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Homeschooling Boys to Men

HOMESCHOOLING BOYS TO MEN - We are raising our children to be successful adults, but it doesn’t happen magically when they turn 18 or 21. It’s a process, and beginning to let go, little by little, is a delicate, often painful thing. But you just have to, unless you are fine being faced with a grown-up-in-body-only “child” in a few years. Start letting go. #homeschool #parenting

When a boy turns 13, seal him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole. – Mark Twain And in case you hav...

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The Tyranny of Experts

THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS - We live in an age tyrannized by experts. The prevailing cultural pattern is that almost any dispute is settled by an appeal to an expert. My experience and your experience don’t count. Facts don’t count. What the “experts” say is what counts. My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts. The science is settled. #homeschool #discernment

Maybe it’s because I’m a boomer, but I seem almost genetically predisposed to be skeptical of authorities and experts. Spending most of my life re...

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History and the 5 Senses

HISTORY AND THE 5 SENSES - Here you are. A homeschooling mom (or dad). Your kids look expectantly to you to open the door to the marvelous wonders to be learned about science, history, math, literature. And you might be wondering how on earth to make history “marvelous” for them when, as a student, you found it tedious. #homeschool #history

When you think of your history class in school, what words come to mind? Boring? Fascinating? Waste of time? Necessary? We tend to either love it or h...

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I Am for Life

I AM FOR LIFE - "If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, then what? Is the church--the Christian community--prepared to care for those children?" #adoption #ChristianOutreach

Questions For Life I was in a meeting recently when a well-respected Christian leader said a statement that hasn’t left my mind since. “I...

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PTA Chronicles

THE PTA CHRONICLES - When you’re feeling stifled and smothered (especially if you’re an introverted mama, like I am) the thought of curling up by a fire and reading aloud or playing cards might actually make you want to scream at the end of a long and tiring day. I know, it makes you feel horribly guilty to say that, doesn’t it? That’s okay. #homeschool #hsmoms

Have a question that needs answers? Need to vent? Anxious about this homeschooling journey you’re on? Ask Melyssa: she’s been through it too, and ...

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