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A Christmas Tradition for Tree Decorating

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HLA mom Kimberly Powell and her husband continue a tradition with their children that has a long family history. Decorating the Christmas tree involves more than just hanging ornaments. My husband's family has a tradition of having a little finger food party when they decorate their tree. They have finger foods, snacks and desserts and

Christmas Traditions that Make the Season Bright

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Christmas traditions are one of the reasons so many families look forward to the holiday season. Not only is it the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but also a season for gathering with family we may not see often throughout the year. We asked our HLA families and staff to share some

Christmas Time (anytime) Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

What many people do not realize is that homeschoolers are so easy. We are real easy to please when it comes to gifts, because we think beyond the traditional gift and are satisfied with items that may not (or may) otherwise appeal to the non-homechooler. If you have a homeschooler on your Christmas list, this

Family Focus: The Bacon Family

-By Tara Bacon, Homeschooling mom in Tennessee- The Bacons are a new homeschooling family who spend much time traveling to Karting events where their son competes! Read more about their adventure: We are the Bacons from Kingsport, Tennessee.  My name is Tara, I enjoy cooking for friends & family and making memories over a good

Family Focus: The Atkins Family

   By Ginger Atkins, Homeschooling Mom in Tennessee    We believe that having our children at home, even in challenging times, has provided teaching moments and opportunities for each child to develop character and experience real life situations.  We would never claim to have our homeschooling methods perfected.  We experience plenty of chaos everyday.  Over

Family Focus: The Armstrong Family

By Tammy Armstrong, Homeschooling Mom in Tennessee I have started and stopped this article several times. Each time I wonder how to put into words how we homeschool.  Writing down our story makes me think our life sounds more like a rendition of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” where you sing all these words (some

Family Focus: The Brewer Family

By Crystal Brewer, Homeschooling Mom in Tennessee When we first began homeschooling 6 years ago we were completely clueless about what it was supposed to look like. Our first couple of years were very difficult and it was because of my preconceived notions about what 'school' should be at our home. I set up our

Twelve Benefits and Blessings of Being Able to Home Educate

-Post by Phyllis Broadus, HLA In-House Counselor and Tutor- The thought of being “able” (legally), to teach my own children at home was exhilarating. This was over 24 years ago. Immediately our local library was being visited to find books about home schooling. The one book I found had the title similar to: Should You

Getting started with HomeLife is Simple…

NEW PAGE NOW LIVE! HERE Freedom & Flexibility Choose your own curriculum and resources. Use life as your classroom. Change your education plan as needed. Our mission is to inspire and equip you to develop your child’s unique, God-given gifts. Free Homeschool Counseling Planning and choosing curriculum. Planning for college, careers, military and more. Access

Video from the Global Home Education Conference

On Nov. 1st, April and I were honored to attend the first Global Home Education Conference. I tried to grab a little bit of video with my flip camera and that’s just what I got … a little bit of video. We were so busy talking with incredible people, absorbing the amazing experience, and processing tons of