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five things I’ve learned about homeschooling

five things I’ve learned about homeschooling

It’s so nice to be old. I hardly remember when I was a fresh homeschool mom, and I am so glad that’s behind me, now. My youngest children are so lucky. They don’t have to deal with a very stressed out, slightly obsessed with curriculum fairs and...
thank you, mr. whitman

thank you, mr. whitman

Lately, I have been feeling like I am in front of one of those magnifying mirrors under flourescent lighting. Only instead of it being one for my face, it’s a full length mirror. It’s not pretty. I feel like I am not only seeing imperfections I was very...
glorious.

glorious.

I am going on a date tonight. A movie date. And I am pretty excited because the movie we’re going to see is about me. No, it’s not about me, personally. I mean who could be gorgeous enough to portray me in a film? But it’s about people like me. As a...
brave.

brave.

Joy’s birthday is October 2nd. I don’t think I am ready. This is the ninth year she would have been on this beautiful planet earth. I think this year I am realizing something very difficult. This is it. It’s not going to get easier. It’s not...
in Christ alone

in Christ alone

A friend of mine posted a Christian hymn sung by one of my favorite singers, Adam Young (Owl City). One of her friends commented, “Adam Young doesn’t believe Mormons are Christians.” Well, we are, but sometimes I think it’s hard to tell. I...
hello, september.

hello, september.

Hello, September. It’s the 17th and I feel like I am just now realizing you have arrived. I don’t know what I would do without you. I hate to say it, but the past few years you have just been a reminder that it’s almost October. Almost Joy’s...
waiting at the dentist.

waiting at the dentist.

I’m sitting at the dentist waiting for the kids. It was a hectic morning. I have a headache. I stumbled one too many times today when I tried to go down the stairs. My left side didn’t want to do anything. It protested in pain and I tried to act like I...
thanks, bishop and sister s.

thanks, bishop and sister s.

My bishop’s wife, Sister S., is a spunky, sassy, amazing, liberated, powerful woman. She runs probably like 100 miles per day. Pushing a stroller. Smiling. She went on a handcart trek when she was 8 months pregnant. And loved it. Like I said, she is a powerful...
what happened when i prayed

what happened when i prayed

I recently wrote about how I was going to pray like I never have before for the Christians in Iraq. And I want to tell you what has happened to me since I began praying. The first thing I noticed was a feeling of absolute peace. I was driving on my way to meet my...
roar.

roar.

I just need to write about everything that’s been on my mind lately. Very sad things are happening around the world. I think that’s been happening ever since people had the ability to choose evil over good. In my faith, it is our belief that the children...

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  • User AvatarMisty { Maria, I would highly suggest you look at the self-teaching method. While a boxed curriculum can work for many families, I found that with me,... } – Oct 16, 3:21 PM
  • User AvatarStephanie { I especially love your advice about not being fanatical or "religious" about homeschooling--and not considering pro-public schoolers our enemies. I definitely get self-righteous (in my... } – Oct 16, 12:32 PM
  • User AvatarValeri { What a great read, thank you!!! } – Oct 14, 4:20 PM
  • User AvatarMama Rachel { Wonderfully said! Simple, yet eloquent. You always have such great things to say and an excellent way you share them! :-) } – Oct 14, 12:35 PM
  • User AvatarMaria Everhart { Hello, I'm that homeschool mom who is overwhelmed. I started homeschooling my twin boys at age 6. They are now 8 years old. We went... } – Oct 14, 4:42 AM

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