Category Archives: education

For Self-examination: Why do I poke the hornet’s nest?

A homeschooling friend posted this link to Facebook without comment.  The gist of the article from the Atlantic is that more Christian homeschoolers are asking for “mainstream science in their children’s curricula”.  Another friend shared the link but commented that … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Social Contract

When the school buses started running a few weeks ago, when the classrooms filled with students carrying new backpacks stuffed with supplies, my two youngest children stayed at home.  We started another year of homeschooling. There are nearly 2 million … Continue reading

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Attack of the 50 foot schedule

I’m glad we had a day off yesterday, because today begins full-on schooling madness.  School started a few weeks ago, but it was a cake walk compared to what the next few months will be like.  We’ve slowly been adding … Continue reading

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Bee reads. I watch in wonder.

I mentioned in a post a few months ago that Bee was having a hard time with reading.  That was a bit of an understatement.  I talked to many of my friends about this – seeking advice from homeschool moms, … Continue reading

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The joy of homeschool rabbit trails

This is how it works, on a day like today: 1.  A few days ago I posted a link to Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping”, which led to…. 2.  Hearing on Facebook how much a friend loved the song, which led to… 3.  … Continue reading

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Link Salad: September 1, 2011

I discovered that there are several sites called “Link Salad”, but I’m over trying to be original.  I went through enough of that trying to name my blog. In contention for Worst.  Idea. Ever.  PETA plans a porn site.  PETA … Continue reading

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What Divided Got Right

Thursday I addressed some of my problems with Divided, the new documentary about youth ministry.  In fairness, I want to agree with the film on one thing.  Parents have the primary responsibility to disciple their children in the faith.  As … Continue reading

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