Homeschool Vendor of 20 Years Passes Away at Convention Randy Miller of Miller Pads and Paper passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 22, while setting up for Florida’s FPEA homeschool convention. Read full article at Home Educating Family
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Should Cursive Be Required? From Beverly Hernandez at About.com: The North Carolina State Senate has passed a bill requiring schools to teach cursive. According to an article this week in The News & Observer, the bill was the idea of one state legislator who was upset when she received handwritten letters from a class... 02 May 2013 No comments Read More
Swedish Court Rejects Homeschool Family’s Desperate Appeal April 30, 2013: The Swedish Supreme Court has rejected the desperate appeal of a homeschooling couple whose son was seized by the state four years ago. We vow to continue the fight. Read full story
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New Changes to Military Enlistment for Homeschool Graduates William A. Estrada, Esq Is your son or daughter interested in a career in the U.S. Armed Forces? In 2011, HSLDA worked with Congress to include an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that homeschool graduates could enlist in the military. Congress included the amendment in... 02 May 2013 No comments Read More
Bridgeway Academy’s Violin Supergirl Faith Rowan to Appear in SC Youth Philharmonic February 10th 8-Year Old Makes First Violin and Leads Fund Raising Effort to Support the Youth Orchestra Allentown, PA – Bridgeway Academy announced today the high achievements of one of its younger students, Faith Rowan of Columbia, South Carolina. Eight-year old Faith sits on the First Violins of the SC Youth Philharmonic... 28 Jan 2013 No comments Read More
Finalists Announced! Christian Films Competing for $101,000 Grand Prize From Doug Phillips of Vision Forum: Come to the Christian Film Event of the Year for Families: The Christian Filmmakers Academy and the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival Join us this year February 4–9 for the Christian Filmmakers Academy and the Eighth Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film... 15 Jan 2013 No comments Read More
Families turn to homeschooling after Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook (Video) By Charisse Van Horn Homeschooling support groups nationwide are reporting an increase in families seeking information regarding homeschool options following the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. A Dec. 20, 2012, report from Fox 5 San… Read full article at Charisse Van Horn’s Examiner page
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2 Safety tips for your kids: The sound of gunfire & concealment vs. cover image by Ross Griff By Lisa Bedford In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a lot of parents have asked how their children can be safe at school if something like this hits closer to home. This is a national discussion that, I hope, will be... 19 Dec 2012 1 Comment Read More
Archive for December, 2012
From Lily and Ellie’s Duggar Family Blog: Have you seen our newest feature? We have now made it easier than ever for our readers to watch full episodes of “19 Kids and Counting,” as well as all of the Duggars’ previous shows. Visit our “Watch Full Episodes” page to let the entertainment begin! Read full article
From Beverly Hernandez at About.com: Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC. Hanukkah 2011 runs from sundown on December 2oth through sundown on December 28th. Learn all about Hanukkah with these fun printable pages. … Read Full Post
What a special time of year… A closer look at Christ’s love, memories with family & friends, the joy of giving & sharing, festivities & celebrations, Christmas hymns & manger scenes… What an opportunity to spread the love of Jesus with others! Consider a way that your family might spread Christmas hope and cheer to others this year: maybe a special meal prepared for a sick or needy family, maybe a visit to a nursing home or hospital, maybe spreading God’s word through giving to a Bible printing ministry… In a country full of goods, its easy to focus only...
By Becky Ogden I wasn’t sure what to expect when we went to Holiday Lights at McCormick Railroad Park, except that the parking lot wasn’t very big so I wanted to be there early! Our decision to go was somewhat last minute, as I tried to decide between that and something at Desert Ridge. I have to say, though, that this will be a tradition my family continues every Christmas. It was that fun. We showed up, got a great parking spot, went to buy or train tickets, and having overheard someone say to someone else that they should get...
Yesterday, we wrote about the Duggars’ traditions leading up to Christmas. Today, let’s take a look at how they spend Christmas Day. Jim Bob and Michelle host an average of 30-45 immediate and extended family members for Christmas dinner, which is served buffet-style at their 7,000 square-foot home in Northwest Arkansas. Can you guess what the Duggars’ favorite holiday dish is? It’s not the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, or even the assortment of homemade pies. It’s the rolls; the Duggars’ melt-in-your-mouth, Homemade Yeast Rolls. (Click here for recipe.) After dinner, the family gathers around the Christmas tree (decorated this year...
I will be offering two IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) classes each week in Peoria, beginning in February. I am an accredited instructor for IEW. One class’s theme will be “Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales”, and the other will be “Bible-based Writing Lessons”. Please see my web site for more details: http://nwvalleywritingclasses.weebly.com/