Category Archives: homeschooling

White Space

We are nearing the finish line of a great year of school.  Because of that we are unnaturally busy, which is why I’m even more devoted to protecting our ‘white space.’  Have you heard that term used?  I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Just a Hamrick Family Update…

This stage of life is much more full than previous stages.  (I refuse to say “busy” because that implies we’ve put too much on our calendar, which we intentionally haven’t).  It’s full because we are in a stage where grades count (high school … Continue reading

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Lifegiver Military Spouse Podcast – Corie Weathers

There was this time I sat at home and streamed a pretty cool event on my computer and watched a very special friend of mine become the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. It was a SUPER … Continue reading

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Jackson Academy

I have homeschooled my children from the day my oldest entered “kindergarten.”  Because I have homeschooled for more than a couple years, I am frequently asked how we homeschool. Chances are you have landed here either because you are considering … Continue reading

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Homeschooling My Way, Part 3

Before I begin the WHAT and HOW of homeschooling my way, let me introduce you to WHO I’m homeschooling. Hayden is now in his first year of high school.  9th grade, BABY!   Carson is in 7th, Bailey is in 6th, … Continue reading

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Does my homeschool need a name?

It does, but this should not be a stressful thing. Homeschools need a name for various reasons.  Some states require it and if you are going to graduate your student from your homeschool, you will need to have an official … Continue reading

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Will you homeschool through graduation?

Many people really believe that homeschooling is fine for elementary school, but that homeschooling in high school is absolutely insane.  Many incorrectly believe that the parent must know the topics that their student is learning better than their student.  Please … Continue reading

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My Philosophies

phi·los·o·phy /fəˈläsəfē/ – a theory or attitude held by a person or organization that acts as a guiding principle for behavior My philosophies of homeschooling, education, and reading greatly impact the decisions I make in our homeschool. I’ve shared these … Continue reading

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Homeschooling My Way #1

You’ve stumbled upon my very first “how I homeschool” note.  I first shared this as a note on Facebook in September of 2009.  At that time I had been homeschooling for three and a half years.  In this note I … Continue reading

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Box Day 2015

We’re fairly new SonLighters yet we have already learned the joy of “Box Day.”  (It’s a thing.  Check it out.) After a lot of research and several conversations with my friend, Kari, who has been beyond helpful in planning our … Continue reading

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