Going Public & The Middle Mom by jamieivey | Oct 6, 2009 | My Story | 6 comments I finished two books over the weekend while we were in Nashville. 6 Comments Kim on October 6, 2009 at 11:09 am Both sound like great books that I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing. We chose to send our three older kids to public school this year after homeschooling for 8 years. It was a hard decision but a good one. Last night our middle schooler told me they were learning about evolution. Thankfully he has enough knowledge of the truth. I am glad for that and have peace that the Lord will protect our babies. thephotographer'swife on October 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm i’d like to read the going public book – although i will never put my kids in public school, for very personally reasons – i would love to see what this book has to say about it! Tell me, obviously the sovereignty of God supersedes parentally control, but how does he address the issue of God FIRST putting parents over their children? I hope this question makes sense!! 🙂 teresa on October 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm jamie_if you need a new book (or even if you don’t) I highly, highly recommend “There is an Urgency” by Greg Love. Appropriately titled “There is an Urgency” because he feels there is an urgent need for awareness of abuse and stories such is his to be told. Just finished it..it is one you will NOT be able to put down…break your heart, and warning…it will without a doubt bring tears and shock and bring out the “middle parent” in you with a quickness…check it out and let me know what you think. JoAnna on October 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm hey Jamie and ‘thephotographers’s wife’ – how do I contact the author of this comment? I too have that same question about God first putting parents over their children and I would love to connect! Also because I saw that Arrow is on a favorite website on the linked blog above (we are using them to go through our foster training…) there might be other similar topics we have in interest : ) JoAnna dreamingBIGdreams on October 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm Hey JoAnna and ‘photographer’s wife” – i hope you guys can get hooked up and meet! I love when people get new friends! I see what you are saying about God putting parents FIRST in charge of their kids. I would say this … I am FiRST in charge of Cayden. The school is not. I am. Everything that happens is filtered through me. yes I’m not there all those hours, but in the whole 365 days of the year I am with him MORE. lots more in fact. we talk a lot with Cayden. we are instilling morals in him. we are teaching him at home to love God first. We are teaching him to love others more than himself. We are teaching him to obey the people that are in authority over him. by him being at school we feel he is meeting friends and developing compassion, empathy, self control, and hopefully a spirit of kindness towards his friends and teachers. these are our thoughts and I think you both would enjoy the book even if you dont’ send your kids to school. We BY NO MEANS think everyone should send their child to public school. We think parents should do what THEY and GOD feel is best for their kids. We have decided to take each kid and each school year YEAR BY YEAR and maybe even semester by semester!!!! Good luck to you both! HOpe you become friends!!!! 😉 Christie on October 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm Hi Jamie! I came across your blog while I was working on some ‘stuff’ for the book-?? I’m Christie Erwin-the author of The Middle Mom (that still seems weird to type!) I really appreciate you mentioning the book on your blog-and I am so excited about your pending adoptions. I am praying as I type that things will finally move quickly and you guys can get your precious little ones home where they belong!! 🙂 Submit a CommentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.