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How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
Expect college applications to cost you $40 to $60 per college.  But the benefits are priceless!  The amount of financial aid that colleges offer will vary widely.  If you apply to one college, what will you do if they don't offer a good financial aid package?  On the other hand, if you apply to the national average of six colleges, and it's the sixth college that offers you the best financial deal with the most scholarships,...
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Down for the Count on Mother's Day

Down for the Count on Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day!  Matt here, guest posting.  Lee's feeling a little blue today.  Her big plans for Mother's Day kind of fell apart because of strep throat.  Strep throat she contracted while caring for our youngest's strep throat.  Ironic that on Mother's Day, she has this persistent reminder that she is a great mom!  Anyway, I know she would appreciate some encouragement from other moms.  Let her know about your Mother's Day plans.  She'll have to...
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Guest — Becky
Celebrated last night...went to Bull Riding and Barrel Racing...not part of our upbringing but a "cultural field trip". Today dh h... Read More
Sunday, 10 May 2009 17:57
Guest — J W
Big Sis down with a cold. Me with an intermittent sore throat and general "blah" feeling, hoping I'm not coming down with somethi... Read More
Sunday, 10 May 2009 13:10
Guest — Renee G
Our Mother's day plans were for the entire family to see StarTrek at an IMAX theater for FREE.... but then two children got callba... Read More
Sunday, 10 May 2009 10:53
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Michael Phelps - Superhero!

Michael Phelps - Superhero!
Michael Phelps has ADD - did you know that?  His mother was able to take what could have been a detriment, and turned it into a huge advantage.  I love this article titled "Michael Phelps' Mom on How to Raise an ADHD Superstar."  It states that "Behind almost every ADHD success story is a devoted parent (or two)." Read the article from ADDitudemag.com Did you read about my newsletter article about the boy homeschool graduate with...
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Guest — Marvin Trobaugh
I simply want to say I am very new to blogs and seriously enjoyed you're web page. Very likely I’m likely to bookmark your site . ... Read More
Monday, 14 May 2012 17:34
Guest — LeeLoo
There are many children/people with ADHD who have some sort of superpowers. But the sad thing is, most of them are kind of ashamed... Read More
Monday, 03 August 2009 04:03
Guest — Stephanie
WOW! I just read Matt's series, and it is fabulous. It really fits a lot with what my husband and I have been talking about this s... Read More
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 17:01
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Homeschool 911

Homeschool 911
I got a panicky call today - not unusual.  It started out normal, but when I explained that I had one appointment available in August, but the other openings were all in September - this mom was suddenly in full panic mode!There are times when you have a TRUE emergency, like a natural disaster, fire, or theft.  If that's the case, please let me know!  Like a doctor who takes emergency patients in between routine physicals,...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Melinda, The "emergency" mom I was working with was NOT already a client, she was just turning to me because of her crisis. Sh... Read More
Sunday, 27 July 2008 17:46
Guest — Melinda
Same here. I kept all my daughters records on my palm calendar. Everything is now erased and I need to rebuild as best I can. V... Read More
Saturday, 26 July 2008 08:25
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Homeschool or "School at Home"?

Homeschool or "School at Home"?
Alpha Omega and Lifepacs are what I call "school at home" programs. If your students don't do well in a formalized school setting, I would avoid anything that LOOKS like school. I don't think school at home and textbook programs will be too helpful for such students. I do sometimes recommend those programs, but usually for people who have been homeschooling awhile and need a break from the hands-on part of homeschooling. If you are coming...
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Guest — karen
Around the world in 80 days looks like a great book. I will have to check it out.
Thursday, 18 February 2010 15:05
Guest — Lee
Excellent point, Joelle! You can use a workbook as a spine the same way you use textbooks. I have to admit that my kids loved ... Read More
Saturday, 21 June 2008 11:58
Guest — J W
Hi there! There's another way to use "workbooky" curriculae such as Alpha Omega. You can use it as a skeleton. That's what I pl... Read More
Friday, 20 June 2008 19:47
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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
What would I have done without my husband? When I was homeschooling, I relied on him to play the "Heavy" - making sure that my kids finished their schoolwork as required each day. He coached the soccer team, and baseball team, and judged swim team. In high school, he edited all their papers, and made an attempt to keep up with the children in economics and chess (I completely gave up and threw in the towel...
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Guest — Liz
Matt, Coming for a different view point - through dating your son .. =) you have done a truly incredible job of raising your sons.... Read More
Sunday, 15 June 2008 18:52
Guest — Alex Binz
Dear Mr. Homescholar, You have been a wonderful role model for me, and also a wonderful counselor for when I really need your hel... Read More
Sunday, 15 June 2008 15:13
Guest — Kevin Binz
Hey Dad, I just wanted to chime in with how thankful I am to have you as a father. Over the years, I've discovered that I'm not ... Read More
Sunday, 15 June 2008 12:37
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