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College Debt – What Is The Outlook for Your Student

College Debt – What Is The Outlook for Your Student

Saving for your child’s college fund is becoming an increasingly daunting task as time wears on and tuition gets more expensive. It seems like no matter what we hear in the news or who’s in the White House, the cost of a college education goes up every single year, with little or no end in(…)

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Photography For Teenagers As A Creative Outlet

Photography For Teenagers As A Creative Outlet

Photography can be an excellent means to express oneself and relax. Although serious photographers and image editors can wind up spending a great deal of money to develop works of art, your teenager can get started right away. Using nothing more than the camera that is on his or her smartphone and the right image(…)

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10 Days of…. The How To’s For Book Clubs

10 Days of…. The How To’s For Book Clubs

Over the next 10 days I will be covering everything you ever wanted to know about book clubs. From the types of book clubs, how to run one, even book lists and activity suggestions to get you started! The How To’s for Book Clubs Day One: Overview/Landing Page Day Two: Types of Books Clubs Day(…)

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Online Math & Science from Uzinggo for the Middle & High School Student

Online Math & Science from Uzinggo for the Middle & High School Student

If you were to glimpse into our home at any given time during the day you would most likely find one or more of us in front of a computer. Unlike when I was a child and you had to go to the library, or talk with a teacher at school, now you can hop(…)

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Help For Teaching Money Management To Your Middle or High School Student

Help For Teaching Money Management To Your Middle or High School Student

Back in April I wrote about Money Management for Teens. Teaching money management is an important part of the task in educating our children. There are many great resources out there to help us with this task, many of which I listed back in April. Today I have a new resource for teaching money management(…)

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Book Review: High School Prep Genius

Book Review: High School Prep Genius

My daughter begins high school in 2 months!  I have been preparing for this moment for years.  I am not sure there can ever be any full and complete preparation for the 4 years to come and the lifetime beyond that, but I know I am going to try! Many hours have been spent scouring(…)

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What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

What Happens When…..You Know A Curriculum Isn’t Working

Homeschooling began over seven years ago for us. It wasn’t something we had planned, but rather the best option at that time for us. Being type-A led me to needing curriculum and planned out programs, even for our then second grader. She was our only child to be homeschooled at that time because her brother(…)

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Money Management For Teens

Money Management For Teens

Instilling good money habits in our children is one of life’s most important lessons. Money sense can be taught from an early age with coin counting, play store, and more. As kids grow into the middle and high school years money management should be an important part of their learning. I recently wrote an article(…)

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3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

This year my oldest is in 8th grade and I am spending the year researching and preparing to homeschool high school years. I have endured even more looks and questions from naysayers concerning homeschooling high school than I ever have from just homeschooling in general!  You can find some of my thoughts tagged under High(…)

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Choosing Latin as a High School Elective & Foreign Language

Choosing Latin as a High School Elective & Foreign Language

Latin is a course that I sort of stumbled onto in my search for high school electives.  While perusing a magazine I saw an ad that sparked my thoughts in the direction of Latin as an elective for Chloe. When I was in high school Latin was offered as a foreign language and was typically taken by those(…)

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Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chloe is reading and we are discussing Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne, (1804-1864), ranks among America’s major authors. Between about 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction and the novel Fanshawe (1828). Then he gained international fame for his novel The Scarlett Letter (1850).  Here is an extensive list of his works.(…)

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High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

In continuing with my informal theme of preparing for the high school years, today I want to share our list of high school electives we are compiling to consider for Chloe’s high school years.  In my last post I covered high school electives in general and included a long list of possibilities. Now that my brain has(…)

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