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I've started homeschooling my 3.5 years old boy in the middle of September this year and really appreciates more materials (whether books, apps etc) that relates to homeschooling topics. So when I received an email pitch from the author of this book and upon checking out further info on this book, I decided I must review this! So here goes my review for the "The ABC's of Homeschooling" book:

Description from the product page:
" The ABC’s of Home Schooling is an alphabet book with a twist. It is a guide for parents – not their children. Each letter is assigned a basic principle necessary to educating your kids at home with confidence and success. Incorporated with gentle life lessons and quotes from Aristotle to Einstein parents will learn how to bring out their child’s God – given gifts and natural talents in a cozy, comfortable, and orderly atmosphere."

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Posted in: General
The Harvest

In order to have an abundant harvest many things must happen:

A fertile seed must be planted in nutrient rich soil.
The seed must receive sufficient rainfall and sunlight.
The seed must be protected from weeds and disease.
The seed must have time to mature.

As I ponder this miraculous process of the circle of life, it reminds me of people. We come into life so new and pretty and tender. If we have been given the right amount of food, attention and protection we can grow into a strong adult that can withstand and weather much. But it takes time to develop the wisdom and experience that comes with living many years of life on this earth.

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell - Make the World a Better Place by Sharing Yours

Do you have a story to tell?  Do you know of someone who should write a book about their interesting life?  By telling me your story, you could win money for yourself and help Native American people receive the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Since becoming and author, I have realized that everyone has a unique story that could ultimately make the world a better place.  Jack Canfield author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, capitalized on this idea going on to sell over 500 million copies of other people's stories.    Recently, I partnered with a charity called Running Strong for American Indian Youth.  I was inspired by the heart-touching story of one of its co-founders, William Mervin Mills.  The world knows him as Billy Mills, but on the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Billy was born, he is known as MakoceTe'Hila (meaning Loves His Country or Respects the Earth).  Before he reached the tender and life-changing age of twelve, Billy had lost both his mother and father.  Billy adored his father and learned many virtuous life lessons from him - shaping him into the nurturing man he is today.

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Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Hillary Douglas, a newspaper reporter for the Sunday Express, in the United Kingdom, having over 670,000 readers. She contacted me because more and more families are making the decision to “home educate”, as they call it in the UK. The reason for this so called boom in homeschooling is much like what is going on in our own school system here in the United States: lower standards, school crime, violence, bullying, and sometimes just a personal preference.

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Posted in: Interviews
The Mighty Eagle

What is it about the eagle that fascinates all of us?  Is it the shear strength that an eagle possesses? Or the fact that it is so large yet graceful?  It is almost impossible for us not to stop and look up when we see an eagle soaring high above the tree tops.  We all wonder about what it would be like to be as free and unrestricted as this most majestic bird.  

In 1782 the bald eagle was named our national symbol.  Since then a picture of an eagle can represent freedom, independence, and power.  Yet even the mighty eagle started out as a tiny fledgling who depended totally on the tact and tenacity of his parents.

The picture above was taken on the first of a series of four field trips that wrapped up our school year. (Thanks Laura Merkel for picture.)  If you look close enough you can tell that there are babies in the nest.  When we see powerful eagles caring for their young so tenderly, it pulls at our heartstrings and leaves us in a state of awe for God and his wonderful universe.

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