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About Steve Lambert

A busy working father of two, Steve found himself “along for the ride” when Jane first began homeschooling more than 30 years ago. But he quickly saw the benefit to Jane’s unique approach to teaching and became an enthusiastic cheerleader as he watched his children’s love of learning blossom. By the mid-nineties, Steve had become a popular author and speaker at homeschool conventions nationwide. Today Steve remains involved in a variety of family-related ministries, public speaking and writing while enjoying the wonderful role of grandfather.

You’re in the Super Bowl?

Some of you watched the Super Bowl yesterday and some of you didn’t. Some of you didn’t even know there was a Super Bowl yesterday!

The Super Bowl is the culmination of a professional football career. Many Hall of Fame players never got the opportunity to play in a Super Bowl. They call it the “Big Show.” Only the best of the best, and the blessed of the blessed get to play in the Super Bowl.

That’s you! Did you know you’re in the Super Bowl of education? 

By |February 4th, 2013|Coffee with Steve, Homeschool|0 Comments

Past, Present and Future and how they Relate to Homeschooling

Jane and I heard in church last Sunday that Christmas is a reminder that Jesus came, 2000 years ago to live among us: Emmanuel. AND, that He is HERE with us now, in the present tense. And of course that He has promised to come again- to wrap up time and eternity. That’s good news!!

But I was thinking these same thoughts in terms of homeschooling. Your homeschooling journey too is

By |December 30th, 2012|Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Homeschool|0 Comments

Trophy Wives and Trophy Children

This is a little bit of a long post, but all of my efforts to split it into two posts fell flat.  It just felt like I was leaving you hanging!  So get yourself a cup of coffee to enjoy while you read some encouragement from Steve today.

 

We’re all familiar with the term “trophy wife.” This usually describes the rich, worldly man who chooses not to marry for love, but rather to marry for a suitable “trophy” to show off among his friends and business partners; a beautiful woman, beautifully dressed, perfectly coiffed manicured and lavishly bejeweled. Love never enters into this arrangement- it’s purely about image.  Did you know we can also have “trophy children?”

By |December 9th, 2012|Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Parenting|12 Comments

Margin in December?

So we’re hurtling headlong toward Christmas, and for most of us that means stumbling over a thousand loose ends and to-do projects that seem to consume our every waking thought at times.

Stop.

Breathe.

Find some margin.

Read a book with your children.

Go for a walk.

NO holiday is worth losing your peace or being so over-committed that you end up wanting to

By |November 29th, 2012|Advent, Christmas, Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Holidays|0 Comments

As you give thanks today, remember this…

With our own children now approaching “middle age” (admittedly still on the very low end of that arbitrary range) and our oldest grandchild now a teenager, I can tell you that of all the things I’m thankful for after 42 years of marriage, the fact that we chose “homeschooling” beginning in 1982 is

By |November 22nd, 2012|Coffee with Steve, Encouragement, Homeschool, Thanksgiving|0 Comments