Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to the next. - GKChesterton

Ten Things My Personal Trainer Taught Me about Homeschooling

Self-doubt swam through my mind as I climbed the steps to the workout floor of my local fitness center. Would I be able to handle this? Could I do it? Would I throw up? After spending the summer dealing with an ankle injury, surgery to fix it and then recovery, I honestly felt like a slug. I knew it was time to exercise regularly, but I was afraid to do it on my own and re-injure myself. During a brave moment, I casually mentioned to my husband, Bill, that I was interested in receiving personal training sessions for my birthday in September.

The Delconte Case: The First Step in NC Homeschool Freedom

For a quarter of a century, home educators in North Carolina have found it relatively easy to comply with our homeschool law. Anybody who has had much contact with the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has learned that everybody there is homeschool friendly. This atmosphere goes a long way to make dealing with North Carolina state authorities a generally pleasant experience.

An Election Day Opportunity for High School Students

In our homeschools, one of the great things we have is flexibility. We can engage in experiences that are sometimes hard within a traditional system because they require being away from the school. Thus, homeschoolers are frequently field-tripping and partaking of homeschool days at places like Tryon Palace or Old Salem. We visit museums and botanical gardens and glean educational value from just about every family vacation or trip to the beach. A very enlightening thing that we did recently was to sit in on courtroom proceedings for a couple of hours.

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