Juggling Act: Homeschooling Multiple Grade Levels What’s it like to educate siblings at home? I caught up with three Vermont homeschooling mothers who do just that. Meghan has six children, aged 11, 9, 7, 6, and eight month old twins. Michaeline’s children are 7 and 5, and she cares part-time for two additional children aged 2... 05 May 2015 No comments Read More
Wunderlichs regain freedom to leave but vow to stay and fight Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, who began homeschooling again when the court signaled it would rule this way, were very pleased with the result but noted that the court’s harsh words about homeschooling indicated that their battle was far from over. “We have won custody and we are glad about that,”... 29 Aug 2014 No comments Read More
Do Homeschoolers Hate Public Schools? Do homeschooling parents hate school?I run across this assumption on the internets here and there. Commenters or bloggers or journalists or politicians will respond to a homeschooling parent based on the assumption that all homeschoolers are anti-school. Read full article at The Home School Mom
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3 Ways to Help Kids Have Good Heroes, Part 1 What kind of heroes do I want my kids to have?It’s a question I’ve been pondering, lately. Because children do have heroes — people they admire, desire to be like, emulate. I know, we homeschoolers tend to hope that we will be our kids’ heroes, but it is pretty inevitable... 26 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
"It's not always easy to get along with 18 siblings" From Lily and Ellie’s Duggar Family Blog: Growing Up Duggar is set to release on March 4th. Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar have been diligently working on their first book for over two years, and it is finally finished. “It’s not always easy to get along with 18 siblings,”... 26 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
Duggar on a Mission From Lily and Ellie’s Duggar Family Blog: John-David Duggar, the third oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 children, is currently out of the country. Nathan Bates, the fifth oldest of Gil and Kelly Bates’ 19 children, was compelled to service when he heard about the tropical storms that... 19 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
NCHBC 2014 will feature two online TV Stations, 64 Games! NATIONAL CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Two online TV Stations 64 Games! www.CityLinkTV.com March 10 – 14, 2014 from Springfield, Missouri February 7th, 2014 – Springfield, Mo. For the second consecutive year the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships (NCHBC) will be streamed LIVE! The 23rd annual tournament will feature two stations... 19 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
Duggars on Intimacy in Marriage From Lily and Ellie’s Duggar Family Blog: In honor of Valentine’s Day, TODAY Moms interviewed Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on maintaining marital intimacy while raising 19 children. (This post is the edited, more family-friendly version of the original article released by TODAY.) 1. Wives: Make Time for Your Husband... 19 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
Homeschool Students, Red Cross Help Children in Emergency Shelters According to the Red Cross, the “Busy Box” would represent a wholly new service provided to children in local disaster relief. “Red Cross is known for its preparedness materials but we do not have anything for children as an ‘activity’ to keep them busy in shelters,” Laura Steinmetz, community relations... 19 Feb 2014 No comments Read More
Archive for February, 2014
From Lily and Ellie’s Duggar Family Blog: Have you seen our newest feature? We have now made it easier than ever for our readers to watch full episodes of “19 Kids and Counting,” as well as all of the Duggars’ previous shows. Visit our “Watch Full Episodes” page to let the entertainment begin! Read full article
From Beverly Hernandez at About.com: Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC. Hanukkah 2011 runs from sundown on December 2oth through sundown on December 28th. Learn all about Hanukkah with these fun printable pages. … Read Full Post
What a special time of year… A closer look at Christ’s love, memories with family & friends, the joy of giving & sharing, festivities & celebrations, Christmas hymns & manger scenes… What an opportunity to spread the love of Jesus with others! Consider a way that your family might spread Christmas hope and cheer to others this year: maybe a special meal prepared for a sick or needy family, maybe a visit to a nursing home or hospital, maybe spreading God’s word through giving to a Bible printing ministry… In a country full of goods, its easy to focus only...
By Becky Ogden I wasn’t sure what to expect when we went to Holiday Lights at McCormick Railroad Park, except that the parking lot wasn’t very big so I wanted to be there early! Our decision to go was somewhat last minute, as I tried to decide between that and something at Desert Ridge. I have to say, though, that this will be a tradition my family continues every Christmas. It was that fun. We showed up, got a great parking spot, went to buy or train tickets, and having overheard someone say to someone else that they should get...
Yesterday, we wrote about the Duggars’ traditions leading up to Christmas. Today, let’s take a look at how they spend Christmas Day. Jim Bob and Michelle host an average of 30-45 immediate and extended family members for Christmas dinner, which is served buffet-style at their 7,000 square-foot home in Northwest Arkansas. Can you guess what the Duggars’ favorite holiday dish is? It’s not the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, or even the assortment of homemade pies. It’s the rolls; the Duggars’ melt-in-your-mouth, Homemade Yeast Rolls. (Click here for recipe.) After dinner, the family gathers around the Christmas tree (decorated this year...
I will be offering two IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) classes each week in Peoria, beginning in February. I am an accredited instructor for IEW. One class’s theme will be “Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales”, and the other will be “Bible-based Writing Lessons”. Please see my web site for more details: http://nwvalleywritingclasses.weebly.com/