Tag Archive: parenting

Living Life Out Loud

  “Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud, we’ll be better off somehow, someday…” – Rob Thomas One day I was driving along listening to some of my favorite tunes and this Rob Thomas song came on. It’s called “Someday” and the line that talks about living our lives “out loud” really struck me….




Homeschooling ABC’s: V, W, X, Y and Z

Hello Readers!  Today’s blog post is the last installment of my Homeschooling ABC’s series.  Like the others before it, it contains some serious thoughts, and a bit of whimsy.  I hope you enjoy it.  V is for Virtue: I know the idea of being virtuous is old-fashioned and outdated.  But I also know that when…




How You Can Help Protect Parental Rights

With the 4th of July on our minds, and all it represents, I thought it would be a good time to post about the critical Parental Rights Amendment.  I’ve written about the amendment before, but until it passes the PRA has to be re-introduced to Congress every year.  So this information bears repeating. The information…




7 Tips for Guiding Your Child Toward a Career in Music

In the previous post here at Homeschooling911 my guest Gerald Crawford discussed ways that you can inspire your child to have a love for music.  But what if your child’s interest goes beyond listening to music and attending concerts?  What if they try out an instrument (or two) and find so much joy in playing…




I Am The Parent

Recently I was asked to speak to a local homeschooling group and as I was pondering what I wanted to say to them, the following thoughts took shape as the foundation, or starting point, of where I want my talk to go. I will tell you right up front that the following post may well…




Homeschooling Myth #1: The Myth of the Patient Home Schooler

This post is the first in a new series I am calling “Homeschooling Myths.”  I hope you will share it with your friends and let me know what you think in the comments! I began homeschooling in 1990.  It was a time when homeschooling was still very much on the fringes (and in some states…




How To Be A Not-So-Average Parent

There are some things in life that it’s just fine to be average at.  For instance, you can be an average bowler and still enjoy the game.  You can be an average gardener and you’ll still get some lovely greenery and blooms in your garden.  Face it, not even Master Gardeners have a 100% success…




My Definition of an Adult

This post is a lead-in to next week’s post titled “College and the Homeschooler” but it really applies to all parents so I hope you will read it and consider sharing it. In order to offer some basis/legitimacy for the positions I take in this post, and also to give some background to those who…




How to Know If You’re Ready to Have Kids

I received the following in an e-mail from my daughter some time ago.  I don’t know who wrote it but I thought it was funny and decided that this would be a good week to throw in a little humor before starting my 3-part series next week on homeschooling your older children.  I hope you…




A Comment About Rascal Flatts

I am taking a mini-break, once again, from my series on “How To Teach” specific subjects in order to address an issue that came to my attention recently.  While this post does not classify as a “home-schooling” post I do believe it can be classified as a “parenting” post, particularly if you are a Christian…