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Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018

Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018
Did 2018 come and go as fast for you as it did for me!? I can't believe we've begun a new year already. In looking back over 2018, I've pulled my top ...
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Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]

Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]
Homeschooling is not a race to the finish. It's a time of life to relish and enjoy your child and the journey, and savor homeschooling. Most parents a...
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Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications

Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications
Homeschooling isn't cheap.  We pay for our own curriculum, supplies, and teacher manuals.  It doesn't get cheaper as kids get older, either!  For some families, finances are a HUGE issue, even while they are committed to homeschooling through high school.  Here is some helpful advice for these parents who are thinking about college admission. Two important truthsHomeschoolers tend to be single-income families.Homeschoolers love to save money.Two important expensesSAT and ACT tests are required for admission, and...
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Guest — Elijah
Hi, I'm not sure how active this blog still is, but if someone sees this, I would really appreciate some help. My family talked ... Read More
Thursday, 12 September 2019 03:28
Robin
Don't give up, Elijah School districts can be really difficult. Do you have an advocate on staff at school? A teacher or guidance... Read More
Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:27
Guest — Elijah
Thank you for the encouraging words. The school guidance counselor is the one that provided the test, but she's one of the main pe... Read More
Friday, 13 September 2019 00:12
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Considering Homeschooling?

Considering Homeschooling?
What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling?  These are comments from my Facebook friends.  What do YOU tell someone who is thinking about homeschooling for the first time? DianeDon't be too hard on your kids. it's all going to be fine. if you are stressed, they'll be stressed.DianneYou don't have to do it all, you don't have to be perfect, and your kids will learn anyway and be better for it. Be kind...
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Guest — Sunya
These years go by so fast so my advice would be to enjoy every precious moment with your children. Keep learning fun by doing thi... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2012 10:53
Guest — Deb Roennebeck
God did not give your children to the public school system - He gave them to YOU. If God has called you to Homeschool, He will no... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2012 06:20
Guest — Angela
I agree with all of the above, but I must add advice I was given: laundry will still be there when the kids are out of the house.... Read More
Thursday, 30 August 2012 22:44
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Two Notes of Encouragement

Two Notes of Encouragement
Here are two notes I received this last week that I thought were so encouraging.  I hope you will take their advice and discover how I can help you homeschool high school. Lee,Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources for me. They are, alternatively, eye-opening, encouraging, and down right exciting. I am seeing a lot of potential avenues to prepare my son for a positive college experience. I'm so glad I...
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  • What is Delight Directed Learning in High School

    What is delight directed learning? And, how do you incorporate it into your child's high school career? 

      Delight directed learning occurs when a person pursues learning about a topic because they take great delight in it, not simply because it's a required course.

    Delight directed learning requires time. Make sure to build margin into your homeschool so your student

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  • Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

    Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doesn't sound like fun, does it? 

    But wait! What if we can MAKE it fun??

    How about if I share with you all my easy-peasy, light-and-breezy tips for making transcripts in a

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  • Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program

    Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely different area. It can be confusing! When researching the laws in your state, make sure you are looking at the law that applies to

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  • What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application

    The Common Application can be the cause of anxiety for many homeschool families. You get into it and invariably there are questions that you have, as a homeschooler, that might not be as clear as if you were filling it out for a public school student. No worries. I can help you navigate the Common Application.

    New for the Common Application

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