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
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 …

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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 …