then the years progress, and before you know it, we are in the midst of decimals ...

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Choose Surrender Over Strategy

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Homeschooling is not something we strategize. It is something we surrender. If you are a homeschooler, chances are you have come across a thousand different ways to homeschool the “right” way or the “best” way. I am afraid, though, that ...

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There Is No “U” in Homeschool

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Homeschooling is not about you. Never was. Most days you think YOU aren’t doing it right, YOU are failing, or YOU are wavering. Many days you wonder why are YOU doing this? You know this is the right thing to ...

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He Sees

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There are those days…oh, so many of them. At the end of the day I am a tired mama, barely making it into bed, wondering why, oh why do I do it? No one seems to notice all of the ...

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Homeschooling Multiple Ages

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Homeschooling multiple ages does not have to be a scary endeavor. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How do you homeschool multiple ages?”  I am asked this question as if it is an impossible task. Yet, if we ...

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Homeschool Messes

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Sometimes I look around my house during the day and think, “What if someone unexpectedly stopped in right now? Would I cringe at what they would see?” Piles of books, crafts strewn about, the glue tipped over from the preschooler…pieces ...

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