Your Favorite Homeschool Articles of 2006

Fred Alberti

I love getting to see what articles were most engaging for our homeschool audience. I think it tells a little about you as a group.

Take a look at some of the most read articles this year and see what conclusions you come to about your fellow readers.


Top 6 in 2006


What to Do When You Have Nothing Left To Give
By Paula Moldenhauer

I have nothing left to give. The thought bounced around in my mind as I took a deep breath, prayed for God’s empowerment, . . . and gave some more.



What Your Kids Should Know About George Washington
By Camelia Sims

On February 20, we will officially observe Washington’s Birthday, but few today appreciate his great contributions to our nation. Even among homeschooling parents, many can’t explain George Washington’s importance or his relevance today. Yet during our country’s formative period, for 24 years George Washington was the most important man in America. The sheer length of time tells us there is a lot to learn about this important founding father.



The Adventure of Raising Boys
By Paula Moldenhauer

Boys are a different breed. Ask any mother of the male gender, especially if she has a couple of boys with no sister in between to tame them. There’s a wildness in boys that just doesn’t appear in girls. And sometimes we moms are left standing with our mouths agape, wondering what planet our bundle of energy came from.



The Astronomy of Easter
By Jay Ryan

Most Christians know that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, and in this way became the perfect Passover sacrifice, "the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). Since the early centuries of the church, Christians have honored the death and resurrection of Jesus in the celebration of Easter. And while the observance of Easter has changed over the centuries, it is based on the Hebrew Passover.



Remembering Martin Luther on October 31
By J. D. Wetterling

There’s a carved pumpkin on my doorstep this season but it's no pagan icon. It honors a backwoods monk from sixteenth century Saxony who, in God’s providence, changed the world on what the culture now calls Halloween.



The Number ONE Most Read Homeschool Article For 2006


Make Your Own Homemade Kite!
By Matthew Lewis

For as far back as I can remember, my brother and I have always enjoyed spending time with our grandparents. From the time we were just babies, they always loved to have us come visit them, and we loved to go. Before I could even talk, I would often go to our front door, squeeze my little fingers into the crack, and look imploringly at Mom and Dad, while making "Whoo-whoo" sounds—indicating that I wanted to go over to Grandma and Grandpa's house and play with the electric train!



Congratulations to all of our contributing writers and may the Lord bless us all as we seek to follow the path He has called us to.