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CATEGORIES

Homeschooling Basics 
Decided to (Re)Start Homeschooling?  
Season of Re-education & Renewing of the Mind 

Romance & Relationships God's Way
 
Marriage & Family Edification

Legal, Testing, & Government Issues
 
Homeschool Issues & Concerns
~ Socialization ~
 
High School Homeschooling
 
For Mom's Personal R & R & R
 
Spiritual Edification & Deepening Your Walk With God
 
To Enhance Relationship with & Discipline of Children
Homeschool Resourcefulness & Purchasing  
Delight Directed Learning
 
Real-Life Learning
 
The Potpourri

   

  

 

  Homeschooling Basics  

Looking Back

by [a homeschool mom]

The Heart of True Education (and of the Lifestyle of Learning Message)

by Marilyn Howshall

The Nature of Public Education

John Taylor Gatto Excerpts 

5 Myths About Public (and Traditional) Education

by Tory and Barb Shelton

Can Someone Else Homeschool My Children?

by Barb Shelton

The Great Escape

by Geoffrey Botkin

Homemade Bread

Author Unknown

Walking by the Spirit

by Marilyn Howshall

What About Christian Schools?

Author Unknown

Encouraging Letter to Reluctant Homeschoolers

from Sharnessa (who was homeschooled start to finish)

Animal School

Author Unknown

Wisdom's 7 Pillars for True Education

by Barb Shelton

But Aren't Schools the Best Way to Learn?

by Michael Pearl

Is Homeschooling As Good As Public School?

by Barb Shelton

What If We Want to Homeschool for Only a Short Time?

by Barb Shelton

I Corinthians 13 for Homeschoolers

 by Betty DeMers Parkes

Boredom and Dullness of Soul

by Marilyn Howshall

Relationship Skills, Life Skills, Academic Skills

by Ellyn Davis

Anti-Homeschooling Excuses: Are They Valid?

by Tamara Eaton

Refreshing and Re-Focusing the Heart of the Homeschooler

by Barb Shelton

 Single Mom Homeschooling

        by Margaret, Kathy, and Katrina      

     Homework   

by Barb Shelton

Decided to (Re)Start Homeschooling?

Bringing Them Home

by Janie Levine

De-Schooling Tips

by Dianne Brooks

Help With Getting Your Vision

by Donna Heck

Helpful Stuff to Know Before Taking Your Child Out of School

by Barb Shelton

Taking Resistant Kids Out of School  (One homeschool mom's experience)

by "Margaret"

Is Mid-High School Too Late to Start Homeschooling?

by Barb Shelton, with contributions from several moms, including an "article within an article" by Marilyn Howshall

(This is also listed in the High School Homeschooling section below)

Season of Re-education and  Renewing of the Mind

Barb Shelton's Homeschool Course Intro Page

by Barb Shelton (who created and offers this course ~ for homeschooling parents; not kids)

Why Would I Need (to do) Such a Season?

by Barb Shelton

The Stitchery: An Analogy of this Season

by Barb Shelton

Biblical S.A.T.'s of Learning

by Marilyn Howshall

(This article is so important that I wanted to say a little about it right out here on the Article Chart.)

When you first glance at this article, you will see that it is long, and you may find parts of it hard to grasp. Not because of Marilyn's writing style, but because the concepts are very foreign to our usual thinking.  I encourage you, however, to read it all; and not once, but several times through, as what is said here will affect your thinking in a wonderful, freeing way!  Don't just go for the "easy reads," but take the time and effort to feed on the meat offered in this article, and any others written by Marilyn Howshall.

Q's and A's and Encouragement from Moms Doing It

~ and ~

Encouragement & Insights from Course Participants

Decide to Be a Homeschooled Mom

by Marilyn Howshall

(This is a MUST for every homeschool mom!!!)

"Season of Re-education and Renewing of the Mind" Main Page 

There's LOTS more!  This link takes you to the "Starting Point" for my suggestion for a Season of Re-education

and Renewing of the Mind, from which you'll be able to link to a variety of helpful, encouraging articles for this season, whether

or not you follow my suggestions!  (This is the same page as is linked from the Main Lobby.)

Romance & Relationships God's Way

From My Heart

(Basic intro to this message) by Barb Shelton

What to Do While You Wait

by Nathan Bailey

The Problems with Dating

by Nathan Bailey

Dating Trap Avoided Through Emotional Abstinence

by Michael Farris

What Is Dating? What Is Courtship?

by Nathan Bailey

Encouragement to Do It God's Way

by Sharnessa Shelton

        

(THIS ARTICLE IS SHARNESSA'S HEART & VISION!)...

"A Fairy Tale Wedding" ~ and ~ "Letter to the Couple"

by Kelli Johnson  ~ and ~  Diane Leasure

  

...(AND THIS PAGE IS THE END RESULT!  "THE SEQUEL"!!!)

Convinced in My Heart

by Tory Shelton

Tory and Chrissy Shelton's Wedding

by Barb (Mom) Shelton

Marriage & Family Edification

"What's A Family?"

by Leland Edtl (my Dad!)

   Keys to a Marriage Made ~ and Kept ~ in Heaven

by Sarah (Mrs. Colby) Phillipps

 Protecting Your Marriage from Infidelity

by Michael Smalley

Legal, Testing, & Government Issues

Obeying the Law, Testing, and Qualifying to Homeschool

by Barb Shelton

This is one article EVERY homeschool parent should read!  (The look at "testing" herein is more

from the legal aspect, whereas the angle I take below is more from a heart perspective.)

"It's the Law!" ~ or IS it?

by Dennis Elenburg

Enlightening Excerpts on Testing

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

(From the author of For the Children's Sake)

The Heart of Testing and Grade Placing

by Barb Shelton

(In this article I take a look at this "hot topic"

 from the heart - not legal - angle)

Biblical S.A.T.'s of Learning

by Marilyn Howshall

(This article is also listed in the "Season of

Re-education" section above; see my intro to it there. It's SO important,

I put it in both sections!)

About Washington State's Homeschool Law - compiled by Barb Shelton

(I know this doesn't apply to all, but I have included this here because I live in Washington and need to be able

to refer people to my my website for information rather than give it out individually by phone or mail.)

Homeschool Issues & Concerns

The Cost of Homeschooling

by Donna Heck

The Problem with Math

by Barb Shelton

What About Prepared Curriculum?

by Barb Shelton

So What Are You Doing For God?

by Barb Shelton

Are You Eccentric?

by Barb Shelton

Pioneer Girl

by Sharnessa Shelton

The Need for Structure in the Learning Process

by Marilyn Howshall

Purpose of Education

by Gordon Clark

~ Socialization ~

(This is probably the biggest ~ but most needless ~ "Homeschool Issue & Concern")

The Socialization Issue

by Dr. Fred Worth

(An in-depth look at good and bad socialization)

A Brief Case for "Socialization"

by Dr. Jay Wile

Socialization Concerns

by Geoffrey Botkin

(An excellent, practical look at this issue)

Both of these last two articles in this section give a good deal of food for thought (and hopefully serious

consideration) regarding linking up with public school programs:

The Seduction of Homeschooling Families

by Chris Cardiff

Gift or Seduction?

by Carolyn Forte

High School Homeschooling

Tory Shelton's Graduation Story

by Barb Shelton

Sharnessa's Graduation Story

 by Barb Shelton

The Diploma Quest(ion)

by Barb Shelton

Insights on College from

Helen Keller

Compiled/Commented on by Barb Shelton

Faith Walking Through High School

by Barb Shelton

Intro to "SHF-L" ~ the Sr. High Formula List

by Barb Shelton and Homeschool Moms

Welcome Letter for SHF-L (Sr. High Form+U+la List)

by Barb Shelton & Donna Heck (List Shepherdess)

The Issue of Accreditation

by Barb Shelton

 Overwhelmed by Form+U+la?

by Barb Shelton

Inside article:  "How I Cut Form+U+la Down to Size" - by Wendy Fulton

Will Secular College Undo What You Have Done?

by Barb Shelton

When Teens Don't Want to Homeschool (Anymore)

by Patti Ballard, Barb Shelton, and JulieBeth

Encouraging Letter to a Reluctant Homeschool Boy from Sharnessa

  

by Sharnessa Shelton

Is Mid-High School Too Late to Start Homeschooling?

by Barb Shelton, with contributions from several moms including an "article within an article" by Marilyn Howshall

(This is also listed in the Just (Re)Starting Out section of this Article Chart.)

Insights on High School ~ from Dr. Jay Wile

From an Interview with him by Mary Leggewie

Are "Dual Enrollment" and "Running Start"

Really Homeschool Options?

by Barb Shelton

Are They "Teenagers"

or What?

by Barb Shelton

So What About College?

by Barb Shelton

Honors Diploma

by Barb Shelton

When to Read Form+U+la?

(When's early enough? When's too late?)

by Several Homeschool Moms!

New Vs. Old Form+U+la

"If I have a previous edition, do I really need a new one?"

This will explain it all!  What all is included in it too!

Encouragement from a Homeschooling Mom with 3 High Schoolers!

by Susan LaBounty

To Moms with Burned out, Bad Attitude Teens

by Barb Shelton

For Mom's Personal R & R & R

(Refreshment, Revitalization and Reconditioning of Spirit, Body, Soul)

On a Personal Note

by Barb Shelton

Prioritizing Your "Rocks"

Author Unknown

Loosen Up!

by Camilla Leedahl

The Lure of "Time to Myself"

by Jean Mann

My Humble Thoughts on Losing Weight

and Exercise

by Barb Shelton

Why Have Warm Water in the Morning?

by Barb Shelton

with insights from Dr. Raymond Moore

Spiritual Edification and Deepening Your Walk With God

There I'll Be

by Sharnessa Shelton

The Hem of His Garment

by Barb Shelton

An Analogy of the Body of Christ

by Barb Shelton

Musings About the Nature of Jesus

by Susan Hitchcock

Why Do They Call it GOOD Friday?

by Barb Shelton

Are You a Princess?

by Barb Shelton

Hearing God 101

by Barb Shelton

Prayer Journal

by Barb Shelton

"Commune With Me" Guide

by Barb Shelton

Does It Work?!?

by Barb Shelton & Susan Hitchcock

Good Morning from God

Author Unknown

(All three of the articles directly below appear elsewhere in this Article Chart, but because of their "spiritual" nature

and their importance, I wanted to have them here too, just in case you missed them elsewhere.)

Walking by the Spirit

by Marilyn Howshall

The Heart of True Education

by Marilyn Howshall

So What Are You Doing For God?

by Barb Shelton

To Enhance Relationship with & Discipline of Children

Goals of Child Training

by Pastor Reb Bradley

True Success in Child Training

by Marilyn Howshall

No Longer Anti-Spanking

by Shannon Schermerhorn

Remedy for Rebellion

by Barb Shelton

Changing the Heart of a Rebel

by Pastor S. M. Davis

Making a Toddler's Lifestyle a Learning One

by Mary Woodis

Using the Word of God to Train Your Children

by Kelli Johnson

Understanding the Childish Nature

by Michael & Debi Pearl

Homeschool Resourcefulness & Purchasing

Frugal vs. (Downright) Cheap

by Barb Shelton

About Homeschool Libraries, Vendors, and Curriculum Fairs

by Barb Shelton

The Buck Stops Where?

by Donna Heck

Buying Used Curriculum  

by Barb Shelton

Why Don't You Discount?

by Ellyn Davis

Delight Directed Learning

Basic Intro to

Delight-Directed Learning

by Barb Shelton

"Delight Directed"

by Marilyn Howshall

(This is one of "7 Natural Vital Signs

of the Learning Process")

Delight-Directed Study

by Gregg Harris

Real-Life Learning

Real-Life Learning Main Page

You can access everything in this section from the Main Page OR from the links below:

10 Reasons to Keep Records

by Barb Shelton

What Is Real-Life Learning?

A Collage of Examples by Barb Shelton

Force-fed vs. Interest-led Learning

by "Karen"

So Is Real-Life Learning the Same Thing As Delight-Directed Learning?

by Barb Shelton

  Ideas for Practical, Real-Life Homeschooling

by Joan LaCelle

The Potpourri 

Reunited: Now and Forever

by Barb Shelton

"Barbara Edtl Shelton": About My Name & Pen Name

(for the curious mind)

Our Family's Emergency Preparedness Plan

by Barb Shelton

 Invocation for Opening of WA St. Legislature

by Lee Edtl (my Dad!)

About Having Barb Shelton Come and Speak for Your Group or Convention

About My Graphics Designers

from Barb Shelton

EMAIL 101

(Tips for those new to,

or confused or overwhelmed by emailing)

by Barb Shelton

My Favorite Internet Links

(of Barb Shelton)

A Personal Guided Tour Through

Sr. High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la

For Parents of PRE-Highschoolers,

which is why this isn't in the High School area

Suggested Articles for Homeschool Newsletters

by Barb Shelton

 "My Daddy" 

by Sharnessa Shelton

Special Thanks to my Website Design Teachers

from Barb Shelton

My Favorite Bible Verses

(of Barb Shelton)

         

          

        

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...the tiny pink checked

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