Topic: homeschool

Throwback Thursday from 2012I totally understand skepticism when it comes to homeschooling - because 18 years or so I was skeptical too. In fact, I had never even heard of homeschooling back in 1995, ... discuss

THSC 2014 Encouragement by Chocolate I had all these words floating around in my mind over the past few days… words that tried to somehow grasp at buttoning up the experience of THSC and present ... discuss

Well here's a charge I haven't heard before.  The blogger at Meditatio  writes: As I’m “homeschooling” right now, I’m kind of looking suspiciously at some homeschooling moms who ... discuss

By Mark Shea | A dear friend of mine writes: From: Anonymized But Lovely Reader Subject: have i ever told you .... .... how wonderful you are? what's that?  no??  how remiss of me! ... discuss

Image: Amongst Lovely ThingsSarah Mackenzie's new book, Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace is a truly lovely book.I just finished reading it, and ... wow. Sarah discus ... discuss

The debate rears its ugly head even in the safest of places.A mom posts in my local homeschool group that her family is going through pertussis - all of them - including her vaccinated husband and vac ... discuss

Looking through the used books at THSC There’s nothing like being around SEVEN THOUSAND other homeschoolish people to lift your spirits and make you feel like what you are doing will impact eter ... discuss

It will be called Voices of Liberty. Paul has a pay channel, an institute, a homeschool curriculum, etc. One thing he doesn’t have is a free web platform. I think this is a good idea. Voices of ... discuss

When I recently spoke at a homeschooling conference, I wanted to be sure I had enough to say, so of course I over-prepared. There was a section of a talk that I didn't even get to, so it comes to you ... discuss

Here’s where my big homeschool post will go … once I have time to write it. Give me a sec… it’s 2am and I have to sleep first. ... discuss

The pro-life and pro-family community in Missouri remains deeply saddened over the mysterious disappearance of Lynn Messer, the wife of longtime Christian leader Kerry Messer. Lynn has been missing si ... discuss

I was looking up something else, and that led to something else which led to something else which led to this short collection of excerpts that seemed to me to be connected: In 1784 Thomas Jefferson a ... discuss

 by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum: Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (“educrats ... discuss

Book Details: • Author: Marvin Jones • Publisher: Christian Focus (2014) • Format: paperback • Page Count: 176 • ISBN#: 9781781913024 • List Price: $11.99 • Rating: Recommended Bl ... discuss

As my sweet girl is 12 now, we are moving away from the full-package homeschool curriculum and tailoring her program not just to her needs, but to her interests. Those of you that have been around awh ... discuss

The tidying up and furniture rearranging took a few days, but I finally have OneMom.com ready with a new look and a new commitment on my part to write more often (at least once a week) and to write mo ... discuss

I'm sitting here looking for a specific reference to writing with my daughters because next month -- at the Catholic Family Educators of Central Texas Convention, July 12th at St. Ignatius Martyr ... discuss

The Changing Homeschool LandscapeEmphasis mine!!Homeschooling is no longer mostly conservative Christians who home-educate for primarily religious education or out of moral concerns.  All kinds o ... discuss

Last week felt a little frantic.* Monday: We needed to drive to Omaha for Betsy's graduation rehearsal. (Yes, we already celebrated her graduation with the big party, but we also like to particip ... discuss

Sunday night I stayed up late trying to sync my iPhone. If you know how disobedient iTunes can be, and how long it takes you to back up purchases on your iPhone when you haven’t done it, (like, ... discuss

So it’s summer. Just like that. Where has the school year gone? I’ll be back to talk about our summer schooling in more detail after the events of this week (moving my mom into an apartme ... discuss

I used to create a photo or graphic calendar each month for the Homeschool Post and I really enjoyed it. I decided this month – hey, why not offer it here at my own site? I need something new f ... discuss

  Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Yesterday was Gabe's last soccer game as a player for our homeschooling league - ever.  I'm glad he got the opportu ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

I am a former zygote. If you are not familiar with biology terminology, a zygote is the first cell that results when gametes (sperm and egg) fuse in sexual reproduction. I teach biology to homesc ... discuss

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Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assi ... discuss

I have to admit something of my own struggles in order to properly introduce this book. I'm the type of person who struggles with anxiety and under-confidence on a continual basis...A few months ago, ... discuss

A roundup of links to start off your week. In today's edition: dispelling homeschool myths, how to worship when you don't feel like it, the Christian Industrial complex, and more.************Matt Wals ... discuss

I know this is a little random, but I'll sort it out later. It's just nice to find a place to write down some of the things we've found so useful over the years (and often wished we had purchased the ... discuss

Over at the Culture of Life Review:Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools? Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous ... discuss

Here is my most recent article written for CatholicSistas.com for a series entitled {Catholic} Homeschooling 101:Okay ladies, do not laugh but here it is: a foolproof plan for your {Catholic} Homescho ... discuss

"Hindsight is 20/20"   I'm not sure if that is the most widely-used cliche on Earth but I'd wager it's in the top ten.For a reason.Looking back on life and events offers a clarity that just ... discuss

America as a Republic I watch the Bill O’Reilly show frequently, and though I don’t always agree with him, I believe he is a smart man. Yesterday though, he made a statement tha ... discuss

"Incredibly dangerous" says homeschool defense chairman, Michael Farris, as ruling hits at the core of the rights of individuals and families to leave a country. (Darmstadt, Germany)—In a shocking v ... discuss

by Peter Baklinski DARMSTADT, Germany, January 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a shocking verdict regarding a homeschool case in Germany, a family court judge has refused to return legal custod ... discuss

A Colorado lawmaker filed legislation that would help support families with children who are homeschooled or enrolled in a private school. Introduced by Kevin Lundberg, SB 33 would provide these famil ... discuss

My name is Maureen and I’m a recovering book snob. There was a day not so long ago when I would pontificate endlessly about how I would never, ever own an eReader. After all, nothing can replace ... discuss

DALLAS – Four of seven children who were forcibly removed from their home in Texas have now been returned to their parents after the Christian couple spent two months battling the government in cour ... discuss

Texas Homeschool Coalition: On November 21 seven children from a home school family in Duncanville were forcibly removed from their home, in spite of no evidence of abuse or neglect, by order of Judge ... discuss

When I was in high school, purity balls marked the passing of another year, conferences taught me not to hold hands until I married, and women discussed whether pursuing a career would betray their Go ... discuss

A Flurry of Lawsuits Involving School Choice Mary C. Tillotson, ReasonNothing sparks court challenges like trying to expand education options.The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homescho ... discuss

(CHRISTIAN NEWS) — A nationally-recognized homeschool organization has filed a friend of the court brief in support of a mother who was homeschooling her children until she was ordered by the court ... discuss

7 Quick Takes - Hosted at www.conversiondiary.com --- 1 ---I apologize that I have been horrible at blogging lately, I've been horrible at writing lately.  I feel as though I've been horrible a ... discuss

If you are teaching reading to your little one or have a child who is having trouble reading, then it is vital that they become proficient in sight words. Sight words are about 87% of all the words ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working wi ... discuss

As I suspected, yesterday’s headache was part of the mystery virus that seems to be toying with us.  Only Parker has hurled, but there have been several complaints of headaches and a few stoma ... discuss

Links of interest rounded up daily. In today's edition, the nanny state strikes again, advice from a father to son, twenty years of leadership, and more.******************Dr. Albert Mohler reflects on ... discuss

This morning, Kaitlyn and Natalie stayed home from soccer to do some emergency cleanup because we were out late last night, and thought that our Krav class was going to be at our house right after so ... discuss

         "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels  to show that this all-surpassing power is from GOD and not from US"  2 Cor. 4:7 I can't r ... discuss

Every evening I type up my post and miss the last, most relaxing part of the day.  It’s the time when the little ones are in bed, and the older people hang out and chat, exercise, and possibly ... discuss

Today, we reverted to an old family tradition: we spent almost the entire morning doing morning chores, cleaning bedrooms, and catching up on laundry because we let things fall apart over the weekend. ... discuss

I'm having one of those days days when I wish my kids weren't around.  Homeschooling, while a blessing, is quite often a trial for me, too.  I miss the days when the kids went off to school ... discuss

I've been so busy these past few weeks that many things have gone neglected.  My house isn't as clean, meals are simple & fast, & I haven't changed the sheets on my bed in 2 weeks.  Gross, I know. ... discuss

foundationlife.netAn evangelical Christian family from Germany that fled to the United States to be able to homeschool their children has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against a lower cour ... discuss

You can’t have preschoolers without play. In fact, play should make up about 80% of your “schooling”, because it’s God’s built-in learning system for children. It’ ... discuss

Small request - if you read this blog regularly, would you mind follow this blog on the Google Friend connect in the right side bar?  Thanks so much! Outside my window... The prairies, fores ... discuss

Small request - if you read this blog regularly, would you mind follow this blog on the Google Friend connect in the right side bar?  Thanks so much! Outside my window... The prairies, fores ... discuss

by Ron Paul: One unique aspect of my homeschool curriculum is that students can start and manage their own online business. Students will be responsible for deciding what products or services to offer ... discuss

Romeike family members The chief of the Home School Legal Defense Association says it’s troubling that the Obama administration is silent on the human rights violations against homeschoolers aro ... discuss

Christina and Daddy at the beach this summer. I don't have a paying job at this time, but I am very busy. Even though I no longer homeschool, my house is messy and my girls are over ten. I spend ... discuss

by Ron Paul: Opposing infringement on parental control of education and promoting alternatives to government-run schools is a vital task for the liberty movement. When government usurps a parent’s ... discuss

--1-- UglyLast month (more specifically the July/August polyglot that was the last 45 to 60 days) got away from me. We had the flu. We had a newborn. We had excuses! Literally. Though we homeschool&nb ... discuss

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Writing has always been a priority in our Catholic Homeschool from when we first started, I’ve always provided our children with papers and writing utensils of all kinds.  I have basically ... discuss

Selecting a curriculum can be a truly overwhelming task each year for homeschooling mothers.  So many times I have said to myself, “if I could see that book, I’d know if I want it!” &nbs ... discuss

(AIKEN STANDARD) — When the community joined together in a day of prayer in the mid-1990s, one attendant paid special attention to the event’s trumpeter. Linda Coffin, mother of then-home-schooled ... discuss

Today is the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Monica. St. Monica a tenacious prayer warrior when it came to her children, particularly Augustine who later became one of the great doctors of th ... discuss

I don't know who first created this version of a "What I Really Do" meme, but I like it! (Thanks, Anne-with-an-e, who pointed it out to me.)Click to get a better look.  ... discuss

Small request - if you read this blog regularly, would you mind clicking on the Google Friend connect in the right side bar?  Thanks so much! Outside my window... By Moe DW on Flickr on my NE ... discuss

Every now and then, mama has to purge her shelves to make room for new shiny things we hope to use (or furry things that like to stare at us). Secretly, most of the time we purge just because we coul ... discuss

Small request - if you read this blog regularly, would you mind clicking on the Google Friend connect in the right side bar?  Thanks so much! Outside my window... photo by zenbikescience via ... discuss

It seems the world is all back in the back to school frenzy. After a summer of day trips and playgrounds, creek walks and fun everyone is school shopping and buying new clothes, books, pencils, backp ... discuss

The time is here… Transcript Time. First stages are unfolding and I’ve found myself with burning eyes from researching online. So far I’ve come up with a list (which I borrowed from ... discuss

If you haven’t stumbled across Simonetta Carr’s excellent set of “Christian Biographies for Young Readers,” you and your children are missing out. Each of the six titles in the series are beau ... discuss

Book list 2012/13 Rosie Grade 3 Image of God for 3rd Grade Pathway Readers Saxon Math MCP Phonics Harmony Arts The Wand Spelling Wisdom  From Simply CharlotteMason.com Creation Scien ... discuss

It's funny, how easy it is to think that once we've discovered the best way for us to do something that we've hit on the only way for everyone.The other day I mentioned that relatively early in my hom ... discuss

I haven’t had a randomized post in quite some time and tonight I’m feeling more random than I have in ages. I thought I would tell you about a strange email I got today from someone wantin ... discuss

by Dr. Patrick JohnstonI grieve when I look at the lawless, immoral, unconstitutional fake pro-life bills that are being pushed in Texas and in other states. It is so discouraging to see the ... discuss

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I received this story from Ann over at As They Rise Up It is a beautiful story she shares in hopes that others don't make the same mistake she made.  I was young when I got married, onl ... discuss

This day has been my second hardest since we said "yes" to The Call to abandon this life and move to The Philippines for His name.We had our big yard sale.  The same precious friends who have bee ... discuss

For me, homeschooling was about pride for a long time. We were going to do everything differently from schooled children, every day, and all the time. There was no way I was going to teach my child ... discuss

Quite often I am asked about how I deal with teaching religion in our homeschool. My thoughts on this have evolved over our 15+ years of homeschooling, mainly because I have evolved over that same ... discuss

I have been a homeschooling my children since the very beginning. I have been stretched and challenged in the past many years and have had to learn how to adapt our home education efforts and goals t ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: In recent days, major media outlets have been highlighting politicians who, while once supportive of marriage as it always has ... discuss

Like our Facebook page and then you can leave your questions for other Q and A Thursdays! Q.  What are your favorite books for the preschool age, and why? I have listed many of our favorites with so ... discuss

The family living next door to us A friend recovering from a major surgery A fellow homeschool momAn adoptive Mama with whom I've shared many heart to heart conversations about the trials an ... discuss

I know I'm a little behind on blogging this fact, but it seems so perfectly congruous with this particular blog (I do blog at several other places where this fact has been mentioned) that I figured I ... discuss

If you have been following our series, I first wrote about the 10 Steps to Start Catholic Homeschooling and then on Goal Setting in the Catholic Homeschool, now we are going to discuss the di ... discuss

Have you set goals for your homeschool before you began your journey?   Are you thinking about homeschooling your children but do not really know the reasons why? Here is an easy way to ... discuss

Good news!  Raising {& Teaching} Little Saints is joining forces with Catholic Sistas and providing a new series entitled Catholic Homeschooling 101 by Raising Saints Same ... discuss

Recently, in a Catholic Homeschool group on Facebook, a mom commented about her doubts regarding homeschooling. My dear friend and blogger over at Totus Tuus Family, Allison, replied one of the ... discuss

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My family and I came home on Sunday night from Baguio, where we attended an inspiring (though at times, tiring) weekend retreat organized by Couples for Christ, our Catholic community. Since then, my ... discuss

Here's the bad news about yesterday's "Keeping It Clean in 4 Easy (Enough) Steps" post: you have to build about 6 weeks of momentum before the temptation to quit stops stopping you. Oh, and here's wor ... discuss

What was the best new (to you) author you discovered last year? Jacques Ellul. I read The Technological Society and Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes What was your favorite new (to y ... discuss

I was inspired to write this post after reading Mariel's post about homeschool planning. Admittedly, I am not much of a planner. (I'm hoping that will change this year — pray for me, please?) Even w ... discuss

It has been a hectic, stressful past few days for our family.Instead of slowing down before Christmas, implementing my plans to de-clutter and clean up our little apartment in time for our little fami ... discuss

Thank you, Mama Erika, for our logo! :)"I’m co-hosting the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, with Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families.&n ... discuss

I don't have a lot of words to share with you right now.Our children returned home last Saturday after spending almost the whole week at my parents' house.Before they did, news broke out early Saturda ... discuss

Today, December 6, is the memorial day of St. Nicholas, or St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas was a bishop of Myra, and is actually the "origin" of the modern-day Santa Claus. (I wrote a piece titled ... discuss

Have you ever felt overloaded? Like you were drowning in the millions of things you thought you NEEDED to get accomplished in life? Do you have a super-mom syndrome? I know plenty of homeschool moms ( ... discuss

Today is the first day of Advent, and the first day of the Liturgical New Year for us Roman Catholics. :) It is a time of great rejoicing, but also of a calling to deeper prayer, good works, penance, ... discuss

Now he was ready to load the gun again, and Laura and Mary must help him. Standing straight and tall, holding the long gun upright on its butt, while Laura and Mary stood on either side of him. The ... discuss

"I’m participating in the Spend-Less Holidays: Saving While Savoring the Season Blog Carnival, hosted by The Frugal Fil-Am and Dainty Mom. We’ll be sharing our tips on how to spend less this holid ... discuss

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., November 28, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities would erode U.S. sovereignty, skew the constitutiona ... discuss

The inconsistencies surrounding educational programs throughout the nation, in combination with the educational needs of particular students, have resulted in the increasing popularity of home schooli ... discuss

There are a myriad of different reasons why people choose to homeschool their children: there is the economic benefit of avoiding high private school fees; there is the convenience of scheduling schoo ... discuss

Home schooling is now, more than ever, being considered as a viable alternative to traditional schooling. The reasons for which are diverse ranging from cultural/religious beliefs to economic matters. ... discuss

Homeschooling gives two benefits for parents and child; getting together with a valuable learning experience and strengthening family bonds. That advantages og homeschooling make us see why homeschool ... discuss

Most Americans do not homeschool their children. However, those who do, certainly have good reasons. Although there are advocates on both sides of this educational issue, it is important to understand ... discuss

Well, you have decided to homeschool your child instead send him to public school. However many of us, new homeschooling family, are not familiar with the steps or phases should be done to set up, run ... discuss

Running homeschooling for child is not cheap. Keeping it with high quality is very expensive. Homeschooling costs so much because it need good curriculum, If You can't afford it by your self you need ... discuss

One of the most important things you must have when you homschool your child is an appropriate curriculum. If you have enough budget to buy, there will be no any serious matter to think. But how if yo ... discuss

Homeschooling is a practical alternative or replacement to schooling institutions. In conformity with your state laws concerning this kind of education, children study and learn under the parents’ s ... discuss

Seeing your children go to school and learn things can be fun. It makes you feel that you have, in a way, imparted them the most treasured gift that you can give them, best education.However, with man ... discuss

This article from Family Edge describes the problem of childhood obesity with relation to day care.The French-Canadian province of Quebec has a big stake in this information because 15 years ago it ro ... discuss

The Feast of Christ the King is already next week, and do you know that that means? Advent will soon be here, which means Christmas is just around the corner! :) Hurray! :)To help us make these celebr ... discuss

Ever since we started homeschooling, I've been stalking reading lots of other homeschool moms' blogs and browsing through different homeschool curriculum websites. (Yep, I know — information ov ... discuss

Our son, who just turned six, is enrolled with Kolbe Academy Home School. Since Kolbe has a K-12 curriculum and therefore has no Prep level (when we were discerning whether to continue homeschooling o ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: As we consider the results of this week’s election, our priorities as social conservatives remain unchanged. We need to ... discuss

Welcome to the VOTE! Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling! If you are new to ‘blog carnivals’, please read the link at the bottom of this post to find out more. This post has many links that ... discuss

Ever feel like you were just about to get run over by a fast train, coming down the tracks – right at you? That’s my week this week. Note to HOMESCHOOL CARNIVAL peeps: the blog carnival d ... discuss

October has come and gone so quickly and it's already the FIFTH day of November! :) Oh my gosh! So much has happened and I haven't even had the time to catch my breath, nor catch up on pending blog po ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary 1. The American Family Association has a voters guide that you can print out and take with you in to the voting booth. You put in yo ... discuss

I have been an affiliate for the Homeschool Expo since the time Cindy Rushton was running them! They were inspirational and informative then and they just keep getting better and better. I put my r ... discuss

There’s a lot of buzz going on… the public is ready to let their voices be heard! I’ve been trying to get ready to vote. Twice! No, no, not in the same election. Once in the America ... discuss

We are still celebrating the joy of having seven new saints and intercessors for us in heaven, including our own Saint Pedro Calungsod. :) I thought I'd include simple lessons of the saints for Tim's ... discuss

Year 4, five children, one room, six desks, what is a home educator to do? Step One:  Look around and PANIC because what you thought you had done, doesn't look to hot by week six o ... discuss

Repost: Gord Lewis from Elitist Literate Snob, Canada introduces the very same subject that Crimson Wife at Bending the Twig blogged about later: the dumbing down of the American Lexicon. In Gord̵ ... discuss

 Four moms (one of us a grandmama, two of us now Mamas-in-law) of a still growing brood (three of us, anyway) of nearly 40 kids combined (so far), write about topics related to parenting, mothering, ... discuss

So, my fab friend Danae organized a great little homeschool book club last year. It's a low maintenance thing, just a few books a year. Last year we read Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte's Web, and The ... discuss

I posted about this book once already. Overall, this is an excellent book that I think both types of -verts in the  ’verse would benefit from reading. There are some weaknesses, though, that I ... discuss

Dear little one in my womb,Your Papa and I saw you for the very first time yesterday...We saw your tiny little body in my womb...Your precious heart was beating so fast! And we saw the buds on your bo ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends: Faith, family and freedom: it’s a formulation FRC uses all the time, with good reason. Each one of these key components ... discuss

This week I wanted to hit the ground running with a PLAN in HAND – even if it took me until 3AM to make it (oops). I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with our new school year schedule ... discuss

Long-time blog readers know that my kids have been involved in the cross country program through our parish and CYO for the last eight years.  My shy and quiet Izzy has been it for the last six y ... discuss

I am supposed to be sleeping, I know! (Sorry, baby! Mama loves you!) BUT a sudden turn of events disrupted my weekend plans to get some work and homeschool planning done and I was left with no choice ... discuss

$5 Friday - There are a few noteworthy deals in Ligonier’s $5 Friday, including Reclaiming Adoption, Surprised by Suffering (one of my favorite Sproul books and it’s the hardcover edition) ... discuss

Do you want to receive the most current news related to social conservatives? Sign up today to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, Barry Brown is a bear of a man. A veteran and ... discuss

A fellow Catholic homeschool mom blogger based in the US, Monica McConkey of EquippingCatholicFamilies.com, is currently hosting a great giveaway — one that even those of us based in the Philippines ... discuss

Guess whose birthday it is today? :)The only real "supermom" I know!Image from Cool CatholicsAnd the most inspiring breastfeeding mom of all time! :)Image from Our Lady of La Leche websiteThank you fo ... discuss

I was so thrilled to read this message on Facebook earlier, from Teacher Suzette Yu-Kho of Kindermusik with Teacher Suzette and Friends! :)Great news to all our Kindermusik T Suzette-andFriends&n ... discuss

Those are the words that God has been shouting at me lately.  If you recall, THIS POST was written almost a year ago to the day.  So much has happened in this past year.  Our lives have ... discuss

Just in case you missed the first article in Christine Miller’s “The Myth of the Perfect Homeschool Family“, you should hurry over to the Homeschool Post and check that out before w ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, We hear much these days about “tolerance” and “acceptance.” Too often, when used by the Left, these te ... discuss

The fourth annual Catholic Writers’ Conference LIVE will take place August 29-31, 2012, at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX. Sponsored by the Catholic Writer’s Guild and the Cathol ... discuss

We started back to school last week without a bang. We shuffled our feet in the right direction and embraced a few old traditions for the birth of a new school year: Back to School Breakfast, School ... discuss

Outside my window... Mr. Pete will have to forgo his weekly siesta on the living room couch on Sundays - at least for a little while. The powers-that-be at CYO have moved the cross country meet ... discuss

Today is the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Monica. St. Monica a tenacious prayer warrior when it came to her children, particularly Augustine who later became one of the great doctors of th ... discuss

Well, it seems summer has about wound down.  Tomorrow we embark on a new year...a new journey...and we are excited!  Last year after some nudging from Howard, we decided to try homeschooling ... discuss

I've been so busy these past few weeks that many things have gone neglected.  My house isn't as clean, meals are simple & fast, & I haven't changed the sheets on my bed in 2 weeks.  Gross, I know. ... discuss

*This is part of an article I wrote recently for Smart Parenting. I hope it helps us parents somehow! :) Happy weekend, folks! I'm off to the Family Congress now! :)Many parents reading this would pro ... discuss

A few weekends ago, the kids and I were blessed to have attended a free parenting seminar organized by The Learning Library and The Learning Basket. It was titled "Make Reading an Effec ... discuss

Outside my window... Sunny, and pleasant! I am thinking... that Ohio sends its kids back to school too early. Our parish school opens this week and the public schools next.  Don't get me w ... discuss

I live in a lovely state where homeschooling requires practically nothing of me- no reporting, no registering, no paperwork. And yet, our state education department encourages people to ‘regist ... discuss

Happy Monday, everyone! :) I'm sure all of you are enjoying the long weekend so far. :) (If not, cheer up, friends! There is SO MUCH to be thankful for and rejoice over!)As for me, although this ... discuss

Since it's time for back-to-school, I just want to put in a pitch for Amazon - especially if you homeschool or are sending kids off to college. If you appreciate MommyLife, this is a simple way to s ... discuss

This is what we did, roughly, with my oldest two girls when studying America’s Civil War. I wrote this up at the time. I started to update it, but my tenses got confused, so I stopped, probably ... discuss

Ohio Homeschoolers are trying to get their notifications in before the start of the public school year. I wrote about this a little bit here and also here and I'm adding a bit more information. Ever ... discuss

Contact: Teri Elgersma, Alpha Omega Publications, 800-682-7391 ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- As students head back to school, Alpha Omega Publications (AOP) is marking its ... discuss

Outside my window... Well... not really MY window - but this was the view from the top of the Sleep Bear Sand Dunes on our little vacation last week. I am thinking... about how I am not real ... discuss

As year round homeschoolers, back to school sales don’t seem to be the type of thing we’d need/use…. except they’re a fantastic way to stock up on things to make the school ye ... discuss

Contact: Russ McGuire, Hschooler.net, 913-526-1775, russ.mcguire@gmail.com OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ --Hschooler.net, the family-centric online social network for Chris ... discuss

I bet you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth, eh? Well, that is – unless you follow me on twitter or instagram. I went to Houston – to the THSC Convention! I took my came ... discuss

A few weeks ago, my family and I were invited to attend a special event for media and bloggers — the Grand Launch of The Robot Zoo in the Philippines. Since we were discussing Mike Mulligan and His ... discuss

Within 12 hours of my last post, I had pledges to sponsor all 7 of my children.  Two have already been paid for.  God is good to me, and so are all of you.  I am at peace (FINALLY) with ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, This week’s massive Indian blackout demonstrates again how reliant all of us are on an intricate and largely unseen web ... discuss

Outside my window... A little friend of ours who found a way to keep occupied during the homeschool picnic. I am thinking... about the grave of my 2nd great grand aunt, Rosannah Klinger.   ... discuss

Linda Dobson, a voice of experience at Parent at the Helm,  reviews Off to the Summer Olympics! by Rebecca Rupp, and other homeschool resources. Jamie Gaddy  blogs at www.momschool.net, where she ... discuss

Today, I'm over at The Mommy Journey, as a guest contributor to Mommy Chris's special features section, Mommy Talks. This year, Mommy Chris is featuring different homeschooling moms, and I am thrilled ... discuss

I have gone to all sorts of field trips over the years – ones that I put together for my own family, ones that were with friends, ones that were with local co-ops, and e-loop field trips (where one ... discuss

…and other scary topics that go bump in the night. That’s what we’re talking about. Who are the Four Moms of 35+ kids? We are: Connie at Smockity Frocks:  The quick and clean gui ... discuss

It’s Thursday again, and this week the 4 Moms are tackling the question, “What do you do when the children need to learn things you can’t teach (a foreign language, dissecting, trig, etc ... discuss

I run this roundup once in a while, when something reminds me. Yesterday, a reader ordered adult logic books through my link, which spurred me to work on a new round-up of those. In the meantime - ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary 1. An interesting week to say the least.  Thursday night was truly an example of the proverb, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." ... discuss

Part IPart IIPart IIIThe next question:Do you have set subjects that must be tackled by the laws of the state? If not, what plan did you follow for coming up with his coursework or are you using a cu ... discuss

Well, it's nearing the end of my second week of work.  And I have a lot to think about.  I received a lot of great suggestions about what to do to make money - and I will seriously consider ... discuss

A fellow homeschool mom shared this link on one of our Facebook group's pages:The K-12 Basic Education ProgramIt leads to the Official Gazette page on programs and policies that discusses the recently ... discuss

This post is especially for my fellow homeschool mom blogger, Michelle, of Beyond Silver and Gold. It has been one month since Michelle's baby boy, Zachary Daniel, went home to Heaven. I cannot imagin ... discuss

Who are the Four Moms of 35+ kids? We are: Life in a Shoe,, Smockity Frocks, Raising Olives, and Me   Today we are talking about what homeschooling looked like when the oldest was 5? How much ... discuss

Ten years or so ago, I attended a Mother's Group picnic at a local park. People were supposed to bring a dish to pass and their own meat to grill and drinks. That part was fine, but when we got t ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Home School Legal Defense Association is warning about what it says is a grave threat to parental rights if the U.S. Sen ... discuss

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We learned a new song (well, more of like a "rehashed" song) from one of the kids' newest Bibles — the Young Learner's Bible Storybook — which I was able to buy from Book Sale in SM Mall of Asia ( ... discuss

An excellent overview by author Joseph Pearce at the 2003 Coming Home Network Conference.   Pearce is an English-born writer, and as of 2012 Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Humanities ... discuss

Over a year ago, my friend Angela sent me some flatties (flat laminated images of their family members inspired by Flat Stanley) to take a little Texas adventure with our crew. We had high hopes of t ... discuss

Part 1 is here.Today I'm taking a look at this question:"What did you think high school would look like for your oldest and how that has become a reality?"I'm not sure I had any idea what high school ... discuss

Y'all know that I am a struggling homeschool mom who also happens to be quite frugal (or kuripot, as we say in the Philippines!).Since I started blogging and being active on social media websites ... discuss

I was emailing a friend the other day about books on homeschooling, unschooling, and things in between. It is, after all, that time of year thou may'st in me behold, when curriculum catalogs, or ... discuss

Sweet summertime! It’s here! I have spent the last year “pinning” (by that, I mean on Pinterest, of course), so many cool ideas to try this summer. Add in the BFIAR ... discuss

Outside my window... I am thinking... about how busy summertime is. Next weekend we have a reunion on Saturday and a picnic on Sunday and we're supposed to play for two masses - it's just too mu ... discuss

Do you know what "comparisonitis" is? Well, I first read this term in one of Bo Sanchez's books and basically it's the "sickness" of constantly comparing oneself with other people. I know I've been gu ... discuss

I've "known" Mary Melinda Santana, or "Mylene," the "wondermompreneur" behind Moringana and Organics Asia Inc. for quite some time now. My poor memory fails me (yes, I'm only 30+ but have a horrible m ... discuss

I like to tell people who ask about homeschooling that we've been homeschooling since birth. I believe all parents are homeschoolers in some way — even if they don't realize it. After all, who taugh ... discuss

I have a confession to make — this post has been loooong overdue! I know I said I'd continue the Amazing Grace for Moms series throughout June, but before I knew it, June had snuck up on me and flas ... discuss




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