"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage (Psalm 84:5)." Melanie Hexter writes on homeschooling and travel from the beautiful mountains in Colorado, but that's not where her family has always lived. She and her husband have homeschooled their six children, three now graduates and three still in process, in three time zones as they have pursued God's leading. In addition to helping her husband with his business and her children live out their gifts, Melanie has written the U.S. National Parks Unit Study and several literature-based studies which she makes available to others at LemiloePublishing.com.
House too small? Messes too big? How can a stay-at-home mom bring some order to that chaos while caring for active children? With my own six children, I’ve learned the following seven “T” tips for decluttering. First, tackle only…Read
Launch (verb, late Middle English) to send forth, catapult, or release; to start a person on a course; to set going, initiate (Dictionary.com) What’s your primary goal as a homeschooling parent? For many of us, it’s to launch our…Read
It’s been a typical day in our homeschool family of eight until 4:30 p.m. when a child asks me, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” YIKES! What am I going to make for dinner? I forgot to pull something out of the freezer this morning. The…Read
Driving down the road with my radio tuned to one of my favorite Christian music stations, I heard the DJ tell a story. She described a weekend evening when, at 11:00 PM, she was still in the kitchen. Standing at the sink washing dishes,…Read
What’s a homeschooling family to do about academics during the busiest time of the year?
Cue the music. “It’s the most won-der-ful time — of the year!”
The holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s, can be magical. But honestly, it can also be overwhelming. During the hubbub of the…Read
You may have heard this analogy before: When you board an airplane, you put your carry-on bag in the stowaway compartment above your head. Your purse goes under the seat in front of you. You buckle your seatbelt and make sure your tray…Read
What a family decides now may affect the course of the entire summer.
It’s the mad scramble! Late spring is the potentially crazy time of the year when many families rush to book their kids in summer activities: camps, VBS programs, sports clinics, and swim lessons. Asking for time off work for taking…Read
So many personalities, so many options! How can we adjust for each child’s needs and still hang on to our sanity?
Boys vs. girls.
Type A vs. laid-back.
Expressive vs. thoughtful.
Creative vs. by-the-book.
Rambunctious vs. restrained.
God has made each of our children uniquely. As a parent, all it takes is a couple of hours caring for more than one…Read
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