What Teens Are Saying

Out of the Box Thursday

With a little experience under their belts, hundreds of good books in their heads, and discussion practice before, during, after, and beyond-after movie night, homeschooled teens have something to say.

On this Out of the Box Thursday, I’d like to introduce you to two of them:


Life is Real





Life is Real is written by a 17-year old young woman with a passion for real living.  Life hasn’t always come easy for her, but she isn’t letting that stop her from being the person she was created to be.  As a new blogger, she hopes to encourage others to live – and to live real.

She opens the cyber doors to her heart with an explanation of her blog’s title:

It seems obvious to say that “Life is real.” Of course it is, life isn’t a figment of our imaginations. What else could it be? However, many times life isn’t real. At least, not the lives we let the world see.   (read more …)


Rothwell Study Hall

Written by a  19-year old college student and English lab tutor, Rothwell Study Hall is a thought-provoking and thought-provoked look into cultural norms and not-so-norms.  The writer/student/blogger/spy invokes his right-as-a-writer in his first post’s opening paragraph:

“DON’T READ THIS BLOG!” Funny thing is, when one sees something like that, it is tough not to read it. So yes, I am playing off your orneriness to get you to read this thing and learn astounding facts such as … (read more …)

Do you have teens?  Do they have a website?  I’d love to hear what they have to say.  Leave a note and share their link in the comments section!


REALITY CHECK:  Summer sleep-ins are great while sleeping in, however upon waking to the inbox and calendar, one wonders why one thought one should sleep in.



Copyright @2012SuzanneBroadhurst


  1. Both of my teen girls have a blog – and have been blogging for several years. Recently, they both picked up the pace and became much more active.

    My oldest is 17 – knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com

    And my second is almost 15 – makingmeaservant.blogspot.com

  2. What great blogs!

    Kendra, I loved your creative writing tips! My favorite line was, “Writing while hungry makes your characters hungry, and that makes you all grumpy and nothing productive can be written.” I’ll keep that tip tucked away for hungry moments. 🙂 You have me so curious about your pencils! Do you have stories about them on your blog?

    V. Kathie, wow! Loved the video of you and the governor! I’ve been reading James Michener’s book, Texas, and now I’ve met someone REAL from East Texas! Ooooh, sorry to hear about the mean vine though – glad you are feeling better! And the moon pics? Who doesn’t love a good moon pic? Nice work!

    Thank you, Eagle Nest Momma for sharing your daughters’ creative efforts. 🙂 I’m guessing you live on a farm?

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