HSE Blogs

Preaching the Gospel to Myself

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 08, 2016
Recently I experienced the sweet, heady, intoxicating drink of success.  The wave of feelings were glorious and scary as I experienced dreams coming true with fame and riches accompanying it.  And while this success was sought before the…Read

How was she always so cheerful?

Remembering my great-grandmother
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 02, 2016
I came across some old family records and pictures the other day.  There was a picture of my Great-Grandfather and his second wife, when they were quite young.  I studied the picture, noting family resemblances from my Great-Grandfather,…Read

Abounding and Abasing

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 26, 2016
Have you noticed that winning and loosing can be equally difficult?  Paul clearly understood the challenges that come with both victory and defeat when he penned, “I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in…Read

It’s Coming…

Recognize and prepare for it!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 17, 2016
Our family has been sharing a lot lately.  Sounds nice and homey, right? Well, yes, it sounds nice, until I tell you that what we’ve been sharing has been various illnesses.  For weeks and weeks—and it’s not even winter yet (yikes!) …Read

Does homeschooling grow by 5% per year?

Interesting new data from the Department of Education
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on November 16, 2016
I was interested to read a news release from HSLDA this morning, showing that homeschooling doubled between the years 1999 and 2012. Applying the "Rule of 72," it would seem that homeschooling has about a 5.5% interest rate! I'll link to…Read
One Size Fits All? No Thanks!

One Size Fits All? No Thanks!

A cultural conundrum
Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on November 16, 2016
As time goes on and our boys get older (Patrick is four and a half and Timothy just turned three in October), it has been interesting to see their differences emerge more clearly. Even at these young ages—and even though they share most…Read

Teaching kids about elections

It's easy to forget their feelings are tender.
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on November 07, 2016
I was 11 years old when Bill Clinton was elected to the Presidency. At the time, I was sure he was going bring ruin and destruction on our country and all we hold dear. And yes, I was scared about that. Even so, I wasn't as afraid as a…Read

My Version of “You Might be a Homeschooler If…”

Don't we all have to write a list like this sometime? smile
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on November 05, 2016
I was asked to give a short, entertaining presentation at a local homeschool event recently. Entertainment isn't exactly my forte, but I decided to give it a try with one of these "You might be" lists. As far as I know, these are all…Read

Looking Ahead?

I think I do that a bit too much.
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 04, 2016
I don’t know about you, but I have a very real tendency to look ahead.  As a new mom, I dreamed of how wonderful it would be once the baby slept through the night predictably.  Later, I thought of how easy shopping trips could be once…Read

Counting the Cost

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on October 28, 2016
Counting the cost is a Biblical principle.  Jesus told people to count the cost of discipleship like a man counts the cost of building a tower or a King counts the cost of going to war (Luke 14).   I’ve found that it is wise to count…Read