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    September 2014

Monthly Editorial

1937, SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS

Whistle While You Work

When I think of “Whistle While You Work”, I immediately think of the Disney movie, Snow White.  I love how she gets all the animals to clean and help her with the house.  It’s much like we mothers envision for our own children, isn’t it?  But then reality sets in and our picture might look […]

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Curriculum Linkup!

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A Compendium of Curriculum – Blog Linkup

This month, as many parents are preparing for back-to-school, we thought it would be fun to host a link-up!  We want to hear about what’s on your homeschool bookshelves, on your desk, and in your planner for this year.  Talk to us about curriculum and your favorite supplemental resources.  Share on your blog, and come […]

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REVIEWS

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Homeschool Programming

About the Vendor Homeschool Programming, Inc. was founded by homeschooling parents who have B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. They have a combined 17+ years of experience in the software industry. A love of computers starts early. Many computer programmers write their first programs in middle school. The courses from Homeschool […]

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It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot like Christmas

Why would anyone in their right mind be thinking about Christmas in September? Because, in the world of theater, one thinks months upon months ahead. You’d be surprised how much advance planning is needed to produce a quality theatrical production. This year is the 25th anniversary of Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater production of A Christmas […]

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Chores in Our Home

At the Patterson home, as soon as our kids are able to be somewhat independent, their chores begin. At first they are really excited; but it’s not long before we struggle with getting them to stay on task. And it’s not too long before the higher up (aka Dad) gets wind of them falling down […]

teen_lyingside

Homeschool Programming

About the Vendor Homeschool Programming, Inc. was founded by homeschooling parents who have B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. They have a combined 17+ years of experience in the software industry. A love of computers starts early. Many computer programmers write their first programs in middle school. The courses from Homeschool […]

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Hide It in Their Hearts: Favorite Devotionals for Families and Kids

In our culture today, our children are bombarded from every angle with things that try to pull them away from God. It’s important to use the time we have to help our children hide God’s Word in their hearts. Our families need to be spending time in the Word together and as individuals. Over the […]

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College Application Crisis! Choosing a College Major

You’re almost there; homeschool high school is almost over! As you fill out those college applications, it’s possible you may experience a crisis with your teen. It’s decision time. It’s time for your child to choose a college major! Such a challenging moment and it can be emotional for both mom and child! What to […]

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TECHNOLOGY TRAP – Teaching Tech Responsibility

In this generation of teens and tweens there is a new force at work against parents like myself that wasn’t so much for my generation as teens.   The technology trap.   Several years ago, my now 14 year old son bought his own tablet to use for playing the ever popular Minecraft and listening to music […]

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Doing Something Right

Standing at the kitchen sink with soapsuds up to my elbows, I look out the window and see a little boy under a tree. He has a lapboard and a bucket of crayons. He’s laying on his stomach with his feet up in the air.  A curious cat —that thinks it’s a dog —came to […]

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Chores…and What They Look Like at My House

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Cleaning is a Part of Life

One of our jobs as parents is to teach our children how to be responsible adults. That includes teaching them how to cook decent meals, do laundry without turning everything pink, showing them how to take care of their vehicles, teaching them about money, how to keep a clean home, and so much more. Children […]

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A Letter to my Daughter Regarding Employment

Dear Daughter, It’s been so exciting watching you grow up. We have enjoyed (almost) every moment of the last 18 years and are so proud of the person you have become. You are strong and confident and have a heart for helping others, and we love that about you. As you transition into life as […]

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When I Grow Up…

One of the most commonly asked questions of adolescents is: What do you want to be when you grow up? This can be an intimidating and life-long journey for parents and children alike. When you start a family, you often think about what your child(ren) will be when they grow up, and who they will […]

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One Minute Reader

About the Vendor Read Naturally was founded in 1991 by husband and wife team, Candyce & Tom Ihnot.  Originally based in the couple’s kitchen, Read Naturally has expanded over the years to include 30 employees, most of whom work in an office less than a mile from the original kitchen setting! While Tom manages the […]

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Homeschooling For FREE

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Homeschooling For Free

I had every intention of writing an entirely different post for today.  But sometimes God has a way of whispering to your heart that you need to do something else.  Sometimes He gets so insistent that you almost feel like He has dropped a brick on your head.  That is how this post came to […]

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