10 Years of Homeschooling

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Our summer break starts today. This concludes our tenth year of homeschooling. Our son finished 9th grade. According to the law, he started out with Kindergarten (or Year 0 as it is known in some countries). Hence, 10 years of homeschooling.

Girl playing violin

I am holding her book as she warms up before her violin recital.

Words do not come easy to describe the last decade. My husband and I are happy we went this route – let us start there. Then, we can say that we plan to continue on this road until high school graduation for both. Continue reading »

The End of Another School Year

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After 180 days of official learning, our school year has come to an end. This has been a tough year in many ways, with puberty knocking at our door unceremoniously. It has also been a tremendous year of growth and amazing achievements.

Family of four

Our family celebrating the end of another homeschool year

If we take the good that comes our way, we might as well take the bad as well, and work with it. Through it all, we have seen God’s hand at work, guiding our steps, giving us wisdom, and maturing our children so they can become adults who make good decisions. Continue reading »

Summer Vacay

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The other day I received an email from a famous homeschool blogger with a list of “summer boredom busters.” I admire that sentiment, but we are not bored yet. In fact, I think I may have run the troops a little too much this year – too much even for me. I feel the burn or the burnout and I just want to take it easy.

Father, daughter and son at the pool

My husband and the kids at the pool

The kids want to take it easy. I want to take it easy. We have our three daily meals and they help with preparation and cleanup. We do a devotional. We run errands if necessary. I leave my annual checkups for this time of the year and they just tag along with their books. They work on Scratch (computer programming language from MIT) because they love it. Continue reading »