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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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Be Kind to Yourself

Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's precious child. He is kind and loving, and He wants us to be kind and loving to ourselves as well.  Women...

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Homeschooling High School: Success with the First, Confidence with the Second

I love hearing back from parents with graduates!  I love hearing about her successes with the National Merit Finalist, college admission, and full scholarships.  Here is what Andrea wrote: I have learned so much over these past couple of years and appreciate so much the help your Gold Care Club has been. My oldest son, Adam, just graduated and is going to be attending Auburn University this fall with scholarships that will more than equal a...

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Homeschooling High School: Should my child take the PSAT in 9th grade?

A 9th grader *can* take the PSAT, but I almost never recommend it. The PSAT can be taken at a local public or private high school. The PSAT is a VERY cheap test, and if testing is required by state law, it can usually meet that requirement.  However, the PSAT does have Geometry and Algebra 2.  It can be very discouraging for a kid to take a test and not have any chance of getting a...

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Homeschooling High School: Senior Year Public School or Community College Dual Enrollment?

Hi Lee,I have a question and maybe you can advise me in. I have been homeschooling my 4 children for the last 7 years. My oldest will start her senior year sometime in the next few months. My next one will be starting her junior year. For the last year, they have done nothing but beg me to send them back to public school. Suddenly they want to experience it. My head says it would be...

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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...

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Leap of Faith: From Behind and Overwhelmed to College Scholarships

Leap of Faith: From Behind and Overwhelmed to College Scholarships Not everyone begins their college planning and preparation from the time their children are young, crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's. Parents have busy lives, with babies, toddlers, and busy schedules.  Check out this letter of encouragement from a real-life homeschool mom like you! You are NOT alone!    Thank you for all your help this year.  My oldest child is a senior this...

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Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years

Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years Recently, I had fun helping answer questions for an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) webinar called "Strategies for Maximizing High School." Would you like to watch the recording?You can watch Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) and Woody Roberston (CollegePlus) as they share salient points on this important topic and answer your questions on writing, thinking, and speaking.Watch the Strategies for Maximizing High School recording...

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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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Three Reasons Why Every Homeschool Student Should Publish An Ebook Before They Graduate High School

Three Reasons Why Every Homeschool Student Should Publish An Ebook Before They Graduate High School Today, not many teenagers have written books. This need not be true. After writing and publishing a book on American history, I think that writing a book is something every homeschool high-school student should do before they graduate.Here are three reasons why:Reason #1- It looks good on your college application. Colleges are looking for something that stands out on applications. Writing...

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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are i...

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What do Colleges Want to See on Your Homeschool High School Records?

What kind of high school records do colleges really want to see? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!

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Free Information, Support and Inspiration

Free Information, Support and Inspiration

Have you taken my free class Homeschool Records that Open Doors? Robin and Larisa tagged me on Facebook as they were chatting about the class. Robin w...

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Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder

 Men and women are gender aliens. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Pink talking and blue talking collide in waves of purplish conversations.How can we possibly cope when the two genders are so different? We just need some help so we can understand one another! Can't we all just get along? We just need to use my husband's top secret  "Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder"  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy - but...

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Identify Theft and the FAFSA

Identify Theft and the FAFSA

Identity thieves might have access to your FAFSA information. At least that's a possibility, because the IRS has shut off their FAFSA application tool...

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