Carnival of Homeschooling

Carnival of Homeschooling

This week I am hosting the 442nd Carnival of Homeschooling! I know summer is in full swing, but I love to take a little bit of time to reorganize, declutter and tidy my school supplies and materials. Here’s an old picture of me from back in 2007. I came across this one the other day….

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The Prom 2014

This past weekend was the local Homeschool Prom. Now my elder son has already graduated from High School, but his sweetie has not, so they went to the prom together. The theme this year was the roaring 20’s – sort of a “speakeasy” feel. I took a bunch of photos of them together all gussied…

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The 423rd Carnival of Homeschooling

The 423rd Carnival of Homeschooling

Today I am honored to host the 423rd Carnival of Homeschooling. Yes, you read that right. The 423rd. This Carnival was started back in 2006 as a weekly event connecting homeschooling families and sharing with one another. Now that I think about it – that is right about the same time I started blogging, and…

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Ann Marie

Meet Ann Marie

I want to take a moment and introduce you to this great lady, Ann Marie. I first “met” Ann Marie several years ago, when I came across her blog, Household 6 Diva. At first glance, you might think from a name like “diva” that she’s one of those picture-perfect, too good to be true “women…

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Homeschool Hiking

Homeschool Hikers

One of the things a that I love about our new home area, is the abundance of hiking trails around the area. Our family has always loved the outdoors and since moving to the area, I’ve organized a monthly hiking group for the teens. Yesterday was the latest and we headed to Monte Sano this…

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Hip Homeschool Moms Team

I’m a Hip Homeschool Mom!

That’s right, I’m hip! I have some exciting news! For those of you in the homeschool community that frequent the fantastic website, Hip Homeschool Moms, you are now going to see a familiar face – mine! The Hip Homeschool Moms website is a fantastic resource for information and encouragement for homeschooling moms, and I was…

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Blog Planning

Getting Organized | #Printable Blog Planner

This time of year, while I am preparing lesson plans and calendars for the coming school year, I work on getting everything in my household organized. Files, paperwork, books, supplies, you name it. But since I am also a blogger, that gives me something else that I need to have organized and a plan for….

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Homeschool Graduation

Homeschool Graduation 2013

On our trip from Alaska to Alabama, we had a special event that was going to take place. Upon arriving in Tennessee, we celebrated our elder son’s high school graduation! A few years ago, our oldest had her graduation while we were stationed in Alaska. Mamaw and Papaw were upset that they had missed a graduation…

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Carnival of Homeschooling

The Carnival of Homeschooling

In a few short weeks, I’ll have my second homeschool graduate. Holey Socks!!!! Where has time gone?! I mean seriously! We used to have park dates and playground fun. We had spelling and multiplication. We had first days of school, and grammar. Classroom mascots and distractions. Then we moved to Alaska, where we had research…

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Senior Photos - Homeschool

Senior Photos – 2013 | #Homeschool

Today I took my son out and did our first photo shoot for his Senior photos. These are a few of his casual photos. I just want to know who it was that told him that he could grow up so fast?

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Inspiring Creativity in Homeschooling

Everyone has their own method to their madness called homeschooling. One of the subjects that I often hear people struggling with is how to incorporate some sort of art into their school day.

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My New Classroom Table

Now that we have moved into a new house, a house with much more space – to include a space to use for homeschooling, I found myself in need of another table. Now, I really didn’t want to spend a great deal of money, because in a year from now we will be PCSing back…

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Independence Day

I came across this great video on youtube…I think it speaks for itself: Declaration of Independence   The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among…

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Fish Seining in the Chena River

Down to the River

When we came home on Wednesday from checking our fish traps, I had received an e-mail asking if we would like to accompany the Youth Corp the next day at one of our sites, to do some seining. We jumped on it! By the way, Jennifer was on photographer duty again today, so most of…

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Salmon Study

The Salmon Study

Yesterday morning we headed out to do our weekly study with the Department of Fish & Wildlife out of Fairbanks. All of these photos were taken by my daughter Jennifer. This is one of the agents we have been working with. The river had come up quite a bit since the day before, so many…

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A Homeschool Graduation

Graduation is a special time for any high school student. For homeschoolers, graduation may look a little different…. …Kind of like everything about homeschooling. If we were in a co-op up here like we were in North Carolina, we probably would have had a formal ceremony. But instead, we did what many homeschool families do….

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Senior Photos | 2011

Well, my first post of 2011 is going to be of my "Class of 2011." Yesterday, I took my daughter and headed out on our first "photo shoot" for her senior photos. We went to a local park that has great character, and took lots and lots of pictures. It was actually somewhere between 12-15…

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Class Photo

This post originally shared on my old site, MrsMamaHen We recently needed to submit a "class photo" for our yearbook, and this year, instead of individual photos….and because I forgot about them until 15 minutes before I had to go turn them in….we decided to do a group shot with the fresh snow in the…

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Rhodes Pond – Falcon, North Carolina | 17 Jan 2010

After leaving the Old Bluff church on Friday, we headed north to check on a cache at another place that has a little history, and beautiful views. Rhodes Pond The neatest part of this place, is the Cypress Trees that are just everywhere. Some history: "Rhodes Pond was built in the 1700s by a dam…

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History All Around Us | 16 Jan 2010

History is all around. Sometimes you have to look for it, sometimes you just have to look. Yesterday, when the kiddos got done with their schoolwork, we headed out to enjoy the wonderful, sunny 60-degree weather. Our mission of the day was to check on our geocaches and find a few new ones…and enjoy the…

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Kids & Guns: After the Shooting

When all of my children were done with their competitions, they found other things to do. My daughter and her friend took a nap. I enjoyed the scenery. Some of the parents found a place to relax. My youngest? Well, we call him a fishing fool for very good reason. The cup sitting next to…

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Kids & Guns: The Shotgun Range

After my youngest and eldest were done at the rifle range, we headed up to the shotgun range, where both of my boys would be competing. He shot 8 out of 20 clays. Not his greatest shooting, but still not bad. My friend (Emma’s Mom) and I doing the "Instructor Thing." Yep, that’s me. My…

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