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Mary vs Martha

Mary vs Martha and Not Becoming a Hot Mess By Niccole Perrine   As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part One

Idaho Homeschool History Part One   Did you know that the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of education? It set forth no guidelines on how American children should be educated. Apparently, the founding fathers left it up to individual states, churches and parents to best determine how their

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Finding Ways to Serve as a Family

Finding Ways to Serve as a Family by Niccole Perrine   As I find myself discussing the art of serving with those around me, one of the questions I run into most frequently is “Where can I serve?”. It seems that most folks are interested in the

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Gratitude and Remembrance Idaho’s Homeschool History

Gratitude and Remembrance   by Audra Talley   Earlier this year, the CHOIS convention hosted a display designed by ICHE, chronicling Idaho’s turbulent home school history. It is one in which people took a stand, fought for their rights, and won. It made Idaho one of the best

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A Humble Caution Regarding Co-Ops

A Humble Caution Regarding Co-ops   by Nita Desrosiers   This is all in love.   My intention is not to spark a debate or criticisms, but to share some of my own mistakes.   Disclosure: We have been in a co-op every year since we started this homeschool

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The Unexpected Fruit of Praying for Our Children

Fruit   by Elise Hooper   Be alert when you pray for your children.   I snuggled in my favorite chair, slipper-shod and robed. My Bible and journal lay on my lap, and I closed my eyes, tipping my head back, content, as I began to pray

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Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole by Shauna Webb   Ingredients 2 lbs. Ground beef 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp oregano 1 pkg extra thin corn tortillas (12 ct) 1 lg can mild green enchilada sauce 1 lg can mild red enchilada sauce Sliced olives *optional

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Going It Alone

  Going It Alone by Heidi Forney   First of all let me say (thankfully!) we are NEVER really alone. Praise the Lord He IS there always with us in this adventure called homeschooling and with our special needs children and family members. I cant imagine having

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Save Money on Printer Ink

  Help! I’m out of Ink! How I Save Money on Printer Ink by Mary Colwell   We homeschoolers spend a lot of money on printing, don’t we? Between kindergarten work sheets, instruction manuals, pictures, coloring pages, and tests, our printers can end up spitting out quite

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The Story of the Momma Who Needed to Be Alone

The Story of the Momma Who Needed to Be Alone by Elise Hooper   Once Upon a Time…   …there lived a mama who wanted to be alone.   Not all the time. Not even some of the time. Just for a couple of minutes one evening.

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