2nd Annual Homeschool+ Conference August 7th & 8th

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Join the second annual Homeschool+ Conference, August 7th + 8th, 2014, with two days of crowdsourced presentations, plus three nights of preconference keynote sessions. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and […]

All the Things We Learn in High School

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My daughter, who is now finishing up 11th grade in our public high school, shared with me a College Humor video called “Some Study That I Used to Know,” that she and her classmates were watching in AP English (they were all finished with standardized testing so the teacher let them watch Youtube videos as […]

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Praise for Invisible Work

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“Nobody notices what I do until I don’t do it.” If you’ve seen this quote before, I’m sure you’ll agree that there is a timeless truth to this sentiment. I’ve been noticing lately the explosion of blogs and programs designed to help you ditch the 9 to 5 and live life large. The featured photos […]


Using Comic Cards for Narration

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My boys were not enthusiastic writers. We would read piles of books together, which they thoroughly enjoyed as long as the books were interesting.  And they were happy to talk about the reading, as long as I didn’t call it “narration” (because that sounded too contrived or schoolish), but when it came to “Let’s write […]


How Do Homeschooled Kids Learn to Take Notes?

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My daughter, who goes to a public high school, has been exclaiming about her heavy homework load this year – particularly in AP American History where she is expected to take copious notes from her textbook reading. I’ve been watching with interest, to see if this method helps her retain any of the information. It […]

OLLY for iPad Progress Report

Win both the Mac and iPad versions of OLLY!

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If your paper planning system is getting unwieldy, here’s your chance to put your computer to the task – assuming you have a Mac or iPad of course. The Intoxicated on Life blog is running a giveaway which will finish up on Oct. 16th, so be sure to get your entry in before that date!

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New Resources to Geek Out Your Homeschooling

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The very first worldwide virtual Homeschool Conference was a success!  With 8 great keynote addresses, 48 presentations, and 1600 registrants, you wouldn’t believe the amount of information and inspiration that was traded this past weekend! The co-chairs for this conference, Steve Hargadon and Pat Farenga, hope to make this an annual event, with the next one […]

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Inaugural Worldwide Homeschool Conference

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If you have some time this weekend and could use some FREE inspiration to get your school year started, then check out the very first Worldwide Homeschool Conference, to be held online starting tomorrow, Aug. 23rd 2013. Here’s the description from their website: “On August 23 – 24, 2013, we will hold the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference. […]