Repost: 100 Reasons to Homeschool

READ list here I'm going to add one more reason to homeschool your precious children: to continue to see this look of joy and confidence on their faces as they grow and learn, rather than the grinding down of their personality and spirit as they try to fit in and conform to others' ideas of… Continue reading Repost: 100 Reasons to Homeschool

Before Trying to Change the World, Know This

Stop being led by the nose doing others' bidding. Go see the world through your own eyes, then decide how you fit into it.

Mr. Rogers, We Need You

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Fred Rogers documentary, 2018 “Love is at the root of everything.” Fred Rogers Why you should watch it: To be reminded of Mr. Rogers’ message that we all deserve loveTo see what someone giving his undivided time and attention looks and feels likeTo remember a great man who helped… Continue reading Mr. Rogers, We Need You

The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

My teens have reached an interesting limbo of adolescence. They are past fighting over who is touching who in the car, school doesn’t define or consume them, and full-time work and adult relationships remain in the foggy future. So the hands-on, physically exhausting part of child-rearing is over, and the emotional, financial, intellectually stimulating portion… Continue reading The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

The Ultimate Decision

Good Morning America featured this heartwarming story I wanted to share. Welcome, Baby Finn Baby Finn, nicknamed Fighting Finn, was 21 weeks and 1 pound at birth--three weeks younger than the fetal age most abortions are performed. He was so delicate, his mom waited one month to hold him while he continued to grow and… Continue reading The Ultimate Decision

3 Life Lessons Kids Learn Playing Soccer

One embarrassing and un-American soccer player will not change kids’ love of the game. This humble sport enthralled international audiences and was accessible to the most rural, least developed areas long before Americans joined and renamed the game. More than a sport inspiring fans to paint themselves in home team colors and chant in stadium-vibrating… Continue reading 3 Life Lessons Kids Learn Playing Soccer

The Best Thing About Youth Sports is Not Sports

The best, most valuable thing about sports is not sports. It’s everything else: TeamworkCommunicationPushing yourselfSelf-disciplineNutritionBonding with and supporting teammatesLearning about failureExerciseResponsibilitySchedulingSportsmanshipHoning a skill The best lessons of sports participation can be applied to the rest of their lives, at work, home, and in the community. Most of life is not sport. Parents who focus on… Continue reading The Best Thing About Youth Sports is Not Sports