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Homeschooling Teens – Colleges Seek Independent Homeschoolers

Homeschooling Teens – Colleges Seek Independent Homeschoolers
Stanford University Magazine had a write-up regarding a gifted homeschool student.  I love this quotation: “It’s the spark, the passion, that sets the truly exceptional student-the one driven to pursue independent research and explore difficult concepts from a very early age-apart from your typical bright kid.  Stanford wants students who have it.  Looking very closely at homeschoolers is one way to get more of those special minds, the admission office has discovered."  As Reider explains it:...
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Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story

Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story
One thing that I love about the homeschool community is that most of us love to encourage others with our stories. In this post Joyce, a homeschool mom, shares the story of her two sons so that it will encourage each of you. You CAN homeschool high school! Joyce's Sons: Devin & Michael Wow!  I can’t believe they are graduated! We put our twins, Devin and Michael in the public school system from kindergarten thru 2 nd...
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Back to School: Preparing to Homeschool High School

Back to School: Preparing to Homeschool High School
This is a great time of year. New curricula. Sharp pencils. Everyone is rested after a great summer break. Hold onto that feeling. Don't let the fear or insecurity creep in. You CAN homeschool high school. And, I'm here to help. The HomeScholar: Preparing to Homeschool High School Your best strategy for keeping all those balls in the air is preparation.  The HomeScholar Gold Care Club will give you the comprehensive help you need to homeschool...
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Homeschooling: What About Prom?

Homeschooling: What About Prom?
When you tell people you are homeschooling high school, you may get some pretty unusual questions. What about college? What about scholarships? What about socialization? For me, the strangest question was always, "What about Prom?" Yeah... what about it? Homeschoolers who want to have a prom can create one! Read this article, about a homeschool group that got together to make a Prom for their high school students. Appleton-area homeschoolers experience razzle-dazzle of high school dance...
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Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!

Celebrate Homeschool Freedom: Join me on July 7!
This time of year always brings about the feelings of awe and thankfulness for the freedoms that we hold dear in this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt listed these Four Freedoms :  Freedom of Speech and Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear . Homeschool families know these freedoms very well. We express our freedoms by exerting our right to home educate our children. Yet, there are still those things that lurk around...
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Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers

Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers
Scholarship seekers become scholarship winners!  I love to hear about homeschoolers winning college scholarships, but it doesn't happen by accident. Paula shared the story of her daughter with a senior portrait. My husband and I are so proud of our daughter, Katelynn.  Katelynn has been homeschooled since the third grade.  We are so proud of all her accomplishments, and we can't believe she just graduated from high school.  Katelynn has been accepted to the University of...
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The Homeschooling Buzz on the Homeschool Netcast Network

The Homeschooling Buzz on the Homeschool Netcast Network
Recently I was interviewed by Gerald McKoy for his weekly show ”The Homeschooling Buzz” on the Homeschool Netcast Network.  Did you see it?  If not, here is the recording from www.homeschoolnetcast.com.  My interview begins at about 8 minutes into the broadcast. One hour version.  I understand this version will be removed at some point, and I'm not sure when. The Homeschooling Buzz - Interview with Lee Binz - Homeschool Mom and The HomeScholar. Episode 17 on...
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Total Transcript Solution or the Comprehensive Record Solution

Total Transcript Solution or the Comprehensive Record Solution
I am getting a lot of questions that go like this: Dear Lee, I just finished watching your short video introducing your new product Comprehensive Record Solution. How does it differ from your Total Transcript Solution? Is one more expansive than the other is? Will I need both to assist me in learning how to complete great records for our daughter? Thank you so much for your time and all you do to assist us nervous...
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Should I Continue Abeka and Apologia?

Should I Continue Abeka and Apologia?
I am considering continuing with Abeka and Apologia for science for my high schooler. Do you think this curriculum is strong enough to prepare him for college? Thank you for your opinion ~ Theresa on Facebook Theresa, I recommend that you keep using whatever has worked for you in the past . Kids will learn more when they understand what is being taught then they will if the curriculum is "perfect" but makes no sense to...
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Can't You Work For Even An Hour?

Can't You Work For Even An Hour?
Oops.  I got distracted.  I was having my morning quiet time, when suddenly the dog needed to go out.  There are some things that just can't wait.  But 15 minutes later I realize I'm sitting in front of Facebook, and I never finished my quiet time.  I know many of you can relate.  Ironically, I was reading this passage in Mark; Mark 14:37-41 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said...
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What Is An Ebenezer?

What Is An Ebenezer?
"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is such a familiar hymn.  Here is a Youtube playing the version by David Crowder Band But have you listened to the words?  What in the world is an Ebenezer????  I'm afraid I missed that lesson in Sunday School.  Completely stuck, I resorted to the one way I knew to find the answer;  Google. I found out the word comes from the scripture in 1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took...
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Save Money With Old Fashioned Cooking!

Save Money With Old Fashioned Cooking!
If you need help saving money on your food budget, I saw the most wonderful book while watching "The Doctors" on TV!  The book is called " Clara's Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression " The doctors on the show recommended the book as a common sense way to eat healthy food inexpensively.  I just thought Clara was adorable!  She also had a video filled with more recipes and her stories from the...
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Timeless Moments of Christmas

Timeless Moments of Christmas
Another Christmas morning and here I sit again at my PC waiting for the kids to get up.  The fact that they are 22 and 20 does not change anything on Christmas morning.  In my mind they are still 6 and 4 and probably haven't slept much all night with the excitement.  This year there are no big sleds or bicycles under the tree - their tastes now are for smaller/electronic toys and (miracle of miracles...
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Total Transcript Solution Blog Contest Winner!!

Total Transcript Solution Blog Contest Winner!!
We had such an AMAZING response to our blog contest.  As you might recall, our contest question was: "How will creating an AMAZING transcript help my child achieve their dreams?" We had over 60 responses and they ranged from over-the-top creative to matter-of-fact statements.  All were heartfelt and sincere.  After much deliberation (and some debate) we are giving the prize to  Morgan!  Her entry was a heartfelt request for a Christmas present for her mother, Ellen. ...
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Homeschool Black Friday

Homeschool Black Friday
Shopping on Amazon.com today?  Two of my videos are available through Amazon now, so you can add that to your shopping cart right next to your Wii Fit and Watches! The first video, Preparing to Homeschool High School, will help parents who are just beginning to homeschool high school.  It's most helpful for beginners, or parents who feel unsure and really want some encouragement. Preparing to Homeschool High School Finding a College on Amazon Can I...
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