Author Archives: Renee Lannan's blog

About Renee Lannan's blog

I live, write, teach and enjoy life from a place of hope and a belief in miracles from seeing first-hand the depths of redemption

Taking Back Homeschool Joy–with Crafts (or Surviving Crafts with Variations on a Theme)

Joy. After 7 years of homeschooling, I’ve had years where not all gears clicked; we may have been successful in many areas, but not everything went the way I wanted it to. Last year, I noticed the joy from certain … Continue reading

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6 Tips To Revamping the Homeschool Schedule

Ah, this is the normal point of the year where I normally have gone back to the drawing board to figure out a better daily schedule for homeschooling multiple kids. You too? Call it scheduling, patterning your day, or simply … Continue reading

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Knoebels with 3 Kids and $100?

A few years back, I wrote about 12 Mom Reasons Why Knoebels is the Best Amusement Park. An interesting point made by some readers: the idyllic scene I’d painted of a family enjoying the day together (without hand-stamps), content to spent … Continue reading

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Women’s Friendships: The One Word That Makes All the Difference

An observation made by my college friends and I: how much more difficult it is to make good, close friends after college. As we maintained our long-distance friendships across states as we all spread out after graduation, we tried to … Continue reading

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Why We Stayed with Classical Education and the Classical Conversations Homeschool Community

The reasons we started attending a Classical Conversations homeschool group sometimes make me want to laugh because our joining seems almost haphazard and accidental!  (I wrote about hwy we joined in Why We Chose the Classical Conversations Homeschool Community.) But the … Continue reading

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Why I Chose the Classical Conversations Homeschool Community for My Little Boys

  Why do people choose Classical Conversations—at the overwhelming rate at which they have? (125,000 students!) I can’t answer the whole of that question, but I can for my small family. The reason I chose it for my kids is … Continue reading

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Why I Continue to Homeschool

As I mentioned in 8 Reasons Why I Started Homeschooling, my choice to homeschool began as a temporary thing. I planned to do it for 2-3 years. But here I am, going into year 8. THIS was not the plan; … Continue reading

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