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Is Your Family Stuck in the Raging River of Busyness?

Sometimes our lives feel like we have been thrown into a rushing river. We are just trying to survive, barely keeping our heads above the water and avoiding the jagged rocks. We have little control over our direction and speed. This is how we feel when we have surrendered to the tyranny of the urgent. We are at the mercy of deadlines, appointments and activities. We are driven by what the culture says we must do, by what others want us to do and by the gratification of our immediate desires.

Five Ways Dad Can Lend a Helping Hand with Homeschooling

It was early summer and our family was already thinking about the upcoming school year. Our youngest was ready for kindergarten, and my wife and I were contemplating how we could swing sending our three children to private school. My wife had recently interviewed for a secretary’s position at our kids’ school. This position would have provided a significant tuition discount; however, they ended up hiring a different person which was a blessing in disguise.

Marking Memorable Moments in Your Homeschool

One of the attractions of homeschooling is the opportunity to seamlessly fuse our children’s education with the rhythms of family life. One of the downsides, I learned, is children are never quite sure where they stand in terms of their educational progress.

Everyone Wins When Spouses Show Mutual Love and Respect

It's never healthy for people in a relationship to compare responsibilities, but if someone feels their role in the home is minimized or taken for granted, it's easy to get caught up in this game. Even though I am a homeschool mom who works harder than I ever did as a business owner, I am well aware of the tremendous role and responsibility my husband carries as the primary source of our household income. I witness the stress he experiences in keeping his boss happy, especially when he had a boss that was never pleased with his efforts.

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