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Encouraging quotes for homeschoolers: top 10 roundup

Throughout the year, we’ve been sharing weekly encouraging quotes. Here are the top 10 that really spoke to you!

Starting with number 10: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Mother Theresa.

And Number 9: “Holiness, not safety, is the end of our calling.” Lillian Trotter.

Number 8: “Don’t dig up […]

By |June 28th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Fun and simple kindergarten homeschool ideas

Kindergarten homeschool ideas can be overwhelming. How do you even begin to plan your child’s introduction into school? Are you teaching them too much? Not enough?

The beauty of homeschooling is that, especially at such a young age, you are free to structure your child’s education in a way that is stress-free and flexible. There […]

By |June 26th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Summer homeschool ideas that actually work

Maybe just the thought of instituting a “summer homeschool” makes you cringe, but it doesn’t have to be all work and no play!

Although it may sound counterintuitive, homeschooling year-round can actually help your kids stay focused and energized on learning. Some families choose to homeschool in the summer so their children don’t fall behind […]

Todd Kangas: Presidential succession

By Todd Kangas, outgoing MPE president

This familiar passage addresses what’s going on in my life currently:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a […]

13 great day trips from Kansas City

Day trips can turn any boring summer week into something special! From popular favorites to some lesser-known destinations, we’ve got some excellent ideas from area homeschool moms:
Day trips in Kansas

Museum of Natural History in Lawrence.

Scavenger hunts, exhibit checklists and “science scoops” are just a few of the highlights awaiting young ones at this natural […]

Having confidence in prayer

A recent Chris Tomlin song chorus lays out the key principles, including confidence, that I’d like to focus on in my invitation about intercessory prayer.

I will labor and find difficulty in my prayer life until I recognize both the nature of the One I’m praying to and our relationship. The chorus goes like this:
You’re […]

How to teach vocabulary in your homeschool: 7 painless ways

Ever struggled to teach vocabulary to your children?

One homeschool mom recently wrote, “I want my kids to know big words and understand what they mean without bogging them down with a lot more schoolwork. What have you used that has really worked and what age did you start and finish?”

Of course, every child will […]

9 used curriculum sale tips for your best experience

Enjoy these used curriculum sale tips for the big day on June 8 (note our new venue, Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene!):
Prepare for parking challenges.
In past years we’ve experienced problems with people finding enough places to park. We hope this new venue will solve a lot of those challenges!

Just keep in mind that the earlier […]

Transition time at MPE

Transition is defined as movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change. It is the word of the season for MPE.

Let me explain.
Newsletter Transition
Our June/July newsletter is being compiled and laid out by Katie Ward and Maci Yarsulik. Katie has been leading the MPE publications efforts for […]

5 life lessons from raising chickens

When my dad had me start raising chickens early in high school, I was not planning on learning “life lessons”. Sure, I figured I’d learn how to raise chickens and sell them for meat, but I had no idea that my dad’s sneaky scheme would pay off. Through that experience, I learned so much about […]

By |May 24th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|