Archive for February, 2011

In defense of midwives

Homeschool Moms support Midwives and homebirths

Once upon a time, homeschooling was illegal. Yet brave men and women, convinced that teaching their children at home was a God-given right, did so anyway. They faced down fears, misunderstandings, and even jail time to practice what we take for granted today. I remember as a child going with my family to the Capitol building in Raleigh, NC in support of making homeschooling legal. We visited with legislators, presented our petitions encouraging them to pass laws legalizing homeschooling, and then watched as the sessions got underway. Eventually, the measures passed, and today we enjoy the privilege of educating our children at home without fear of recrimination.

However, the same cannot be said for NC midwives.

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Podcast! The State of Home Education Across America – SC

Interview with Rachel Ward, Vice President with SCHEA (South Carolina Home Educators Association)


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This week on theThe Homeschool Show we continue our survey of homeschooling across America. To help us do that today we have the help of our special guest Rachel Ward , Vice President with SCHEA (South Carolina Home Educators Association. She is also the owner and operator of the Homeward Education Association, your third option choice for homeschooling in South Carolina. She and Greg discuss the condition of home education in SC, how to get started homeschooling in SC, and you’ll find out what SCHEA and HEA has to offer your homeschooling family in the way of resources, sports, science fairs, graduation, and much, much more. We hope you enjoy the show!

Digging out of Debt begins in the Home(school)

Homeschool Economics: Digging out of Debt begins at Home

Recently we were listening to a broadcast entitled “Honey, We’re Broke” by Trevor Hammack of News In Focus in which he discusses the financial state of America. This is based upon a Washington Post article commenting on President Obama’s budget blueprint that indicates 2011 is the year in which, for the first time in history, government debt will exceed the US economy. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s hard to watch our beloved country slip deeper and deeper into this ruin, knowing that we’re passing on such a horrible legacy to our children and grandchildren. The picture seems hopelessly bleak. Is there anything that we can actually do to reverse this situation? Certainly we can and should pray that God will intervene in the direction America is headed. But there is something else we can do to dig out of debt and it begins at home.

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The Homeschool Kitchen: 12 Recipes for Family Closeness

Homeschool Mother and Daughter Cooking Together Happily

If your family is anything like ours, we usually find ourselves doing something in the kitchen. Constantly. Busy homeschool students studying intently at the table. Mom cooking 3 meals a day for the hovering, hungry bunch. Breathless runners racing in from playing outside to grab some water and a snack. It’s one of the most frequently used and occupied rooms in the house. Today we’re going to offer you 12 tasty recipes for building family closeness right there in your homeschool kitchen. Whether it’s food prep or cleaning, or from school work to holiday parties, there’s something here for everyone.

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Whoooo’s there? Owls, the Silent Raptor, that’s who!

Northern Horned Owl Watches Over the Woods

Owls have been popping up everywhere lately: in books, on children’s clothes, bookbags, in films like Winnie the Pooh and the recent Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole. There’s plenty to be fascinated about by these spectacular birds. God has designed and equipped them with unique features that make them stand out from other birds. For instance, did you know that owls can weigh as much as a ladies bowling ball but nevertheless are able to fly silently because they have hollow bones and a fringe of feathers that enables stealthy midair maneuvering? Couple this with eyes the size of saucers and supersonic hearing, and you’ve got one remarkable creature! To help you and your family study God’s handiwork and sort out fact from fiction, here’s an alphabetical listing of all 222 species of owls worldwide. The page includes descriptions, pictures, sounds, and habitat range maps.

To help you and your family explore the majestic owls even further, we highly recommend Creation Proclaims, Volume 2: Flight and Spike . This Brand New, professionally produced Creation DVD is so fun to watch, deeply informative and breathtaking. In addition to thoroughly covering owls, Volume 2 also highlights animals that fly or have spikes. This would include the bats, then dinosaurs (your boys will love it, ours do!), the African crested porcupine, Horned toad Lizards, and stunning Naica Crystals formations. All in all it’s a fascinating Creation Science adventure that you’ll definitely want to add to your family’s DVD collection. Here’s the lowest price we’ve found Creation Proclaims on the entire internet.

To help you use this DVD in your Homeschool Unit Studies, we’ve also put together an absolutely free 2 page Bible/Science resource that you can use by itself or in conjunction with the Creation Proclaims DVDs. On Page 1, in the Bible section, we discuss the difference between General Revelation, as seen in the created natural world all around us, and Specific Revelation, as given to us in the Bible. On Page 2, we have 20 questions about owls for Science Review and this also includes the answers for homeschool teachers. Download your freeHomeschool Teacher’s Guide – Creation Proclaims: Owls pdf file here!

Podcast! The State of Home Education Across America – VA

Interview with Yvonne Bunn, Director of Homeschool Support and Legislative Affairs, Home Educators Association of Virginia


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For the next couple of weeks, The Homeschool Show will be taking a look at what is homeschooling like all across the country? To help us do that today we have the help of special guest Yvonne Bunn, Director of Homeschool Support and Legislative Affairs, for the Home Educators Association of Virginia. She and Greg discuss the condition of home education in VA, how to get started homeschooling in VA, and you’ll find out what HEAV has to offer you since it is the oldest and largest member-supported statewide, non-profit home school association. We hope you enjoy the show!