Monthly Archives: October 2013

Homeschooling vs. Quality Products from the Public Sector

The other day I purchased an item from a large public entity, and I had difficulty getting what I wanted. The basic product, which has been having a history of problems lately because of a restructuring of the “business,” is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Simple Breaded Chicken

In our house, boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts are fast food, because they take 20-30 minutes to cook. I know. Chicken is mass produced and not under the best conditions, but I close my eyes and buy as natural … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Why Society Needs You, Desperately

You wouldn’t think that people who let their kids study math, in jammies, at the dining room table, would be revolutionary giants, but you are. Even if you’re one of those more, um, organized and slightly less relaxed families that … Continue reading

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Christianity Lessons from Facebook

You know, some days it’s best not to talk, write, make eye contact, or communicate in any fashion at all. If you have a teenaged daughter in your life, you’re painfully aware of how quickly a controversial statement, like “Good … Continue reading

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Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

The other day I was standing in the kitchen, staring at the counters, wondering what I could possibly put together to eat for dinner that night. Sound familiar? Fortunately, my eye alighted on a basket of potatoes gathered from our … Continue reading

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Becoming More Self Sufficient

From┬áStart Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: Because the concentration required to paint a fine art piece is exhausting, I take a break every 90 minutes from the easel. I … Continue reading

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The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to give one on … Continue reading

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Why I — a Christian — Celebrate Halloween

It’s okay to hate Halloween. Lots of Christians do, because they feel that the day’s pagan roots are so dreadful, there’s no room for celebration, compromise, or wiggle room. It’s also okay to love Halloween, and I’m one of those … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Muffins

I love muffins. They’re fast, easy, inexpensive, and easily adaptable to any meal. If you’re facing the dinner hour and find yourself staring at the kitchen cupboards, mind totally blank, then why not make muffins, brew a pot of tea, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and the Messy House

Years ago, when I had four young homeschooled children who inhabited every room of our house, 24-hours a day, I had a messy, cluttery home. And I felt bad, because I knew other people, who also had children, who also … Continue reading

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