Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Answers in Genesis SALE on DVD's

This is an AWESOME sale if you want to stock up on DVDs about creation-based topics. I just got some for my kids and myself. Sale DVDs are just $7.99 with coupon code 1202, plus every 5th DVD is FREE. Just visit Answers in Genesis Bookstore.The sale is good through March 31. Just go to the DVD Super Sale page and they will be listed for you. I bought 10 DVDs, some with double discs, and shipping was only $4.99. Some titles include:
Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Genetics, Evolution, and Creation
Dinosaurs and the Bible
and LOTS of other great titles!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Poor "Reporting" in Politics

I get a free copy of our local paper, The Wichita Eagle, which is left in my driveway for me to "read." The paper was a week old, but as I went through the paper for pertinent sales or coupons, I noticed an article entitled Kansas GOP gets ready for Caucus in March by Dion Lefler. I must be a slow learner, because I'm used to the national mainstream media neglecting to cover the whole story, but for some reason I was surprised to see a local paper doing the same thing.
If you are a Ron Paul supporter, aka "Paulbot" or "Paultard," you know what I'm talking about. I've found myself wondering if our schools are so bad that they don't teach reporters how to properly report the news, or are they learning in the field to only partially cover their stories? In any case, you can read a similar article online if you'd like to see what I'm referring to. Feel free to leave a comment there.

Call me a Paultard, but call me FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Online Parental Controls

Due to an incident with another child using my son's computer, I was up until 3:30 am making sure everything that was supposed to be getting blocked actually was. But it wasn't. It was very frustrating, because while facebook was blocked, another website, with "porn" actually IN the domain name, was NOT! And you know that the very first page of that website had all kinds of filthy images you never want your 11 year old son to accidentally come across. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

I came across the website quite by accident. All I did was google my maiden name. A number of sites came up, including these disgusting porn pages. The text in the results was bad enough, but clicking on the url made me about lose my stomach. We use Titanium Maximum Security for keeping these kind of websites unviewable, but I had to go in and manually block this url. And it wouldn't "take" so of course I was up all night until it would.

I bring this up so that YOU can double check your parental controls. And to let you know that you need them. As much time as I spend on my computer, you would think I'd be on top of that, but the fact is, our kids go looking for things sometimes and sometimes it is pushed right in front of them. Don't take the chance, and make sure your kids' computer is locked up tight! They will never get those images out of their heads. Trust me.

Five Biggest Misconceptions About Unschooling

Here is a great article on unschooling. We do part unschooling, after we have done our math, reading, and writing for the day. I don't stress so much about the science and social studies or history lessons, because they learn those throughout the day and just by living life. Here is one family's perspective:

Five Biggest Misconceptions About Unschooling

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Excellent Creation Curriculum for Kids

Recently I stopped by Answers in Genesis on a quest for a curriculum for my kids. I own numerous tools already purchased from AiG, so I already knew I liked their stuff. But when my daughter informed me that, "We don't really learn about God in church," I knew exactly where to find information that I trusted to be accurate.
You might be wondering why we are attending a church where the kids aren't learning anything. To be honest with you, I am suspicious of all church programs because even when they ARE learning "about God" what are they learning about Him? Most church teachers are as confused and misled as the unchurched are about creation, which leads to numerous errors in teaching, so really, what's the point? I do like that their teachers care about kids, enjoy the kids, and provide them with good life lessons (based on the Bible, at least), but it is my job to correctly teach them what Creationsists believe and have discovered about the beginning of life.
What I discovered at AiG was a wonderful Bible curriculum that can be used at home or at church for ages 7-11. Perfect! It arrived last week and I've been reading through it. I am SO excited about starting our lessons next week. The book contains 30 lessons for the teacher, student handouts, a music CD, and a teacher resource DVD-ROM with illustrations and printable worksheets. You can also order separately additional student handouts if you are teaching more than one child. You can learn more by visiting Answers in Genesis. I highly recommend this curriculum if you are interested in creation-based Bible lessons. If you have no clue what "creation-based" means, I highly recommend it for you as well. The best way to think of it is this: If, when you are reading with your child information that includes "millions of years ago," you don't stop and remind her that the earth is not that old, you have been taught to believe contrary to what the Bible says. Learn the truth according to the Bible, and pass that truth onto your children!