Finding the Silver Lining

Finding the Silver Lining

by Katie Julius Whew! We made it to 2021! Doesn’t feel much different, though, does it? I remember as a child when it was a few days before a milestone birthday. Everyone who had seen me was making a big deal about becoming a teenager. There was much anticipation...
Lessons from Advent

Lessons from Advent

by Katie Julius As a child, I have fond memories of both our church and family celebrating Advent with the lighting of candles on an advent wreath. When we changed churches as a teen, there was not as much emphasis on the liturgical tradition and it kind of faded...
Cancelled Christmas Traditions?

Cancelled Christmas Traditions?

by Katie Julius It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of running from one activity to the next during the holidays. Circumstances this year have forced us to slow down a bit and focus more inwardly, making plans with just immediate family or a small...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Katie Julius It’s the most wonderful time of the year…it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. While this year may not be quite as busy as usual, we can’t escape the organized chaos that this season so often brings. Many homeschool parents begin to look at...

Remember When?

by Rebecca Kocsis As I look back at the years we homeschooled my mind tends to go in one of two directions. Either I romanticize them, remembering only the wonderful times and the warm and fuzzy moments, as if the difficult days never happened. Or I look back...