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
September 23, 2019

5 Homeschool Tips for Writing When You Have Nothing to Say

5 Homeschool Tips for Writing When You Have Nothing to Say

I can’t be the only one who has approached a writing assignment and felt like I had absolutely nothing to say about the topic, right? One time, for a college course, the final exam was an in-class essay answering the simple prompt, What did you learn in this course? My answer? “Nothing.” The course had truly been a bad experience with sub-par instruction from the teacher, and I had been able to skate through all the assignments without …

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Athena Lester
By: Athena Lester
July 12, 2019

Personal Homeschool Story: How I Taught Expression Through Creative Writing to My Young Brother

Personal Homeschool Story: How I Taught Expression Through Creative Writing to My Young Brother

Story time! Growing up, I was homeschooled from 2nd grade through 12th grade. When I was twelve years old, my mother had her third child and only son, Elijah. I had always wanted a little brother, so from the very beginning, I had a special love for the little guy. Being so much older than him created a unique relationship between us—making me something of a mixture between an Annoying-But-Loved Sister and a Cool Aunt. As my brother …