Taking the Pressure Out of Standardized Test Prep

Taking the Pressure Out of Standardized Test Prep

Spring 2019 /  by Amy Sloan Standardized tests—few other things can drum up such visceral reactions! North Carolina’s homeschool law requires annual standardized testing. It is important to me that, insofar as it depends on me, these not become a source of...

Sit. Down. Now.

Sit. Down. Now.

Spring 2019 / by Kirk Martin Sit. Down. Now. No, this isn't about commanding your children to do something. This is for you! Sit. Down. Now. Sit down the next time you feel like stomping through the living room while yelling at your children. Sit down next...

Enough

Enough

Spring 2019 / by Sam Sorbo (Excerpted from They’re YOUR Kids) The year I had my oldest, Braeden, in fourth grade and my middle child, Shane, in second, things were going quite smoothly. The boys were progressing well in their academics: grammar, math,...

Don’t Break That Bad Habit

Don’t Break That Bad Habit

Spring 2019 / by Sonya Shafer When we lived near Chicago, my husband, John, rode his bike for long treks in all kinds of weather. He liked to take the roads that led out of our suburb and into a relatively undeveloped country because they were less...

Seven Ridiculous Reasons You Don’t Have a Mentor

Seven Ridiculous Reasons You Don’t Have a Mentor

Spring 2019 / Matthew McDill Just the other night, Dana and I had dinner with some veteran homeschoolers. As we discussed the challenges of homeschooling, one experienced mother lamented, “It would be nice if everyone didn’t have to reinvent the wheel and...

The Sunny Mrs. Dorsey

The Sunny Mrs. Dorsey

Fall 2018 / by Sarah Hicks When I was in sixth-grade, my science teacher was Mrs. Dorsey. She had blonde hair that looked like cotton candy and a slightly mischievous glint in her eye. Mrs. Dorsey stood on her desk and sang memorization songs about mitosis...

Homeschooling In the Midst of Suffering

Homeschooling In the Midst of Suffering

Fall 2018 / by Eric Pope As parents, we often want to shield our children from the painful conditions of our world. We regard ourselves as their guardians, their protectors. But unfortunately, there are times when our children inevitably witness sufferings...

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

Fall 2018 / by John and Amy Sloan What would happen if you asked a dad and a mom the same series of questions about their homeschooling? Would their perspectives be similar or different? My husband and I decided to take on this challenge! When did you...

I See You, Little Homeschooling Momma!

I See You, Little Homeschooling Momma!

Fall 2018 / by Becky Seamon Are you tired of dry shampoo and yesterday's leggings, praying that you understand today’s math problem, holding on to the wiggly soul while searching for something presentable to feed the starving, and having lessons half...

Even Homeschoolers Can Have Prodigal Children

Even Homeschoolers Can Have Prodigal Children

Spring 2018 / by Tami Fox In the past year, my family has experienced the pain of a prodigal child. We have homeschooled our children for the last eighteen years. We have provided many hours of spiritual training for all our children. We have sought to...