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Gifts, Not Trophies

Do you know the difference between a gift and a trophy? A gift is something a person gives to another person out of love. It is not earned, but received with humility and gratefulness. A trophy, however, is earned by merit. It gives the receiver “bragging rights” and is put up on the mantel over…

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A Lifeschooling Testimony from the Robinsons

  Last year, John and Jennifer Robinson attended the Lifeschooling Conference as brand new homeschoolers, about to embark on this wonderful adventure! I remember their excitement well, so I was so encouraged and happy when they came to me recently and said, “We just have to share our story of what God has done in…

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Article: How not to train your children: Protest the reigning president on a national holiday

Rhea Perry, one of last year’s most popular conference speakers, will be speaking again at this year’s Lifeschooling Conference. I wanted to share one of her recent blog posts, as I believe it is such a needed message for our country right now. How not to train your children: Protest the reigning president on a…

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Lifeschooling and the You Economy

Have you heard of the YouEconomy? You may not have ever heard the term, but if you’ve been paying any attention, you’ve certainly noticed a change taking place in our economy.   I certainly have. In fact, it’s a big part of why I believe so strongly in the philosophy of lifeschooling…because lifeschooling dovetails so…

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The Foundational Question at the Heart of All Questions

  The next time you find yourself searching for answers to a homeschool dilemma you are having, ask yourself this question…   Self-evaluation is a good thing. It helps us become more aware of how others see us and to grow as people. The other day I was doing a little self-evaluation, which led me…

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Article: Homeschooling Held Hostage

This ranks right up there as one of my favorite blog posts on this topic. Oh, how we need more modern homeschoolers to embrace LIFEschooling! Homeschooling Held Hostage

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What is Lifeschooling?

I’ve been homeschooling for 15 years. Well, 15 if you think of homeschooling in the way that I do. 15 years if you consider day 1 of your child’s life as the beginning of his or her homeschooling. But over the past 15 years I have watched the homeschooling community move away from this type of thinking and…

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Why Lifeschooling is not Unschooling

The mission statement of our Lifeschooling Conference reads as follows: Lifeschooling is the process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions. Lifeschooling is the freedom to educate as God calls you to, not as the Scope and Sequence,…

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Article: Are you Anointed for Your Assignment?

When you fully understand the idea that God has created each child as an individual, with a specific and unique purpose for His Kingdom, it will change the way you educate! Article: Are you Anointed for Your Assignment?

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Article: Are School Subjects Really Necessary?

There are some wonderful and thought-provoking ideas here! And I will be the first to say that no, school subjects are NOT necessary. In lifeschooling, we find those areas of interest that fit with out lives and our children’s specific gifts. And those things are usually not strictly divided out into neat little subjects. Article:…

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