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  1. Meredith
    May 5, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

    Awesome post, love it!

  2. Heidi
    May 6, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    Thank you Meredith! It turned out to be more fun than I thought it was going to be and I think we all like to “peek in” and see how it looks for others. 🙂

  3. Jackie P
    May 11, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    Are you sure you weren’t writing about my teen daughter?? She keeps a dark room. She has a room you have to dig your way through just to find a place to sit!! She doesn’t eat at the same time as we do! She fixes her own food (usually even dinner)! LOL

    We mostly unschool, but we do use Time4Learning’s high school courses too. She talked about going to college and then decided she really wanted to go to art college. Lately, she has decided she doesn’t want the debt associated with college and will instead focus on her photography business, which she just started. I am proud of her taking charge.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Heidi
    May 11, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    Jackie, it is so nice to hear it isn’t just my daughter! I have been finding recently that where I thought I was alone with my teen, I clearly am not! As this is my first teenage it is all new to me.

    How are you liking the Time4Learning high school courses? We used Time4Learning some for our little one for 1st/2nd grade but I have been curious about the newly offered high school stuff.

  5. quaintscribbles
    May 11, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    Heidi, my daughter is an only child, so it’s all new to me too!

    She used T4L when she was in elementary and junior high. Toward the end of junior high she really felt she had outgrown it. When I asked her how she liked the high school courses, she said it had a much more grown up feel to it. She also said she really liked the video lessons.

  6. Heidi
    May 12, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Jackie, my teen really likes video lessons. We have gravitated towards programs that use that as a base. Things like Teaching Textbooks, DIVE Science, and next year Visual Latin. I will have to keep Time4Learning in mind as a possibility if I need something.

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  9. Meghan Carver
    February 2, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    I hopped over from Simple Homeschool. Thanks for letting us take a peek! Most of our schooling happens at the dining room table, so I didn’t even think about the condition of the bedrooms. I think it must be a universal struggle. 🙂

  10. mylittlepoppiescaitie
    February 2, 2015 @ 9:17 am

    I think it’s genius that she took photos with her phone. Teen’s eyes for sure! I have so enjoyed reading all of these posts. As a rookie, it’s nice to see how everyone does this homeschooling thing 🙂 I am learning so much. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

  11. Heidi
    February 2, 2015 @ 9:31 am

    Thanks for stopping in Meghan. We actually do all our schooling in our “homeschool room” now. There was a brief time I allowed her to be at her desk, but it was too hard for her to stay on task without me nearby. 🙂

  12. Heidi
    February 2, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    Yes it is so fun to see how homeschooling plays out in other homes. It can often give you great ideas for your own as well! 🙂

  13. hicamie
    February 2, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

    This was great! Since I also have a high-schooler, I especially enjoyed reading about Chloe’s day. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Heidi
    February 3, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    Thank you! I know sometimes it is nice to get a peek at what other’s in the same age range are doing! 🙂

  15. Let's Homeschool High School
    January 3, 2017 @ 1:35 pm

    Wow, her day is so full! That’s rather inspiring to me with how much work she gets done by early afternoon. How does she stay so motivated?? Also, I totally understand your frustration with trying to get her to clean her room. Honestly, I’m an OCD minimalist, so I’m constantly cleaning and clearing out unused or unnecessary items. I can’t stand the mess and clutter, lol!

  16. Heidi
    January 3, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

    Her motivation somewhat comes from within, but when you are as busy as she is you kind of have to work it out and make the most of your time!

  17. Let's Homeschool High School
    January 13, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

    I can definitely understand that! It’s still impressive, but I definitely know that you just make it work when you have so much on your plate. Moving from one thing to another without getting too distracted is just necessary sometimes. 😉

  18. Heidi
    January 14, 2017 @ 9:01 am

    Even now, over 2 years later, the activities are different but she is always busy. She works two jobs for a total of around 32 hours a week and is taking 2 college classes. Then she is usually babysitting one night each weekend. But you can often hear her say how much she LOVES her jobs. 🙂 <3

  19. susanhomeschooling
    February 1, 2017 @ 11:22 am

    I love seeing “A Day in the Life” posts, especially for homeschooling high school!

  20. Let's Homeschool High School
    February 3, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

    Wow! Honestly that sounds so exhausting, I’m amazed she gets it all done! Such energy and scheduling talent!

  21. Heidi
    February 4, 2017 @ 9:51 am

    She is like me in that sense. The busier we are the more efficient we become!

  22. rawsonjl
    October 11, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

    I loved that she used her cell phone to snap the pictures; that is totally teen! 🙂

  23. Heidi
    October 11, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

    Thank you! I too thought it was a cool perspective!

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