Columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Mary Pride is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling, the author of numerous books on homeschooling and family life, and the mother of nine totally homeschooled children. Her degrees are in electrical engineering and computer science.
Homeschooling Articles by Mary Pride
Career Chase What careers will still be there for our children in a decade or two? Will they be able to earn enough to support a family? PHS takes a peek into the future.
Soul Survivor: The Bethany Hamilton Story A shocking loss led to life-changing opportunities for this homeschooled surfer girl.
The STEM Sell How alarmed should we be about how American high-school students use their 3 Million Minutes
Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps Mary Pride explains the essential ten steps.
Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy Where the new movement for "Dad involvement" is missing the boat.
Bears in the House Mike Berenstain shares the "inside story" about what it was like growing up with his parents and eventually working with his mom to continue the "Berenstain Bears" series.
Satellite, Helicopter, or Backup Satellite parents, helicopter parents, and you.
How to Turn Fat Kids Into Healthy Kids American kids are ballooning. What can we, as parents, do about this?
What Should We Teach Our Kids About Leadership? Jeff Myers has made a career of teaching kids about leadership. Here's what he has to say.
Easier by the Dozen Why two children can be more of a handful than one.
Raising an Officer What are military academies looking for?
The Rules of High School are Changing Learn what you need to know about new graduation requirements and more.
Homeschoolers Win & Win & Win & Win Meet the homeschoolers who won four major academic competitions in 2007!
Filmmaking for Kids, Part 2 What you need to know, and where you can learn it (besides school and camp)
Filmmaking for Kids, Part 1 Ready, aim, film! It's a whole new skill set for a whole new generation. Plus, we visit a film-making camp for kids.
Vacation All Year Long Summertime, the time for new ideas.
Aiming for Honors Learn what we found out attending an honors college convention.
Start a Community Newsletter An English couple explains what they can do to help you perform a community service and earn a good income at home.
The Sound of Homeschool The third generation of von Trapps are still singing. Learn about their life as performers and... homeschoolers.
Best Years of Our Lives Right now it's the best years of our lives!
How to Be Your Kids' Personal Guidance Counselor With the help of college expert Andrew Morkes, Mary Pride explores the intricate world of preparing a child for college.
Big Screen Homeschool How to get the most out of educational DVDs and videos.
The Joy of Chores Chores - survival training for the real world.
What is Homeschooling? Time to draw the line between public school offshoots and real homeschooling.
Sibling Revelry How to encourage teamwork among your kids.
Wonder Mom Does the Math Homeschooling can be fun, especially in a big happy family.
Don't Show Me the Money Homeschooling is not about money.
What's Our Next Step? The Future of Homeschooling New challenges await the homeschool movement. Let's get ready to face them!
Montessori High Montessori education is not just for preschool anymore.
What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners These kids know geography. So, what methods did they and their parents use that let them beat nearly 5 million other kids?
Summer Learning Fun! Schedules and contact information for almost a dozen homeschool-friendly ways to spend your summer vacation.
Homeschooling in the Outdoors From Franklin Pride's two-week mountain adventure, to a father-and-son trek, to the outdoors experience that inspired a successful college admissions essay, here's what some homeschoolers have learned in the great outdoors.
University Model Schools Could this "school for homeschoolers" be the school of the future?
Laptop Homeschool Laptop computers are becoming more and more affordable... What if you could fold up your entire homeschool, including the records, and carry it around in a bag?
Older Women Wanted Now that your children are grown, is it time to drop out of the homeschool movement?
Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers Toddler teaching time!
Discover Your Child's Learning Style We interview the ladies who wrote the book!
Strong Against Temptation Want to build your children's character? Here are some practical (and not often heard) suggestions.
Good, Better, or Excellent? It's time to be better than the best.
Physical Excellence, Part 2: The Right Equipment The result of thousands of dollars and months of research: How to find and choose the best exercise equipment.
Taking Homeschooling Out of Your Home Why homeschool is so much more than "school at home".
Physical Excellence, Part 1: Getting Started First of a series on how to get your family in the best physical shape of their lives.
The Regents College Solution Exams you can take for college credit. Credit-banking. Credit review. Even a 2- or 4-year fully accredited college degree at home. See what "America's First Virtual University" has to offer.
Hanging Out with God What books on prayer forget to tell you.
The Money Club How to start family clubs.
Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship" Want to save thousands of dollars and months or years of time?
Soul Power A Bible reading plan that works.
The Future of College
How to Succeed with Math Mary Pride's power-packed tips.
How the World SHOULD Work An economics system that works.
A Church That Works What in the world is the church supposed to be doing? Here are some surprising answers.
How to Fix the Health Care System The healthcare industry is in traction and the prognosis is not good. Can we help?
Tribal Guys in Funny Hats Our ancestors, those Tribal Guys in funny hats.
Lets Get Wired Mary Pride thinks it's time homeschoolers should get wired.
CH****MAS or Christmas How to put "Christ" back into Christmas - and the "thanks" back into Thanksgiving.
Homeschool Goes High-Tech Homeschools now can have better tech than public schools.
Betty Borrower and Barbara Blessing Neither a borrower nor a spender be? Hmm... that's not quite right.
The Problems: Good and "Bad" The complete list of Saxon's "objectional" problems and some select wholesome ones.
The Facts about Saxon Math Are there gremlins in Saxon Math? Mary gives you the whole story so you can decide for yourself.