We had some very unexpected and exciting news earlier this week. Fabienne's cake which she entered in the county fair through 4-H was selected to go to the State Fair. It was not marked on her entry card when we picked up her cake from the county fair, so it was a surprise to see… Continue reading State Fair Bound
This past year, specifically the past school year, has been the worst year ever. If I were a new home educator, I probably would've given up months ago. Fortunately, I have 21 years of experience on my side. I know that problems don't have to be fixed right here and right now, and that often… Continue reading My Hope is in the Lord
As I mentioned in my last post, it was a huge disappointment to end up with a severe ankle sprain just a few days before what is one of the most important races of the year for me. I spent the first week after my injury wallowing in my mire and eating lots of chocolate.… Continue reading Slowing Down
This past Monday was a once in a lifetime total eclipse. We were fortunate enough to live right in the path of totality! We've been preparing for this day (August 21, 2017) for a few months now.
I went into my second day of work with one hour of sleep under my belt. Shortly after my phone call with Mr. G., he sent me a text reiterating everything he had said to me on the phone. I kept reminding myself that hurting people hurt people. I could not imagine how this whole… Continue reading 305 lbs. The Phone Call That was Never Made
I was totally unaware that the last time I would work was that meeting in January to introduce us to our potential new employer. I was never given a termination date. After the third consecutive week of being told that Mr. G. was going to cover my shift because of changes coming, I told him… Continue reading 305 lbs. The Eights Stink
All across America, whether you have school age children or not, this time of year is often thought of as “back to school.” We had the recent sales tax holiday where many school supplies were tax free for a weekend. We’ve all been inundated with “back to school” ads from various retailers, and most of us are once again seeing the yellow school buses in and around our neighborhoods.
LONDON — The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world's most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing platform to date.
If this won't convince you to homeschool, I don't know what will. However, Common Core really originated from the Connect All Schools program, which is part of the “One World Education” initiative orchestrated by Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The director of QFI’s Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Hassan… Continue reading Why Does Common Core Require Teaching Islam? ⋆ The Constitution
Homeschool diplomas are not only valid—they often signify an exceptional education. Michael Farris