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The Root of Patience

The Root of Patience By Audra Talley   Last year my kinesthetic, can’t-sit-still, son started kindergarten. Things went remarkably well; except for handwriting. His precise, but impatient nature gets easily overwhelmed. I could see the end coming, but pushed him to continue. Finally, patience worn thin, I

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Idaho Homeschool History Part Seven

Idaho Homeschool History Part Seven The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   



Idaho Education Code 33-202 in 1992 read: 
33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY …Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   In our

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Grief in the New Year

Grief and the New Year By Heidi Forney   Grief might seem to be a strange subject to talk about at this time of the year. Usually at the beginning of a new year blog posts are all about how to restart your school year after hitting that mid-year

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Serving with Love

  Serving with Love: An Exercise for the Whole Family   “And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Six

  Idaho Homeschool History Part Six   The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   Idaho Education Code 33-202 in 1992 read:   33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   At

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Bad Company: Good Board Games at Department Stores

Bad Company: Good Board Games at Department Stores   This post contains affiliate links. CHOIS may earn a small commission from links. Your purchase enables CHOIS to continue to inspire, promote, and protect home education in Idaho.   by Kathleen Bretton   If you want to buy

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While You’re Still Waiting

    When You’re Still Waiting   Simeon and Anna waited their whole lives for the Savior who would shine in the darkness.   My church family waits for the return of those loved college students and one to return from Africa for Christmas break.   A

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Memorizing God

Memorizing God   He gently traced the spidery veins on the back of my hand, blue and smooth beneath the transparent, pale skin. To my left, another little boy smoothed my braid, over and over, sometimes burying his nose in the honey brown strands, and sometimes brushing

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Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs

  Holidays, Homeschooling, and Special Needs   by Heidi Forney   With any family, the holidays can be full of hustle and bustle as you try finish up gifts and cards for your family and friends, cooking that special dish for the potluck at church on Sunday,

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A Tapestry of Blessing

A Tapestry of Blessing by Audra Talley   Fall is my favorite time of year. The temperatures drop, the year’s harvest is being preserved for the winter, color bursts from every corner, our home school routine is established, and the kids are more content to be cozy

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