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. […]
So many things we do in life require mechanical, rote repetition. From assembly line jobs to loading the dishwasher to indenting on paragraphs, all these depend on repetition, sameness, for success. As we teach our children to read, write, and obey, there are certain undeniable principles that must be followed […]
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.
The other night at church, a girl giving her testimony said she was unsure whether she was ever “called” to something. When we started homeschooling 27 years ago, I had NO idea what I was getting into! I had no grandiose plans of spending much of my adult life doing this. It is only in looking back that I see God’s calling in this area of our family life.
On my treadmill this morning, I thought “Oh my GOSH–how many years have I been doing this–running from old age–and he gets closer everyday!” I remembered how back in high school track practice, Coach Mo would have us running laps after laps after laps until most of us were throwing […]