Helen on May 14th, 2010

“Expert” Advice by Helen Hegener, September/October, 2002 Every so often someone will ask Mark and I when we’re going to write our book on homeschooling, as though it were a given and the only question is a matter of when. When one works with the written word for a living, as we have for 20 [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 24th, 2009

Editors, of course, pay a lot of attention to words, though some eurekas take longer to develop than they should. Reading to my youngest from The Story of Science again tonight, I realized that “matter” - the basic structural component of the universe - has its roots in the Latin word “materia,” which is derived [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 23rd, 2009

Having a much younger third son to homeschool while I edit for Home Education Magazine gives me a chance to revisit resources I used with his considerably older brothers, who are now young adults in college. Today’s read-aloud was several chapters from The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way, by Joy Hakim. This book captivates my 11-year-old son  just [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 19th, 2009

You might be interested in a book I’ll be sharing with my news-addicted eldest homeschooled-to-college son, Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy by Alex Jones. My son, who is currently majoring in Latin American studies, gets much of his news from the online sites of major news organizations, with many forays into original sources. He’s [...]

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Jeanne Faulconer on August 4th, 2009

Family and Home Network’s executive director Cathy Myers is offering a good deal on good books (I own them all!) for nonprofits. Cathy explains: Our books are not-so-new any more, and that affects sales. But hey - parenting doesn’t change all that fast, and these books still offer lots of great information, support, and laughs. [...]

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