Month: October 2013

2013 Homeschool Blog Awards

What do you think, does Homeschooling Teen deserve more recognition? Let’s nominate Homeschooling Teen (an online magazine in blog format) for the category of “Best Teen Blog” in the 2013 Homeschool Blog Awards! This will encourage our young writers / bloggers / journalists to set a good example for their peers! Go to: P.S. […]

Sam and Mary Anna Salo

Sam and Mary Anna Salo, a twin brother and sister from Wisconsin, are homeschool and college graduates who offer tutoring in their respective areas of expertise. Sam Salo: Teaching Through Games Sam Salo is a graphic artist, computer programmer, and video game designer with a vision to provide high-quality, Christ-centered tutoring and group classes in […]

Charter Oak State College

Charter Oak State College (COSC), named for Connecticut’s famous Charter Oak tree, is a nontraditional public liberal arts college headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. Sixty-nine percent of COSC’s students are Connecticut residents, although there is no residency requirement. COSC was founded in 1973 by the Connecticut Legislature as a distance learning college for assisting adult […]

How to Work Physical Fitness Into Your Homeschooling Program

By Ken Myers Physical education has suffered drastically in the past few years, with schools cutting PE classes from their programs despite the growing childhood obesity epidemic. So it should come as no surprise that homeschooling faces the same problem as public schooling: how do we get our children motivated to move more during the […]

Infographic: Start Saving Now for College

College is something you should only start thinking about when your child steps foot on campus, right? For many parents, this is the case. And for many others, they begin thinking about it tentatively when their children are in their teens. However, planning and saving for college can never start soon enough! With college tuition […]

How to Start a Career in the Hospitality Industry

Housekeeper. Desk clerk. Hostess. Waiter. While these aren’t particularly flashy or lucrative jobs, they are all entry-level positions in the hospitality sector that can serve as a stepping-stone to a high-paying, long-term career. In fact, many students hold these jobs not even aware of the opportunities they may lead to! A career in hospitality can […]

October Sports Report

By Caela The NBA and NHL Seasons Start The NBA and NHL seasons are about to kick off! The reigning champs for both sports are the NBA’s Miami Heat and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. Both seasons start in October. The NHL season starts October 1st.  The games that day are the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. […]

Pioneers 101

NEW COLUMN! Country Girls Knowledge My name is Katie Dodd, I’m 16 years old, and live in Clifton, Tennessee. My hobbies are reading, writing, walking, occasionally riding horses, and a lot of other activities. My passions are animals first and then comes writing. I love making random stories up or writing poetry to express feelings. […]

What I’ve Learned About Marriage

NEW COLUMN! Life is What You Make of It My name is Serenity Dodd, I’m 16, and I live in Clifton, TN. My column will contain everything from poems to drawings as well as articles on life lessons learned, and making big decisions (hopefully the right decisions). I hope reading my column can bring a […]

A Man of Courage and Vision: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Narrelle’s Column Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, was a man of courage and conviction. A bold and wise leader, President Roosevelt commanded our great nation during two of the most troubled periods of our history: the Great Depression and World War II. His vision of peace and global unity has […]

Why Listening is an Integral Part of Leadership

by Joseph Rodriguez Leaders have all sorts of different qualities. However, all effective leaders must be able to listen, and listen well. Listening benefits every part of a group of people in a number of ways. This is especially true if you’re a parent of a developing child, so remember that developing listening as a […]

What it Means to be Successful

By Nick Maker How can I become successful? My mom always tells me that “success comes from being well prepared on anything life throws at you,” and it’s true. My mother prepares me to raise a better son and my father prepares by working hard with diligence, so he can support the house we live […]


The Razor’s Edge, by Madeleine Richey What is a GED? GED stands for General Educational Development, a series of tests which after successful completion, will earn you a certificate that states you have the equivalent of a high school education. I never had to take the GED, because I was homeschooled through Kolbe Academy, which […]

Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds

Media such as such as smart phones, computers, TV, and video games are a powerful force in the lives of tweens and teens. A national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people […]

Broken Wings, by Shannon Dittemore

Emily Rachelle Reviews, by Emily Angels with wings of blade. Demons with renewed sight. And a girl who has never been more broken. This book started off a little slow, but once I got into it I was reminded of all sorts of little details from the first book that I’d forgotten. The writing was […]

5 Favorite Paid Android Games

Here are our favorite paid app games that don’t cost very much, and have a ton of fun play value. Many of these also have themes that are perfect for playing on Halloween! Plants vs. Zombies – One of the best tower-defense action games ever, Plants vs. Zombies is a favorite for all ages! In […]

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname is a normal young girl — or so she thinks. One day, she and her friend Sayaka Miki meet a strange creature named Kyubey, who offers to grant them each one wish. In exchange, they will help Kyubey by becoming magical girls, and fight witches. Witches are evil entities that are usually invisible […]