Tag Archives: Bright Spots
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 […]

A Real Love of Helping: An Interview with Jonathan Elving | Homeschool Helpers

A Real Love of Helping: An Interview with Jonathan Elving | Homeschool Helpers

Jonathan Elving is a 911 dispatcher and EMT. He also volunteers at Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue in Dale, Texas. HSLDA: Jonathan, what was your childhood homeschool experience like? What’s your best experience from it? Jonathan Elving: Mostly I got up around 9:00am and did school until about 2:30 or 3:00pm, then built tree forts and […]

New Series || Homeschool Helpers: Grads and Parents Serving Your Community  

New Series || Homeschool Helpers: Grads and Parents Serving Your Community  

We are excited to introduce a new series entitled Homeschool Helpers! In these stories, we will highlight homeschool graduates and parents who are making a difference in their communities through their work as public servants. Families who homeschool are sometimes criticized because they are perceived to be isolating themselves from people around them. We have found that the opposite […]

Cleaning for the Prez | HSLDA Blog

Cleaning for the Prez

Something just happened to me that I don’t think will ever happen again in my life. Ever. Typically, I bemoan the reminders I have to give my kids for even basic tasks. “Sophia, that laundry pile will not fold itself.” “Meredith, how many rows of math do you have left?” “Clara, I’m glad you like […]

Go Team Go! | HSLDA Blog

Go Team, Go!

When my children were very young, I often responded to their questions with, “Why don’t you ask Daddy? He’ll explain it better.” One time, my mother—who had been widowed when I was three years old—remarked, “I wasn’t able to say that to you.” I think of that now that we’ve got two teenagers, a six-year-old […]