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6 Benefits of Owning a Pet

If you have a pet, the unconditional love in their eyes can be justification enough for the work (and the occasional headache) they can bring. However, the benefits of having a pet go far beyond than having a snugly animal buddy (even if that in itself is pretty great). In fact, pets bring with them many sneaky benefits. These are just a few.


Ways to Bless Your Pastor

Pastors take on a special role in the church by accepting the responsibilities of spiritual instruction. Since the hardest parts of their job are often done behind the scenes and without much thanks, here are a few simple ways you can bless your pastor.


“If I Were President” Printable

This Presidents’ Day, help your child think about some of the responsibilities of the president of the United States with this fun and free imaginative exercise from AOP.


What Nelson Mandela Taught Us

Thirty years ago, on February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in South Africa. In his fight against apartheid and consequent imprisonment, Nelson Mandela taught the world many important lessons. Here are just a few:


6 Easy Ways to Lose the Clutter

When you have kids, trying to keep your home looking perfect can seem like a never-ending job. To help keep your home organized, find some time this week to try these six easy ways to lose the clutter from professional home organizer Jeanne Taylor.


Know Your Kid-Friendly Spices

Cooking is a necessity that can often feel like a burden, but cooking can also be a creative outlet. Experimenting with your spices can be a great way to make cooking more fun for Mom or Dad while incorporating a few sneaky health benefits for the whole family!


Homeschool FAQs: What Is Lapbooking?

If you’re looking for a way to foster your child’s interest in a subject or if you’ve been wishing for a system to dig deeper into a particular topic, lapbooking is a perfect solution!


Samaritan’s Purse Releases Bible Game App for Kids

Your children can also be encouraged to explore the Bible and follow Jesus through a new Bible game app from Samaritan’s Purse called the Greatest Journey. “It’s so important to reach children at a young age with the Gospel and teach them to be grounded in the Word of God,” wrote Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham.


14 Days of Love Challenge

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but why save all your lovin’ for just one day? We want to fill the next two weeks with love for friends, family, and even strangers! Join us for our 14 Days of Love challenge. How many can you do?


Outside Winter Scavenger Hunt

With sicknesses running rampant and the cold air keeping you cooped inside, winter can be a rough season for everyone in your family. When the harsh winter provides a window of relief , get your kids outdoors and thinking about the ecological impact of winter with this fun, no-prep scavenger hunt.


3 Questions Every Parent Should Ask about TikTok

With over 1.5 billion downloads, TikTok has been one of the world’s most downloaded apps in recent years. Given the massive popularity of TikTok among youth (41% of all TikTok users are between 16 and 24), here are three questions every parent should ask about the social networking app.


10 Facts about Auschwitz So We Never Forget

Seventy-five years ago on January 27, around 7,000 prisoners at Auschwitz were liberated from their nightmare in German-occupied Poland. While the horrors of World War II go beyond the concentration and death camps, Auschwitz looms as an especially harrowing reminder of the capacity humans have for evil.


Painted Salt: Easy Winter Craft

This colorful craft is perfect for snowy afternoons. Using everyday supplies around the house, your little one can create a crystal masterpiece.


Scholarships for Homeschool Graduates

College tuition, especially at private Christian schools, can be daunting. To give your homeschooler more options and lighten the burden of student loans, your family can consider the various scholarship options. To help, we’ve put together a list of scholarship programs especially for homeschoolers.


How to Spot Busywork

When first starting homeschooling, some families struggle with knowing when to customize the curriculum they buy. Some families struggle to complete every single question or activity that comes as part of the curriculum, but we’re here to tell you the good news: you don’t have to do everything! (We heard that sigh of relief!)


5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home

We spend a lot of time in our homes throughout the winter months, which has a tendency to make us a little stir crazy. Instead of just waiting for this silver-white winter to melt into spring, try these five easy suggestions from Do South Magazine to refresh your living spaces and make it more enjoyable to homeschool (and relax) in your home.


Monarch FAQs: How Do I Customize the Calendar?

Instead of making you fit your child to a rigid homeschool schedule, Monarch equips families with the tools to have a homeschool schedule as flexible as you need it to be! Watch our helpful video to customize the calendar in Monarch and get a personalized learning experience with our award-winning online curriculum.


Year-Round Celebration Inspiration

After the final Christmas present is unwrapped and the last New Year’s balloon deflates, how can you keep a spirit of celebration alive in your home? In a recent Facebook webcast with AOP, Vicki Bentley from HSLDA joined us to share inspiration for incorporating holidays into your homeschool all year long!


Important Security Tip for 2020

For your protection from scammers, the National Association of Consumer Advocates has advised always writing the year as 2020, so you don’t leave the door open for others to take advantage of you.


20 Things to Do in 2020

New Year’s resolutions can be overrated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the new year as inspiration to try some new fun things! The start of a new decade is also a perfect time to try new things, form good habits, and have a little fun. To inspire you with some ideas for 2020 goals, we’ve put together a list of 20 things to do in 2020.


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