Growing Children With Pluck: On Making Excuses Not Like Benjamin Franklin

Growing Children With Pluck On Making Excuses Not Like Benjamin Franklin

Growing Children With Pluck: On Making Excuses Not Like Benjamin Franklin: As a mother, as I’m sure you do, I deal often with helping my children take responsibility, be determined and diligent, and for Pete’s sake, not make excuses for everything. I had a child tell me the other day that he “can’t do his […]

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Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Julie Giles was arrested because her son missed too many days at school. Matt Walsh speaks about it: “Schools are just schools. They are places that teach students how to say the ABCs, how to add two plus two, and how to use lube and get abortions. You know, the basic stuff. They are not […]

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Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Children Are a Handful So Let a Mom Be Tired

Last week we visited with an older lady whom we don’t see very often (not even every year). Not long after we greeted each other, she looked at me and said, “You’re too busy.” I smiled, and jokingly said, “how do you know”? And she pointed to my children and said, “Oh, I know.” Later […]

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A Former Lesbian Professor Tells What Happened When She Met Jesus

Do you know what the world needs? To come face to face with the God who created them, see His agony over their sin, His death as a man on the cross to cover it, and the freedom from condemnation given to every new creature in Christ. That is Christianity. And that is why I share amazing […]

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7 Reasons You Should Homeschool

I could write a thousand reasons to homeschool, but you probably don’t have time to read that kind of list. Someone asked me last week, “So, what made you decide to homeschool?” She was considering it. People are curious. Perhaps you’ve thought about homeschooling. Here are a few of my reasons: 1.  I like being with […]

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Raising Children When It’s Hard: My Reason Determines My Method

Originally published in 2012. We look happy, don’t we? We are. Sometimes. But not all the time. There’s something funny and horrible about the Internet–we can reveal or hide anything we want to about our lives. And the ones reading are comparing their worst days to our best days. The Internet might possibly be responsible […]

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What Do We Do With Trials? My Utmost for His Highest.

What Do We Do With Trials

Oswald Chambers writes: “…that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18 Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as a child […]

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6 Things Your Child Needs From You Today

6 Things Your Child Needs From You Today

There are things society (read: adult peer pressure) tells us we need to give our children, and then there are the things they really, truly need. Problem is, we can get so busy doing the former that we don’t have time for the latter. Live wisely. Your children need you to: have time to listen. […]

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Homeschool Mom Tells How Health Struggles Challenged Her Expectations

Guest post by Jenny Ervin “What would you do if I died?” This was the question that I had to put to my husband last summer as we considered our schooling plans for the next year. Having been home educated myself during the “pioneer days” and always taught our own children ages 17 down to […]

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7 Myths of a Full Time Homemaker

7 Myths of a Full Time Homemaker

Myth #1:  “You’re wasting your college education.” I’ve been told that before. (It could be argued that college was the waste. But, I digress.) When I was a high school English teacher, teaching the children of perfect strangers, I was awesome. When I came home and started teaching my own children, I was a waste. G.K. […]

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