Romeikes Have Many Friends

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The Romeikes have made many local and far-away friends in the United States stemming from their 6 some years in Morristown, Tennessee.  The family lost their bid for political asylum in the United States. Oddly enough, the Department of Justice … Continue reading

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’19 Kids & Counting’ Preview: Anna Struggles With Homeschooling 3 Kids – Hollybaby

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’19 Kids & Counting’ Preview: Anna Struggles With Homeschooling 3 Kids
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On the April 8 episode of ’19 Kids & Counting,’ we finally get to see how Anna and Josh Duggar are adjusting to their new home. Anna admits that she is struggling with homeschooling Mackynzie, especially because she has two other children who need her …

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Conflicted Educators Homeschool

Blog Buzz: Conflicted Educators Homeschool via Corn and Oil

Fortunately, there are wonderful alternatives to public and private schools wrapping their budgets and curriculum around the latest new thang – the federalized Common Core initiatives.  One New York principal understands the conflict, as schools are losing their own controls … Continue reading

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What are the online homeschool options in my state?

Blog Buzz: What are the online homeschool options in my state? via LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com
Where to start….. First of all you and your student need to decide what is the best type of “online” high school option that would work best for your family. For my oldest son, that has been a mix of online classes ,co-op classes and student led projects/classes. We are using the new Time4Learning high [...]
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How do I create a college-ready transcript?

Blog Buzz: How do I create a college-ready transcript? via LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com
    The Basics This happens to be one of the most asked questions I see out there for anyone who is thinking about homeschooling their child through high school. Also, the one that I struggled with myself, I have kept good notes on classes,etc. that we have taken but putting it down on paper [...]
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If I’m Thinking About Homeschooling High School, Where Should I Start?

Blog Buzz: If I’m Thinking About Homeschooling High School, Where Should I Start? via LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com
“Help! I’m thinking about homeschooling high school and I don’t know where to start.” If this is you, relax! You are not alone. This is one of the most common questions asked by potential homeschoolers/homeschooling families.  Where Do I Start My Homeschool High School Search? The best place to start your homeschool high school search is with [...]
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How do you Know if Homeschooling is the Right Decision for you?

Blog Buzz: How do you Know if Homeschooling is the Right Decision for you? via LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com
That’s a good question… and one that, in truth, can only be answered by the person taking the homeschool plunge! Everyone is different, has different learning styles, different needs, and different goals. Many would even assert that you really can’t “know” unless you try it. While it may contain some risk, I must agree. You [...]
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Carnival of Homeschooling – The April Fool’s Edition

Jamie is hosting this week's Carnival of Homeschooling at momSCHOOL with an April Fool's theme. There are some great ideas for next year! 

April the first stands mark’d by custom’s rules,

A day for being, and for making fools: —

But, pray, what custom, or what rule supplies

A day for making, or for being — wise?

(Rev. Samuel Bishop, 1796)

This is one of the earliest known mentions of April Fool’s Day. Though the exact origin is a bit cloudy, most historians trace a general air of tomfoolery back to antiquity.The Romans celebrated a festive holiday during the end of March known as Hilaria. The Jewish festival of Purim is also celebrated during this time and incorporates costumes, carnivals, and pranks.While I’ve heard that an ancient Dutch poem mentions April Fool’s and was written in 1561. So, in any case we can see that playing pranks and making all sorts of general merriment is the custom for this time of the year!

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The 429th Carnival of Homeschooling – The Still Winter Edition

This week’s Carnival of Homeschooling at Golden Grasses.

It’s been a long winter ’round here. And it’s still happening- today was a day full of blowing snow, school closures and other winter nonsense. So, yeah, we are all about a change of season, and soon Till then, we are getting lots of school done, including tons of reading, read-alouds, CD-listening, DVD watching, and texts gone through.
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Carnival of Homeschooling – The Post Olympic edition

Susan is hosting this week's Carnival of Homeschooling at Corn and Oil.

The Sochi Winter Olympics ended a couple of days ago.  Many of us watched various winter sports such as ice skating, hockey games, snowboarding, skiing (sometimes with a gun), along with the curious art of curling.  Fitting every day lives into those 17 days of competitions, many non-Olympian homeschoolers also found a gainful way to educate too.  Looking back at the Putin-powered Olympics, we.ll celebrate some Olympians who educate at home to keep up with their athletic passions and schedules. The real life homeschooling experiences shared by our Carnival participants also display the distinctiveness of a home educated family life.  We.ll keep doing what we do every day, whether it.s surrounded by snow and elite physical training or those of us just taking a nature walk through a park.  Enjoy!
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Please don’t wait till the kids have all moved out before you implement these suggestions

Blog Buzz: Please don’t wait till the kids have all moved out before you implement these suggestions via Trivium Pursuit
Suggestions on how to treat your adult children. 1. The majority of the time that you are talking with your adult child, you should be doing the listening, not the talking. Real and attentive listening. Respectful listening — not appearing to be listening or thinking about what you need to be doing next or what […]
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Networks Never Covered German Home-School Family’s Plight

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Illegal immigration might be a hot topic for the media, but the networks remained mum when the government denied asylum to a German family seeking the freedom to educate their own children. 
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike along with their children came to the United States in 2008, seeking political asylum because home-schooling is illegal in Germany. The family wants to homeschool due to its Christian beliefs. Obama’s U.S. Justice Department refused asylum status, and chose to defend its decision in litigation. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the Romeikes on March 3 which initially signaled a deportation for the family. Despite the win for the Obama Justice Department, ABC, CBS, and NBC have not mentioned the story. 

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Carnival of Homeschooling – The Just Keep Blogging edition

This week's Carnival of Homeschooling at Notes from a homeschooling Mom.


It is now March 2014, I officially became a veteran homeschooler back in May 2013, when I graduated my second, and last child, from homeschooling. I am still processing all of my thoughts and feelings about the last 10 years, because homeschooling is serious business, and just as you need to be mentally prepared to start and to make it through homeschooling, you need to put the same effort (at least in my case) into coming out the other side, and finding a new you, when you have been released from your homeschooling duties.
Just as I found blogging to be a great way to prepare myself and to keep motivated during the homeschool process, I am finding blogging to be a great way to process myself into my next phase in life-post homeschooling.  As much as inward blogging has helped me, I still need to spend just as much time reading the blogs of others, for sanity reasons, to let me know that I am OK… as in Not Crazy, as in other people are having the same feelings and experiences that I have either had, or am having right now. For this I am thankful, so with that I say, Just keep blogging through and even after homeschooling.  I will keep you sane, and it will also help those who come after you.

Celebrate Pi Day!

Blog Buzz: Celebrate Pi Day! via Katie’s Homeschool Cottage
If this is the first time visiting our site, please read our Welcome page to get an idea of what you can find throughout this website and enjoy our other offerings while you are here. Celebrate Pi Day with these Activities (For resources used with our study units, click on the Resources tab above.) March […]
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