Author: Pat Fenner

Veteran homeschooler Pat Fenner feeds her passion for encouraging and inspiring homeschooling moms by writing at BreakthroughHomeschooling.com. Catch her excitement about parenting and homeschooling middle and high-school-aged young people when you subscribe to the site, and get practical helps for parenting teens, ideas for creative “real life” learning activities, support for homeschooling thru high school, and lots of encouragement for moms.
Celebrating the Passover
Celebrating the Passover

For our family, and for many Christian families, springtime brings thoughts of Easter. And with Easter in view, my family takes note of both Lent (a preparation for Easter that starts 40 days prior to Easter) and the Passover (the Jewish celebration of the story of Moses leading God’s people out of slavery and into…

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What Self-Care Looks Like During the Post-Homeschool Years
Self-Care During the Post-Homeschool Years

Each year, the month of February paints our landscape red and creates lots of Hallmark-induced opportunities to express the love we feel for friends and family alike. Lots of articles – online and in print – will give us cute little tips and ideas for showing our love to our spouses, kiddos, and “besties.” There’s…

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5 Practical Ways to Tell Your Teen "I love you!"
5 Practical Ways to Tell Your Teens “I love you!”

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. But if you think that holiday is only for romance…well, you’d be wrong! Name me ONE person who doesn’t need love. I mean, how many lonely people do you know out there who are just waiting for that “special someone”? Even during their most difficult times, our teens…

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4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year
4 Ways Homeschoolers Can Benefit From a Word of the Year

Yes, it’s that time of year again when people get to thinkin’ about their goals and plans and dreams for next year. aka: New Year’s Resolutions – do you still make them? I’ve certainly come full circle. And if you’re still struggling with that idea…you may find a Word of the Year just-the-ticket! For more…

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The Value of 'The Plan' - Keeping Family, School, and Business on Track
The Value of ‘The Plan’ – Keeping Family, School, and Business on Track

Homeschool planning…when you have a job, too There is not much point arguing against the cliché “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” At the very least, don’t you find yourself jotting down a “to do” list when you have a big event coming up? Or the holidays are upon you? My mantra these…

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