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Great Ideas for Summer Fun

Great Ideas for Summer Fun Need ideas for filling the time with your kids this summer?  Summer fun comes down to 4 easy categories I've listed below; sure to entertain young and old alike! Start with a Celebration Orange You Glad it's Summer? {GIFT IDEA!} Summer in a Bucket {GIFT IDEA} DIY Buffet using a Blow-Up Raft as a Cooler Make your own Mini Pie Bar Plan for Fun Games Back Yard Spelling Game 15 Outdoor...

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Total Home Makeover: Transform Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

I saw this book and it looked so great!  Check out what my daughter-in-law says about this book. She loved it!As a newlywed with no kids, let’s just say I was skeptical that this book would be helpful to my life. Let me just start off by saying . . . I was wrong.When I sat down at Starbucks (a nice peaceful alternative to my living room), I began reading the intro. She had me at...

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Kevin and Liz: The Wedding

I wanted to take a short break from my normal homeschooling instruction and share a few brief videos with you that we made to commemorate my oldest son's wedding, two months after he graduated college. It got me thinking that this is the real reason we homeschooled. It wasn't just preparation for college ... it was preparation for life. As a parent, it doesn't get much better than watching your son walk down the aisle with...

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What Did I Buy and Where is it?

What Did I Buy and Where is it?

Probably once or twice a week I get a phone call or email saying "What did I buy, what am I paying for, and what can I keep forever?" I get this quest...

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Martin Luther King

Today is a great day to study Martin Luther King!This one is great too because it has the text with it. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm    “Honey, There’s a Crazed Mob of Scholarship Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!” Get the Comprehensive Record Solution!  

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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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7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards

I am honored and thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for the 7th annual homeschool Blog Awards. I am sure you understand how this would be an important thing to me.  I really enjoy sharing my experience of successfully homeschooling my two boys through high school.  I love being able to help other moms and dads who are going through the same things I did.  Many parents have questions, fears and concerns about the...

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How Important is a Homeschool Diploma?

I often get asked about how to get a homeschool diploma. That is an easy question to answer. What is more difficult is the education behind that piece of paper. That is what colleges are most interested in. As you wrap up your homeschooling years let me help you finish strong.

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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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Many Ways to Say “I Love You”

My kids think I'm crazy, but I've always celebrated family Valentine's Day with pink, red, and heart-shaped food. I'm not usually a very crafty person...

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Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas

My assistant Robin is such a genius! Look at these ADORABLE homemade felt ornaments she created for her Christmas tree! Wouldn't they be awesome as a gift from a child, or to decorate your home with a classic Christmas feel?  Just download this pattern, cut out the colored felt, and stitch. Easy-peasy, cute-and-fun gifts!   "We have lots of little ones joining our family! Having some older siblings with adult children, I now have several great nieces and...

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Homeschooling High School - How to Get it All Done

How do I get it ALL done? That is a big question. It all depends on what your "ALL" means to you? Is your "All" too big? What are your priorities?

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4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs

4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs Here are four fresh idea for parents with little ones at home. These ideas may be new to you, or ideas you have used before and need to dust-off and use again. I know it can be difficult when you are homeschooling with little ones, or have a large family. It's important to find ways to keep your sanity and make the family run smoothly....

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Convention Season in Real Life

Convention Season in Real Life Homeschool Conventions are great fun for the whole family! Most conventions will have some fun activities for families. At the Washington convention, they had a huge chess demonstration, so of course my son came to play. He played blindfolded chess with a national chess master – his former employer at Chess4Life.  In case you needed to know, blindfold chess is when the player can’t see the board, and the moves are...

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How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum

How Do You Say Curriculum? Curricula or Curriculum I pride myself on writing the way that I talk, to make my books approachable and easy to understand. I figure the less you work to read my books, the more information you will learn. I know parents have different learning styles, and like to learn in different ways, so I try to provide books, videos, and social-interaction services that will fit everyone's learning style. But to do...

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