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    July 2014

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Celebrate Summer!

Summer’s here! What are you doing with your long, hot summer days? Are you spending time outdoors, soaking up the sunshine? Or are you hanging out inside, close to the air conditioner? Are you enjoying having the kids home with some time off from school? Or are you a homeschool family who schools year-round? Do […]

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The Etiquette Factory

About the Vendor The Etiquette Factory is a Manner’s company dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time.   The Etiquette Factory has manner’s lessons from “Basic Etiquette” to specific etiquette rules such as being polite, proper behavior for kids, table etiquette, integrity, and much much more. The key to the success of The Etiquette Factory is […]

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The Etiquette Factory

About the Vendor The Etiquette Factory is a Manner’s company dedicated to changing the world, one child at a time.   The Etiquette Factory has manner’s lessons from “Basic Etiquette” to specific etiquette rules such as being polite, proper behavior for kids, table etiquette, integrity, and much much more. The key to the success of The Etiquette Factory is […]

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Are You Ready to Travel on the Natchez Trace Parkway?

Are you looking for somewhere different to go on vacation? Do you want something that won’t cost a whole lot to do? Also, are you looking to get away from it all and go through life at a slower pace? Well, if your answer was yes to any of these questions and you live near […]

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Year Round Homeschoolers – How We School in the Summer!

Summer is in full swing! It’s July! Forgotten are those long cold snowy days of winter. The hot summer season is upon us! For many families summer means school is out and summer vacations have begun! Our family is a bit different. We school throughout the summer. Why? Because my kids get bored. I decided […]

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Homeschooling on the Fly

Last summer my husband woke me up way too early for a Saturday morning. “MEG! MEG! A humpback whale died and parts of its body are washing ashore! We have to go see it!” And see it, we did. We woke the kids up, packed a picnic lunch, and headed to the beach. Sure enough, […]

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The Meeting Place

I’m a big fan of Summer. I think, if asked, I would say that Fall is my favorite time of year; however, after the looooooong Winter and rainy Spring, I welcome Summer with WIDE open arms. There is something about the smell of meat on the grill, the vibrant green of the grass, the distinct […]

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Celebrating Summer Break

We’ve been homeschooling for 11 years.  For the last 7 of those years we’ve been schooling year around.  Something monumentally earth shaking has happened to us. For the first time in 7 years we are celebrating Summer Break. Yes, that’s correct – a REAL Summer Break! This is the result of what happens when you’ve […]

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Twenty-three years ago this summer, Rachael and I took our first family beach vacation to Charleston, South Carolina. We had only one infant son at the time, and we had no inkling of the long-standing tradition we were starting. Since then, we’ve skipped the beach just once when we spent our vacation money to attend […]

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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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