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Ambassadors for Excellence

In 2008, Lee and I had a wonderful week in Hawaii. We went to "chaperone" Alex so he could chair a session and present his research to the Western Eco...

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Who Cares?

We received some big news from the Seattle Public School board. As of March 11, 2020, they are instituting "E" grades again. What is the significance ...

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Homeschoolers Grow Up!

Guess what?  One day they grow up and graduate from homeschooling!  I'm not kidding - it's true!  Here is Michelle's story. Hi Lee,Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and everything you do to support homeschoolers and promote homeschooling through high school. I will briefly share my experience in case you want to blog about it - hopefully it will encourage others.We started our homeschooling journey when our boys were 5 & 7. David was just coming...

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Subject Line - SUCCESS STORY!

What a blessing to read about good news! Cynthia wrote to tell me about her marvelous success story! They were able to get their child the college admission and scholarships of her dreams! Cynthia's Success Story!  Hi Lee -I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you.Our eldest (of three) children was just accepted early decision into Lafayette College in Easton, PA! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade...

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Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!

Some people experience the panic before they begin homeschooling high school. When they first come to grips with this prospect, they cry out, "Me? Homeschool High School? No Way!" Have you ever thought you weren't qualified? Perhaps you don't have a college education. You may not even have a degree in classroom instruction! And yet God, in his infinite wisdom and humor, has chosen YOU to do this crazy thing.Moses knows just how you feel. He...

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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...

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You are Not Alone! Homeschool Growth Infographic

Homeschooling is a normal, natural method of education, not some strange or foreign concept. Educating children at home is now a common choice for parents to make. Homeschooling has grown so much since the 70's, and now approximately 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in  2011–12. And since it's growing like crazy, there must be so many more now. So you see? You are NOT alone!This infographic covers a history of home-schooling beginning in...

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Finishing the Year with The Popcorn Party Plan

When it's time to finish up the school year, it can be difficult to feel done. For parents who are not completely finished with a textbook or unit of ...

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Homeschooling Teens: The Challenge of Resistant Teenagers

There are challenges with homeschooling teens. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...

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Field Trip Ideas for Homeschoolers

What homeschool field trips have you taken this year—or past years—that you have really enjoyed with your teens? Some great ideas were shared in my Fa...

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Four Homeschool Advantages for High School

My two sons graduated the same year from homeschool high school. They were both invited to compete in an all-day, full-tuition scholarship competition...

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Families

One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is having the ability to change up your curriculum. When a holiday like St. Patrick's Day comes along,...

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8 Resolutions You Can Finish Today

High school can be a stressful time for a homeschool mom, and many of the tasks seem huge and overwhelming. What if I told you there are some hom...

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[Free E-book] It Was Worth it! Real Stories to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey

[Free E-book] It Was Worth it! Real Stories to Inspire Your Homeschool Journey I LOVE FREE BOOKS, and Sonlight Curriculum has published a free online book for you! Would you like some summer encouragement from moms who have been there, and done that? This book is for you! Ever feel overwhelmed and wonder if homeschooling is worth it? Want reassurance that it’s the right thing to do for your family? It Was Worth It! Real Stories...

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"Lord, don't let me be ashamed that we homeschool!"

As children get older, you begin to realize that you have less and less control over their behavior.  It's not until you reach the teen years that you truly understand why all the child training you did in the early years was so important.  Sometimes it seems like you can't tell them anything when they are older teens, and the only messages they hear from you are the ones you said a decade earlier! As children...

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