Philosophy of Home Education

Why do we homeschool? Why does it matter that we do?

Homeschooling in a Shoe

Homeschooling in a Shoe By Israel Wayne

Life is busy, hectic, and sometimes downright crazy! Whether you’re homeschooling two or ten, you’ve got a lot to handle. Here are some tips for survival.
I don’t want to tip my hand, but my wife and I are in the beginning stages of world domination. If you study the history of ancient civilizations, you will discover that every successful dynasty—the Sumerians, Egyptians, Persians,…Read
Is One Generation Enough?

Is One Generation Enough? By Kari Lewis

Have you ever made a really special meal? You searched and searched for just the right recipes and tried some out ahead of time. You made sure to buy fresh, quality ingredients. A few days before the dinner you began some early…Read
Can History Be Trusted?

Can History Be Trusted? By Israel Wayne

The Goal: “The first and only irrevocable commitment of men who write history is to find out what happened in the past and to render it intelligible.”—J. H. Hexter 1   The Controversy: “Let us free ourselves from the deception of the…Read
Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects

Rediscovering the Most Important Subjects By Lea Ann Garfias

Why we make the Bible and history the center of our homeschool
When I first started homeschooling, mumble-mumble years ago, I went all-out on all the subjects. I was one of those homeschoolers who purchased the mega-ultimate-deluxe package of curriculum, covering every single subject in depth with…Read
Should Homeschoolers Go to College?

Should Homeschoolers Go to College? By Lea Ann Garfias and Jonathan Lewis and 

The pros and cons of college are many, and the debate over higher education has been vigorous inside the homeschool community. How do we sift through it all and arrive at some answers?
A generation ago, educational paths were predictable: students graduated with a high school diploma, then attended a university or trade school immediately. Today’s homeschool students are not so typical; besides redefining secondary…Read
A Mother’s Most Essential Tool

A Mother’s Most Essential Tool By Maribeth Spangenberg

Nothing we can do for our kids is more important than this.
It’s sad to say that the greatest tool a mother has in her parenting arsenal is often the least used. I am referring to the power of prayer in a Christian mother’s life. Not just a rote “now I lay me down to sleep” type of prayer. Nor a…Read
Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings By Various Authors

101 Reasons to be Thankful for Homeschooling
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to put together a big list of homeschool blessings! We hope these will be an encouragement to you and a fresh reminder of why you’re teaching your children at…Read
Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral

Why Math Isn’t Religiously Neutral By Israel Wayne

Secular worldviews can’t make sense of math. Christianity does.
“Good morning class! It’s time for us to study mathematics.” The second-grade students all open their textbooks and pick up their pencils. “Let’s review first. Who can answer this question? What is 2 + 4?” Seven-year-old Johnny raises…Read
Leaving a Legacy of Words

Leaving a Legacy of Words By Maribeth Spangenberg

How we can use our words to pass on a powerful spiritual legacy.
Words are precious. Yet so often we take them for granted. We speak. We listen. We communicate. But seldom do we truly think about the words we use—and their power to leave a legacy after us. The Importance of Words Words reflect what…Read
A Homeschooler for Life

A Homeschooler for Life By N.E. Jackson

I’m finished with my official homeschool journey, but I’m still a homeschooler at heart.
I still remember the moment in 2014 as if it were yesterday. My pastor called my parents and me to the platform, my tassel was turned and my neck hugged, and there I was: a homeschool graduate. I had been looking forward to that moment…Read