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HSA Not-Back-to-School Picnic

Once again the Homeschoolers’ Support Association’s (HSA) annual Not-Back-to-School Picnic was a success! Despite the cool day, both novice and veteran homeschool families came out to enjoy fellowship, food and fun! A large shelter overlooking the beautiful beach at Gene … Continue reading

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Summer Health and Safety Tips for Your Family

Summer means sleeping in, spending time together, and slowing down. For many families, it means taking in nature, getting more sun, and having fun on the water and in the pool. Summer vacations and activities are a lot more enjoyable … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers Really Can Survive in College: How School at Home Prepared Me for University

A year ago, I was just finishing up my senior year of high school.  And as I congratulated myself for surviving twelve years of school at home, I started to panic.  Because while the light at the end of the … Continue reading

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Announcing Dessert Social for Homeschooling Parents

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Black Violin Field Trip

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times…It was a field trip day for my homeschooled teens. “Aww, Mom, do we HAVE to go on this field trip?” my daughter whined. “I don’t want to go, … Continue reading

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Are You in a Dry Spell?

Check this out! It’s an up-close photo of bacteria through the microscope lens. We grew the bacteria ourselves. Ask any homeschooling parents and you will find that at one time or another, they’ve hit dry spells along their homeschooling journey. … Continue reading

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Keeping the Little Ones Busy

Activities for entertaining young children while older children are schooling with Mom or Dad Our family’s homeschooling journey began in the late 1980’s, before many of the current homeschool helps were available. Consequently, I spent hours compiling resources and creatively … Continue reading

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