Author Archives: Nancy Moral

About Nancy Moral

Contact Information Nancy Moral P.O. Box 775, Lee, FL 32059 email: nancy@myftps.com

How Homeschoolers Teach Without a Teacher

Have you ever wondered how can someone teach at home without an education degree? How can they teach high school if they don’t even remember their Algebra 1?!  In this article, I will tell you exactly how it’s done through … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, K-12 Homeschoolers | Comments Off on How Homeschoolers Teach Without a Teacher

Homeschooling and Public School – Compare and Contrast – Part II

Homeschoolers and public school systems cooperate in a lot of ways, but it’s hard not to talk about the success of homeschooling without exposing the failures of many traditional schools. In the last article I explained 2 major symptoms of … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Homeschooling and Public School – Compare and Contrast – Part II

Homeschooling and Public School – Compare and Contrast – Part I

Homeschoolers and public school systems cooperate in a lot of ways, but it’s hard not to talk about the success of homeschooling without exposing the failures of the monopoly of traditional, “brick and mortar” schools. We tend to avoid the … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Homeschooling and Public School – Compare and Contrast – Part I

School Bullies –Homeschoolers Stunted by Being Sheltered?

An article published by the Associate Press, “Home-schooled Children Get along Well” summarized a University of Florida study that found “youngsters taught at home by parents do not lag in social development when compared with those of the same age … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on School Bullies –Homeschoolers Stunted by Being Sheltered?

Can my Homeschooler Graduate Early? How is this Done?

Many families are discovering the world of homeschooling and choosing a “parent directed” education model of schooling instead of a model with a teacher in a classroom.  This term, “parent directed” was first introduced by the director of Family Tree Private School … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Can my Homeschooler Graduate Early? How is this Done?

High School Graduation – How to do it Right for Homeschoolers and Traditionally Schooled Students

A student is better equipped to successfully enter college or vocational training if they successfully graduate from high school. A homeschooling student is deemed as successfully completing high school anytime the parent chooses as long as the student is 16 … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools | Comments Off on High School Graduation – How to do it Right for Homeschoolers and Traditionally Schooled Students

Will you Need a Tutor When Homeschooling Your Children?

Will you Need a Tutor When Homeschooling Your Children? You may be wondering, “How can I homeschool in subjects that I don’t even know myself!?”  One answer is to get a tutor. Tutors will work one on one with your … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Will you Need a Tutor When Homeschooling Your Children?

Advice for Using a Credit card

When you get a credit card offer in the mail, and you wonder if you should take their offer. These are the must do tips: Don’t take it if it has an annual fee Don’t use it to splurge (plan … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Advice for Using a Credit card

Giving Seniors the Gift of Beating the Holiday Blues

The Christmas season is a joyous time to celebrate. We focus on family, feasting on favorite dishes and keeping traditions, like huddling around the TV with family to watch holiday classics. But, this can be a bittersweet season for the … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Giving Seniors the Gift of Beating the Holiday Blues

Testimony of a “Former” Radical

Posted in All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Inspirational, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Testimony of a “Former” Radical

Not a Life Story

A “life story” usually has waves of episodes, momentous details and a happy conclusion that ends with a thud, “So, here I am today, better, brighter and bolder”.  But this life story does not end.  This story is of a … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, Inspirational, Parking Lot | Comments Off on Not a Life Story

Thoughts on President Trump’s 2017 Travel Ban

Immigrants flooded into America in the early days to become AMERICANS. After large scale waves of immigrants during the period around WW1, there were racially-motivated immigration quotas passed. Then, the laws changed in 1965 and allowed those in with ideals … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Thoughts on President Trump’s 2017 Travel Ban

100 Years Young

Sadie Feagle is about to celebrate her 100th birthday, defying the medical prediction given to her mother so long ago. The framed dress is the gown she was to be buried in prior to her third birthday. When someone turns … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Inspirational | Comments Off on 100 Years Young

Holiday Visits – Helping out with Loved Ones

By Nancy Moral The holidays are a special time for family and friends to get together. It’s not uncommon for us to visit a senior loved one who would benefit from our help. As you make your holiday plans, think … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Inspirational | Comments Off on Holiday Visits – Helping out with Loved Ones

Property and the Constitution

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Property and the Constitution

Thoughts on Islam (and other political forces at work) in History

Islam is NOT for peace. Islam is a political effort, NOT a religious effort (it’s draped in religion). The real problem though is not this….. because they have a right to do and be whatever they want. The REAL problem … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Inspirational, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Who Can Change the Definition of Marriage?

Who Can Change the Definition of Marriage? I had to produce a copy of my marriage license during a process for membership into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). I had to prove I use to have one name … Continue reading

Posted in Government/Private Initiatives, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Family Tree is a 501 c 3 Organization – No Apologies

There seems to be a standing criticism of organizations keeping a 501 c 3 status, and I honestly had not heard of it until many years after forming Family Tree Ministries. The criticism goes something like this: You want the … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Helping the Needy? Not Every Time.

This is a hard post to write because it is about NOT helping the needy. It’s important to be confident and know why you are giving. You’ve heard it said, in the affairs of this world to be as wise … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Inspirational, Parking Lot | Leave a comment

U.S. Policy Exceeding Constitutional Authority

The United States government has limited powers outlined in the US Constitution. National policies that are based upon the US Constitution will focus primarily on protecting our boarders and regulating interstate commerce; but many times the federal government will reach … Continue reading

Posted in Government/Private Initiatives, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Staying for the Closing Time

Original Song by Nancy Moral

Posted in All Blog Posts, Inspirational, Parking Lot | Leave a comment

Parents of Public School Students

Why aren’t there enough good teachers to work in district public schools? Because they don’t want to work there, that’s why. The pay is bad, the kids don’t want to be there, the parents are always mad at you (as … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Public Schools | Leave a comment

Illegal Aliens in Our Schools

“What do you think of when I say “Illegal Alien”. If you are in denial, you are immediately saying that such a combination of words does not exist in America. This would be true if we were not a community … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts | Comments Off on Illegal Aliens in Our Schools

Graduating Early

Can my Homeschooler Graduate Early?  How is This Done? Many families are discovering the world of homeschooling and choosing a “parent directed” education model of schooling instead of a model with a teacher in a classroom.  This term, “parent directed” was first … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools | Comments Off on Graduating Early

Snowden – Patriot or Traitor?

You know what’s bothering me…. could it be possible that Snowden was directed to “expose” these things to make our country weaker yet again??? (Though my husband thinks he IS a Patriot).  Remember this administration has been busy purging very … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Snowden – Patriot or Traitor?

Framing Independent Views – Resisting Intimidation and Stealth

Be strong. Don’t accept sin as “OK” when pressured by Chicago style politics trying to shut up our liberties by intimidation. It’s not being disrespectful of “humanity” to call sin, sin.  Be strong and don’t smile at compromise, be a … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Government/Private Initiatives, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Framing Independent Views – Resisting Intimidation and Stealth

OPERATION PAUL REVERE

**OPERATION PAUL REVERE** DISTRIBUTE THIS FREE PATRIOTIC NEWSPAPER.  ADD YOUR OWN STORIES OF LOCAL TYRANNY!! Family Tree Ministry http://www.myftps.com Dear family, friends and patriots: I don’t write many letters, but because of the expansion of laws and executive orders enacted … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on OPERATION PAUL REVERE

Depressed? One Girl finds a Way Out.

COPIED FROM FACEBOOK 3/18/2014 Alright-… Here’s my epic, (Semi-inspirational) bi-annual life post! Get comfy. It’s a doozy. So, these past five months-…. Wow. I’m going to do my best to place this in perspective for you all since I rarely … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Depressed? One Girl finds a Way Out.

Electing Leaders with Values Important to You – Featured Article – Patriot News, Madison Carrier

We want to do our duty and vote, but who has time to research candidates? We can’t! But we can have confidence in who we are voting for by examining their values. When a person runs for office they are … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Electing Leaders with Values Important to You – Featured Article – Patriot News, Madison Carrier

Parents’ Ultimate Authority to Educate Children

Parents have the ultimate authority as the primary educators of their children. Whether parents choose to homeschool or not, they are the ultimate authority over the education of their children. Unfortunately, parents can make bad decisions, or abdicate their responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Parents’ Ultimate Authority to Educate Children

All Politics is Local

Do we fully understand the saying, “All politics is local”?  Does it mean that you’re only impacted when a local politician speaks, and acts?  For example, your intersection gets new construction, one school board member wins the election over another, … Continue reading

Posted in All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on All Politics is Local

Why I Homeschool – Featured Article on FPEA

The main reason why my husband and I decided to homeschool our 3 children was to instill Godly principals, and teach critical thinking. I remember when my husband and I first started even talking about homeschooling, our first child was … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Why I Homeschool – Featured Article on FPEA

To Late to Apologize – A Declaration against the “King’s” Social Justice

View this absolutely excellent satirical music video about the sentiment of the original colonies declaring their separation from England, and refusing to accept King George’s “apology.”  They had just dumped  tea into the Boston Harbor as a symbol. They rejected … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on To Late to Apologize – A Declaration against the “King’s” Social Justice

Dear Sweetheart (From Moms, to Teen-aged or Young Adult Children)

Dear Sweetheart, I can tell you have some confusion and frustration lately, especially when your dad and I “gave you a lecture”. Don’t misunderstand our motives. We desire to see you continue to grow, and experience good things in your life, … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Dear Sweetheart (From Moms, to Teen-aged or Young Adult Children)

Fredrick Bastiat: The Law

This is a must read for the all freedom loving, American citizens concerned with protecting the Rule of Law. We are so fortunate to have it available on the internet. Thank you, whoever is responsible for providing this site: http://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/the-law1.shtml

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Fredrick Bastiat: The Law

Attempts for a Socialist Takeover of America. I’m ready for the fight. Are you?

Many are desperate to stop the socialist takeover of our country, which is happening mainly though educational institutions including major news outlets. Unconstitutional laws are being upheld by all 3 branches of the government (Obama Care to name one), and … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Attempts for a Socialist Takeover of America. I’m ready for the fight. Are you?

Reading Legislative Charts for Researching Laws

Feel free to access this free online e-learning training teaching you how to research the impact of new laws.  CLICK HERE

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Reading Legislative Charts for Researching Laws

Common Core Curriculum – Just a Tool?

…Just a Tool?  Well, the answer is yes, and no. Why is there a controversy about the Common Core Curriculum (CC)?  I love the idea of organizing  pathways to career development, which is a main goal of CC, but the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Common Core Curriculum – Just a Tool?

Early Childhood Education: Government Rules May Impose on Owners’ Preferences

If you are an owner of a day care center that is under some type of auditing from a government entity, (usually part of joining a government program) watch out!  What will first seem like quality controls to improve your center, where … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Early Childhood Education: Government Rules May Impose on Owners’ Preferences

Getting Around Public School Boundary Assignments

In a document by the Florida Department of Education, entitled  CONTROLLED OPEN ENROLLMENT Annual Report for 2008-2009 School Year, it was explained that parents have the authority to choose their own public school, despite the “boundary” rules the public so often … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Getting Around Public School Boundary Assignments

A Humorous Account of a Homeschooling Critic

INTO WHAT KIND OF PERSON CAN YOU EXPECT A HOMESCHOOLER TO DEVELOP? Mr. Pointy Nose by Tammy D. Drennan, A homeschooling student Once upon a time, there lived a happy family in a great wood: Mother and Father, Brother, Sister … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on A Humorous Account of a Homeschooling Critic

AP Reports on Socialization of Homeschoolers

Home-schooled children get along well : by the Associated Press GAINESVILLE – Youngsters taught at home by parents do not lag in social development when compared with those of the same age who attend conventional schools, a University of Florida … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on AP Reports on Socialization of Homeschoolers

Famous Homeschoolers

What to do these people have in common? C.S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, Agatha Christie, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, Amadeus Mozart, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Theodore Roosevelt, Florence Nightingale, Irving Berlin, Claude Monet, George Patton, Benjamin Franklin, George … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Famous Homeschoolers

Teacher Evaluations Add Pressure

The best teacher evaluation system I can think of is to allow students and parents the right to leave any teacher they don’t like. Teachers will learn to be effective to keep their “clients” happy. I heard that some public … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Comments Off on Teacher Evaluations Add Pressure

Faith’s Sweet Failures

The faith each one of us holds, in either a person, or in God gives us courage, and hope. If the object of our faith is a person though, or anything else temporal (of this world) it can be assaulted, … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Florida Sheriff’s Association Supports the 2nd Amendment!

I read today that the Florida Sheriff’s Association put out a statement January 28, 2013 supporting the 2nd amendment. I am really glad they stood up. I hope they go a step further and endorse Oath Keepers! Thank you so … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

National School Choice Week

Received in my email today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2013 CONTACT Jaryn Emhof, National Director of Communications Jaryn@ExcelinEd.org 850-391-4090 Today, the Foundation for Excellence in Education joins with education partners across the country to celebrate National School Choice Week. … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Classrooms: Use Only When Needed

About 10-15 years ago, I remember saying this will be all be gone in future (as I waved my hand in a circle inside the 4 walls of a classroom).   I was a dreamer back then, and I am still … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

A “Non-Example” of Innovative in Education

Did you see the commercial of a bed ridden boy in a hospital controlling a robot roaming the halls of his elementary school?  The boy’s face was displayed, to scale on the face platform of this robot.  The 4 foot high … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment

Epitaph of a High School Drop Out

Some of you may not be aware that I am a high school drop out. It’s kind of like being a alcoholic – you just are. I can tell you that I sympathize with kids and young adults who drop … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Education, All Blog Posts, Documentaries/Podcasts, Government/Private Initiatives, K-12 Homeschoolers, K-12 Private Schools, K-12 Public Schools, Parking Lot, Political Hodgepodge | Leave a comment