Scary People

You know how peo­ple so fre­quent­ly assume that ALL home­school­ers are doing so for reli­gious rea­sons? Here’s one of the rea­sons why:

The Unof­fi­cial “Train­ing Our Daugh­ters to Be Keep­ers at Home” Website

Thank you for tak­ing the time to vis­it my web site. My name is Gin­ny Ingram, and togeth­er with my hus­band Phil, I home­school our two daugh­ters, ages 13 and 17, in Upstate New York. Our desire, by God’s grace, is to bring up our girls to love and serve God, to walk in the Spir­it, and to be God­ly women, well-equipped to be wives and moth­ers. As we have sought the Lord in this regard, He led us to a cur­ricu­lum by Ann Ward called Train­ing Our Daugh­ters to be Keep­ers at Home. We’re so excit­ed about it that we want­ed to share the infor­ma­tion with you! As you read through these pages, you will learn more about this tremen­dous curriculum.

Train­ing Our Daugh­ters to be Keep­ers at Home is a 7‑year pro­gram for girls ages 11 — 18 (grades 6 — 12), writ­ten by Mrs. Ann Ward, which aims to train young women in home­mak­ing skills, enabling them to serve God as “keep­ers at home” (Titus 2:5), whether sin­gle or mar­ried. Over the sev­en years, the fol­low­ing top­ics are covered:


Y’all know that I’m all about kids learn­ing life skills. I am NOT about teach­ing girls that their only func­tion is to keep house and take care of oth­er people.

I’ve seen this cur­ricu­lum adver­tised in a cat­a­log before, but this is the most detailed infor­ma­tion I’ve run across about it.

(Thank you crim­son­blos­som)

I dis­cussed the “Keep­ers at Home” site here and on two home­school­ing lists. I’ve just learned that the own­er of the site had to take down her email link and shut down her guest book due to the nasty mes­sages she received. I can­not help but feel responsible—I cer­tain­ly did­n’t intend to cause her harm, but I did send peo­ple to her site who would be very unlike­ly to have found it, otherwise.

There’s no way for me to “take it back” or undo the harm done, but I’ve vol­un­teered any help that I can give her. I’m very dis­ap­point­ed that peo­ple would harass her.

Cur­rent Mood: 😯dis­tressed
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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