• How To Homeschool – My Original Roadmap

    When I was just diving into homeschooling for the first time, my good friend, Holly Lerner, gave me a simple two-page document, which became my early roadmap for success. Over the years, Holly served as a homeschooling and motherhood mentor to me, and her example has been a constant inspiration and encouragement. I still have that original document from Holly. Simply titled: “How to Homeschool,” the guide that inspired me can now inspire thousands of new homeschooling moms. I recently sat down with Kristi Clover to record an interview for the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast (this four-part interview will air 9/4, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8/2023), and as I was planning I realized…

  • Rescuing Our Children: An Urgent Call to Take Back Education

    “Parents must understand that sending their children into the public school system without adequate training is like sending them into a spiritual war unarmed.” Alex Newman In March, we had the privilege of having Alex Newman join us as a speaker for the Homegrown Generation Family Expo, with a session titled “Rescuing Our Children.” In that session, Alex hit upon a topic that is crucial to parents. Alex argues that parents have the sole responsibility of educating their children, and using government funding to provide that education jeopardizes not only the quality of education but also religious freedom. He presents a passionate plea to parents to reclaim their rightful role…

  • As Low as We Can Go: Lowering the Barrier to Entry

    We know that homeschooling isn’t easy. We also know that the costs and sacrifices to make homeschooling work can be a huge concern for many families. That’s why we have worked for years to make the barrier to entry as low as we possibly can. Over the past year we have been able to make all but one of our resources free (and we’re considering how we can make that one free too).​ 1) You can now stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for free. This is the life changing feature-length documentary that started it all. “Schoolhouse Rocked is the movie this confused, convicted, unconfident mother wishes had been available to…

  • Homeschooling Multiple Ages: 20 Secrets to Simplify Teaching and Make History Come Alive

    We recently sat down with homeschooling expert and mother of five, Nicki Truesdell, to talk about homeschooling multiple children in different age groups, how to bring History to life, and how to LOVE language arts and teach it so our kids will love it too. Nicki shared valuable insights about managing multiple subjects at various grade levels, with a special emphasis on language arts and history. Her practical advice, gleaned from years of homeschooling experience, offers a roadmap for simplifying the homeschooling journey while nurturing a love for learning in our children. 1/ As a homeschooling parent of five kids, Nicki Truesdell understand the challenges of managing multiple subjects at different grade…

  • Unveiling the Truth: Tim Barton on Education and Culture

    In the latest episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, Yvette Hampton sits down with Tim Barton, president of WallBuilders, to delve into the crucial links between education, culture, and the Christian faith. Tim Barton, armed with an impressive collection of original documents from America’s founding era, sheds light on the historical foundations that shaped the nation and challenges prevalent narratives that undermine its core values. Join us as we dive into this enlightening conversation on education and culture. Watch or listen to part 1 1. Taking Action and Making a Difference: Barton, in his passionate and persuasive manner, emphasizes the importance of Christians getting involved in political and social issues.…

  • Equal Poverty For All: A Miserable Goal for Education

    Yvette and I got to do one of our favorite things over the weekend. We attended a homeschool conference in Moore, Oklahoma where we showed Schoolhouse Rocked and spoke on a few panels. More importantly, we got to connect with homeschooling families. We always leave these conferences encouraged and energized. We were once again struck by how many NEW homeschooling families were there. One of the most important things that COVID-19 did was open millions of parents’ eyes to how desperately public schools were failing. And many parents chose to bring their children home for good! By What Measure? But is the public school system actually failing? From the consumer perspective…

  • TANSTAAFL: No Free Lunch!

    My favorite economist, Thomas Sowell, would often quote Milton Friedman, saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” The thing is, before Milton Friedman popularized this as a common economic term, Robert Heinlein used its more colloquial version, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” or “TANSTAAFL” as a central theme in his novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. But even before Heinlein, the term had been used in literature and everyday parlance since at least the 1930s. So, I guess it would be best described as a “meta-quote.” TANSTAAFL certainly applies when we’re talking about “school choice.” The great lure of school choice programs is the “free money,”…

  • School Choice: Unmasking the Euphemism

    “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” – George Orwell, 1984 As is so often the case in politics, pundits and activists give friendly sounding names to hot-button political movements to mask the true character of these matters. Abortion advocates are labeled “pro-choice.” Genital mutilation becomes “gender affirming care.” Illegal aliens become “undocumented workers.” Women become “birthing persons.”  This is certainly the case with the “school choice” issue. At the most basic level, the term “school choice” substitutes the concept of choice (options, opportunity) for the true focus of the movement, government education funding. School choice programs take on many forms – public charter school programs and virtual charter programs, magnet schools, intra-district…

  • Schoolhouse Rocked – Blocked, Shadow Banned, De-Platformed

    In a demonstration that free speech died long ago, once again, we were blocked by a social media media giant. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time.  I’ll cut to the chase. If you want to see our content on social media or streaming platforms you can’t just follow us. You have to hit the notification icon and make sure our content is prioritized in your feed. Otherwise we don’t exist. You can see the post that we were trying to promote here. As “Pride month” heats up we are taking every opportunity to warn parents that the public schools are NOT SAFE for kids. The indoctrination doesn’t…

  • Why June is the Perfect Month to Start Homeschooling

    It’s that time of year again. Each June public and private school teachers, unions, and education associations fall all over themselves in the ultimate virtue signaling contest – trying to demonstrate who has the most “pride.” Even while Target, Bud Light, The North Face, and Kohl’s are reeling from large-scale boycotts in response to woke LGBTQ+ ad campaigns and product displays, teachers and administrators are doubling down on their support of gay and trans indoctrination in classrooms and school libraries across the country. On the first night of the month, in a little under an hour, I was able to find dozens of instances of teachers and their representative organizations…