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What Does Homeschool Freedom Mean to YOU?

What Does Homeschool Freedom Mean to YOU?
What Does Homeschool Freedom Mean to YOU? What does homeschool freedom mean to you? I'll go first - you chime in! 1. Freedom of Expression Homeschoolers have the freedom to craft your homeschool to perfectly fit your children, without overreaching governmental interference. As teachers, we can hug and love our children until they grow up and become confident, self-assured adults. It's amazing what a little love can do! 2. Freedom of Religion We have the freedom...
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Graduation Stories Needed

Graduation Stories Needed
Graduation Stories Needed Have you been helped by my resources over the years? Do you have a high school graduate? I need your help!I would love to be able to share your graduation story on my blog! Graduation Photos and Stories WantedHomeschool moms and dads are wondering how real homeschoolers graduate their children, and would love to see pictures of what that looks like. If you have a graduation celebration, cap & gown photos, party pictures,...
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Know Your State Homeschool Law

Know Your State Homeschool Law
Know Your State Homeschool Law Could you do me a favor? Before you start your new homeschool year, can you quick run over to your state homeschool law, and check it out for me?If your neighbors are doing something that seems a little strange and wacky, don't just follow them blindly. 9 times out of 10, they are assuming that something they see in their local public school is somehow encoded into law.Do me this one...
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Budget for College Applications

Budget for College Applications
Budget for College Applications It's normal to pay $30-$100 per college applicationDon't think about it as your homeschool budget, think of it as a down payment on the total cost of college - as if by applying you will get more scholarships. It's possible to have the application cost deferred, if you ask. Most colleges will defer the cost of application if you simple go for a college visit. You can also ask the college to...
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Homeschool Graduation by Jean

Homeschool Graduation by Jean
Homeschool Graduation by Jean What will your homeschool graduation look like?Jean was kind enough to share her graduation day photos. There were only two graduates in this ceremony. There were a couple of others in the homeschool group that were graduating this year, but they didn't want to be recognized in a service. Each family of the two graduates invited whomever they wanted to attend the ceremony and reception. Together, the two families invited over 400...
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Guest — Nancy Luckhof
We are currently in the planning stage of our home school graduation ceremony and party! As missionaries in the Philippines, we ha... Read More
Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
What a lovely gift to give your son, Nancy! His graduation will be a loving memory, in addition to a call to ministry. You are giv... Read More
Monday, 08 June 2015 15:55
Guest — Robin Helzer
I wholeheartedly agree that graduation should be celebrated. A lot of hard work from both the parents and the student should be re... Read More
Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:27
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Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK
Relax!  Some classes will be easier than others!Our homeschool group wants to have a choir/drama class this semester but they want it to count for 1/2 a credit for the high schoolers. We only meet nine times with three extra rehearsals/practices and the final performance is a short play that is to be memorized. There is singing, dancing, and acting in the play. They are also required to write a 3-5 page character study as well...
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Guest — Karen
I think we should get our children more involved in outside activities like this https://www.underwaterbasketweaving.org/underwate... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:15
Guest — Kristine
Okay. Your "invest in your weakness" has long been my #1 mantra. I think I'll take "sometimes easy is OK" as my #2.
Friday, 05 August 2011 09:58
Guest — Rebecca
From a mom who had her 7th grader read Aristotle's Poetics, I love love love this advice. I need to hear this. Often. Thank y... Read More
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 19:45
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Economics for Beginners

Economics for Beginners
My son has a degree in Political Economy, and has loved economics since he was a child. This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Economics for Beginners When he was younger, my economics-loving son enjoyed the Penny Candy books in the Uncle Eric Series, written by Richard Maybury. These books come from a free market perspective and are politically conservative/libertarian. Many people use...
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Lee Binz
Thanks Deanna! I'm so glad it helped! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 21 April 2018 21:51
Deanna Pathio
What great-looking resources. I had no idea what to do with economics till I read this post. Thank you!
Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:37
Guest — Ashley
My son is a rising senior who is planning to major in Economics. We used Economics in a Box (used in by My Father's World) and LO... Read More
Monday, 18 May 2015 05:11
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How to Say NO to College Offers

How to Say NO to College Offers
May 1st is the 'National Candidate Reply Date' for deciding on which college you will attend and the day you must say no to college offers. It's true that some of them will be great offers and will be hard to say no to. Each college you have applied to will give you directions on how to announce your decision. Some have an online form, others will want an email or paper letter. How, exactly, do...
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Stages, Ages and Grade Levels

Stages, Ages and Grade Levels
Many homeschool parents today are intimidated by the thought of homeschooling through high school, overwhelmed by the thought of college applications, and unsure of how to plan for the final steps of their child’s education. Stages, Ages, and Grade Levels Generally, parents tend to react in one of two ways to this challenge. Some are stressed out; they need minimal information, because if they are given too much information, they are immobilized and can’t do anything....
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Military Prep in High School

Military Prep in High School
Military Prep in High School Let's be honest - there are some kids that would LOVE to serve our country, and want to start TODAY. There are some ways you can encourage that delight directed learning and vocational calling while they are still homeschooling. Each branch of the military has a high school experience, so see what is available in your area. All of these programs emphasize life skills valuable for every student. Students can gain...
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Failing Grades in Online School

Failing Grades in Online School
Failing Grades in Online School Many parents choose online classes for their students, and from time to time will experience the "crash and burn" of failing grades from these classes. How can you make sure your smart child is represented fairly on the transcript, even if your child has failed some classes?If your classes are NOT accredited, then the class and grades are essentially like a homeschool co-op, and you are completely in charge of those...
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Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles

Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles
There are challenges with homeschooling teenagers. 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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Free Class: No Nonsense Style and Take it Easy Approach

Free Class: No Nonsense Style and Take it Easy Approach
No-Nonsense Style and Take it Easy Approach The other day I presented my grades, credits, and transcripts class for a group of homeschoolers. The positive feedback from the attendees was so overwhelmingly positive! My grade was 4.9 stars (out of 5.0 possible.) I have to say, it's nice to be appreciated!For the class last week, I partnered with Luke and Trisha Gilkerson at Intoxicated on Life. I first met Luke and Trisha on Facebook, actually. Check out...
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How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling

How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling
Moving can mean a lot of change, but it can be good change! There are some things you can do to help your child make a smooth transition to a new location. Moving to a New State For homeschoolers, finding friends can be a priority. A homeschool co-op might be the best way to find homeschool friends. You can also look for homeschool support groups that have teen activities. Search local activities to see if they...
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PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015

PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015
There are big changes coming to the PSAT and SAT this fall. Are you ready?This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. PSAT and SAT change Fall 2015 The PSAT and SAT change will affect children who are starting junior year in 2015. The changes will start with the new format PSAT in October. Then the SAT test will change in the spring...
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