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Our featured article reminds us that you are a person, not just a homeschool mom.
Enjoy!

            Featured Article
                              Sharpening the Saw:
       In-Service Training for Home Educators

The story is told about a man who watched a neighbor laboring heartily at sawing
down a tree in his back yard. After observing him for some time, he suggested that the
exhausted man stop to sharpen his saw, whereupon the man replied, “I don’t have
time to sharpen my saw—I have to get this job done.”

We smile at such foolishness, but how often do we continue pushing ahead, doing
things the same way we’ve always done them without stopping to ask advice, read the
owner’s manual, or sharpen our skills?

Teaching our children is very much on-the-job training, isn’t it? Just as classroom
teachers need periodic in-service training, we need to pursue every opportunity to grow
as parent-teachers. Here are some ways that work . . . (Click
here to read the rest of
this article which reminds us that God didn’t call us to homeschool because we could
do it on our own.)


Parenting puts you on your knees. Homeschooling keeps you there.
          Thankfully, our Father meets us at our point of need.


HEAR MARCIA AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
                             Hope to see you there!
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Activity Days for Homeschool Groups and Families

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“Relief for busy leaders . . .”

Creative ideas for your activity days
•  Community Helpers Day
•  Hands-On Art
•  Track and Field Day
•  Dissection Day
•  Learn to Play the Soprano Recorder
•  Math Day
•  Love and Friendship Day
•  Achievement Day
•  And much, much more!

“Everything you need to host great activity days for your group.”

•  Organizing the event
•  Supply lists
•  Tips for success
•  Pitfalls to avoid
•  Getting others involved
•  Full-size patterns and handouts
•  Hole-punched for your binder
•  168 pages of great plans for your family or support group

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Great end-of-year gift for your support group leaders (or yourself)!




        Encouragement for Homeschool Moms

  Feeling discouraged as you face the rest of the school year?
  Marcia's new e-book, Encouragement for Homeschool Moms,
  will lift your spirits and renew your courage.

  Filled with faith-building stories and encouragement for "those" days  
  we all have sometimes.

Encouragement for Homeschool Moms includes:
•  The Ideal Homeschool Mother
•  God Knows Who You Are
•  Homeschooling through Difficult Times
•  Special Days
•  Caring for His Temple
•  In His Image: Creativity for Christians
•  Keep on Walkin'
•  Just Pedal
•  47 pages of encouragement for weary moms
 
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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms
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  I would love to meet you at one of these
     events. Please join me if you can!

       Meet Marcia
   at These Events!

Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5, 2014

Midwest Parent Educators Convention
            KCI Expo Center
     11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
       Kansas City, Missouri
Topics:
Building Tomorrow's Generation
The Ideal Homeschool Mother
Building Financially Free Families
Management for Moms
Beethoven Who? Family Fun
  with Music
Contact:   
  info@midwesthomeschoolers.org

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   Thurs.-Saturday, June 5-7, 2014   
 
Illinois Christian Home Educators  
             State Conference
              Calvary Church
          9s200 State Route 59
           Naperville, IL 80564
Topics:
The Joys of Raising Boys
How to Be a People Teacher
Teaching Young Children
Scheduling Your Priorities
Beethoven Who? Family Fun
   with Music
Hands-On Math
What Makes Your Child Tick?
Teaching Beginning Reading
Contact: info@iche.org
Building Tomorrow's Generation
      2014 March Newsletter