Author: Kristy Jensen

Don’t Rush The Early Years

After reading several books, hearing different speakers, and talking to some homeschool friends, I came to the conclusion that more is not necessarily better. Doing cursive handwriting at four years old does not make my child any smarter than if he learns at nine years old.

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Sneaking in Quiet Time in the Midst of Chaos

Homeschooling doesn’t allow for much time alone. It is so crucial for me to get in my quiet time with the Lord. If I miss it, I can definitely tell. With three boys under the age of 8, it is very hard to get any peace and quiet at all. I have to sneak in quiet time throughout the day when I can.

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Homeschooling When Mom Is Sick

We have all been there. You wake up with a terrible cold and fever or you have a migraine that rocks your whole life. I live with chronic pain and have for about 5 years now. I have had many days where I just couldn’t get anything done. But, that little guilty feeling creeps in and I just have to get some kind of school work done with my kids.

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Adventures in Rock Hunting and Painting

There is a trend in my area (and maybe yours) that I hope lasts for a long time. It is painting rocks, hiding them, and then hunting for new ones. We call them “Kindness Rocks” here. People in my area paint rocks in thousands of different designs and hide them around town. They use a certain hashtag on the back of the rock so you can take a picture of it and post it on social media using the hashtag on the rock.

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