Archive for the 'Civilization' Category

A Review: Character Badges

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I was so excited to see that Caroline Allen’s new Character Badges curriculum was a part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! I’ve heard Caroline talking about it and I’ve been wanting to take a look at it.

What Age Is Best For Boys To Start Sports?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We live in North Carolina, just an hour and a half from Duke, UNC, and N.C. State. If I say “March,” you say, “Madness.” It’s time for the NCAA basketball playoffs, so it’s only seasonable to mix our metaphors and kick off our “Wondering Wednesdays” with a question we received a few days ago: Q….
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Celebrate Presidents Day
With Men of Great Character–Free!

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Here’s a neat resource you can download for free and share with your sons in honor of Presidents Day — examples from the lives of great men who have led our country! Several years before he became our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt and his friend Henry Cabot Lodge wrote a collection of stories to teach…
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Boys and Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Moms tend to be big fans of Valentine’s Day. We love relationship stuff, chocolate, hearts, and flowers. Boys? Not so much. Chocolate is good, but the rest is kind of gooshy. So what do we do about Valentine’s Day in a houseful of boys? If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know we love…
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Oh Murder! What Parents Need to Know About Teen Brains and the New Games

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The first night of Boot Camp 9-12 is always so entertaining. We start off by describing the early signs that your child is entering puberty (and no, peach fuzz and a cracking voice are actually late signs). We talk about how kids in that stage start having huge emotional swings, from rage to tears, get…
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New Electronics and Temptations

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On tonight’s episode of Making Biblical Family Life Practical, we are discussing all those new electronics that our families got for Christmas. How can you make sure these are a positive influence in their life, not a dangerous one. Here are some resources we are going to be talking about. Covenant Eyes. Get it. Put…
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How to Talk to Your Children When Christian Leaders Fall

Friday, November 1st, 2013

This has been a pretty sobering week for many homeschool families. A very prominent leader and speaker in Christian homeschool circles confessed to an inappropriate relationship with a woman and resigned from his ministry and speaking engagements. As speakers ourselves, we and our children know most of the other families on the speaking circuit, so…
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Courtship: Don’t Shut the Door Too Soon!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Lately, I’ve been noticing a phenomenon among our acquaintances that really concerns me. Single ladies, we don’t often address you on these pages, but this one’s for you. Most of the young adults we know are very intentional about finding a mate in the right way. They are committed to waiting until they are ready…
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Would You Leave Heroin Around the House?

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The other evening, we presented our workshop session, Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity in a small church in a rural area. Parents came up afterward to ask how to install some kind of accountability or protection on their computers, phones and devices. We told them about the service we use ourselves, Covenant Eyes,…
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Grand Theft Auto V and Hoods In Training

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The headlines have been everywhere this week. Grand Theft Auto V is out and, to listen to social media, everyone is super-excited. Well, not everyone, but it sold $800 million dollars worth the very first day! And it has over 4.3 million fans on Facebook. We were thinking about this today when we read the…
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