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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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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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Homeschooling littles…

Right now I find myself in a neat position in my career.  I am teaching a middle-schooler, two upper-elementary students, and I have a toddler-turning-preschooler.  To make things VERY interesting, I am spending a great deal of energy researching high … Continue reading

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Pictures from our first day of school 2013

As I shared on Monday, we started our 2013-2014 school year.  The night before, Hayden asked if he could get up early and make a surprise breakfast for everyone.  I agreed and so at 6:30 he came downstairs and made … Continue reading

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Sounds from the first day of school…

Today we are starting school for the 2013-2014 school year. The sounds that I’m hearing as the boys wake up are cracking me up. I thought I’d share: Parker is singing the intro to a Toby Mac song, “Captured.” He’s … Continue reading

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