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Lea Ann Garfias
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When I wrote Homeschool Made Easy and Homeschool High School Made Easy, I spent some time explaining learning styles. The learning style theory isn’t perfect, but it is a huge help in simplifying teaching and learning. If you understand how your child…
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How do you answer this Worst Question Ever?

What are we doing today, Mom? I hate that question. I mean, really, that goes right on up there with what’s for dinner and are we almost there yet on the Top 5 Questions to Interrogate Mom With. There’s no good answer to that question what are we doing,…
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This fall, I experienced my very first encounters with a public school. As a child, I attended private Christian schools for day care, preschool, and elementary. Then I was homeschooled during secondary school. So I never attended a public school. My…
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What does "normal" mean?

Yesterday afternoon, I did a very Texan Mom thing. I ran errands all morning, dropping off lunches at forgetful teen’s job and packing the minivan with sale items from Aldis and driving across the metroplex to pick up symphony music and getting a library…
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MOST HOMESCHOOLERS start off in the beginning for just “one year at a time” during the elementary years, trying out the homeschool lifestyle to see if it works for their family culture. I put that “one year at a time” in quotes because this has become an…
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Are you reeling from a tumultuous 2017? Did you greet the New Year with "this better be a good one this time"? Do you look back at the previous year with sorrow, regret, or heartache? I totally feel 'ya. And I know there's hope for 2018 yet.
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No matter how many times I fail at the same half-dozen resolutions, I'm making them again this year. Because I am convinced that working toward Christ-likeness in these areas is, indeed, God's plan for my life. Giving up is not.
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True Confessions: Ever had a Cry Mommy Freak Out over something small?

It all started with a big, huge Cry Mommy Freak Out over potato salad. My oldest son was graduating, and we were just going to have a simple party in the backyard to celebrate. Nothing big, no ceremony, no pomp and circumstance, just some snacks and…
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Betrayal, slander, abuse . . . what do you find hardest to forgive?

Forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. In the early morning stillness, the words echoed loudly in my soul. Forgive our debtors. Wait, I had to forgive her? Because she owed me. . . big time. There was a commitment there, Lord. You know that. She…
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My friend Trisha Mugo is more than a facebook buddy and homeschool compatriot. Trisha is also the founder of a local Homeschool Moms Who Write support group. This busy woman works hard to help her friends reach their dreams. So you can imagine she has her…
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