• Discipleship

    Raising our children and educating them could be described as, "a long obedience in the same direction." The longer we homeschool, the more we believe that to be obedient, to stay on the "narrow pathway" that Jesus described, we need the Lord desperately, and we also need each other.

  • Encouragement

    Encourage means, "to inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten."


    "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up." I Thessalonians 5:11

Wandering Wednesday: Dear Homeschool Mom

 You’ve got the books ordered, new pencils, pens, a laminator {you should get one}, charts and plans and incentives, your pinterest page is bursting with all sorts of ideas and projects, and you? – you are simply ready to get started. It’s an exciting time, this year that spreads out before you, and that is why I am writing to you. I am writing to you because I want to share a bit of truth to you about this year. And that? That would be this: You will get worn out this year. Now, I’m not telling you this to burst your new start of the school year bubble. I am telling you this, as an eleven year homeschooling mom veteran, one who is starting year twelve, because every single year I reach those mornings or that months when I want to roll over, hit snooze, tear down the charts, and throw my hands in the air. Homeschooling takes work.

Here comes's the encouragement, read on...


Rachel lives in the half-a-year frozen land of Minnesota. She’s a Christian home schooling momma to seven fabulous kids, and is the wife to an amazing cancer-surviving husband. In January 2011 her youngest son, Samuel, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease so you’ll also find her passionate about gluten free living and Celiac Disease awareness. Between home schooling, blogging, running her family, and, of course, drinking coffee, you’ll also find her driving her girls to classical ballet or her boys to soccer. She’s passionate about seeking joy and living a faith filled, intentional life. You can find Rachel blogging at Finding Joy.



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