Category: homeschooling

Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault for Society’s Decline?

I have dreaded publishing this post, and I have prayed heavily over it, begging the Lord to use it to challenge and move hearts. Public school is perhaps, the most sacred cow of our society making it one of the most volatile to discuss. Know I'm writing in earnest, heart-torn love. Yet I believe one of ...

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Have You Seen Rod & Staff’s Preschool Series? Enter to Win!

  Giveaway has ended and congratulations to the winner: commenter, knmkendall By Sue Hooley (Note: Keep reading to find out how to get a chance at winning a set of 6 books!) Twenty one years ago I came across the Rod & Staff Preschool Series. As I bounced my six-month-old on my hip, I squelched the urge to buy all ...

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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms: Interview With Engage Conference, NZ

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of doing a short interview with the Baines, who are with Engage, a Homeschooling and Discipleship Conference in NZ, coming up in August. I'll be doing a live interview for the conference, August 14th. I pray it is an encouragement to you as we remind ourselves of the task God has given ...

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Simple, Awesome Ideas for Whole-Schooling (Relaxed Homeschooling)

Simple, Awesome Ideas for Whole-Schooling (Relaxed Homeschooling)

We practice relaxed homeschooling which is somewhere between traditional schooling and unschooling. What drives our educational philosophy is simply the fact that the goal of education is to learn (not to take a test or get a job), learning happens all the time, from the time we are born until we die, and a well-rounded education ...

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Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

They wanted to tell my perspective, in light of the Duggar's recent presence in the news, of what it means to be "Quiverfull." It was a radio show that airs on NPR. My first thought was to decline. Publicity typically doesn't go well for people and the farther we can stay away from it, probably, the ...

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What if You Can’t Teach Your Child? (A Big Sigh of Relief to Homeschooling Parents)

What if You Can

Homeschooling has had to fight some pretty deep-seated myths because the machine that runs the government system of education plants those myths deeply to keep it running. Every homeschooling parent has heard at some point: "What if you're not qualified to teach your children?" “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov Many ...

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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 my kids. I ...

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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 2, this ...

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Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers) I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means "But they need to be with friends their own age." Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but.... Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only ...

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When Your Extended Family Doesn’t Agree With Your Life Choices

When Your Extended Family Doesn

If you homeschool, or have more than the average number of children, or don't let your children date for fun, you should probably just wear a t-shirt that says, "Two headed monster." Or get a clown nose. That way, you can just do all your friends and family a favor and address the fat elephant in ...

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