Girls and Stereotypes

Submitted by Hannah D. on Sat, 04/02/2016 - 21:28

Stereotypes. Whether we see them as false, but based on general knowledge, or as completely false and too ridiculous to even mention, stereotypes influence the way we think about others. More surprisingly, they influence the way we think about ourselves.

There was a study done on Asian women. You see, everyone knows that Asians are really good at math. And everyone knows that women are really bad at math. Right?

Adventures in Homeschooling, and Why it Matters

Submitted by Hannah D. on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:49

Why homeschool? The question is simple enough, but to answer it brings one into an epicenter of debate: in parenting, in education, in socialization, and in religion. For me, the quick answer is, "Why not?" I have loved homeschooling the whole time, and personally could not imagine a better option. There are some more solid reasons, of course, for why I think homeschooling is a good choice. But first, here is what homeschooling has done for me.


Submitted by Hannah D. on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:29

when peace of mind
(like an angel's tread)
goes fluttering by
(like the morning mist)
and orchid blossoms
on marble stone
(purple and orange,
with sea foam)

is gone, with all
the rush of days:
yellow buses
in a smoggy haze,
a calling lost to pencils,
a world lost to maps;
just whose idea
was this?
what kind of rose

The Importance of Homeschooling

Submitted by Lucy Anne on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 22:09

ApricotPie, here it... comes! The most fitting essay topic for ApricotPie! ;)


Normally when someone asks, "What school do you attend?” they expect a reply similar to “I go to P.S. 103” or “I attend Maple Grove Christian School.” They do not, in most cases, expect the response “I’m homeschooled.” In fact, for the few non-homeschoolers who have heard of homeschooling, some consider it as a cult. Despite this, every Christian parent should prayerfully consider homeschooling their children.

The Most Asked Questions about Homeschooling

Submitted by Maddi on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 07:05

The Most Asked Questions about Homeschooling

You know all the stupid little questions that everybody automatically asks you directly after you say “Oh, I’m homeschooled”. Sometimes, when I’m so sick of people asking questions, my reply to their “So what school do you go too?” is just naming the local high school. And after that people don’t think twice.

Here they are, in order of how often their asked:

An Argument Against Government Education

Submitted by Kyleigh on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 17:17

Note: This is by no means a complete essay... there are many issues to consider when pushing for/advocating homeschooling for everyone. Yes, I believe it is biblical, but the way the world is right now it is not possible for everyone to homeschool. Yet we cannot just sit back and say the world isn't ready, because unless we start to change it, it never will. Start with what we can do, leave the rest to God.


My Teachers, Old and New

Submitted by Hannah W. on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 23:34

My teachers, they were fickle things
When I was still at school
One day they’d be oh so mean
The next day oh so cool.

They say you need a good night’s sleep,
Be sure to get lots of rest,
But here we are, at one o’ clock,
Still studying for that test!

But now my teachers are much more gentle,
More patient and more kind,
I think they must be the best teachers
That ever I could find.

You know you are homeschooled (or unschooled) when....

Submitted by Margaret on Thu, 06/21/2007 - 15:41

.... You over-analyze and observe kids that go to school.

.... Whenever you go to the school playground you look in the windows of the school.

.... You always have at least one book in the bathroom ranging from picture books to dictionaries.

.... You are over protective of your younger siblings.

.... You know your library card number by heart.

.... Your reading goal for the annual summer reading club at your library is 50 or higher.