I stood on a stage in the church I’d grown up in. I can only vaguely remember my wedding, but I’ll never forget seeing Allison emerge from the hallway at the back of the sanctuary. Beautiful. Looking up at me through her veil, she smiled. She has always been a shy person, so she should have been intimidated by all of those people looking at … Continue reading Reggie Osborne: She Said Yes, Once
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
Ever wonder why we’re having the cultural experience that we’re having right about now? Ever wonder why we’re having the “gay marriage is ‘legal’” experience now in America? (See: “Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America.) Ever wonder why we’ve been – and continue to have – the “child-sacrifice for convenience is ‘legal’ experience here in America? (See: Selling murdered baby parts in … Continue reading FBC: Giving Our Daughters “The College Experience”
In honor of our nation’s birthday, The Western Conservatory of the Arts & Sciences is offering you 20% off all their American history resources! Also, they have an exciting announcement about the return of The Original Blue Back Speller, the book that helped build the most literate nation in the history of the West, just in time for Independence Day. From now until July 8th, … Continue reading 4th of July Sale at Western Conservatory.com!
Editor’s note: The gap between home school students and government schooled students will continue to widen as Common Core wreck havoc on the minds and souls of the children in our nation. The story about Bill Gates’ swift and silent takeover of American education is startling. His role and the role of the U.S. Department of Education in drafting and imposing the Common Core standards on almost … Continue reading Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Coup
As Common Core champions like Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continue to attack parents, teachers, and taxpayers for what they claim are “myths” spread about the centralized standards initiative, many parents across the nation are not convinced. They are refusing to subject their children to the stress, pressure, and confusion associated with the Common Core by opting out of the assessments … Continue reading More Parents Choose Homeschooling Due To Common Core
Data suggests “married couples seem to build more wealth on average than singles or cohabiting couples. Why might it matter if marriage fades among working and middle class Americans? Even though marriages are not guaranteed to last, healthy marriage relationships do promote human flourishing. Marriage successfully integrates emotional intimacy, parental responsibility and economic cooperation into committed, permanent union. Working and lower middle class couples who … Continue reading Save Up To Marry or Marry To Save Up?
We’ve been saying for years that the brick-and-mortar model was outdated and would go the way of the dodo. We’ve been mocked and misquoted and told we’re trying to prevent women from getting an education, when that’s absolutely not the case. We’re just in favor of a real education that doesn’t involve a lifetime of debt repayment and brainwashing in leftist philosophies. Now we’re finding … Continue reading More people waking up to the college illusion
Melanie Ellison has just published a little gem of a book that will challenge old notions of “higher” education and point readers to a better (and far less expensive) path. Melanie has done homeschool grads (and, truly, all high school students) a great favor by pulling together research, analysis of modern educational trends, and personal stories from the battlefront of “higher” education. If you’re standing at the fork in the road wondering which way to go, grab a copy of Chucking College today. Or if you’re a parent who isn’t sure what alternatives are out there to the (expensive) brick-and-mortar option, please read this book.
Below is a short excerpt from this excellent book:
What will it profit a girl if she gains the whole world but loses her soul, her lifetime financial freedom, her purity, her love of reading, her unique individuality, her entrepreneurial momentum, and four peak years of her life? A college degree may no longer be worth the world to us when we see what we have to surrender for it. The costs for that piece of paper—financial, emotional, spiritual, and temporal—rise higher with every graduation.
When we really think it over, a degree may not be necessary to equip us for each of our life purposes. Many college graduates discover (after the fact) that a degree was not a prerequisite for their success. Continue reading “Chucking College?”
From a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal: Spare us the statistics about fewer teen pregnancies and sexually-transmitted-disease rates falling with increased sex education. Abortion-on-demand and widespread birth control may affect the number of teen pregnancies, but they are not doing a lot for our children’s self-confidence, modesty or mutual respect. Are we so obtuse that we don’t see the pain and … Continue reading Abstinence: A Topic Too Often Avoided