FREE Funnix Math program available!

I have been trying to sample this math program for awhile now but I always seem to miss the open download period.  You can download the Math program until December 15th, after that they will be offering the Reading program for FREE, starting December 16th – December 31st!!
Please visit for more details.  

Spending Time Together

I’m late posting this, but a few days I spent an AWESOME time with my son making one of his favorite dishes….. PIZZA!  I was greatly surprised in how many things he knew and how resourceful he was in getting those items that were needed.  He seemed to enjoy putting in the necessary items and getting all the pans out and ready for baking.

One of my weaknesses is letting go and seeing how much Nathan can accomplish when given the time and space to do so.  My husband is always reminding me that I need to let him exercise his autonomy but I tend to rush in too soon in order to get things done faster (at least that is how I rationalize it).  This concept is very bad if you wish for your child to develop skills of independence.  However, those moments you let go is similar to watching your child ride a bike for the first time, you are apprehensive and excited at the same time!  🙂

The time I spent made up for all the frustrations in feeling like my teaching and educational moments were not going anywhere.  It is truly a blessing to discover that what you are striving to instill in your children is taking effect.  If you are getting discouraged that your son/daughter is not absorbing what they are learning try taking some time and just enjoy your time together, you may be greatly surprised!

P.S.  We also received high reviews on the pizza, even from the most critical family members! 🙂

Do vaccines cause autism? Rep. Carolyn Maloney grills CDC in Congressional inquiry

It is finally being proven and discussed the effects of the chemicals and rate of vaccinations to possibly being linked to high cases of autism!!  If you choose to vaccinate, PLEASE, PLEASE read ALL labels and ask questions, there are so many metals and other hazardous ingredients to a growing child in them!!!


Do vaccines cause autism? Rep. Carolyn Maloney grills the CDC over the practice of injecting babies and infants with multiple vaccines all at once.

FACT: The CDC openly admits that vaccines contain mercury, aluminum, MSG and formaldehyde. All of these are neurotoxic chemicals or metals. Read more at:


Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty!!!

Please note the email below….  While at this time the treaty has not been passed, I would like to take the time to encourage you to enroll in HSLDA services, not only be aware and alert of changing laws andtreaties but if you find yourself in a situation where you need legal help for your schooling needs or rights, they will assist you.  I pay a small monthly fee for their services should I ever need them or you can receive a homeschool discount on your annual membership price for being a part of a group in your area.


From the HSLDA E-lert Service…

Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Due to your calls, emails, and office visits, the Senate minority
stood strong and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was rejected by the U.S. Senate a
short time ago.

The CRPD, which would take away American sovereignty and threaten
parental rights, needed two-thirds of the Senate in order to pass.
Although it gained a majority of votes, it failed on a vote of 61-38.
This is a great victory for parental rights, homeschool freedom, and
children with special needs. The U.S. Senate rejected a treaty which
would have allowed UN bureaucrats to decide what is in the “best
interests” of children with disabilities, instead leaving those
decisions with parents and caregivers, which is what existing U.S. law
already requires. Visit to
find out why HSLDA opposed this treaty.

We encourage you to visit to
find out how your senators voted, and please send them an email of
thanks (this information will be posted in a few hours, but we wanted
to let you know this good news right now).

Yet despite this victory, the battle is not over.  This treaty and
other dangerous UN treaties can come up at any time. We must stay
informed and be ready at any moment to take action again.   Without a
Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would
supersede these treaties, we are susceptible to these constant attacks
against our rights as Americans and the right the raise our children
how we see fit. You can find out more about the Parental Rights
Amendment at .

Thank you again to all of you who took action against this treaty and
special thanks to those of you in the Congressional Action Program
(CAP) who came out to Washington, D.C. to lobby senators against the


J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

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P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733

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Treaty vote extended to December 4th!!

The following is from our friends at HSLDA. As a service to a sister organization, we are passing this information on to you as we received it. 


We have just received word that the U.S. Senate will hold a straight up-or-down vote on Tuesday, December 4, on whether or not the United States should ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). If two-thirds of the senators present vote yes, the United States will ratify this UN treaty.


HSLDA has never opposed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). HSLDA has never opposed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). But we oppose the CRPD for the simple principle that Americans should make the law for America. It is wrong for the United States to ratify a United Nations treaty that will give up our sovereignty to unelected, unaccountable UN bureaucrats.


We have been told that the pro-CRPD side is waging one of the most aggressive, organized lobbying campaigns ever. The U.S. State Department and Obama administration officials are pressuring individual senators to support the CRPD. It is crucial that senators on our side hear from you, your friends, your family, and from anyone who opposes giving the UN power over our nation, and over our precious children and family members who have disabilities.


Please call your two U.S. senators today, Monday, and Tuesday. You can reach them through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or you can find your senators’ phone numbers by typing in your ZIP code here.


Senators Lee (UT), Toomey (PA), Paul (KY), and DeMint (SC) are leading the charge to stop the CRPD, so it is not necessary to call them. We are confident that the  other 32 Republican senatorswho opposed moving to debate on the CRPD on Monday will also vote against the treaty, but we believe that you should call them anyway to encourage them in the face of strong opposition.


Please give them some or all of this message:


“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law.”


Then, please forward this email to your friends and family and urge them to also call.Please also post this information on social media to help get the word out to every parent and freedom-loving person in America.


For more information on the dangers of this treaty please visit our CRPD page. There are three full business days left to defeat this treaty and preserve U.S. sovereignty and parental rights. Please keep calling. And please keep praying.


For Liberty,


Michael P. Farris, Esq., LL.M.
Founder and Chairman, HSLDA