Essential Conversations

This blog is devoted to all aspects of writing, literature, and teaching. We are excited to partner with you on your homeschool journey and provide you with helpful and quality content in our blog posts.

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Athena Lester
By: Athena Lester
May 31, 2019

Words of Encouragement from Homeschool Parents to Homeschool Parents

Words of Encouragement from Homeschool Parents to Homeschool Parents

With Memorial Day come and gone, summer vacation is officially upon us! And for some homeschool families out there, that means… absolutely nothing. “What is summer vacation? We homeschool. We don’t do that here.” Personally, I remember three or four years growing up where my homeschooled sister and I didn’t take summer vacation at all. I finished seventh grade on Friday and started eighth grade on Monday. We weren’t a super competitive homeschool family or anything. It was …

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Athena Lester
By: Athena Lester
February 7, 2019

When Your Smart Homeschool Student Struggles with Writing

When Your Smart Homeschool Student Struggles with Writing

Although I have no children of my own, I do have a thirteen-year-old brother. My mother is homeschooling him, and the kid is very bright. He whistles instrumental movie soundtracks after hearing them once. He designs and builds complex Lego creations, complete with moving parts and intricate backstories. He watches scientific debates on YouTube in his free time. And the boy will not capitalize the first words in his sentences no matter how many times his mother reminds …