Public Schools and Naive Kids

One of the constantly recurring, and frankly silliest, objections to homeschooling is the embarrassing  naiveté of homeschooled kids. The implication is that a child’s growth and maturity will somehow be stunted by not witnessing the full smorgasbord of sinful behaviors and moral pitfalls that popular culture has to offer. If he hasn’t had a joint […]

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A Couple of Announcements

First, the big one! You know how you get to the end of a pregnancy and you’re just sick of all of it and ready to be done, no matter how bad it might hurt? That is where I am. Not with my actual pregnancy, but with an ebook I’ve been putting together. Several of […]

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Advent Activities for Little Hands

It’s almost Advent season, if you do that sort of thing. Sometimes we do. My ten cent review of Truth in the Tinsel: I love it. Not being a crafty mom, I need all the help I can get. My little ones enjoy the activities all the more because crafts are so rare around here. […]

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Make the Most of Your C-Section

How in the world can you prepare for a good c-section? Since I’m staring down my third c-section with this next delivery, I’m trying very hard to make peace with the idea.  I don’t like it. The idea of a planned cesarean causes me to dread what should be one of the most exciting days […]

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Multiple C-Sections: When Is It Time To Quit?

Are some risks too great? A reader (who has had five c-sections herself) emailed me a while back with a few thoughts and a question about c-sections. As someone with lots more experience than I have, I suspect she already knows what she thinks. But I’m glad she asked, anyhow. I think the biggest question […]

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Thanksgiving is Coming!

Just thought you might like to know. If you’re like me, it only occurred to you after you noticed all the Christmas candy at the grocery store and thought “Wait a minute…isn’t there supposed to be something holiday-ish happening this month? Something involving gratitude and turkey?” Yeah. I’m not prepared, either. If you’re hosting a […]

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Pulling Punches in the Name of “Peace”

In many of my posts dealing with homeschooling, public schools, family “planning”, and a dozen other things, I’ve had the gall to say “this is right, and this is wrong.” I then try to back my thinking up with something like a rational, Biblical argument. I do this because I believe some things, and this […]

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You Want a Christian Nation?

Stop letting the government raise your children. Remember way back when President Obama declared that “America is no longer a Christian nation.”? The chatter in Christian circles was, for the most part, indignant. How could he say such a thing? Of course America is a Christian nation! Aren’t we here? The headlines should have read […]

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Just Ask the Wemmicks: Help! I’m Lonely!

This week’s JATW question comes from a homeschooling mom who is, as I’m sure many of us are, looking for some friendships that go beyond friendly acquaintance.: I’m looking for wisdom in maintaining friendships for myself while homeschooling. What kind of schedule have other women found works best for them and their families? Over the […]

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Does Your Homeschool Need a Little Boost?

Troubleshooting your lame-o homeschool year. (This post will be absolutely stuffed with affiliate links. Read it anyway.) For me, the scariest thing about October is not Halloween. It’s the realization, after 6 or 8 weeks of lessons, that I wasn’t quite as ready for our school year as I thought I was. This year, I’ve […]

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Worship of God Conference (Giveaway!)

Long-time readers at Get Along Home will already know how important I think it is that kids attend worship services with their parents. While we don’t go to a church that bills itself as “family-integrated”, I don’t let that stop me from bringing my little trouble-makers right into the sanctuary with me, and neither do […]

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Sore Thumb Syndrome

What to do when you stick out like a sore thumb… I go everywhere with my five (going on six) children. This is mostly because I like going places with them, but also because they’re still too young to leave at home by themselves. When we go out in public, whether it is for shopping, […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Names

For your dust bunnies. This month’s Just Ask the Wemmicks question is a variation on a question that I’ve gotten a number of times from moms who feel like they’re just barely squeaking by. I think readers might sometimes get the impression that because my blog is well-edited, my life must be, also. I think […]

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Lilla Rose Giveaway

Readers of GAH! probably already know by now what a fan I am of Lilla Rose Flexi Clips. They’re a lovely, easy way to get hair out of the way. Even someone who is as sadly inept at doin’ up hairs as I am can use these things with only a little practice. My little […]

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A Wee Little Announcement

There’s a reason I’m not blogging much, and it ain’t homeschooling. Well, I mean it is, but it’s also the fact that I’m too sick and tired to get anything done beyond meals and lessons. Sick and tired is good, though, because of  the reason for it. God willing, Little Baby #6 will be joining […]

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Back to School with a Chromebook

I don’t know about you, but my students don’t really use the internet much. They’re very wee, after all, and I like to keep screen time short. Their mother does use the internet a lot, though, and she has gotten mighty tired of lugging around her cumbersome (once-boss, now beat-up) HP Pavilion laptop. That thing is […]

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Losing Our Kids to the World

A few months ago I was talking with a dear friend of mine, and we got onto the topic of homeschoolers losing their grown children to the world. These are not just run-of-the-mill unbelievers, either, but the kind of prodigals who are actively, vocally opposed to Christian homeschooling. The internet is teeming with this sort […]

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Titus 2 Tuesday: Natalie Klejwa

Bet you thought I’d forgotten about my own meme, didn’t you? And you were correct, if you thought that. You’re just so smart to figure that out. I’m forced to confess (since you caught me anyway), that I am a slacker. You think I’m a stay-at-home mom by choice, but the truth is I’m basically […]

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Three Decades of Fertility

In our culture, fertility is something that is expected to simply be there when you want it, and vamoose whenever you tell it to. Contrary to our modern understanding of womanhood, when God designed the female body, he designed fertility to be a constant part of many decades of our lives. Since the Fall, of […]

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