A Mother’s Mantle


A Mother’s Mantle is Far Greater . . .

Joice Kinmont


Come and learn about the mother’s mantle – anciently it was a literal scarf and what it symbolizes.


The Kinmont family began homeschooling since 1975.  Those were hard times with much opposition, but homeschooling was the best educational decision they ever made.  They have raised capable, intelligent, talented children with wonderful spouses, and they’re enjoying a bounteous crop of delightful grandchildren.

Today parents have many educational options — charter school, part-time public school, full or part-time private schools, on-line schools or courses, mentors, private apprenticeships, and — most important — parental teaching and self-education, as parents do naturally anyway.

The LDS Home Educators was formed in 1990 to support members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly those outside of Utah who were often alone.  Annual conferences were held through 2007. There is a resurgence of excitement about homeschooling, especially as the LDS church is promoting more effective methods of religious teaching in the home.  Those methods work for math and grammar too.


Joyce took time to drive down to be interviewed, share her message and tell us her story. She was a little nervous about being in front of the camera, but as soon as she got into her presentation she was on a roll and got comfortable again. Her message was intriguing and captured my interest and my desire to learn more about this topic.

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