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Why Young-Earth Creation Matters

I have naively believed for far too long that if a person regularly attends church, sings songs about how God created the world, mentions creation in prayers or liturgy, or homeschools her children, that she must therefore be a creationist.

Those in the old-earth camp say they believe God created the world but that He used long periods of time to allow evolution to take its course.

Making Children in Our Own Image

What makes a home school different from a public school?

Well, if you’re a follower of God, then your curriculum is radically different. It starts with radically different goals.

For instance, our goal is to “be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).

Common Core State Standards

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been personally contacted several times about our stance on the Common Core State Standards (or CCS).

Foundations Press, our publishing company, has therefore prepared an official statement:

We believe that God’s Word, the Scriptures (all 66 books), are the only “Common Core” that matters.

Time for God, Husband, and Kids — When You’re Exhausted!

I received an excellent reader question lately, and she gave permission for me to share it with you:

1.  How do you prioritize your relationship with your husband when you have lots of kids and no money or anyone around for babysitting?

Should We Teach Mythology?

As we’re preparing to launch our new world history curriculum (Daniel’s Statue: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome), I’ve been really pondering what we homeschoolers should do about teaching pagan mythology to our children.

Should we teach about Greek gods and goddesses?

8 Things to Do Before Starting Homeschool

How many more weeks until school starts at your house? We’re planning to start back up again the first week of August — and it just recently dawned on me how soon that will be!

So I thought I’d make a list of the things I need to get done in the four weeks of summer I have left.

10 Ways to Grow as a Homeschooling Teacher

Sometimes we mothers spend all our time figuring out which curriculum we should purchase for our children, or how to make lesson plans for the coming year, and we completely forget that we as teachers also need to grow and learn.

Tips for Attending an Online Homeschooling Conference

It’s that time of year again — the time for homeschooling conferences. It’s so fun to attend a live conference, to network with other homeschooling families, to hear inspiring speakers, and oh, those vendors and exhibits!

However, with the rising costs of gas, hotels and even babysitters, online conferences have been increasing in popularity the last few summers.

Do-It-Yourself Curriculum Planning

I want to encourage you to plan out some of your own curriculum for the coming year. There are several reasons why you make the best “curriculum planner” for your own children:

  1. God has given parents the responsibility to train and teach their own children.

What Homeschooling with the Bible Might Look Like

You know what would be awesome? Awesome would be a camera crew going into a variety of homes on an average Tuesday morning and filming what their homeschool actually looks like.We could see how their kitchens were set up, how they handled the toddlers at breakfast, how they got the knots out of all the girls’ hair, and how they all found their pencils at school time.