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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 the soft ends on his cheeks, as a smile crossed his face.   There in that pew on a Sunday morning, my little boys were lovingly memorizing pieces of their mama. I know

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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, or putting the finishing touch on your decorations or a special feast for Christmas dinner. Besides all that, you also are busy trying to get the kids to do their schoolwork and finish

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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 inside.   Fall is also one of those times that thoughts begin to turn towards sweet memories, family, traditions, and the culmination of it all: Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving our thoughts turn to

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Five

Part Five The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   by Linda Patchin   Idaho Code 33-202 in the early 1990’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY… Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   Going through hard times can be difficult. They may cause some people to lose their resolve, or become

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Cooperative Board Games

Peace on Earth! Cooperative Board Games under the Christmas Tree By Kathleen Bretton 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.    Board games are a great way to spend time together as a family, but it can be hard to find a game that makes children of various ages happy. With many games, your 14-year-old is bored with its simplicity and

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Four

Idaho Homeschool History Part Four The Dark Ages of Idaho Homeschooling Click on the links to access Part One, Part Two, or Part Three by Linda Patchin   Idaho Code 33-202 in the 1980’s and early 1990’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…  

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A Stepping Stone

  A Stepping Stone By Katherine Dlugolonski   While those in most of our country know to attribute the First Thanksgiving to the Mayflower Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621, I often wonder if many understand why on earth the Pilgrims undertook such a journey. The pat answer, given by rote, would be for religious freedom, yes? And this was a large part of it. But there is something so much deeper that has been largely ignored by recent generations.

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The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games

The Ultimate Homeschooler’s Guide to Board Games (Organized by Subject!)   by Kathleen Bretton   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.   What makes a quality board game? It doesn’t have to be difficult, burst brain cells or take a weekend to play to be an engaging board game. A quality board game – often referred to as being

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A True Thing

{Tell Me} A True Thing   by Elise Hooper   Her tears quickly soaked the hair on the nape of my neck as I met her in the hallway and scooped her into my arms. She sobbed husky into my shoulder and clung tight, long legs wrapped around my waist.   Her cries had wakened me from a dream of my own, and I felt shaky myself standing there, blinking rapidly and patting her back.   Shhhhhh, precious, I whispered as

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Three

Idaho Homeschool History Part 3   by Linda Patchin Click here to read Part One or Part Two first. Idaho Code 33-202 in the 1980’s read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY… Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, as may be determined by the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   Society has some selfish interest in seeing that everyone…gets some education. A

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