A Bit of News & Worthy Reads

boys at harris homestead

My Own Worthy Read

I’m excited to share with you the news that I have an article and photographs published in the Spring 2013 issue of Georgia Backroads magazine.  If you’re a local Georgia homeschooler, you may be interested in picking up a copy because my article is a good lesson in Georgia and American history.  Titled “Rogues Road Landmark:  The William Harris Homestead,” I give readers a glimpse into the history of the beautiful William Harris Homestead (pictured above) in Monroe, Georgia.  If you haven’t visited the homestead and you want to, don’t hesitate to e-mail me and ask about it!


My worthy reads are rather skimpy because we’ve had some illnesses in the house, and I’m plum tired of reading about homeschooling in the media. It’s so much of the same stuff. But I have found some great blog posts and a few other worthy reads to share with you.


Psychology: Homeschooling offers viable option for many – CapitalGazzette.com – Happy to see this positive and detailed article about homeschooling.

Old Earth, Young Minds: Evangelical Homeschoolers Embrace Evolution – The Atlantic

Ask The Taxgirl: Do Homeschooling Expenses Qualify As An Educator Expense – Forbes – Short answer, no.

Homeschool Writing with Patricia Zaballos – FIMBY – Two of my favorite homeschooling bloggers bundled together in one post! Seriously, this is a good overview of Patricia’s advice about writing, and if you like it, you may want to see her new series on her blog, Become a Writing Mentor to Your Child, Part 1

Science and Inquiry – Avant Parenting

German Homeschoolers fight for asylum in U.S. – Aljazeera

Homeschooling Resource

Mazes, Free Printables, Easy to Hard – krazydad – My boys have been into mazes lately, and my husband found this great resource for finding mazes for all levels.


My daughter realized I’m going to die – The Cultivated Mother – Kimberly is a homeschooling mom, but I felt this very moving post fit under parenting.

Finding the true path to happiness – Project Based Homeschooling

Educating and Raising Boys

How to Help Boys – Blogging ‘Bout Boys

4 thoughts on “A Bit of News & Worthy Reads

  1. congratulations again on your article! 😀

    i feel the same about reading hs’ing articles in the media — not only do the articles seem to be mostly alike, but the comments bring out the exact same reactions as well. it would be nice to see people saying/doing something new!

    the “how to help boys” article … i should leave a comment there … but all i can think is how boys who absolutely thrived at my small private school (where we had a lot of recess, a lot of unstructured play, the chance to move about the classroom and talk to one another all day, the opportunity to work in groups, and so on) would suffer when they moved to public school. it’s so physically restraining! not just boys, but all kids deserve to move and be more free while they learn.

    thank you again for including me in your round-up! it’s always an honor! 🙂


    1. Thanks for your comment, Lori.

      For some reason I’m interested in keeping an eye on homeschooling in the media – I think because my boys are so young, and we have quite a ways to go. I hope that our freedom to do this never changes, and though I’ve never been much of an activist, I do feel like I can stand up and be a voice for homeschooling…and help those who might want to do this. It would be nice to see more of a shift to the positive in those comments! I think it’s going to take more generations of homeschoolers for that to happen.

      I absolutely agree with you when you say, “it’s so physically restraining! not just boys, but all kids deserve to move and be more free while they learn.” This is a big part of the reason I want to homeschool.

      And you’re welcome.


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