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Preparing Their Hearts

Preparing Their Hearts

As I was preparing for another year of homeschooling my five children, I was filled with ideas: We would read more, do more art, listen to the best books, and go on field trips. Our history would be
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Window Star Tutorial: Celebrate LIGHT!

Window Star Tutorial: Celebrate LIGHT!

Like The Mindful Heart, the Waldorf philosophy of education also focuses on engaging the head, heart, and hands of a child through thinking, feelin...
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Talking about Art with Children

Talking about Art with Children

As I walked out of the high school classroom where I had just finished my AP Art History test, I massaged my cramped hand and blinked my dry, strained eyes furiously.
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Creating a Spiritual Learning Environment

Creating a Spiritual Learning Environment

The single most important contributor to the success of our children’s education is the Holy Ghost. For this reason, Elder Richard G. Scott said, “If you accomplish nothing
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Following Joseph Smith's Pattern of Education

Following Joseph Smith's Pattern of Education

We hear the words of Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf when he said, “For members of the church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment.”1 A...
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You Are Enough

You Are Enough

“I don’t know how you do it. I could never homeschool my kids.” These are the words that spilled from my mouth five years ago as I sat next to one of my homeschooling neighbors.

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