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7 Shocking Truths About Homeschoolers

7 Shocking Truths About Homeschoolers

1. We really don’t know how to line up.

You’ve heard the rumors and it’s true. You can always identify a group of homeschoolers at the zoo or a museum because we don’t line up. We “gob” up.

2. We don’t “go to” p.e.

Yep. You heard it here first. Homeschoolers climb and run and bike and cartwheel and join soccer and gymnastics and swim teams. But if you ask them about p.e. they might ask you what those letters stand for.

3. We don’t line up for lunch. (See #1 above.)

In fact, sometimes homeschoolers realize they feel hungry, and they wander into the kitchen, grab an apple, and start eating it without forming any line whatsoever

Homeschoolers eat lunch in the kitchen, whenever their mom gets it ready, or in some cases whenever they get it out of the fridge and slap it together for themselves. They eat around the table, talking, and laughing, and enjoying the break in the day with the rest of their family.

Or on a blanket under a tree in the yard. Whichever.

4. We’re mavericks.

We’re accustomed to blazing our own trails. Marching to our own beat. If there isn’t a class, program, or group we need, we start our own.

5. We check out as many books as we want at the library.

And we read them all. (This only applies if you have an awesome library or a really stubborn mom [see #4 above] who challenges the library board on check out limits.)

6. We forget what grade we’re in.

Occasionally, okay… often, we pause and look up and to the left at an imaginary calendar of years whenever anyone asks us what grade one of the kids is in.

7. We’re actually quite well socialized. Thanks for asking.

Homeschooled teens aren’t afraid to pick up the phone and call around to find where they can buy a couple of alpacas to give for a birthday gift, or stop in the middle of an algebra lesson and head out the door when a neighbor needs help, or single-handedly organize a fund raiser to build a water well in Africa.

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New Year’s Resolutions Idea For Parents and Kids

Do you do New Year’s resolutions? Do you ever do them with your kids?

It’s tough to stick to a vague resolution like “lose weight” or “be more cheerful”, isn’t it?

What if I did all the work of planning a daily Bible study to encourage you to use kinder words? What if I wrote a kids’ version to be a companion to the adult version so you could go through it right along with your kids?

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I have done just that!

These are printable Bible studies and journals. I have used the same scriptures in the same order for both, so you can do it with your children! (Read reviews of the adult version here.)

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The kids’ version has dotted lines, and examples of the daily Bible verse in cursive and in printing. There is also space for the child to complete the steps in the S.O.A.P. method of Bible study. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer)

I wrote the kids’ version with my children in mind who are ages 7-13, so I have explained the meaning of each scripture in language they would understand.

This printable ebook set would make an excellent family devotion and New Year’s resolution! 

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What Do You Want For Christmas, Mama?

If your kids are like mine, they probably ask you for hints of what you would enjoy for a Christmas gift.

Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit

Why not suggest they give you a weekend retreat? The tickets to this event are $89, and if you share a room with 3 friends, like I did last year, your room will be $30/night. That makes this gift $150. Maybe your children and your parents could go together to get this for you.

The planning team of The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit is working and praying daily to do our best to bless as many moms as possible with a weekend of refreshment and encouragement.

If you have family or friends asking you what you want for Christmas, suggest they buy you a ticket to The Summit! You will come home with new determination to finish well the task God has put before you.

Remember, all those registered by December 31 will be put in a drawing, and 2 ladies will have the cost of their registrations refunded! 

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Win a Ticket to The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit

Are you still thinking about joining Lyndsay Lambert, The Pennington Point, The Marathon Mom, Sacred Mommyhood, From Literature to Living, Joyful Socks Mom, Charlotte Siems, me, and lots of other homeschool moms at The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit?

Well, now is the time because all those registered by December 31 will be put in a drawing to be refunded the cost of your ticket! 2 winners will be chosen to attend The Summit for FREE! (not including hotel costs)

Now, if you’re thinking, “Well, it sounds kinda neat, but I don’t know…”, take a look at this short video I made explaining my absolute favorite part of The Summit. Then, go text 3 or 4 or 8 of your girlfriends and plan a fun weekend getaway focused on refreshing the heart of homeschool moms!

And don’t forget! The Texas event is in San Marcos, the outlet mall Mecca! Squeeee!

It will be loads of fun! Believe me. Just this weekend I stayed up until after 1 a.m. belly laughing with the one and only Lisa Pennington while we made plans for The Summit. And then I was still laughing when she was texting me after we went to bed!

Be sure to register by December 31 to be in the drawing for the FREE SUMMIT TICKET!

I’ll see you there!

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Homeschooling Children of Multiple Ages

If you homeschool children of multiple ages, you’ll want to watch this Google Hangout I participated in with 4 other homeschool moms. We discuss our best tips and encouragement.

And don’t forget to come chat with me tonight, Thursday, November 14, at 9PM EST for this FREE LIVE positive parenting solutions webinar. (Click the link to RSVP.)

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Homeschooler Earns Bachelor’s Degree by Age 18 {Ebook SALE}

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Homeschooler Earns Bachelor's Degree by Age 18

An amazing young man, and lifelong homeschooler, Calvin Lyman, has written a brand new ebook, How I Earned My Bachelor’s Degree by Age 18 (And How You Can Too!).

Currently, at the age of 18, this ambitious student is working on his Master’s degree, the youngest person ever admitted into the Master’s program at Oklahoma Christian University (founded in 1950).

Calvin has written this ebook to encourage others who would like to do the same and even those who never knew this was possible. He is also hoping to earn money to support himself while working on his Master’s degree, which he is currently doing debt free.

In this ebook, you will read, step by step, when he started, the plan he followed, and how he was able to carry out his plan. You will also see that he earned his Bachelor’s degree for a fraction (under $20,000) of the cost of a traditional college education. There are even links to the sites needed to get official college credits and also printables for planning out how you can help your child do something similar.

Homeschooler Earns Bachelor's Degree by Age 18

Besides being a super determined and all around awesome fella, this young man is pretty cute.

Homeschooler Earns Bachelor's Degree by Age 18

Oh, huh. How did that picture get in here?

Well, okay. He’s also pretty special to our family. Ahem.

The official launch for the PDF of “How I Earned My Bachelor’s Degree by Age 18 (And You Can, Too!), will be Thursday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. CST, and the prices will be as follows:

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So, set your alarm to go off at just before 10:00 a.m. so you can snag this gem for ONLY 50 CENTS!

It’s also available on Kindle or you can get the PDF for $3.99 right now in case you don’t want to wait.

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