April 14, 2014

Homeschool Showcase #136: Let's Get Outdoors!

Welcome to the Homeschool Showcase 

This is where we spotlight all the encouraging, inspiring and just plain fun ways that homeschooling families live and learn together.

This edition of the Homeschool Showcase features a rock unit study, plants lesson plan, field trip and P.E. resources.


It's a busy time of year. 

Spring has sprung in most places and everyone is enjoying the weather. As a result, there were not a lot of entries for this edition of the Homeschool Showcase.

Enjoy the few posts we have and hopefully we'll see more for the next edition. Please submit yours!

April 4, 2014

A Living History Field Trip: Barberville Pioneer Settlement

The Barberville Pioneer Settlement in Florida is a must-do homeschool field trip. Find out about this hands-on living history lesson.

We love history field trips. 


Today, we visited the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. I've wanted to go here for a few years, but never got around to it. When one of my homeschool groups planned this one, I couldn't refuse. After all, I now live 10 minutes away from it. I've got no excuses.


We took two of their tours: The Pioneer Program and the Lassie Cake Program.


It was a long, hot day. I was concerned with how well Lorelai would or wouldn't do in the heat, but we managed to keep her body and moods at an acceptably cool level. 


This field trip was one of the best educational field trips we've ever taken. I think each of us learned something from it. 

April 3, 2014

Homeschool Showcase #135: A Hodgepodge of Resources

Welcome to the Homeschool Showcase 

This is where we spotlight all the encouraging, inspiring and just plain fun ways that homeschooling families live and learn together.

Edition #135 of the Homeschool Showcase is a hodgepodge of resources offering help, encouragement and hands-on activities.

I'm a bit late with this post. Actually, I'm really late with this post. 

I've had a lot going on in my life and I've not had much online time at all. In fact, today is the first time I've been on my laptop in nearly three weeks. No kidding.

I've been away from home a lot. I went to South Carolina and have been helping my daughter who is bed-ridden with Hyperemesis gravidarum. It's been hectic. I've spent more time in her guest room than in my own house. I'm home now and attempting to get back on track.


This edition of the Homeschool Showcase offers a lot of fun resources. Grab your tea, coffee or other beverage of choice and enjoy the read. Please be sure to submit your posts for the next edition, too!

March 31, 2014

Grab Your Copies of the iHomeschool Studio Homeschool Conference MP3s


This is exciting news!

If you were not able to attend iHomeschool Studio's online homeschool conference in February, here is your chance to benefit from all the great information that was shared that week. 


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Homeschool Conference MP3s

iHomeschool Studio is offering the sessions on MP3s. If you're only interested in one or two topics, you may purchase only those sessions for $3 each. If you'd like to "attend" the entire conference, you may purchase all sessions for only $25. (See all session titles here.)

Whatever your situation is, you will find something encouraging that you can put to use right away. There were sessions on eating healthy on a budget, managing intense kids, living math, homeschooling through high school and many more!

This sale ends May 31, 2014. Get your MP3s today.


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March 18, 2014

If You Were Rooming with Me at GHC: 3 Things You Should Know

Rooming with me may not be everyone's choice, but meeting your favorite homeschool bloggers at GHC is a great idea!

I may be the roommate no one would want. OK. I don't know this for sure. I'm assuming. 

The good news is that you don't have to share a room with me to find out if we're a good pairing. I'm going to share 3 things you probably should know before you share a hotel room with me.

I'm neurotic about the condition of the room. 
I want everything in it's place from beginning to end. When I arrive, I unpack everything into drawers, closets and such. With kids in a room, things will get scattered here and there. I know this. That's why I clean up the room a million times a day. 

Alright, alright. Maybe "a million" is an exaggeration. Still, chances are if I'm in the room for 5 minutes you'll find me picking up, putting away and organizing.

If you don't mind a super-neat, organized room, we may be a good match.

March 13, 2014

Will You Have Coffee with Me in South Carolina?

Join me in Greenville, SC. for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a cup of coffee!  via @tmichellecannon

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Can you believe the Southeast Great Homeschool Convention is only a week away? Oh my goodness - I am so excited! 

I've been going over the sessions, creating our itinerary and making plans for field trips. I've mapped out my drive, reserved my room and made arrangements for a vehicle. 


Coffee is getting me through it all. I deserve a Ph.D. in coffee at this point. If there can be a Batman degree, then I want a coffee degree. Just sayin'. 

Now I just need to get there to do the things I really want to do.

  • I want to hear Matt Walsh and Ben Carson speak. 
  • I can't wait to visit the vendor hall. Oh the curricula! 
  • I also want to meet my bloggy colleagues, the winner of my GHC giveaway, and YOU
How cool would it be to get selfies together? 

If you'd like to sit down (or walk around) with me for a cup of coffee, let me know! 

If you haven't registered yet, time is running out for Greenville, SC. location. You save money by registering online, so hop over and reserve your spot!


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