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I was recently interviewed by Mike Smith for five short snippets that begin airing this week on HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeat. During the interview, I answered questions about homeschooling from my perspective as a dad.  

I really had a great time sharing how I have practically been involved homeschooling our eight kids. Like a lot of dads, I work outside of our home full time, which for me means leaving the house before anyone wakes up and not getting home until dinner is being placed on the table. Let's face it, I'm not there for any of the schooling.

I was able to share a few ways that I have been able to encourage my wife and practically help her with school. I also shared why I believe my main responsibility is to keep us focused on the gospel and how I try to encourage all of us not to shift our hope in Christ onto homeschooling, curriculum or the best educational philosophies.

First time visitors to theMangoTimes? Here are a few recommended posts:

More information on the FourOneOne teen study that was mentioned : Four One One
More on family traditions: The Longest Day
A 3-Part series on Homeschooling Dads at my wife's blog: Part One, Part Two, Part Three

A snapshot at our dinner conversation/laughs: Dad's Death and Cannibals
Just in time for Christmas: The SkyMall Catalog
A Brilliant Invention: The Hands Free Coffee Cup

You can also check out any of the categories on the sidebar on the right. Also, If you missed the interviews you can link to the Homeschool Heartbeat Interviews directly by following the links below:

11/5/12 - Homeschooling Dad, Apologist
11/6/12 - Dad's Job Starts with Mom
11/7/12 - Making Memories
11/8/12 - Enter 4OneOne
11/9/12 - Mentoring Young Men

Quietly making noise,
Fletch