Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We need your help! #WomenBetrayed Rallies Happening July 28th!

Hello everybody!

I'm not sure if you saw a shocking video about Planned Parenthood last week, but now, Students for Life of America is holding over 40 rallies in the US on July 28th thanks to Pro-Lifers just like YOU!!!!  We need your help to end the funding of tax-payer dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Here is part of the letter SFLA put out on their website explaining about the event and why it is so important.

In response to the disturbing undercover videos released from the Center for Medical Progress on July 14th and July 21st that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the procurement and sale of body parts from aborted babies, dozens of rallies will be held on Tuesday, July 28th in at least 41 cities across America calling for the investigation and defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The rallies are called #WomenBetrayed because Planned Parenthood has betrayed the very patients – women and their children – who they claim to care about and have compassion for.  See more at

“Women are supposed to help and support other women – not use them for profit and sell the body parts of their prenatal children,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, the group coordinating these rallies. “Planned Parenthood gets a half a billion a year in taxpayer dollars. We are calling on every state and federal government to cut off those funds immediately and investigate Planned Parenthood for possible wrongdoing.”

“Planned Parenthood had a net profit of $127 million in 2013-2014. Let them fundraise and support themselves like any other business in the country that isn’t deceiving women and making money off of taking the lives of the most vulnerable and selling their body parts,” said Hawkins.

“Within four days of announcing the national rallies to our supporters, we already have over 40 cities who will be hosting a local rally to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Brendan O’Morchoe, Director of Pro-Life Future, who is partnering with Students for Life for the rallies. “The outrage against taxpayer dollars funding Planned Parenthood is palpable. This is the time to defund them and Americans are going to make their voices heard on July 28th.”

 We need you to see if there is a rally in your city, or if not, please see if you can hold one yourself!  Let all of your family and friends know!

If you are going to a rally, RSVP at to receive a free bumper sticker!

Please see their website for details and a list of all the cities:

For Life!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Homeschooler of the Month: July

Hello everyone!

This month's Homeschooler of the Month is Jacquie, my sister!  You can read her blog She is Modest.
So, let's get started!

1) Introduce yourself!  Your name and age (if you don't mind)  When did
you start homeschooling?  What are some of your life aspirations?

My name is Jacqueline and I am 14 years old.  I started homeschooling eight years ago when I was in second grade.  I would really like to be a homeschool mom and online teacher for the curriculum we use, and maybe even build a Hobbit community. :)

2) What curriculum do you use?  What is your favorite subject or part of

I use Mother of Divine Grace, a Catholic Classical curriculum.  My favorite subject is history because of all the books I get to read.

 3) What do you do for fun when you're not homeschooling?

When I'm not schooling, I like to read, write stories, play piano, or draw.

 4) What kind of books do you read for fun? What book character do you most
 relate to?

I like to read a lot of adventure/action books, some with slight romances, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  I think the character I would most relate to is Cottia from The Eagle of the Ninth, though the end of my story hasn't been played out yet.

 5) What is your plan for after high school?  Is college part of your plan?
 If so, what college(s)?

I am currently thinking about WCC (Wyoming Catholic College).  I really like their outdoor leadership program that spends weeks at a time up in the mountains.
The students at WCC built snow altars for Mass on their outdoor program's winter trip!

 6) What is one thing you'd like to do when you're grown up? (serious or

I would love to be able to go to New Zealand, not even just for all of the Hobbit and Lord of the Ring's places over there, but just because of how green and gorgeous it is.

 7) Do you get any interesting questions when you tell people you're
 homeschooled?  What are some?

Not a whole lot, but probably the question I'm most asked by my public school friends is "Do you get to wear your pjs while doing school?"

 8) Who is your favorite Saint?

My favorite Saint is St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

9) What is the most memorable thing about homeschooling?  Do you have any
 funny stories about homeschooling?

The most memorable thing for me about homeschooling is doing school with my sister under the dining room table once.  That is, until our mom came in and said there wasn't enough light, which there wasn't.

 10) What is your favorite bible verse? Do you have a favorite quote?

My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, which says, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord, 'Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope, and a future.'"
My favorite quote is, "The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.  But still there is much that is fair.  And though in all lands, love is mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater still." ~J. R. R. Tolkien

 11) Do you have any advice for beginning homeschoolers or people
 considering homeschooling? (from a student's perspective)

The advice that I would give would be, although homeschooling is not always easy, it's worth it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hump-day Summer Video

Mother of Divine Grace put this video out on their Facebook page.  It was made by some MODG students at the office a few months ago.  It is completely hysterical and totally true.  If you've ever taken an online class, especially on Adobe, you can totally relate to this. :)

Also, look out for Alan, my most recent homeschooler of the month! ;)  Great job MODGers!!!


Check out this student made video of "A MODG Class in Real Life", made here in the office! It's so funny, and so true. =D
Posted by Mother of Divine Grace School on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Great job to the students who did this!