For those parents being dragged kicking and screaming into the homeschool life by sudden necessity, I thought it might be helpful to lay out my families plans and curriculum, sprinkled with some advice.
This is not meant to be a prescription. Homeschooling is personal and different for every family and child. That’s part of what makes it great. It’s flexible. But it can also be overwhelming. So take this post as a few signposts on the road that you can choose to follow or not, and even if you don’t arrive at the same destination as me, at least you won’t be completely lost.
Continue reading Crash Course – Our Homeschool Plans and Curriculum
Raising children is all about faith, because ultimately, you cannot control what they do.
No matter what you have taught them, no matter how you have disciplined them, no matter how good an example you have set (and let’s be honest, none of us do any of those three things perfectly), your children can choose to turn from the path on which you have tried to set them.
That’s terrifying. It can be disheartening.
Continue reading Prayerful Parenting – Don’t Forget Sunlight
I’ve had the blessing and privilege of working from home for over 5 years now, and most of that time, we have also homeschooled our kids. So, while everyone else is adjusting to the new circumstances of attempting to slow down a pandemic, I’m in the curious situation of not having anything change much from my normal day to day.
Here are some tips based on the things I have learned. I’m not perfect, and so I don’t follow these tips 100% of the time myself, but when I do, my quality of life has been much, much higher.
Continue reading Tips for Working From Home (with Kids)
Spoilers below, for the 3 people on the planet who have not read Harry Potter.
At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we have the climactic scene of Voldemort’s reconstitution, and his attempted killing of Harry Potter. This is the moment where the series takes its darker turn: a fellow student is dead, the main villain, who has been a mere shadow in the distance, has regained his powers, and Harry himself is on the brink of being another victim.
Continue reading J.K. Rowling Understands the Gravitas of Fatherhood
Walking around the exhibit hall of the Great Homeschool Convention, you quickly realize that home education is an area of immense opportunity. Booth after booth represents another risk-taking venture, an exercise of the entrepreneurial spirit, desiring to fill a need and make a profit while doing so.
And most of these entrepreneurs are women.
Continue reading Entrepreneurial Gender Gap