Encouragement for Veterans

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Homeschooling Is Hard…But Worth It!

“I don’t know how you do it! I could never homeschool! Being with my kids all day would drive me nuts!” says that friend/stranger/acquaintance/family member to me for the thousandth time! You know what? I don’t know how I do it either, and some days being with my kids all day does drive me nuts.

This homeschooling gig is hard work. It should not be a spontaneous decision made without prayerful discernment just because it sounds like it might be fun to go on daily field trips and/or stay in your pajamas all day. If we truly are giving our children a worthwhile education, a lot of struggle and sweat are involved!

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Homeschool Burnout and How to Overcome It: 10 Quick Tips for Beating Burnout

February is known as homeschool burnout month. It’s when the days can seem long due to dreary weather, rampant illness, and the resulting loneliness.

Some moms just feel weary.

Some moms are calling the school down the street to ask about immediate enrollment.

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The Power of Silence

As busy mothers, our lives are loud. Kids are naturally noisy, and the more we have, the more that noise is multiplied, especially when they are home all day long in a homeschooling household. So when our moms’ group decided to read and discuss The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah for Lent this year, I knew it would be a challenge to apply his thoughts to our particular vocation.

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