Firebird (our son’s college dance debut)

When your then 5-year-old son tinkers with the idea of dance classes, you never know where it might go.   You wrestle with your own stereotypes of what should interest a little boy, you do your best to protect him from the girls’ taunting that, unfortunately, is the sinful nature of children, and you hope […]

Should You Change Your Curriculum?

Like most of us who educate our kids at home, I often have a bookmark in several books at one time. I am currently reading My American Journey, the autobiography of four-star General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.   As he shares the story of his life—his family’s West Indian heritage, surviving the South during the 60’s, and […]

Successful Homeschooling: Know Thyself

For the homeschooling community, this is a very busy time of year.   It is the season in which, after a year or more elsewhere, many are making a decision to homeschool.   Research for all-things-homeschool is at an all-time high; curriculum sales will abound over the next few months as newcomers rush to put […]

Introducing… My High School History Curriculum

I am believing God that 2016 will be another tremendous year for me, an unprecedented season of using my small hinges to open big doors.   And it starts right here. “When I Was a Child” is the long-awaited high school history curriculum that will conclude our elementary, middle school, and now high school history […]

Homeschooling: the How to Live Decision

This was originally posted in January of 2014.  So many families underestimate the decision to homeschool and its impact on every aspect of how the family lives and breathes, so I thought it might be a good time to share–again–our own testimony.   ‘Homeschooling is a how-to-live decision not a how-to-learn decision’ was the title […]

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