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Scholarships for homeschoolers

What does nearly every homeschool student really need as they near graduation?  Scholarships!  If you have a student in highschool or know someone with a homeschooled highschool student, forward them this post!  The cost of higher education has become unbelievable. There are three scholarships available exclusively to homeschool graduates.  These scholarships are offered by the…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 16, 2016

What to get done when we can’t get it all done

I encourage parents to aim high.  But there are times in life where we cannot get it all done.  They are times when we are just hanging on.  Fortunately, homeschool schedules can be flexible.  But during times of illness, moves, and life changes school must go on. What should the priorities be?  What are the…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 15, 2016

Making Art Museums Fun

Now we all have this idea in the back of our mind that we should enjoy art museums.  But sometimes they leave us scratching our head and moaning at the lack of lovely Monet and the proliferation of weird, abstract modern art.  How do we instill an appreciation for art in our children?  Why bother?…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 13, 2016

Choosing extra-curriculars: When Good is Bad

We just went through that very painful process that must be undergone every school year – choosing extra-curricular activities.  When I was homeschooled there were few activities and resources available. Nowadays there is so much out there for homeschoolers that we have a very hard time not overscheduling!  Band?  Dance?  Martial arts?  P.E.? Sewing?  Drama?…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 12, 2016
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How To Self-Publish a Book

Please welcome a guest blogger – My own darling doll!  She has self-published her book and is kindly sharing the how-to’s with you. How To Self-Publish a Book Go to CreateSpace.com. Create Space is a free Amazon self publishing company. Click ‘Sign Up’. Fill in all information, and click ‘Create My Account’. Go to ‘Member…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 9, 2016

Secret Keeper Girls – 8 Great Dates for You and Your Daughter

I have something special for you today.  What if I told you that, for the investment of a paperback book and some time, you could create eight fun memories with your “tween” daughter that would also prompt serious discussion about important issues?  I have found exactly that in Talking with Your Daughter About Best Friends…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 8, 2016

My summer reading list

I had three books on my list to read this summer (besides reading Oliver Twist aloud to my girls).  I enjoyed all three:  The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity Meg Meeker, M.D.  I appreciated the unique perspective of a medical doctor.  She speaks extensively about the competition we imagine with other…

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Donielle By Donielle, September 6, 2016

Teaching History as the Hub of All Other Subjects

For all of my homeschool teaching years I have taken the chronological approach to teaching history.  Before I had children, when I was teaching my siblings, I was drawn to the idea that history should be taught in the order it happened.  As a child I always had trouble figuring out the timeline of history….

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Donielle By Donielle, September 1, 2016

The Importance of Music Education

I love music.  My undergraduate degree is in Music.  As a parent, very early on, I decided that music would be a major part of my children’s education.  We began music classes at age 4 or 5 and had a unique approach to piano practice.  Our girls’ morning chores went, and still go, something like…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 31, 2016

How to have a happy co-op

If you are familiar with homeschooling, you will probably be familiar with co-ops.  Co-ops are basically groups of families that come together, usually once a week, and pool the talents of the homeschooling parents to meet their kid’s educational needs.  In our co-op a gifted ESOL teacher teaches Latin for all of our children.  I…

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Donielle By Donielle, August 30, 2016
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I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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