Category: homeschooling

Re-thinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary?

Rethinking Education: Are School Subjects Necessary

Ever since I taught in a high school classroom, I have felt that something was inherently wrong with the way we teach. But I still came home, fourteen years ago to homeschool, and tried to recreate all I knew--all any of us know--the only way to "do school." But what if a method, so ingrained that the ...

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For Only 2 Days, You Get the Chance to Get the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle (if you missed it the first time)!

Did you miss the Homemaking Bundle sale last Spring? Here is what Brenda said: "I am SO glad I bought the bundle. I was a bit hesitant, but once I got my library, I couldn't believe the awesome books and audios I would have missed! Already, my home is running more smoothly, I feel more in control, ...

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Win a $200 Homeschool Supply Gift Certificate Plus FREE Registration to Great Homeschool Conventions and LOTS More!

Great Homeschool Conventions - The Great Giveaway

To show appreciation to our homeschool families and those considering homeschooling, we invite you to sign up for our newsletter and register for our giveaway. Register to win one of twenty-five $200 gift certificates to shop at these homeschool family favorite websites: Rainbow Resources, Classical Academic Press, Demme Learning, Creation Ministries International, and Veritas Press! The ...

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The Secret to Your Child’s Success

Every parent wants to raise "successful children."  The irony is that as important as success is to parents, very few of them actually know how to help their children achieve it.  Not only that, they are confused about what actual success is and are only aiming for the end results, missing the means by which ...

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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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