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Fully Engaged: Being a Dad Who's There

Vol. 95, Prg. 6–10
February 1–5, 2010

Mike Donnelly knows that being an involved dad isn’t easy—it’s led him to make major changes in his life and family over the years! This week on the program, he joins Mike Smith to encourage and inspire fathers with practical suggestions for engaging more fully with their families.

Program Listing:

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Husbands in Homeschooling
Taking the Next Step
A Plan of Action
Dad's Special Challenge
Making the Most of 24 Hours


Michael Donnelly

Michael Donnelly

Mike serves as staff attorney for member affairs in the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, the District of Columbia. As director of international relations he oversees HSLDA’s support of persecuted homeschoolers in the Federal Republic of Germany and coordinates support to encourage greater freedom for homeschoolers all over the world. Mike is an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College where he teaches constitutional law.

Mike received his juris doctorate from the Boston University School of Law with honors as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar. He is a member of the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and West Virginia state bars.

Before his legal career, Mike served in the United States Army, including combat service as a cavalry officer in the first Persian Gulf War. His previous experience includes founding a top-ranked internet marketing and advertising firm as well as serving in a private business consulting and legal practice.

Mike has served on a variety of nonprofit boards and is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of homeschooling. He appears in a variety of media to talk about homeschooling. He and his wife Patty homeschool their six children and reside in West Virginia.

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