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Inside the Incredible Story Behind Lifesize Replica of Noah’s Ark

By Billy Hallowell on 5/20/20 1:30 PM

The Ark Encounter, a life-sized Noah’s ark replica located in Williamstown, Kentucky, as well as its nearby sister organization, the Creation Museum, are both set to reopen to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Topics: Christianity
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Looking to Build a Solid, Biblical Worldview in Your Teens? Here’s a Solution

By Billy Hallowell on 5/4/20 8:40 AM

Amid a culture that poses some truly tough and confounding questions, Anchorsaway is diligently working to train high school students to develop a solid biblical worldview — something that is deeply needed in our modern, oft-times relativistic culture.

Topics: Bible Story
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Christian Persecution & the Effect on North Korea

By Billy Hallowell on 3/25/20 9:09 AM

It’s no secret that Christian persecution is raging across the globe, with millions of believers getting attacked, assaulted and even murdered over their faith in Jesus.

Topics: News
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Actress Sam Sorbo Homeschools — and Her Tips Could Save Your Sanity

By Billy Hallowell on 3/19/20 2:35 AM

Actors Kevin and Sam Sorbo homeschool their kids, and the two outspoken performers have gained a plethora of wisdom along the way.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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The Incredible Ways Prayer Totally Transformed This Public High School

By Billy Hallowell on 3/13/20 2:23 AM

Students and principals at an Indiana high school are crediting prayer for helping to totally transform both academics and civility among members of the student body.

Topics: Education Prayer
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Saint Patrick’s Day: The Story That Created the Holiday

By Billy Hallowell on 3/11/20 9:14 AM

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that comes every year on March 17, but what are its origins — and who is St. Patrick? First, let’s start with the nature of Saint Patrick’s Day. 

Topics: Holidays Education
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Education Sec. Betsy DeVos on Faith, Schools: 'My Heart Is With Kids'

By Billy Hallowell on 3/4/20 8:06 AM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who is a key player in the nation's ongoing discussion about school choice and academic reform, is a devout Christian with a lifetime commitment to her faith.

Topics: Education
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Inside the History of the National Anthem: Facts You Might Not Know

By Billy Hallowell on 3/3/20 10:51 AM

It has been 89 years since President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act on March 3, 1931, that officially designated "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the national anthem of the United States — but the song dates back many decades before that decision.

Topics: Education
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5 Founding Fathers' and Presidents' Powerful Quotes About God & Prayer

By Billy Hallowell on 2/3/20 9:28 AM

When we look at the history of our past presidents and founding fathers, one thing is incredibly clear: a great many of these men valued God and prayer.

Topics: Politics Education
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The Amazing Ways Technology Is Transforming Homeschooling

By Billy Hallowell on 12/5/19 9:00 AM

Homeschooling has long been a choice for parents who want flexible education options for their children.

Topics: Education
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4 Essential Homeschooling Facts You Need to Know

By Billy Hallowell on 11/14/19 9:49 AM

If you're interested in homeschooling pros and cons or in gaining information on how you can begin home schooling your children, there are a plethora of resources online.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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'No Safe Spaces': Dennis Prager Exposes Our 'Most Critical Problem'

By Billy Hallowell on 10/24/19 1:03 PM

Celebrated conservative radio host and author Dennis Prager is on a mission to expose the "most critical problem" in America today — the "suppression of liberty." 

Topics: Education
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Busy Parents: This Simple Tool Could Transform Your Kids’ Education

By Billy Hallowell on 10/7/19 9:00 AM

Parenting is most certainly rewarding, but it’s not always easy. The chaos and busyness of life can sometimes leave people without enough time to finish everything that needs to get done. From housework to jobs and your kids’ schoolwork, some things can often get neglected or, at best, halfway completed.

Topics: Family Education Lifestyle
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6 Ways to Maintain your Faith During College

By Billy Hallowell on 8/27/19 9:00 AM

College is all about personal discovery and educating yourself to take on life’s new challenges, but it can be difficult to maintain your Christian faith when faced with the stereotypical, secular pressures common on college campuses. 

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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Mom Blogs: 8 Homeschool Blogs That Will Inspire

By Billy Hallowell on 8/15/19 9:00 AM

Among a sea of mom blogs are some exceptional homeschool blogs that offer tips, tricks, curriculum and inspiration. Whether you’re a current homeschooling parent or you have an interest in looking into how you can educate in the home, each homeschool mom blog presented below offers you some fascinating tidbits to consider.

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5 Back-to-School Prayers for Teachers and Educators

By Billy Hallowell on 8/12/19 9:00 AM

Preparing for the back-to-school season can be chaotic and stressful, which is what makes prayer during this hectic time that much more essential. While many of us take the time to pray for our kids and family, it’s paramount we also consider a blessing for teachers.

Topics: Christianity
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4 Homeschooling Tips to Keep Your Kids Learning All Summer Long

By Billy Hallowell on 7/19/19 9:00 AM

Whether you homeschool during the year and are looking for free summer homeschool curriculum or you’re a parent looking to keep your kids academically engaged this summer, there are countless content options available for you to consider. 

Topics: Christianity
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Doctor Breaks Down the Complexities of Human Body That Prove God

By Billy Hallowell on 7/2/19 2:30 PM

Dr. Tommy Mitchell has gone through a spiritual evolution. The medical doctor, who once embraced theistic evolution, is now a young-Earth creationist who speaks and writes for Christian ministry Answers in Genesis.

Topics: Christianity
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Astrophysicist Targets ‘Myth’ Surrounding Science and Religion

By Billy Hallowell on 6/20/19 1:51 PM

Christian astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle is on a mission to help people understand why faith and science go hand-in-hand. Lisle, who embraces a literal interpretation of Genesis, believes that science confirms biblical history – and he’s on a mission to educate and inform the masses.

Topics: Christianity
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What’s the Meaning Behind the Red, White & Blue in the U.S. Flag?

By Billy Hallowell on 6/14/19 11:00 AM

As we move into the summer, Americans are sure to see more red, white and blue. These colors, which represent the U.S. flag, are synonymous with freedom, hope — and America’s annual July 4 festivities. But as we approach Independence Day, there’s another patriotic holiday worth reflecting on: Flag Day.

Topics: America
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Bible Teacher’s Mission to Transform Prisoners for Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 6/4/19 9:00 AM

Bible teacher Ann White is on a mission to help incarcerated women find hope through a relationship with God. White, who recently appeared on PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk,” discussed the powerful transformations she’s seen in the lives of imprisoned women.

Topics: Education
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‘There is Hope’: An Open Letter for Every Kid Heading to College

By Billy Hallowell on 4/23/19 9:00 AM

Dear Young Person (and Parent):

Topics: Christianity
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Discover Entertaining and Inspiring Homeschool and Family Content

By Billy Hallowell on 4/9/19 12:00 PM

With so much entertainment and digital content flowing to cell phones, tablets and computers — and with the themes and subject matter becoming increasingly inappropriate for kids — many parents are looking for safe movies, TV shows and documentaries for the whole family.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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Great Bible Lessons: Our Favorite Lessons for Christian Children

By Billy Hallowell on 2/25/19 9:00 AM

If you’re looking to offer your kids Bible lessons, there are a ton of free Biblical resources for children. From games to interactive Bible experiences, the options are limitless. We’ve assembled a list of 10 fun Bible lessons for kids — a collection of resources that will help families who are looking to further introduce their kids to God. Here they are:

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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Chris and Cully Pratt Step Up to Help Kids in an Incredible Way

By Billy Hallowell on 1/22/19 11:00 AM

Cully Pratt, a California police officer and artist — who also happens to be older brother to Hollywood megastar Chris Pratt — is on a mission to help kids in tough neighborhoods plagued by gang activity and out-of-control drop-out rates.

Topics: Inspiration
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The Secret Places in Washington Where God’s Hiding in Plain Sight

By Billy Hallowell on 12/17/18 11:00 AM

Did you know that there are countless places throughout Washington, D.C., where biblical scriptures and references are hidden in plain sight? From the proclamation in John 8 that the “truth will set you free” to a statue of the Apostle Paul, these scripture-themed inscriptions, statues and references are inspirational, captivating — and surprising.

Topics: Education Pure Talk
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7 Perfect Christian Fall Activities for Kids

By Sarah Hartland on 10/9/18 7:00 AM

As the weather gets colder and the kids are going outside less and less, parents are looking for fun fall activities to enjoy as a family. These Christian fall activities for kids are a great way to teach your children life lessons and have fun while doing it.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids Parenting
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This Is For All Parents Looking to Teach Kids Good Character

By Billy Hallowell on 9/23/18 7:00 AM

Many parents today worry about building character in their children. Amid an ever-complex cultural landscape, teaching kids good values seems like an increasingly daunting task. That’s why parents will absolutely love the central goal of a gaming platform and online “virtual world” known as Lucky Kat World: to “make good character cool.”

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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Christian Education: How to Ensure Your Child Learns About God

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/14/18 7:00 AM

There was a time when Christianity was integrated in all public education. Prayers in school were as common as the Pledge of Allegiance, and many schools taught directly from the Bible. Today, there’s an emphasis on “the separation of church and state,” and prayer in class or even before sporting events is discouraged, if not outright banned.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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Little Girl’s Decision to Forgive ISIS Is a Lesson for Us All

By Billy Hallowell on 8/27/18 7:00 AM

Incredible stories of forgiveness hold the intrinsic power to inspire and encourage. One such story about a little girl named Myriam and her willingness to forgive ISIS militants who had deeply affected her life proves just how much of an impact simple acts of forgiveness can have on the masses.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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5 Books By Scientists Who are Christian

By Billy Hallowell on 8/17/18 7:00 AM

Despite claims that science and religion cannot coexist, there are many scientists who believe in God. In fact, some of these well-respected individuals have even written books that explore both their scientific inclinations and the ways in which they see God actively engaged in creation and the world around them.

Topics: Education Inspirational Movies Documentaries
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Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: Inside the Battle Over Creation

By Billy Hallowell on 8/10/18 7:00 AM

Do scientists believe in God? Can science and religion exist in harmony? When it comes to the intersection of faith and science, one of the primary subjects that emerges is creation — and the seemingly never-ending debate over evolution. Despite the fact that the science vs. religion battle is often overemphasized, there are fierce and passionate battles over how human beings and the universe at large came into existence.

Topics: Intelligent Design Evolution
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5 Examples of Homeschool Schedules You'll Want to Copy

By Sarah Hartland on 8/8/18 7:00 AM

The beginning of the school year is a great time to reevaluate your homeschool schedule and implement changes. No matter the season your family is in, keeping everything organized can be a challenge. That’s why learning from other homeschool parents is so helpful. These five homeschool schedules are great examples of what has worked well for other families.

Topics: Homeschooling
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5 Scientists Who Believe in God — and Are Christians

By Billy Hallowell on 8/3/18 7:00 AM

Do scientists believe in God? Can science and religion live in unity? These are key questions that continue to be asked in an era in which these two essential arenas are often positioned as being in eternal conflict. Reality, though, paints a very different picture. The two, in fact, go hand-in-hand, with many scientists embracing a belief in God — and some even openly embracing the Christian faith. For these individuals, science and faith fit together quite nicely.

Topics: Christianity
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9 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Homeschool Schedule

By Sarah Hartland on 7/27/18 7:00 AM

Creating a daily homeschool schedule that meets the needs of your family can be a little intimidating. If you’re not sure where to start, ask yourself these questions. They’ll help you better understand what your next steps should be.

Topics: Homeschooling
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Why (and How!) You Should Homeschool Over Summer

By Sarah Hartland on 6/28/18 7:00 AM

Most kids look forward to summer for one main reason: no school! But for many homeschool families, school doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. Many homeschool parents prefer keeping their routine year-’round, but if you’re on the fence, here are just a few reasons to homeschool over the summer, and great tips on how to do it.

Topics: Homeschooling
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2018 Summer Reading List: Top 10 Christian Books for Men

By Billy Hallowell on 6/22/18 7:00 AM

Summer, for many, ushers in beach and family time — and hopefully a fair share of relaxation for parents and kids alike. With many families going on vacations, there’s generally a bit more time for people to kick back and read some good books poolside or as they lay on the sand. Here’s a summer reading list for men that focuses on the best Christian books worth exploring.

Topics: Christianity
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17 of the Best Christian Books That Will Leave You Inspired

By Billy Hallowell on 6/20/18 7:00 AM

The Bible is a transformative book filled with informative and instructive stories — a collection of guidelines that can help us live our lives to the fullest. As most Christians know, an active faith life requires developing an understanding and reliance upon the scriptures. While the Bible is the premiere book for Christians, there are plenty of additional texts available that can help believers think deeper about specific theological and life issues.

Topics: Christianity
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2018 Summer Reading List: Top 10 Christian Books For Teenagers

By Sarah Hartland on 6/15/18 7:00 AM

When the assigned school reading stops for summer, it’s a great time to pick up books just for fun! There are loads of awesome Christian books for teens and young adults, but this year, be sure to dive into the best of the best. Here are 10 Christian books teens and young adults will enjoy and learn from, long after summer is over:

Topics: Christianity Teenagers
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Are You Ready to Learn About The Biblical End Times?

By Billy Hallowell on 6/14/18 7:00 AM

Are you curious about biblical prophecy? If so, you’re not alone. Eschatology, which is also known as “end times” theology, is an area of biblical study that has captivated the masses for more than two millennia. That’s why we released a new eBook titled, “End Times Movies and the Theology That Inspired Them” — a document that breaks down the Rapture, the Tribulation and other end- times subject matter.

Topics: Movie Guide End Times
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2018 Summer Reading List: Top 10 Christian Books for Kids

By Sarah Hartland on 6/8/18 7:00 AM

The summer leaves plenty of extra time for family fun and learning, through movies, books, and time together. If you’re a parent struggling to keep your child learning all summer, this list of the top Christian books for kids will give you lots of great ideas for the entire summer.

Topics: Christianity Parenting
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Complete Roundup of Free Sunday School Lessons

By Sarah Hartland on 5/31/18 10:00 AM

If you grew up in a Christian home, chances are you have fond memories of Sunday school lessons. Maybe you remember the old-school flannel storyboards or even Vacation Bible School (VBS). And as a parent, you want your kids — and the other kids in contemporary Sunday school classes — to remember the lessons of Sunday school well into adulthood, just like you have.

Topics: Discussion Guides Devotionals Sunday School Lessons
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4 Ways To Encourage Your Children to Help One Another

By Latonya Moore on 4/16/18 10:00 AM

I didn’t grow up with siblings, and honestly, I look at my daughters’ relationship in awe. I was led to believe that siblings only bickered and fussed based on the sibling relationships I viewed in real life, and the dramatization of relationships on television and movies.

Topics: Homeschooling Parenting
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Tim Tebow Credits Homeschooling for Personal Successes

By Sarah Hartland on 3/20/18 10:00 AM

“Famous homeschoolers” is no longer an oxymoron, thanks to figures like two-time softball Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. In a recent series for “Good Morning America,” the two sat down and discussed what makes homeschoolers different- and why those differences are a good thing.

Topics: Homeschooling News Sports
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Celebrate National Read Across America Day

By Greg Gudorf on 3/2/18 7:00 AM

There is something special that comes with a child opening up a book and allowing his or her imagination to play the scenes in their head. In addition, reading promotes many skills such as language, vocabulary and concentration.

Topics: News Education Parenting
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What Is Your Child’s Learning Style? Discover 4 Types of Learners

By Greg Gudorf on 1/2/18 2:00 PM

Did you know there are four styles of learning? For parents who are trying to help their children study or for parents who are homeschooling their children, it can be helpful to understand the different learning styles, or modalities, and tailor teaching and studying approaches according to each. With a little extra emphasis on your child’s preferred modality, you can witness their interest in learning grow.

Topics: Homeschooling Education Parenting
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5 Game-Changing Tips on How to Homeschool Like a Supermom

By Greg Gudorf on 12/5/17 7:00 AM

As a mother who homeschools her kids, your days are very full….to say the least. Everything that goes into planning lessons and providing a great education can be overwhelming. On top of that, you worry about juggling the extra curricular activities, the house cleaning, the cooking, and your relationship with your husband. You’re lucky if you get even a few minutes to yourself. Luckily, there are tools, tips, and tricks on how to homeschool like a Supermom – without the stress! Cut wasted time, educate your kids, and give yourself a break every now and then.

Topics: Homeschooling
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Need Some Homeschool Help? PureFlix.com to the Rescue

By Greg Gudorf on 11/14/17 7:00 AM

Most people don’t understand the challenges faced by homeschool parents. Educators in the public and private sector receive ongoing training relevant to their grade level and subject matter. Most of the time, their administration provides them with curriculum, educational supplies and testing material. While education is a challenge no matter what your position, parents who homeschool often have less support and fewer resources. PureFlix.com offers homeschool help for those who need it most.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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6 Fun Fall Crafts for Your Homeschoolers

By Pure Flix Editors on 10/12/17 7:00 AM

Fall is here, and something about this time of year brings out the creativity in people. Maybe it’s the colors of the changing leaves or just the crisp air that is so invigorating. Regardless, it’s a great time of year, with so many occasions to celebrate with new decorations. What better way to supplement your homeschool curriculum with art projects that can double as decorations for your home?

Topics: Homeschooling Kids
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Salt and Light: Creative Ways to Live Your Faith at School

By Greg Gudorf on 10/6/17 7:00 AM

As Christians, we are called to be a light to the world, charged with venturing out into our surroundings and presenting salvation to everyone. But, sometimes that’s hard, especially for kids in school. Going against the flow and standing out draws attention, and school culture, for the most part, can focus on fitting in.

Topics: Education Faith
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Why Parents Are Adding Video to Homeschool Curriculums

By Greg Gudorf on 10/4/17 7:00 AM

Since the invention of the television, parents have used videos to help teach their children good life lessons. Video offers parents and teachers a way to bring a famous teacher  or a scientific expert into the room to speak “directly” to their children or students. Streaming video services, advances in camera and broadcast technology, and the advent of the online classroom have made it possible for learning to reach farther, more effectively than before. Read on to learn how adding video content will help your young children improve their learning.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids Parenting
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7 Tips for Stress-Free Homeschool Days

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/29/17 12:00 PM

Many parents are afraid to try homeschooling for fear of not being able to juggle parenting and teaching. Luckily, homeschool days don’t have to be stressful. There are a few simple ways to make the task of homeschooling much more manageable – and even fun! Here are seven tips for even the busiest parent-teachers.

Topics: Homeschooling
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Drive Thru History®: Seeing is Believing...and Understanding

By Greg Gudorf on 9/26/17 7:00 AM

Do you want to make history come alive for your child? Sometimes reading about historic events can seem dry and boring. Ancient civilizations lived so long ago your child might not see why they matter today. The “Drive Thru History®” series with Dave Stotts brings history to life by taking your child where the action was via video.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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Family Dinner Life Hacks for the Busy Mom

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/24/17 7:00 AM

How do you get dinner on the table when your feet ache, your toddler is crying on your hip, your spouse is running late, and the phone won’t stop ringing? Sometimes it’s hard to face the dinner race day after day. A few life hacks can reduce the stress and help busy moms get it done.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids Parenting
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Getting Your Homeschooler Into Public High School Sports

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/15/17 7:00 AM

Participation in extracurricular activities teaches children teamwork and time management. It builds self-esteem and looks good on college applications. Kids who participate in after-school activities do better than their peers academically and socially. Homeschool parents often want their children to experience these benefits by participating in high school sports. Some states allow homeschoolers to play with their sports teams, and others are completely opposed to the idea.

Topics: Homeschooling Sports
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5 Benefits of Ditching Public School for Homeschooling

By Greg Gudorf on 9/13/17 7:00 AM

Are you thinking of homeschooling your children? If you’re frustrated with your local education system and worried about your child’s development, homeschooling provides families with an alternative. Give your child materials that are based on his or her abilities, shield them from negative worldly influences, and develop character attributes that are Biblically-based. Here are just a few more of the many benefits of homeschooling.

Topics: Homeschooling Family Kids
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5 Sanity-Saving Homeschool Mom Hacks

By Greg Gudorf on 9/4/17 12:00 PM

One of the best things about homeschooling is getting to be with your kids all day. It’s also one of the toughest challenges faced by homeschool parents. Kids can be noisy, disorganized and hard to settle down. Parents who send their children away to school let teachers motivate them to achieve their academic best, but homeschool parents have to do it themselves. Cafeteria workers put together school lunches, but homeschool parents have that full-time job as well. Here are a few tips, or “Mom Hacks” that may make things easier.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids
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Why Parents Should Consider Homeschooling

By Greg Gudorf on 9/2/17 7:00 AM

When parents who homeschool are asked to list the top 10 benefits of homeschooling, they have a hard time narrowing it down to just that many. Their kids get plenty of sleep since they don’t have to wake up early to catch the bus. They never have to worry about their children being bullied. Children aren’t exposed to every cold and virus that circulates on campus, or to the cruelty, gossip and worldly influences of public school. They’re free to discover who they are without the influence of peer pressure, and they never have to eat cafeteria food. But for most parents, the benefits of homeschooling go much deeper.

Topics: Homeschooling Family Faith Kids
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7 of God’s Promises to Carry This School Year

By Greg Gudorf on 8/15/17 12:00 PM

The beginning of the school year is a busy time. Children greet the start of school with excitement, nervousness, and maybe even a little fear. As the days pass, give your children the strength they need to live in faith in any environment. Cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in your family with constant reminders of God’s promises. We’ve compiled seven of His promises to us that can keep students (and parents) strong throughout the school year. You might even want to share these verses with your little one by writing them on notes and sneaking them in his or her lunchbox.

Topics: Education Bible Verses Kids
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9 Ways to Homeschool Over the Summer

By Callie Domingues on 6/28/17 7:00 AM

Each summer I vow to push through and continue with homeschooling. We never seem to “get it all done” and there is always so much more that needs to be completed.  So this year I am making room for a little more spontaneity; at the same time I am hoping to keep us on course. And by on course, I mean, some semblance of order and productivity.

Topics: Homeschooling Parenting
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Christian Homeschool Mom Takes on Hollywood

By Sarah Hartland on 5/31/17 7:00 AM

Who better to talk about the secrets of Hollywood than a former actress turned homeschool mom? That’s exactly what Tina Marie Griffin is doing with her new interactive livestreaming show, “Hollywood Insider." With more than two decades working in and around the entertainment industry, Griffin noticed an interesting trend: Celebrities that starred in obscene or violent films were sheltering their own children from the very movies they were making.

Topics: Homeschooling News Parenting
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'Pendragon': A Movie Made By Families Like Yours!

By Julie Tronsen on 5/19/17 7:00 AM

Ever wanted to make a movie? That’s exactly what two homeschooling families did back in 2008, and now their film, “Pendragon,” is one of the most popular Christian historical adventure films of all time.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids Behind the Scenes
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Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Conference This Year

By Tammie Bairen on 5/11/17 7:00 AM

This year, I will be attending my 17th homeschool convention. From the time I enter the parking lot and make my way into the venue, I am often in awe of the sheer number of people who have chosen this path. Thousands travel to seek the best curriculum for their families, guidance from those who have gone before us, and encouragement from others who understand our struggles and our triumphs.

Topics: Homeschooling
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Should Your Homeschooler Play Sports At Your Local School?

By Callie Domingues on 2/21/17 7:00 AM

Homeschool sports leagues are few and far between. What if your child had the opportunity to play sports at the local high school? Would you take advantage of it? Consider the example set by Tim Tebow. If  you don’t know what he has to do with homeschoolers, let me explain.

Topics: Homeschooling Sports
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Why Even Homeschoolers Should Take Snow Days

By Callie Domingues on 2/17/17 7:00 AM

As I write this, the snow might be piled up higher than your front door, or it might be time to mow your grass. No matter which scenario fits your current situation, one thing is certain, we all need snow days!

Topics: Homeschooling Kids
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Here's What Could Change for Homeschool Families in 2017

By Pure Flix Editors on 2/1/17 7:00 AM

With the start of any new administration, there are bound to be changes. For certain groups, like homeschool families, some changes can have big impacts on day-to-day life. During this most recent election cycle, neither candidate mentioned homeschooling much, but the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) published an article expressing concern over the effects a Clinton administration might have had on education in general, and homeschooling specifically. The Trump administration is expected to take an entirely different approach towards education and many homeschool families are pleased with proposed changes in legislation.

Topics: Homeschooling
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7 Resolutions for Homeschool Moms

By Callie Domingues on 12/30/16 2:30 PM

As the new year begins, there is always hope for a fresh start. Homeschool moms feel the tug to make the second half of the year better than the first half, at least in my case. With so many new ideas floating around, new classes the kids can take, or even new ways to improve the running of our household, I consistently think that January 1 is where it all starts. This year, though, I have taken a back seat to the goal setting and decided that I am going to go with some new resolutions.

Topics: Homeschooling
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Nearly 2 Million Students in the U.S. are Homeschoolers

By Justina Miller on 11/16/16 2:53 PM

A recently released study reports that 1.8 Million students in the U.S. are homeschoolers. The report, entitled, “Homeschooling in the United States: 2012, was conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education that collects and analyzes school data and trends.

Topics: Homeschooling News Education
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How to Supplement Your Homeschool Lesson Plans

By Sarah Hartland on 10/13/16 7:09 AM

Whether your homeschool lesson plans are provided in your purchased curriculum or you’ve written them yourself, you’ve probably had this thought at least once: “Is that all?” It’s a classic teaching challenge: how can you make a lesson memorable for your homeschooler?

Topics: Education Kids
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How to Prepare Your Kids for “Bring Your Bible to School Day"

By Greg Gudorf on 9/30/16 7:34 AM

On October 6th, students from around the country will participate in the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day. Started by Focus on the Family, Bring Your Bible to School Day is a student directed initiative to get young people to share their faith simply by taking their Bible out of the house and with them to school.

Topics: Christianity Education Kids
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Online Tools for Homeschooling Success

By Sarah Hartland on 9/29/16 7:00 AM

Thanks to the Internet, the ability to homeschool has become a viable option for countless families. Gone are the days when mom or dad had to become an overnight expert on K-12 subject material in order to teach. Whether you’re a homeschooling veteran or just getting started, here are some of the best online tools for homeschooling success:

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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Animated Bible Stories Your Homeschooler Will Love

By Greg Gudorf on 9/19/16 9:51 AM

Every Christian homeschool mom knows that teaching the Bible is just as much a priority as reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, it can be difficult to engage kids in Bible stories or know how to depict moral teachings. Why not let “Friends and Heroes” help you and your homeschooler discover the great stories of the Bible? “Friends and Heroes” is an animated Bible series that makes Bible stories fun and accessible to your child. Not only does it introduce children to the stories of the Old and New Testaments through its animated TV series, “Friends and Heroes” has also made Homeschool Bible Study Lessons, so that your child gets the most out of each and every story.

Topics: Homeschooling Kids
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PureFlix.com Starts Initiative to Help Homeschool Program

By Dave Migdal on 9/13/16 5:46 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 13, 2016) – As the school year kicks into gear, PureFlix.com, a leader in the faith and family streaming video space, is starting an initiative designed to complement the efforts of families who are homeschooling their children.

Topics: Homeschooling Press Release
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7 Things Every Homeschooling Mom Does Before School Starts

By Sarah Hartland on 8/25/16 7:15 AM

Even if the schooling never stopped, homeschool moms get sucked into back to school season, too. Here are seven things every homeschool mom does before school starts:

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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TV Commercials Not So Family-Friendly Anymore

By Sarah Hartland on 8/13/16 7:00 AM

We are daily inundated with advertisements: online, on the highway, and on television. Because commercials are an everyday phenomenon, we don’t often think about their effect on us. A number of mental health professionals, however, have raised concerns about the effect of this type of media (particularly on children). What does the research say about TV commercials? Here’s a summary:

Topics: Homeschooling Family Interviews Kids
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7 Money-Saving Homeschool Hacks

By Sarah Hartland on 7/31/16 8:30 AM

Have you ever attended a homeschooling conference, eager to dig into a new school year, and left with a much lighter wallet? Let’s face it, a homeschool curriculum can get expensive, especially if you’re just starting out and don’t have a home library to build from.

Topics: Homeschooling Family Education
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33 Homeschooling Activities To Do Before Summer Ends!

By Sarah Hartland on 7/26/16 7:00 AM

It’s hard to believe that it’s already July! Summer always seems to fly by, but don’t worry: its not over yet! For homeschooling families, summer doesn’t mean school is out, and August doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Here are 33 family-friendly activities you can do while it is still warm out:

Topics: Homeschooling Family Education
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How Christian Movies Influence Your Kids' Character

By Greg Gudorf on 7/13/16 7:03 AM

What children see on television and in movies becomes part of their life experience and impacts their development. As Billy Graham told a parent on his website, children today are "deeply influenced by television and films," even more than they were years ago. This is partly because kids watch more TV and movies now than they ever used to. Kids' TV channel, Nickelodeon, reported that today's kids average 35 hours of television-watching every week. This doesn't include time spent watching movies, video games, or the growing practice of watching videos on YouTube.

Topics: Movies Homeschooling Family
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Summer Reading: Christian Movies Inspired By Your Favorite Books

By Greg Gudorf on 6/26/16 7:00 AM

Whether your kids are in public school, private school, or homeschooled, you want them to continue to learn in the summer months. Since most kids aren’t too keen on spending their summer with textbooks, you’ll have to slip in learning when and where you can. One great way is with family-friendly and Christian movies or documentaries based on books. Kids can read the book first and then be rewarded with watching the corresponding movie. They will naturally want to compare the movie with the book, which is good practice for their analytical skills.

Topics: Homeschooling Family Education Movie List
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Fun Ways of Homeschooling - No Textbooks Required

By Greg Gudorf on 6/16/16 9:00 AM

Whether you homeschool your kids all year or just want to keep them learning through the summer months, there are a number of ways to facilitate learning without the formal teaching found in a textbook. While kids learn from every experience they have, you can enrich those experiences with a little bit of effort and planning.

Topics: Homeschooling Education
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5 Great Christian Homeschooling Resources

By Greg Gudorf on 5/21/16 9:00 AM

Whether you're a lifelong homeschooler or you're looking at shifting your family to a new lifestyle of learning at home, you can't do it alone. You may be supported by your family, your church, and the homeschool community, but you also need resources. Many others have taken this path before you, and they've developed Christian and Christian-friendly homeschooling resources that will help you raise children of character and intelligence.

Topics: Movies Homeschooling Education Faith
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Celebrating Today's “Bring Your Bible To School Day”

By Jim Schubert on 10/7/15 9:00 PM

With so much news about how prayer in schools and religious freedom is under attack, it’s refreshing to hear about an event that promotes our constitutionally protected right to bring Bibles to school.

Topics: Christianity Education Faith
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