Jen author of Old Paths has some great tips here! As a busy homeschooling mother of a large family I am continually looking for ways to streamline our days and for tools to help in that endeavor. I’m also a technology lover and so I am always especially delighted when I can find a digital solution to a need. I thought I would begin by sharing why, and … Continue reading Old Paths: How we use Kindle Fire Tablets in Our Home School
Considering your home school curriculum choices for the year? Consider this. Mark Altrogge’s great piece, “Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies, and Participate in the Arts.” It’s already reached 60k shares on facebook alone. When I was little my aunt said she loved how I sang all the time. In grade school my teachers let me spend extra … Continue reading Altrogge: Why Christian Should Participate in the Arts
I interviewed Rosaria Butterfield 3½ years ago as her first book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, was coming out and heading toward wide readership. Since then she’s spoken widely throughout the United States and sometimes faced LGBTQ demonstrators displeased with her movement from lesbianism (and a tenured Syracuse professorship in women’s studies) to Christian believer and pastor’s wife. Here are edited excerpts of … Continue reading World Magazine: Rosaria Butterfield, No Free Passes
One of the chronic problems of men is that too often they react instead of acting…This has all too often been true of the reactions of men, Christian and non-Christian, to the women’s liberation movement. The results are sometimes painful. Are women’s bible studies okay or not? Is the husband the mediator between his wife and family and God? Is a woman’s place merely to … Continue reading Chalcedon: The Place of Woman
A great one by Penelope Trunk: Paulius told me about one Sunday he was playing in the snow with his son. They brought tools to the playground and started chopping ice into blocks. It was getting dark but his son wanted to stay late, in the dark, and finish. Paulius suggested they do just the chopping and then Monday, at recess, all the school kids … Continue reading What Made You Start Homeschooling?
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A court case involving a Texas Christian homeschool family has made national news because the parents allegedly have refused to educate their children in view of an imminent “rapture.” Liberal activist news outlets across the country have joined in universal chorus condemning lax homeschooling regulations and suggesting the pending Texas Supreme Court case will lead to a crackdown on homeschooling throughout the nation. There’s only … Continue reading AV: The Media’s Lying Propaganda About Texas Homeschool Case
Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but succumbing to the commercial juggernaut that is the baby-genius-making industry may not be in either your child or your wallet’s … Continue reading Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development
What happens when one family decides to think out side the box and question what learning truly is? After finding government schools to be inadequate, invasive, and even detrimental for their children, after questioning the path they were on and seeking alternatives, they find they do have better options as well as a right to determine how their children will be educated. Schools are failing … Continue reading From Government Schools to Homeschool, One Family’s Journey
[Editor’s note: It’s the personal opinion of this editor that you can swap out Laurie Berkner permanently for any of these composers. No need to wait until summer. Make it part of every day life. Define the culture of your home before others do. No need to save your sanity if you never let it go.] [I]f you can get your young kids into classical … Continue reading Time: 10 Pieces of Classical Music Your Children Will Love