Tag Archives: Bright Spots

It All Started with “Annie”

Though not exactly “dying” to start a film career, Abigail Parker Brown did recently use her hard-earned acting skills to play dead. The otherwise lively homeschooled 17-year-old donned pale makeup and a lifeless expression as an extra in a B-movie shooting near her home in North Carolina. It was, admittedly, an unglamorous part—Abigail’s mom, Christina […]

A Kid’s-Eye View of Homeschooling

Recently I got to wondering…what do my kids think about homeschooling? I, personally, like the way we don’t sequester education into an entirely separate sphere. We learn right here in the same place where we live. I myself experienced both traditional school and homeschooling; I vastly prefer the self-paced, relaxed atmosphere of home. But do […]

Tooth or Consequences | HSLDA Blog

Tooth or Consequences

In our home, we have a healthy regard for fairy tales. I grew up reading Hans Christian Anderson and Grimm’s (appropriately named) Fairy Tales, as well as a wealth of myths and legends from such diverse sources as Beowulf, the New Junior Classics, and Greek and Roman mythology. My husband was similarly well-read, although he […]