If we sent our kids to public, or even some private schools (no matter how good on paper they look), we would be sending a message to our children contrary to God's Word. For those who think this is ridiculous, this is what I mean: We would say "Listen to your teacher, obey your teacher's … Continue reading Contradicting Public Schools
If you homeschool, you're no stranger to the overwhelming and sometimes rude opposition you receive when you tell someone you homeschool. First, the photo for this article shows our son swinging during our season's first, wild storm and yelling "I AM NOT AFRAID!!" He couldn't be more correct in his convictions that God will keep him safe. I … Continue reading The Opposition
Are you waiting for answers? Isn’t everyone waiting for something? Wouldn’t it be ideal if we could make a wish before we go to sleep and see it come true in the morning? I wish! (pun totally intended) But God’s smarter than that. Our family has lived in our rental home now for almost five … Continue reading I Can Hardly Wait
A little mama encouragement: I often have dreams about flying. I glide from tree to tree or lift off the ground into the blue openness leaving all fears behind. Then my consciousness wakes up. It wakes in each time saying “you can’t fly!” So my body slowly starts drifting back to the ground despite my disagreement … Continue reading Stop Trying. Seriously, Stop.
Excerpts our family relates to, taken from "Dumbing us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" – by John Taylor Gatto "Our form of compulsory schooling is an invention of the State of Massachusetts around 1850. It was resisted sometimes with guns by 80% of the population… the last outpost in Cape Cod not surrendering its children … Continue reading Dumbing Us Down
October was an especially great month because my sister was visiting home from South Korea for the entire month. She spent an ample amount of time with our son going hiking, exploring and teaching him about South Korea and their culture (including eating dried sardines). Blegh. However, he eats them no problem out of a … Continue reading October in a Nutshell
September was really the first month I could count as really "homeschooling" our son. And, since we chose a Christian Unschooling approach, we treated September with more of an "unknown waters" attitude. Knowing myself and my tendencies to try to control situations, I still set my eyes upon two curriculums I thought my son would enjoy. … Continue reading September Homeschool in a Nutshell
Recently, my son has been obsessed – I mean literally obsessed – with listening to his audiobook version of the Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible. First thing in the morning, I walk by his room and hear him listening to it. When he needs "space" from his sister, he goes in and listens to it. When … Continue reading Watch our 5-Year-Old Recite his (entire) Bible