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Saving Your Sanity with Little Ones at Home

Saving Your Sanity with Little Ones at Home
Sanity-Saving Strategies for School Days   For some families, homeschooling high school isn't just about the teenagers.  It also involves keeping much younger siblings occupied.  Here are two big tips for keeping little ones engaged while their older brothers and sisters are working on calculus and physics. Tip 1: Activity BoxesCreate activity boxes for young children, to keep them busy while you are doing school with older siblings.  Provide one box per day, rotating them so they...
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Please LIKE me on Facebook

Please LIKE me on Facebook
Hey, can you do me a quick favor?  I'd love for you to run over to my Facebook page and give me a quick "like".  It only takes a second, you know?By the way, in case you don't know, when you "Like" my page, it doesn't mean you see all my posts.  To actually SEE my Facebook posts in your news feed, you have to add me to you interest list, and then click "Show in...
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You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....

You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....
Each child has a pile of unfinished projects they still want to finish because they found something else they wanted to do first. ~ CynthiaYou tell the kids to go read in their rooms while mom and the dogs go nap. ~ BonnieYou're on a first name basis with the UPS man, the Postal Dude, and even the occasional FedEx person. ~ PamYou find a way to turn a Disney trip into an educational excursion! LOL!...
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Guest — BG
Great! Thank you!
Friday, 09 August 2013 19:23
Guest — JW
LOL, what a fun list! Let's see... When you didn't learn geography, logic, world history, and Latin when you yourself were in sc... Read More
Friday, 09 August 2013 16:31
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Air Force Academy: Hard Work and High Stats

Air Force Academy: Hard Work and High Stats
The Air Force Academy just released the stats for the class of 2017 and if you are thinking about any of the military academies, this information can be useful.Schools provide information on test scores, so you can estimate how likely you are to get in.  Usually they provide a range of scores, that shows you where MOST applicants scored.  Then they show you a single test scores which shows you the most COMMON test score.   This...
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Educating the Google Generation

Educating the Google Generation
Many parents struggle with the amount of time their children spend on computers and electronic equipment.For boys it may be gaming like crazy, and parents may have a hard time turning their attention from the screen.For girls, it may be the cell phone and social media calling their name constantly.Even though you can (and should) set limits on screen time, the attraction seems almost insatiable! Of course, a lot of studies have touted the advantages of...
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Guest — Birdie
Dear Lee, Wonderful information! One question: Were the people that were supposed to deal with these research papers that their... Read More
Friday, 02 August 2013 20:35
Guest — JW
We use Google and Wikipedia as starting points to give us an idea about what to research and which books to check out of the libra... Read More
Thursday, 01 August 2013 19:59
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Do Online Schools Scare You Silly?

Do Online Schools Scare You Silly?
It's a Feeding Frenzy of Ads Preying on Homeschool Fears I just got an advertisement for an online, accredited program.  I just have to respond!  If you look at the ad, you might feel insecure, or inadequate.  But you are a homeschool parent!  Let me tell you the truth!fully accredited providers- are not better than parents that are official educators, though not accreditedsuperior, personalized education- nothing is more personalized than parent-provided educationhighly accountable schooling- can be...
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Guest — Dr Joe
Hello Lee! You are certainly right that the homeschool parent is superior in many ways to centralized, online instruction. But the... Read More
Saturday, 27 July 2013 12:45
Guest — Birdie
Hello Lee. Your post today has to be one of my favorite from you. I have spent time reading through many sites, blogs, ezines, e... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:28
Guest — JW
I am leery of computerized school because my husband is a programmer with well over 20 years of experience. Things go wrong all t... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:21
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When to Stop and Smell the Roses

When to Stop and Smell the Roses
There comes a time in every homeschool year, when parents give a deep sigh, look toward Heaven and cry out, "Please Lord!  Make it stop!"That of course begs the question, when CAN you stop?  When are you done for the year?Here is a quick tip. 80% done is completely and officially "done."Public school teachers go through four years of college and learn that they are expected to complete about 80% of the curriculum.  Think about your...
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Wish I had read this post a month ago! We started a particular American history curriculum in January because I wanted to give a "... Read More
Thursday, 27 June 2013 18:39
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Scripture Study on Winners and Losers

Scripture Study on Winners and Losers
Talking with a homeschool group, my friend Kathy shared a scripture study on winning and losing. I think it's wonderful!  It will be a great quick study for summer - no matter how old or young your children are! Be a Good Winner AND a Good LoserBy Kathy Moore EdgrenUsed with permission BE A GOOD WINNER1. Be A Gracious Winner When you win, share the praise! "Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;  someone...
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Transcript Decades Later

Transcript Decades Later
Rosie called to ask about transcripts.  Her grown son graduated from homeschool many years ago.   He completed college and got an advanced degree as well.  Then there was a problem.  He went overseas for work, and the government overseas wanted to see an official transcript.  Her son had a master degree from an accredited state university, and they still needed a homeschool transcript for high school.   I encourage ALL parents who homeschool high school to complete...
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Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I'm definitely enjoying the information... Read More
Thursday, 20 June 2013 16:28
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Reach, Fit, and Safety Simplified

Reach, Fit, and Safety Simplified
Finding a college is more than watching where your friends and neighbors’ children go to school. Take your sophomore or junior to a college fair and/or search online for the perfect college match for your student. Once you have some possibilities, visit the college in person. Visiting is the only way to see if it’s a perfect match. Try to whittle down the list to a handful of colleges by the end of junior year. When...
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Quick Tips for Washington State Homeschoolers

Quick Tips for Washington State Homeschoolers
Let me give Washington State Homeschoolers two quick tips about social studies.1. You do NOT have to teach Washington State History I've been getting questions about the 11 Required subjects. "Does my homeschool high schooler have to take the Washington State History that is required by public education?"  No, you do NOT need WA State History.  It is NOT one of the required subjects, so it's optional for homeschoolers who sign a Declaration of Intent.  You can...
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Homeschool Magazine

Homeschool Magazine
One of my favorite homeschool magazines, The Old Schoolhouse, has just come out with their new 2013 Annual Print Book, which is full of great homeschooling articles on pretty much every topic you can imagine.I’m especially excited that my article, “The Homeschool High School Motto”, is included in this edition! You can access the digital version of the magazine at www.TOSPrint.com--all year long.The best part is that YOU can access both my article and the entire magazine for FREE!!  No charge for the whole...
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How do You Answer the Socialization Question?

How do You Answer the Socialization Question?
What do you do when people ask you about the socialization of their children?  Do you blow them off with a flip answer, or have you had any good conversations where people ‘see the light?'I asked a few of my friends what kinds of experiences they’ve had with this question, and they shared some of their stories below.“My husband is military and last summer brought a move; our first move since we started home schooling. As...
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Internet Addiction is Not New

Internet Addiction is Not New
Our modern world brings up new concerns, but addiction itself is not new.  With knowledge and awareness, parents can help children resist the temptation to put computer interactions before basic needs and responsibilities.   Learn about internet addiction on Pinterest here: Pinterest.com/HomeScholar/Internet-Addiction. Limit the amount of time your children spend on digital media to prevent it from happening while your children are living at home. Discuss the signs of addiction, to avoid serious difficulties in the future. Subscribe...
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Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review

Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review
Looking for a game that both challenges and engages the multiple ages in your family?!  Wondering what you can do on Family Game Night that won’t make the older kids yawn?!  Search no more; Syl-la-bles is the solution! The object of Syl-la-bles is to come up with the longest and most difficult (correctly spelled) word that begins with the letter on the space you land. The longer the word, the more points you score. All ages and abilities...
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Hey, here's an idea - let's use Latin words! Hee hee hee!
Saturday, 03 November 2012 17:53
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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