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Welcome friends! Do you know what we're thankful for this year? You! We're grateful you read our blog, listen to our podcast, follow us on social media. We're grateful the Lord has used us in some of your lives. We are so thankful that you shop on our site. Your purchases keep this ministry going!…
Join Us for the Homeschool Parenting Summit!
This fall, we're going to be featured speakers for the Homeschool Parenting Summit, a free event hosted online this October 22-27. Our interview, "No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope," will be broadcast Wednesday October 24 at 12:00 noon Central. We're talking about ... Understanding what is going on during the pre-teen to…
iGen: Understanding the Next Generation
Jean Twenge, iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood* (*and What That Means for the Rest of Us) (New York: Atria Books, 2017) Review by Hal Young Cultural changes tend to be gradual, incremental things, says Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology who studies generational…
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video
Despite some early reviews, I was pretty excited to check out the new Amazon Prime Original series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. You see, I love Tom Clancy. Clancy is one of those authors that stands at the very top of an entire genre. A former insurance agent, his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, was unexpectedly picked…
Reasons to Homeschool
Five Reasons to be Glad That You Didn’t Drop off the Kids at School
It's that time of year when your social media feed fills up with pictures of cute children wearing shiny new backpacks and carrying shiny new lunch boxes and looking oh so happy. First-day-of-school pictures can make you question your plans to homeschool, particularly if you're new to it or you had a hard year last…
Giveaway: DashFire Man
We're an entrepreneurial family, so we get pretty excited when our progeny start their own businesses. Some of you may have heard our son Sam speak at conferences about his struggle with dyslexia. He's at college now, studying entrepreneurship, and working with the college's venture lab to get his business ideas translated into actual businesses.…
Movie Review: The Incredibles 2
“This is crazy, right?” asks Helen Parr, a.k.a. Elastigirl. “To help my family I have to leave it. To fix the law I have to break it.” "But you have to do it, so our children can make that choice!" says her husband, Bob - a.k.a. Mr. Incredible. After all, it’s still illegal to be…
The Remarkable Potential of Teenagers
The oncologist looked at Hal skeptically. “Well,” he conceded, “if you feel up to it, you can travel. And you can speak from the platform. But you can’t stand around shaking hands afterward – your immune system is going to be completely shot.” The results had come back from the biopsy – he had advanced…