Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free ebook Giveaway

Today I came across a Homeschooling Blog that is offering a  Giveaway for a chance to Win a FREE ebook called, Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda White.  This ebook includes 24 days of Scriptures, crafts, discussion, and activities !

 To Enter to Win ~> Click Here <~ to find out how, Good Luck ;)
Can’t wait?
Use coupon code: CONFESSIONS to get 20% off your order!
Thought for the day: Don't allow Learning Disabilities to get you or your child down. Every child learns differently and at their own pace. Homeschooling isn't about how fast or how much you learn, but about developing a Love for Learning that will last a lifetime.
Until Next Time...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Most people around the world know exactly what tomorrow is ~> Thanksgiving!!!
Depending on what your family traditions are, many may be traveling to visit loved ones, or preparing for visitors them selves. Or some may be busy shopping for a wonderful feast made just for their own immediate families:  Mom, Dad, and children. No matter how you celebrate this Holiday, the one thing that we all have in common is wanting to be together. To be around a beautiful table, filled with food,  made with loving care and enjoying one another's company.

In my family we will be celebrating just by ourselves: myself, husband and children. I will be preparing a wonderful dinner and with plenty of help from my Lil chef's I am sure ;) There will be Turkey, dressing, rolls, plenty of vegis, and deserts galore! Yummy!
We eat early, around 2pm. I love this because it gives all of us a chance to enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner all over again, with left overs, later that evening.

We have a few traditions that we like to do every year. Besides the dinner, we play nature games, like pin the feather on the turkey. Of course being a homeschooling family, we also love taking the time to do a brief discussion about how Thanksgiving began.

After all is done for the day and children are getting ready for bed, another tradition that I sometimes do, is Black Friday Shopping!!!! Last year was a nightmare. I always say I will never do it again, but the lure of awesome deals are hard to pass up. I am trying to refrain this year, not sure if I can stop myself though . Wish me Luck!

Until Next time ~> Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What I am Thankful for...

My top 5 reasons why I am Happy, Thankful, and will forever be a Homeschooling parent!

1) Getting to be with my children! Watching them learn and grow everyday before my own eyes, instead of through someone else's.

2) Everyone loves getting things for Free! Especially Free homeschooling stuff! Whether it be Free online games, Free word search, Free printables, Free Unit Studies, etc... I am so Thankful for Free resources that allow me to be able to afford to Homeschool my children. 

3) Homeschooling Tips, Tricks, and ADVICE!
That is why I love reading and joining in the fun of : Blogs, facebook pages, message boards/forums, Co-ops, books, etc..

~We have all been there from time to time. Lost, aggravated, not sure if we are doing something right... I know I have and there is nothing like a fellow homeschooling parent to help give me some much needed insight, support, and a little kick in the "you know what" to get me back on track.

4) Watching my child's face as they finally grasp a concept that they have been struggling with. Be able to be there for those moments, they really do make it all worth while.

5) Freedom! Freedom to choose what my children learn, when, and where! To have the freedom to travel and live life to the fullest. Having the freedom to nurture my child's love of learning and allow their interest to help guide me to choose area's of in depth study. Being apart of helping to develop creativeness and individualism in my children.

             Now that I have shared my top 5, Please feel Free to share yours as well!

Until Next time...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Homeschooling someone else's child?!

We all know what it is like to homeschool our own children, but what about when you are asked to homeschool some one else's? Some may cringe at the thought, while someone else would be more than happy to help out a friend or a family member with this task.
Why would someone ask another person to help them homeschool their child? Some of you may be thinking, well if they do not want to, then that is what private/public school is for. Well, sometimes people love the idea of homeschooling, but because of reasons that can not be helped, are unable to fulfill this dream for their own child. For other people, maybe it is not that they need your help educating their child in all area's, but a certain subject that they are not able to teach themselves.

I am sure we can all relate to an area of school that we have or are dreading to teach. For instants, homeschool math! Online Algebra programs can help, but as someone who just went through learning Algebra for my College education requirements, it can be a hard subject for some to understand, teach, and learn.
At the moment, I am personally helping someone homeschool their child. She is in 8th grade and is struggling in Math. Since, I just finished this myself, I am more than happy to help.  It is great feeling to help out a fellow homeschooler ;)

Until next time...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Is it that Time already?

So, I am hoping everyone had a Fun & Safe Halloween! Our family had a Great time! We do dress up and Trick or Treat. My daughter was a Pirate and my son a Power Ranger. I was a chauffeur lol ;)

I can hardly believe it is already November ?! We have already had the first of many cold snaps, Bbbbrrrrrr!!! isn't even the word! I know depending on where you live, snow may already be in your area or the lucky few that are still in shorts. Still, no matter where you live the climate is changing for all of us. Of course there are some who love traveling, some who homeschool while doing so. We call this Roadschooling. I am one of those. However, I am not really mobile at the moment due to a class I had to take on campus. Still, I like to share this link with you to help get you ready to Winterize your Rv travels ~> http://www.beckleysrvs.com/blog/post/Winter-RV-Tips.aspx

Also here is a Great Website for anyone who is already, or fixing to, or just preparing to homeschool highshool child(ren).

Until next time...