Since we began homeschooling 32 years ago, we have witnessed numerous couples go through the break-up of their marriages. The specific stresses inherent to a homeschooling family coupled with the reality of a husband working the equivalent of two jobs to enable the wife to stay home to teach can […]
Every morning when I use my L’Oreal Lasting Plum lipliner, I have to trace around a little scar on the right side of my top lip. I got that scar almost 50 years ago, when a 6-year-old boy in my neighborhood threw a rock at me and split my lip. […]
Recently I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the Mid-Winter Conference for Home Educators in Michigan. Designed to encourage families in a place and during a season where most days are snowy and gray, the event drew homeschoolers from many counties around Lake Michigan. I had never […]
Young boys come equipped with amazing energy. Too often in our school systems, the rambunctious and active personalities of their God-ordained natures get them labeled “hyperactive “ or worse.
I guess I need to explain. My marriage is intact, and our 12-year-old remains in a stable home. Most of my blogs are meant to encourage parents who are training their children. This one is just for me to vent a little and maybe do some processing. It is about […]
Earlier this week, my daughter-in-law looked at her youngest in the back seat car seat and was astonished to see that he had somehow unearthed a bright blue marker and had drawn all OVER his face. (And he had had so much fun doing it too !) : ) It […]
I took my sister to Alabama to be in the studio audience of the Rick and Bubba show’s first radio broadcast of 2010. Unlike their names suggest, Rick & Bubba are incredibly intelligent, articulate, and hilarious men of integrity who honor God in every show — which is syndicated nationally […]
It has been a rough couple of weeks for our family—which is no different from yours at any given time! It seems to me that we try excessively hard to shield our children from every bad thing that happens. Sometimes this can be a terrible disservice to them. We rob […]