by Kristen Kill
This month’s article is a post from the Hope with Feathers blog written by Kristen Kill, a homeschool mother of four living and learning in New York City.
Mornings here . . . look quiet and cozy lately. We are all waking just a bit later, going just a bit slower. It’s a bit of a fog really, this is the time of year that always finds me questioning if what we are doing in our homeschool is enough. The days feel a bit lazy, we've settled into our rhythm enough to know how to bend and break the rules, and then we begin to lose our sense of routine altogether. We've been plugging away at learning goals long enough to see the gaps right alongside the progress (but the gaps tend to stick out most to the isolated mothers teaching at home, don't they?). After the sparkle of the holidays fade, I can even find myself feeling a little stuck. I know my children feel it too. We reach a place each winter where wonder has faded and we are just going through the motions.
Short Story Contest
It’s that time of year again! We’re having a short story competition. Please complete the story using the story starters below. (We provide one for grammar students and one for secondary.). Grammar school entries should be 200–500 words. Secondary school entries should be 800–1000 words. All entries must include student name, grade, parents' name, e-mail address, phone number, city, and state. Format must be Word Doc. Please email submissions to email@example.com Submissions must be received by 5:00 EST on February 15, 2014. Judging will be based on these age groups:
Do Your Best
These are questions asked in the book "Do Hard Things," by Alex and Brett Harris. Through their book, the Lord changed my life.
by Sheila Mood
"Do your best," we're always told. But what is our best? Could it be that what we think is the ceiling of our limits is really closer to the floor?
Free MP3 Talk
The folks at WordMP3.com have graciously made available a free talk by Marlin Detweiler called “Classical Christian Education Is Not a Trend.” Click this link to WordMP3 and enter your email address to download it.
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