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Many Ways to Say “I love you”

Many Ways to Say “I love you”
My kids think I'm crazy, but I've always celebrated Valentine's Day with pink, red, and heart-shaped food. I'm not usually a very crafty person, but I...
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Homeschool Legacy John Taylor Gatto

Homeschool Legacy John Taylor Gatto
Read books by John Taylor Gatto, and be encouraged in your decision and ability to homeschool. A cornerstones of the modern homeschool movement, his e...
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Student Discounts for College Kids

Student Discounts for College Kids
This is a nearly-exhaustive look at student discounts available to college students. For most of these deals, the student will need to show their coll...
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31 Educational Games for Teens

31 Educational Games for Teens
Games for teens can make summer more fun. Staying sane in summer requires a careful balance of structure (so the kids don't go crazy) and time away fr...
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The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been taking a look back on my 2017 year at The HomeScholar so I could add it to my "about u...
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Lee Binz
Thanks so much Jessica! What a kind thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:48
Guest — Jessica
Primarily because of your books, webinars, and free training, I have hope that we are well "on the road" to homeschooling high sch... Read More
Saturday, 17 February 2018 13:14
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Fruit Tart Recipe

Fruit Tart Recipe
This recipe has been in my family for decades! It's easy to make, but time consuming to put together. Worth it though, because it looks just GREAT for...
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Free Articles for Your Support Group

Free Articles for Your Support Group
Leaders of homeschool groups are always looking for content for newsletters, right? Why don't you share this information with your support group?...
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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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Hawaiian Holiday

Hawaiian Holiday
Hawaiian Holiday My husband and I had a wonderful Hawaiian vacation in January! It was a great time to renew, refresh, rejuvenate, and regroup as we s...
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Lee Binz
Hi, Heidi! It was so fun to hear the whales, wasn't it!? Enjoy sharing that with your kids. Blessings, Anita Assistant to The Hom... Read More
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 17:26
Lee Binz
Hi, Ann! It's so good to hear that you are still following Lee and her growing business after your kids have already graduated. I... Read More
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 17:26
Guest — Heidi Geiman
Hi Lee! I'm so glad you got to get away and have some rest and relaxation!! There is no place like Hawaii for that! Thank you f... Read More
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:55
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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions Happy New Year! No year will feel complete without a little self-reflection and commitment to improve in the coming year.1. Lose WeightEliminate homeschool clutter.  No resolution appears more consistently on every list than losing weight.2. Get in ShapeGet your transcript done. Getting in shape and losing weight always seem to go together.3. Break a Bad HabitCover the core consistently.  Even acknowledging you have a bad habit to break can be embarrassing.4....
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Christmas Baking - Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes

Christmas Baking - Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes
Christmas Baking - Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes Maybe you have friends that you'd like to gift a Christmas goodie to, but they are a gluten-free family?  Don't worry - I have you covered!  Check out these yummy recipes.Coconut Christmas Cookies1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut1/4 cup agave or honey2 tbsp virgin coconut oil1/2 tsp vanilla1/8 tsp saltChristmas décor or colorful candiesCombine everything but the décor in a food processor. Add candy decorations, candies, or chocolate chips. Press into...
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Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes

Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes
Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes I love giving sweet bread treats to our neighbors and friends, and bringing them as hostess gifts. These can be made in advance and frozen.  They travel well, too!  You can find wrapping suggestions from Martha Stewart Crafts and from Wilton available on Amazon.Pistachio Bread1 package yellow cake mix1 package pistachio pudding mix (3 oz.)4 eggs1/2 cup oil1 cup sour cream1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)1/8 cup water.Cinnamon-sugar mix: 3...
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Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents

Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents
Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents Parents new to homeschooling, listen up! You and your spouse can be EXCELLENT homeschool parents, regardless of your skills, because you LOVE your child. That's what ensures your success. You want them to do well, and if you have a weak area, you can find resources for that. But because you love your child, you will be motivated to find those resources. A school teacher might not be as motivated to...
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I SO needed to read this today! I'm totally new to homeschooling - and it can be totally overwhelming trying to believe that you c... Read More
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 14:36
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Fun Fall Ideas for Kids and Families

Fun Fall Ideas for Kids and Families
As a homeschool family, you have the freedom to use the fall months for special activities related to the season!  I have put together a list of some of my favorite fun fall ideas for kids and their entire families!  I hope you enjoy them! Fun Fall Ideas for Kids and Families Thankfulness Jar - Start a new tradition with your family this year, or carry on an old tradition in a new way! Glitter Acorns -...
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Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating

Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating
Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating You know how bad things can happen to good people? Well, massive yearlong cheating can happen within good families, even with sweet children. While uncommon, it does sometimes happen. There are things you can do once you recognize a problem - and things everyone can do to prevent it from happening to them.What do to when you recognize the problemThese are different options that parents have when their high...
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This post was such a breath of fresh air!! Last year I found that my 9th grader had cheated the entire way through his Algebra. I ... Read More
Friday, 16 October 2015 06:47
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Deanna, My son did the same! I'm so proud of you for showing your son that there is a price to be paid, and calling him to account... Read More
Saturday, 17 October 2015 18:20
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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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