I have a favor to ask of you.
2) Please read my comment on her post.
3) Please tell me what to do as a homeschool mom. I am lost and do not know what to do.
I have a favor to ask of you.
2) Please read my comment on her post.
3) Please tell me what to do as a homeschool mom. I am lost and do not know what to do.
This is an awesome book. I just finished it. In print, I bought mine for $30 on Amazon.com It is very much about politics and very much about the history of education in America.
It is also about the evil elite and social engineering with eugenics.
Please take advantage of this chance to get it in ebook form free only until Aug. 31st! It is John Taylor Gatto’s “The Underground History of American Education.”free ebook:
P.S. Having the print version is better as this is a classic must own!
These are great web links. Please read many pages and follow many links. Just read and keep reading. I guarantee you will learn something you did not know before and more education is always better than less!
^^Please don’t only get the coloring pages. Also read much of the web site! I learned so much on this Mama Bear Effect Web Site!
Yes. Even College Students and adults fall for lures. Be careful out there as an adult. Educate your college kids. Help them not fall for this. Make sure they know that even if they are trained in combat, they can be put into a situation which would surely lead to death just by being lured into a trap.
I read the book by Mona Lisa and Kip Harding about how they sent their kids to college at ages 9-12 and had graduates with Bachelors degrees before age 20. I have also read many books about early college, testing to get college credits and so forth. I have mulled over it, tried some things and learned a lot.
I have seen all the arguments about how kids are capable of so much more and how we are holding them back. I decided not to hold my kids back, but have discovered that this also means not pushing them forward. I am not holding my kids back or pushing them forward. I am letting them be where they are and enjoy it. I am not going to them back, nor am I going to try to push them ahead, either.
Holding a child back is bad. We need to let them do what they are ready to do. Pushing them ahead is just as bad, but in the other direction. I realize that homeschool can be so different from public school in this hold back or push forward thing, but I can also see that there is so much that my child needs to do in the middle school and high school years to be ready for the next set of years.
I have been getting my child through the middle school years. She is now approaching the maturity and readiness needed for High School learning. I can see how there is no way she can skip high school and do early college, either. She needs to do things to be ready and she also needs the time to get ready mentally, emotionally, spritually and socially.
I have still not decided whether my kids will go to college or not. I have been reading about having them do univeristy on their own (Zero Tuition College, etc.) and I am still so unsure. For now, I have decided to prepare them for university the whole time they are under 18, and, when they are 18, they can decide. I will present the information on learning without paying the University tuition, about scholarships, about college life and will encourage them to “try” the university at least one semester to experience it. Then I will let them decide. We have money saved up for education beyond age 18. Scholarships would still help and earning money while in it would help, also.
We shall see what the future brings. For now, I am going to finish this last year of middle school with my child and enjoy this part of her life with her. Middle School is an important part of life and education!
This below is the inspiration for this post. Read it and please read my comment on it!
Let’s discuss whose job it is to teach our kids. Let’s talk about nature. Here are a few examples from nature:
This makes it logical and natural for children not to be taught and nurtured by parents, but by teachers who are trained to teach Federal government-approved standards. Learning from parents and in the company of siblings is downright unnatural. Even ducks do not learn that way (as I have established above).
I have finally decided that it is better for me as a homeschool mom, this year, not to TRY to make money, but to take it if it comes. I could sell thrivelife foods and food storage stuff, usborne or doterra. I have my own graphic design business and a client wants a logo, and to meet this week. I have to call him sometime this week.
Maybr today I will call him around 3 pm-ish, after homeschool academics are accomplished.
I am also trying to make a homeschool math curriculum that will allow people to teach all kids at once, olders and youngers, with the same main topic, but different specifics (like all learn multiplication, but the 7th grader does pre-algebra multiplication and the kindergartener learns 2 times 1; or all learn geometry, but the 2nd grader oearns what makes a trapezoid and what a parallelogram is, while the 5th grader learns about tangrams).
I recently found the book “Hands Free Mama” and I have decided not to try at making money, but just to take it if it comes. This book talks about how this is my life, now, And I mustn’t tell myself that later, I will live my life as I want it. I must live in the now. I do not know when my kids will lose me. Nobody knows what the future holds. We must not act as if we have all the time in the world. Now our kids are supposed to have our time. Later, we will have lost this time that we have right now. I am trying to become more of a hands free mom (with my time freed up to spend it with loved ones on a daily basis).
This means, I do not make any effort at any of the endeavors. However, if someone says, I want to order an usborne book, I will send them to my web site. If someone wants a thrive product, I let them order it (I have no web site, as they are $10 a month). If someone wants doterra, I send them to my website.
If someone wants graphic design, I will meet with them. I have set prices. If someone wants to pay less than my set prices, I no longer let myself consider it, even if it is a worthy, good cause. I just say, I am too busy homeschooling and I cannot do that. If someone is willing to pay my price, I will do the work for them. There are so many people who call themselves graphic designers nowadays, and people have even told me about getting a logo for five bucks. Those people will not have my time. They have no clue how much different my education, experience and knowledge is and they do not care. I will not entertain the thought of even considering, doing an ounce of work for them. They do not know or appreciate the value of me. Those who do, I am happy to drop everything for and work very hard for. I love being appreciated!
The math curriculum is something I work on anyway, because I want it for my family. I am creating it for my family. Later, a benefit will be that I will get to sell it. The only challenge there is to inhibit myself from giving it away for free. I have to say to myself, “NO. THEY CAN WAIT until it is ready to sell!”
I blog like crazy, but do not make money blogging. I do not know how to do that. I would like to have my blog bring in money, but it does not. I do get excited, though. I got to above 900 views with around 700 unique visitors the other day and was so pleased. If ai only knew how to make it so, this could bring in some cash!
So, there you have it, if you were wondering what it is like to be a money-earning work-at-home Homeschool mom! If you have any more that you were wondering about regarding this topic, just comment your question!
-Makes getting help for your special needs child very risky. If it passes, do not take your child to get special needs help from any program or institution which uses Federal government money. If you do, you could potentially lose your parental rights. (Unless, of course, you are very lucky).
-Denies parents rights over children when the parent takes federal money, by going to a school which accepted it. It does not say you could possibly lose the right to homeschool. It says you could potentially lose your parental rights! They want your parental rights! Your parental rights are worth more than money and they know that!
-Violates states’ rights from ammendment X by saying that the state will waive its rights to control education, when it accepts any money at all (even title one funds) from the Federal Govt. (Can you imagine a state not taking these funds?)
-Makes the local school board useless (not as if it is if any use now, with our state Governor having the power to apooint school board candidates). What we should be doing is working offense instead of defense, trying to pass something that says anyone can run for school board.
-Will destroy any private school that accepts money.
-Will threaten parents who have kids with special needs, who homeschool and send their child to a school to get (for example) speech help, from the district. These will unknowingly be accepting the potential to lose their parental rights, just because their child is benefitting from a program paid for by the Federal Government. The parents of America are completely foolish when it comes to politics, and will have no clue that they are signing up for this. Pediatricians will not warn them, because they will be just as clueless about this obscure law hidden in a 600 page ammendment to the Student Success Act.
HR 5 Student Success Act Ammendment of 2015 Scary
Some of you are only thinking of yourselves at this time: “How will this affect homeschoolers who do not accept or use Federal Dollars?” Many homeschool moms have been asking me on facebook about this.
Are you alone in this world? Are you an Island? Think of your family, friends and neighbors, too. Please care about them, too. They are not all homeschooling. Even your friend who homeschools her kids may go and use some district moneys because her child has special needs, Should this pass, will you warn her about this ammendment? Will she believe you? When things are not going well 5 years from now with her special needs child, will they say it is her fault for being imperfect at assisting the special needs child in becoming the way the United Nations wants the child to be (for a working population) and take her to court in order to take away her parental rights? What will you do then? Will you remember my warning and mourn, powerless?
I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Chile. In 1997, my companion and I met a girl who said that the military police had come and taken her sister, to put her in a mental institution, because mentally, her sister had not improved, so the parents had lost their rights to be in charge of their own daughter. The military police had come and taken their daughter, and they, powerless, had lost the right even to visit her in the mental hospital. I am so not kidding. I remember thinking of our freedoms here in the United States, and how that would never happen in the U.S. Never was too strong a thought.
I repeat: NEVER was too strong a thought. In 1997, you’d have said “never” mentally, too. But now? Would you now? If you would, you need to get new spectacles–Your sight is going bad.
Kline said it provides an opportunity to chart a new course. What new course? A course following Agenda 21, ICLEI and Earth Summit, ot will be, for sure. A course toward The New World Order it will be. Cradle to grave will have a whole new meaning if this passes. Read more about these here: Links, Etc. for Presentation at Winter Homeschool Conference
Already, everyone’s health information is not private, but Fed owned (unless you have signed a waiver at the doctor’s office). Already the Feds have eminent domain to take our land, and a right to control who has guns. Already they are asking me in the doctor’s office, “Do you own a gun?” Already, most of our cities, charities and Universities have ICLEI “sustainability” partnerships. Already, Common Core took over schools Unconstitutionally with bribe money (because Ammendment X says all powers not mentioned before that, are reserved to the states, so education decisions should belong to the states). Now they just want to go a step farther and secure their position a little bit more firmly.
What to do:
1) Call your U.S. House Representative (and if you want to, the others, who do not represent our section, Northernmost Northern Utah).
2) Spread the word to all in the nation. This is not a Utah thing. It is a U.S. thing.
3) Wait until our tracker on govtrack.us (link above) tells us it has or has not passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
4) If it passes, we contact our U.S. Senators to make sure it does not pass the Senate.
If it does not pass the House and Senate, we celebrate.
5) If it passes House and Senate, President Obama will sign it into law for sure.
6) If that happens, we wait and watch as people more involved in politics who have attorney friends, sue Congress for making this ammendment which is unconstitutional, beause it is trying to steal states’ rights as granted in Ammendment X. We see how it will work just as effectively for the Mormons as did the Federal Judge who said states cannot stop LGBT marriages from being valid and cannot say no to performing them.
7) Then we cry lots.
8) Then we tell everybody that if they do not homeschool, they have lost their parental rights to be in charge of the education of their child.
“Oh, but this is just one teensy step farther. It isn’t VERY scary. It isn’t much.”
We are like the frog swimming in the water, slowly being boiled to death. We could hop out at any time, but we won’t because we are saying, “oh, it is just a teensy bit warmer–not much!”
So, o.k. Let’s just boil to death. It’s no big deal. Jesus will come save us. Let’s just sit on our haunches and wait for Him. He would for sure want us to just sit here and watch it happen.
Captain Moroni was awesome. Some of you do not know who he was. If all men were like him, the very gates of hell would be shaken forever:
Moroni was the Captain of the Army in the Pre-Columbian Americas who decided to fight for the liberty to worship God, protect their families, to protect their religion, and to protect their freedoms.
If all men were like unto Moroni, Resolutions like this HR 5 of 2015 would not exist.
Protect your families. Make sure this Resolution does not pass.
Although many times my husband and I feel frustrated about how difficult homeschool family life is, with our newbie, we know from experience and our other wonderful kids, that this time is precious, won’t come back, will be missed, and is worth the sacrifice. We love our newbie and all the others, too.
One thing that I found helpful for this time, is to let go of all the responsibility. I decided to let others take it off my shoulders. Who took it off my shoulders? I will tell you, and you will see.
I used to plan everything in a lot more detail. Before our newbie joined the family, part of the preparation included buying workbooks which would just be go to’s like this: “Do one lesson in your spelling book and one lesson from math. Read one science lesson and read one history lesson.” We did that for a while.
Then our whole method changed. A couple of months ago, with our tax refund money, we bought and iPad. Oh, boy, has that turned my kids off to workbooks, but I do not blame them. They can learn so much, and so much faster. They get instant feedback and instant assistance, without my helping much at all. The problem is, I only could afford one, for all of us to share (because I use it, too). Now I look forward much, to next year when we can get a second one for all of us to share!
For your information, my favorite apps are these, many for which I pay full subscription costs, which are worth every penny:
Brain Pop Jr.
Monkey in the Middle
Kids Academy apps
Stack the States
Stack the Countries
Some, I do not have full subscriptions to, but would love full subscriptions to. One of these is the IXL math, which my mom, a public school teacher, recommended to me. It is a whopping $79 a year, but a great app, really! Someday, I want to save up and get it, but I am horrible at saving up for things.