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Read a Good Book to Your Children

When my children were little, we would read good books together several nights a week. We spent time with Peter and Lucy in Narnia, with Laura Ingalls on the Minnesota prairie and we even walked the battlefields of France with Sgt. Alvin York.

Trophy Wives and Trophy Children

We’re all familiar with the term trophy wife. This term usually involves the rich, worldly man who chooses to marry not for love, but rather to show off a suitable trophy among his friends and business partners. The trophy is a beautiful woman, beautifully dressed, perfectly coiffed, manicured and lavishly bejeweled. Love never enters into this arrangement; it’s purely about image.

Did you know we can also have trophy children?

Dads Are Plan A with a Powerful Backup

“It’s a good thing for kids to have daddies. They protect them.” Those words were spoken by my three-year-old grandson, Blake, to his father. In a world increasingly losing its mind about the importance of fathers, leave it to a toddler to cut to the chase.

Armed for Success: A Father’s Guide to Securing His Homeschool against Spiritual and Emotional Intrusions and Distractions

As fathers and husbands, we are called not only to provide for our families but also to protect them spiritually, emotionally and physically. How do we do this in our homeschooling families? How do we protect our homeschool from spiritual and emotional intrusions and distractions, such as frustration, disappointment, anger, envy, isolation and rebellion, when most often, we are working outside the home? We are all familiar with alarm systems, and a good alarm system will respond and alert us quickly when someone or something enters our property or our home.

Raising Renaissance Kids

When I was growing up, many of the families I knew had pizza night and game night. Not mine. We had go out to dinner night, usually every other Friday on payday. We didn’t have any other family nights, though. With my own homeschooling family, we’ve committed to family nights but changed them as the children have grown through different stages and interests.

Before the Fire Will Fall!

But is there anything we can do to improve our chances of raising young men and women who are mighty in spirit? I think so.

Homeschool Dad—From Principal to Participant

The first benefit of reading aloud is that it promotes family time. “Couch time,” as my wife calls it, is a time when everyone gathers in one room to listen to Daddy read.

Don't Lose the Memories

...This is one of the many memories I have of seeing my children grow, learn, try new things and stretch themselves. I have to admit that they are some of the best memories I have in my life...