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10 Ways to Welcome Spring in your Homeschool and Life

The first day of spring only comes once a year. By the time that day arrives, you are probably happy to see it. Longer days, blooming flowers and warmer weather sparks a renewed energy and motivation for change in our homeschool and our lives. Show your appreciation for the arrival of spring with these manageable

How to Strengthen the Homeschooling Community

How to Strengthen the Homeschooling Community: Look to our past, focus on the present and plan for the future By Tracy Klicka I grew up wearing mood rings and bell bottoms, playing with Shrinky Dinks and an Easy Bake Oven, and listening to songs like “Summer Breeze” and “American Pie.” Yes, I was a child

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

History of Homeschooling’s New Beginning in the US

A short, concise history of the “modern” homeschooling movement’s beginning. It’s an excerpt from Wikipedia. The “founders” mentioned below are well worth reading. However, for some reason, Dr. Raymond Moore’s page is no longer on Wikipedia. Here is a good overview of his and his wife’s life and work. May call them the “Grandparents of the

Video of the Week – Why I Homeschool by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

We make children work for our love instead of resting in it. We make them work at keeping us close. Well, we might get more compliance but we get a deeply restless child. And we're giving rise to a whole generation of children who are restless to the core. They do not know how to

2013 HLA Staff Retreat

Well, it rained and rained. At first I was pretty discouraged, just knowing how much the staff looked forward to this weekend for so long. But it didn't take long to realize I was the only one not smiling. I've said it before... many times. Our staff is amazing. They love God and they love