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We Won Best Homeschool Business Blog!

We Won Best Homeschool Business Blog!
I'm so excited to announce that I have won the Homeschool Blog Awards Best Curriculum or Business Blog 2009


Heather notified me that I had won, and said:
Attached is a Graphic that my children and I made when we did the stuffed animal drawing for the Homeschool Blog Awards. Each blogger was assigned an animal to represent them and we wrote out the prizes on slips of paper and drew for the animals. The kids enjoyed taking photos of the animals and watching mom create graphics. We would love it if you would use the graphic in your post when you get your prizes or just telling about what you won. It would make my kids feel special.

Isn't this a cute little stuffed animal?  I have to admit, it did give my husband and I the giggles, thinking that I was represented by a COW!!!  LOLOL!!!   But it's adorable!    Here are the prizes that I won:

HERE IS WHAT WAS DRAWN FOR YOU:

  • 25$ Amazon Gift Cert

  • Red River Paper 40$

  • Patchwork Quilt Tic Tac Toe

  • 20$ in MindBites Lessons

  • Heart of the Matter Online Homeschool Conference Tickets for 2010

  • The Old Schoolhouse - 1 Year Magazine Subscription



It was fun to be able to participate, and I'm thrilled to win!  We work very hard on our blog, posting almost every day, and it was so nice to feel supported and encouraged.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us!



I've recently been connecting with friends on LinkedIn.  I invite you to send me an invitation if you want to connect with my business.
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The Good News about Scouting!

The Good News about Scouting!
If your child enjoys being part of Boy Scouts, consider yourself blessed!   Scouting can be one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST things you can do for college!



If your child is working toward an Eagle Scout, it can almost guarantee success.  Every single thing you do in scouting is educational and can be put on the transcript somewhere. Usually I see the hours spent with Boy Scouts recorded as PE.  All of the camping and hiking can be part of his PE credit.  There are a million names you can call it - you can use names on the badges, too.  Just estimate hours ("16 hours this weekend plus 40 hours that week equals...." that sort of thing.)  But in general, when your child is involved in scouting, and they do the scouting activities that are required, my job is just to remind you to include those in your PE hours.

Some kids focus more on academic activities within scouting, and others focus on the physical activities.  Remember the Golden Rule of Credits:  No Double Dipping.  When you count the hours of scouting, you can't use the same hours for two different classes.  You can, however, say that some scouting hours are for PE and the other scouting hours are for volunteer work or other classes.  Although double dipping is a no-no, for many kids there are more than enough hours in their scouting year to cover more than one course.

Eagle Scout is "golden" and how it fits well with the Congressional Award.  Here is the link if you want to read more about the Congressional Award.



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