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The Fine Art of Juggling Schedules
Welcome Readers of The Homeschool Minute! Are you in a hurry to get your free download? Then CLICK HERE (and come back to read later!)     Families with children are busy families, at any age. At some stages, though, we found ourselves getting lost amid all the errands and activities and classes and meetings.…
Guys That Help Around The House Are Just Being Biblical Men
This time of year, the housework goes into high gear - cooking, cleaning, and all that, getting ready for the holiday rush. If your home is like ours, the cry for "All hands on deck!" is deep, often, and heartfelt in November and December! When we were a boys-only family, though, a friend with daughters…
Q&A: How Can I Help My Son Be On Time?
A reader asks, "How can we help our 17 year old care more about being on time? We have tried to explain that it's selfish to make other people wait on him. He has never had a hurry "button."" This is kind of hard. I know this is frustrating - and you're no doubt worried…
Teaching Diligence to Boys
Hal often says that boys seem especially tempted by anger, lust, and laziness. And if you think about it, it makes sense--those sins are connected to some of the most important roles men have as protectors, husbands, and providers. So, how can you overcome their natural laziness? How can you help your son become diligent? Sometimes…
Ten Ways to Get Boys to Do Chores
Folks, let me tell you this: It is a lot better to have pink underwear than no clean underwear at all. Get your guys doing chores! Here are some things that have helped us (and no, we don't do this perfectly - not remotely so!) Use manly marketing. If you say, "Sweetheart, could you make…
Q: What Can I Do When We’re Always In The Car?
We have a large family, and the dynamic is so very different. It seems like we're spending most of the time getting the kids to their various activities and not a lot of coming together any more, aside from meals.  We have been through this at different times ourselves, and frankly, it doesn't take a…
Sometimes Even The Youngs Are Speechless
Sometimes even the Youngs are speechless. It's rare,  I know, but it does happen! Last night we drove up to our house, hours late, exhausted, but delighted to be home. We had just finished 8563 miles, 20 states, five conventions and more than a month away. Our grown sons met us in the front yard.…
If Mopping Floors Isn’t Manly, Why Do They Call Sailors Swabbies?
“I never ask my son to do housework! That’s a woman’s role, so the girls do that. He only does outside chores,” a friend once said. Uh oh! Melanie thought, I’m sunk. We didn’t have any girls back then, just a not-so-neat dad and a houseful of very active and thoroughly messy boys. Actually, though,…
Apprenticeship
Is a college degree the one sure path to career success? My family always assumed I would go to college. For my first career, as an engineer, it was pretty much a given; when I moved from industry to consulting, it was a requirement for licensure. But with a down economy, rising costs, and the…

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