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Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)

Homeschool Mom Universal Translator (HMUT)
Hi there, Mr. HomeScholar here... It has come to my attention that homeschool dads will sometimes struggle understanding their wives.  Lee asked me to help explain the homeschool mom perspective to the dads out there. As a public service, I wanted to share my Homeschool Mom Universal Translator with your husband.  Could you please pass this on to him?  Consider it my gift to you. You might want to print this out and keep it in...
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Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:55
Guest — ThatHomeschoolDad
Wives of male lawyers are not called "lawyer moms," so I'm not sure why husbands of HS moms are "homeschool dads." I AM a homesch... Read More
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:30
Guest — Pete
My wife came and sat my but# down and said read this... then pointed to "My children are horrible."... and that's the one we just ... Read More
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 17:59
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Update: Children Grow Up and Leave Home

Update: Children Grow Up and Leave Home
People have been asking me for an update on my kids.  My boys are all grown up - they are men now and not boys anymore.  I could give you an update, but really, I want to give you more of a warning. Children grow up. They leave home. They stop leaving messes.The other day my kids came over.  I needed an excuse to make cookies, but I also made them dinner and we all watched a movie together.  It...
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Guest — JW
Thanks for the update!
Friday, 28 February 2014 07:20
Guest — Kris
You just brought me back down to earth with tears in my eyes.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:18
Guest — JW
LOL, if we were living in our dream home, I'd be constantly yelling about horse muck being tracked into the house, bridles left dr... Read More
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 08:07
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New to All This!

New to All This!
I'll admit it.  Sometimes parents ask BIG questions on Facebook, and it's hard to answer in a short paragraph.  If you only had a few sentences, how would you answer this new homeschool mom?Posted on The HomeScholar Fan Page: My daughter has been in a Classical Christian school since Kindergarten. She is now going into 7th grade and we want to home school her. She is so sick and tired of filling in work sheets, and...
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Guest — J W
You don't have to do every single problem in the workbook.
Friday, 08 July 2011 18:55
Guest — Toni
We've been homeschooling for 14 years. My oldest is a math whiz (and now a finance major in college). Saxon didn't work for him,... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 07:00
Guest — Leslie
A couple of suggestions for math, find out if they did the ENTIRE set of problems (in Saxon), maybe it's just a matter of less vol... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 06:58
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Homeschool Moms & Dads: Reinvest in YOU! Join Me at the WHO Convention June 17-18, 2011

Homeschool Moms & Dads: Reinvest in YOU! Join Me at the WHO Convention June 17-18, 2011
It's time for another homeschool convention! The smell of curricula still brings back memories of homeschooling our two sons. The part of homeschool conventions that I enjoy most is seeing the faces of moms and dads as they reinvest in themselves. We need to remember that just as we invest in our children through their education so should we invest in our own knowledge as we homeschool the high school years. You'll find yourself refreshed and...
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Nervous about Homeschooling High School?

Nervous about Homeschooling High School?
Not everyone feels confident about homeschooling.  Shannon was nervous when she started, but I'd say it ended up pretty well for her and her son, Aaron.  Read Shannon's story - I know it will encourage you! Hi Lee, I'm responding to your request for high school graduate postings.When I began homeschooling Aaron in kindergarten, I wasn't sure I could teach the basics, let alone all the way through high school.I was nervous about teaching in general....
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Preparing Homeschool Records & Transcripts Early

Preparing Homeschool Records & Transcripts Early
Mary graduated her son this year and was EXTREMELY successful as a homeschool parent.  Still, she confesses that the job would have been much easier and less exhausting had she done the work before senior year.  Here is Mary's story:Hi Lee!!!Haven't contacted you since my senior, Bryan, was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in April!  The School of Filmmaking is a fairly exclusive program and I am so very proud...
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Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled

Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled
I was speaking to a mother with struggling learners.  She mentioned how I wouldn't understand because my children are gifted.  I disagree.  It was HARD to have gifted children.  Sleepless nights.  Some tears.  A huge struggle trying to find appropriate curriculum.  I had to find something that would be challenging but not overwhelming, but at the same time it had to be age-appropriate.  It was a huge struggle. Most of my products are geared toward junior...
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Guest — Rachel Grebe
Lee mentioned your daughter in her webinar last night, and I would love to hear more about her accomplishments/experience in the v... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 06:12
Guest — Dick Pierson
I know this family well, have known Courtney since she was a very little girl. This is an amazing kid ! Her mom and dad are one of... Read More
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:03
Guest — Candy Oliver
Hi Lois, Thank you so much for the kind words! Courtney plans on becoming a Vet, she still has the same dream she's had since sh... Read More
Monday, 06 June 2011 19:02
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Homeschool Mom's Investment Wins Big!

Homeschool Mom's Investment Wins Big!
Thank you, Sue, for sharing your experience! Even though I am in the field of education, finding a plan for homeschooling high school and preparing good college transcripts was not easy. Then I came across Lee’s website and everything changed.I first purchased the “Total Transcript Solution” program to help me organize and plan my 10th grade daughter’s transcripts. Lee added so many bonuses and articles which helped me in the whole process so that* I now...
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January Homeschool Burnout

January Homeschool Burnout
January is a tough time for everyone.  I was chatting online with a mom who is facing some family challenges. Hi Lee,I remember the article or blog you had saying that January was a difficult month. With so much going on in my life I am amazed we have gotten anything done but I feel like we are doing the minimum if anything. It has gotten as boring as public school to them. The field trips...
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Guest — Chris Whittington
Hi Lee (and Karen) It is a real shame when high school kids get it into their heads that they're either not interested in school,... Read More
Thursday, 03 February 2011 14:38
Guest — Lee
Yes! My computer science engineering son thinks it's WONDERFUL! He sends me the link almost every month and says "tell homeschoo... Read More
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:21
Guest — Sandy Grant
On the lines of beginning computer animation/programming my kids REALLY love to use the Scratch program created by MIT. It is fre... Read More
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 11:16
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Setting the Records Straight - Feedback from a Stranger

Setting the Records Straight - Feedback from a Stranger
Imagine my surprise!  Sometimes I get a review from someone when I'm expecting it, but this time I read a review of my book that came as a surprise.  And she liked it!  Here is what she said: Read the Online Review Here: The Homeschool MomI recently purchased Lee Binz's book, "Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admissions and Scholarships". My homeschooled son is now taking high school...
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Monday, 24 January 2011 07:57
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