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When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

When Homeschooling Becomes a Shut Door

Hold back your stones, homeschooling advocates! Let’s be honest here: homeschooling can become too much for parents to handle in certain seasons of life. When that happens, it’s a door that may need to be shut, even if temporarily. So how do you know when it is time to shut the door?  This is my story   I have homeschooled my three children for the last seven years or so. It has been one of t ...[Read More]

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Another storm has come. Branches lay all over the yard and the work is still to be done. It’s time to build a burn pile. I did not do much of that growing up in Brazil, if any; I really can’t recall. Mostly because we lived in houses with a much smaller yard than now or in condos where concrete seemed to be everywhere. Life was rushed between the urgency of accomplishments and fulfillment and ther ...[Read More]

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4   Parenting can be fun and it is certainly not a joke. It requires serious teamwork from both parents. It starts with lovely dreams mixed with fears filling the hearts of most parents-to-be at the announcement of one of the most challenging events in a person’s life: “We are pregnant!” What ...[Read More]

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 2

If you have not read our previous post How to Prepare for an Empty Nest – Part 1, please click here. A well-structured family will have many memories to share in the future. Children will be born or brought into your safe environment; they will grow in rapid speed right before your eyes; and one day mom and dad will be left to themselves, sharing a new season in life (for many, the scariest) ...[Read More]

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

How to Prepare For an Empty Nest – Part 1

Parents learn as they go, one season at a time. Their lives are always wrapped up in their children’s activities and interests and can’t believe that one day this will be just a memory. So how can parents prepare for those dreadful days when they will again have to live for each other, as a couple? Kids grow so fast, don’t they? Look at your own children. You have them in diapers one day, and you ...[Read More]

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