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Jimmie Lanley
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Tips for Homeschool Moms who also Work from Home
practical ideas for making it work as both teacher and employee/entrepreneur
Includes ideas from +Demetria Zinga +Michelle Cannon +Joan Concilio +Brenda D Priddy +Crystal Wagner +Tonia L 

by +Angie Nelson 

#homeschool   #ihsnet   #WAHM  
Many work-at-home moms spend their days not only working from a home office but also homeschooling. Several of these fabulous ladies are stopping by today to share their best homeschooling tips for WAHMs.
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How to Raise an Artist
I'm not an expert per se, but I have raised one artist. Here's how I did it.
1. I Encouraged Creativity From an Early Age
2. I Call Emma an Artist
3. We Visited Museums and Looked at Art Everywhere
4. I Appreciate her Creative Ways and Ignore the Mess ◄the hardest one!
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I remember being at a homeschool conference where the speaker asked each parent to think of a single word to describe her child. I could tell many parents were struggling. A lot of the moms said th...
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+Jenn Rehmann A non-messy artist? I had no idea there was such a thing! ha ha!
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Homeschool Burnout
I'm prepping to begin this panel of homeschool moms when we discuss burnout -- perfect for this time of year when summer is so far away and the days are still so short.

Join us live or via recorded video to learn about homeschool burnout. Our panel of homeschool moms plus +Bright Ideas Press president +Tyler Hogan will be addressing these topics:

►What does burnout look like? What are the symptoms and how do you know when you're doing too much?
►Can kids get burnout too? Are their symptoms different from mom’s?
►What causes burnout?
►How do you refresh yourself and gain energy to prevent burnout?
►What should you do when you’ve already entered full burnout mode?
►Is burnout seasonal or can it happen any time? 

Panelists include 
+Leah Courtney 
+LaToya Edwards 
+Marlene Griffith 
+Heather Woodie 
+Susan Evans 
moderated by +Jimmie Lanley 

This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bright Ideas Press. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
How to Avoid Burnout While Homeschooling
Tue, February 10, 3:00 PM
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Gobs of Homeschool Freebies of All Kinds
February Freebies from 

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Feeling Crispy?
Spring is coming, but it can feel really far away in February. Homeschool burnout is common at this time of year. Here are warning signs that you're getting a bit singed!
via +Bright Ideas Press 
Here are some notes taken from the Homeschool Burnout hangout video below. Watch the entire recording to get all the great tips, but if you only have time for the highlights, browse these lists. Never miss a Bright Ideas Press blog post. Subscribe here. How do you know you are experiencing burnout? What are the …
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All About LinkedIn Invitations
Since LinkedIn has been so good to me lately with different networking and job opportunities, I wanted to post this great article by +Undercover Recruiter about connection requests. 

Did you know 
•You are allotted only 3000 invites.
•You can withdraw a connection invite but it still counts against your 3000 limit.
•If you run out of invites, you can request more.
•Your account can be restricted if someone marks your invite as "I do not know person." This is basically LinkedIn spamming.

#socialmedia   #networking   #linkedin  
This was the 7th most popular blog post of 2013. See the rest of the top 15 here. As an active LinkedIn networker, blogger and trainer, I receive lots of L
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glad you both enjoyed it +Jimmie Lanley and +Emily Maybank! Thank for sharing and have a fantastic week! 
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Email Newsletter Testimonial
It's so rewarding to get positive feedback from the homeschool moms in the broad +iHomeschool Network community. Maria relayed her appreciation for our email newsletters, saying, "Your awesome, encouraging, positive, friendly, and informative newsletter gives me the right amount of push when I need it and a pat on my back when I'm doing good." Thanks, Maria, for taking the time to let us know how the emails bless you. That was our goal!

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Leveraging Psychology to Sell
Tiny tweaks like colors and arrows can make a big difference in sales and conversions. If you encouraging any call to action, you will want to read this article. 

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iHomeschool Studio Live, Online Webinar for Homeschool Parents
February 10 - 13, 2015
by +iHomeschool Network 
All sessions are recorded, and attendees get to download and KEEP all 24 MP3 recordings. This year's theme is middle school and high school for homeschool.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
+Vicki Tillman  , blogger at +7 Sisters Homeschool , will be speaking on Creating a High School Transcript.
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
+Dianna Wiebe  , founder of +GrapeVine Studies  , will be speaking on Equipping your Christian Teen for the Spiritual Challenges of College.
5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
+T.K. Coleman  , Education Director for Praxis, will be speaking on College Alternatives for Homeschool Graduates.
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
Jaron Pak, researcher and writer at +Home School In The Woods  , will be speaking on The Importance of Teaching History to our Children.
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
+Cindy West  , blogger at Our Journey Westward and founder of Shining Dawn Books, will be speaking on Project-Based Learning in the Middle and High School Years.
9:30 – 10:30 PM ET
Alesia Blackwood, founder of +UnLock Math  , will be speaking on Combating Math Anxiety For The Middle/High School Student.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Jason Riddle, Program Development Manager at the +Foundation for Economic Education  , will be speaking on The Economics of Entrepreneurship – Serving Yourself by Serving Others Well.
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
Chris Yust, founder of +Homeschool Programming, Inc.  , will be speaking on Bringing Computer Science to Your Classroom.
5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
+Marianne Sunderland  , blogger at Abundant Life and author of Dyslexia 101, will be speaking on Developing Passions in Teens.
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
+Joan Concilio  blogger at Unschool Rules, will be speaking on Unschooling for High School.
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
Megan Zechman, blogger at Education Possible, will be speaking on Homeschool Transitions from Elementary to Middle to High School.
9:30 – 10:30 PM ET
Alesia Blackwood, founder of +UnLock Math  will be speaking on Upper Level Math − Why Kids Need it and How You Can Facilitate It.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
+Tyler Hogan  , president of +Bright Ideas Press  will be speaking on Entrepreneurs at Home.
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
+Sheila Carroll  , founder of Living Books Curriculum, will be speaking on Homeschooling Your Teen the Charlotte Mason Way.
5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Kendra Fletcher, blogger and podcaster at +HomeschoolingIRL  , will be speaking on College Admissions for the Homeschooler.
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
+Lily Iatridis  , founder of +Fortuigence  , will be speaking on 5 Steps to Make Your Kids Confident, Competent Writers.
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
+Kim Kautzer  , founder of +WriteShop  , will be speaking on College Prep: Is Writing on Track?
9:30 – 10:30 PM ET
+Dwane Thomas  , founder of Visual Latin, will be speaking on Practical Tips for Introducing Foreign Language.

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
+Marie-Claire Moreau  , author of Suddenly Homeschooling and blogger at Quick Start Homeschooling, will be speaking on Putting Together a Four-Year Plan for High School.
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
+Leah Nieman  , founder of  will be speaking on Connected Teens, Connected Families.
5:00 – 6:00 PM ET
+Connie Albers  , marketing and brand development consultant and blogger at Connie Albers, will be speaking on Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment −What’s Right for Your High Schooler?
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET
+Cheryl Pitt  , founder of the +2:1 Conference  , will be speaking on Dating and Romance for your Teen.
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET
+Jennifer Bernstein  , founder and president of Get Yourself Into College, Inc., will be speaking on The Homeschool Advantage in College Admissions & Scholarships.
9:30 – 10:30 PM ET
+Gabriella Volpe  , homeschool consultant for parents of children with special needs, will talk about Homeschooling Teens with Significant Cognitive or Physical Delays.

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I'm a homeschooling mom of one -- a teen age daughter who is in high school. I blog sporadically at Jimmie's Collage and The Notebooking Fairy

I work at home as a social media manager and consultant. Contact me for advice or help with Google Plus, managing a G+ business page, recruting affiliates, or your WordPress blog. You can find more about my services and read testimonials at

Amy Stults & I are co-owners of iHomeschool Network LLC, a company connecting bloggers to each other and bloggers to companies. Contact me today about promoting your family friendly product or service to the homeschool market. See our weekly iHomeschool Hangouts here on G+ every Thursday at 2 PM ET (except holidays and summer). Occasionally we invite featured guests to join us on the panel. If you have a message for the homeschool audience, get in touch.

If you want to follow homeschoolers on Google Plus, I recommend you start with this shared circle of 73 Homeschool Movers and Shakers (updated June 2014). 

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7 years public school teaching experience; 8 years living in China
I help businesses and bloggers through social media marketing and content marketing.
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I had some leaking inside and around my chimney, and I called Lucius for an estimate. I was immediately impressed with the friendly demeanor on the phone and the level of professionalism. DJ came out to give me the quote. He was very knowledgeable and even reminded me to look for a 10% coupon to offset some of the cost. Once I was ready to make the repair, DJ and an assistant came back out and worked about half a day to get the job done. They communicated well what they were doing and their comings and goings for lunch break. The guys were very friendly, well-spoken, respectful, and very willing to answer my (probably goofy) questions. In the days after the repair, we had heavy wind and rain and no water leaked on the ceiling around my chimney nor did water come through the chimney. The problem certainly seems fixed! I am 100% satisfied with Lucius Roofing.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Tripp at Wired to Go did a fantastic job on my under cabinet lights in my kitchen remodel. I have one side of the kitchen on one dimmer and the other side on another. He came out first to assess the situation and show me my options for dimmer switches. Once it was time for the work to happen, Tripp was more than willing to coordinate with the tile installer to help me get the work done faster. My wiring was a bit tricky up in the attic, but Tripp got it done without any complaining or extra fees. The lights are fantastic for giving me a very visible work surface in the kitchen. I don't even need the overhead lights because the under cabinet lights focus the light right where I need it. I get so many compliments on my tile backsplash because the lights really set them off. The wires are all discreetly hidden inside the cabinet. I have to look to see them, and even then I often can't find them. About a week after my installation, I noticed that the lights on one side of my kitchen would not longer totally turn off. I gave Tripp a call, and he showed up the next day at my convenience to replace the dimmer. That solved the problem. Tripp is a nice guy. Dependable, honest, and stands behind his work. I recommend him.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We booked a combination Tiki Beach and wreck snorkel package with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Of our three ports of call, this was my favorite because it was close to the docking location and didn't require long transport elsewhere. Tiki beach was beautiful! One side had a very noisy bar with a not so family-friendly atmosphere. We stuck to the other side of the beach where it was less riotous. I only wish that there had been pleasant music playing instead of the blaring techno-dance stuff that was blaring from that crazy bar. We had a very delicious, yet expensive, meal right on the beach. Do be careful because the prices are in Cayman dollars not USD. We expect to spend a lot on vacation. Don't let it ruin your experience. Just enjoy the food. It really was excellent for beach fare. We had conch fritters, a Jamaican jerk pork panini and a Jamaican jerk chicken and pasta dish. Just excellent food with fresh ingredients. I am somewhat of a foodie, and I was impressed. The beach was beautiful white sand and despite the raucous music a very delightful way to spend a few hours. I highly recommend it.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We booked a shore excursion with Dolphin Cove through Norwegian Cruise Lines in Dec. 2013. It was an outstanding experience. Our guide was Tracey Morgan. She made the long van ride enjoyable by sharing facts about Jamaica and its history. She was very clear about what we would experience, how much time we would have, and when to be back on the van. We were pleasantly surprised to find that our lunch was included in the excursion even though we were told by NCL that no food was included. At Dolphin Cove, the shop keepers were friendly and even offered free samples of the famous Blue Mountain coffee and local rum. The photographers took dozens of photos and had them printed out almost instantly for us. We did the shark experience where we touched and swam with nurse sharks. Amazing. Just amazing. Demetrius walked us through the process step by step, making sure we would be safe in the water with the sharks. The actual experience was just like he prepped us. The guides were amazingly friendly and seemed very passionate about their jobs and making sure we had a great time. And we did. I fully recommend the Dolphin Cove for family fun in Jamaica. It was a fantastic experience. I only wish we had had a full day to spend there.
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reviewed a year ago
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In one month, I've had to call Mr. Rooter twice. The first time was a frozen pipe in the attic that resulted in water gushing from the ceiling and walls into two rooms in my house. Being a new home owner, I didn't have the tool I needed to turn off the water main. As I watched my house flood and waited for the water department to show up, Bob Geisenhoff drove through my neighborhood in a red Mr. Rooter van! (It was a miracle!) I flagged him down and asked for help. Of course, he had the needed tool and shut my water off lickety split. Better yet, he outlined who we needed to call and the steps to take to fix the damage and the plumbing. He was calm and helpful and really helped me put the whole situation into perspective. He came back in a few hours to get the plumbing sorted and our water back on. Later he made the needed repairs to totally fix the situation. In all, he spent a lot of time with us explaining all of our options, answering all of my very ignorant questions, and helping us choose the best course of action. He is an amazingly patient man. Again this month I have had a broken pipe! But this second time, I knew what to do. I have my own water key now, so I can shut off the water main. And my next step was to call Mr. Rooter and ask for Plumber Bob. He was there within three hours to quickly solve the problem and tell me how to prevent it. Bob is a genuinely nice guy who really cares about the home owner. I am a sold out Mr. Rooter fan because of him.
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reviewed a year ago
We booked an excursion to Xcaret through Norwegian Cruise Lines. In terms of the park itself, it is an outstanding experience. I give it five stars. However, in terms of a cruise excursion, don't do it. Because your time off the boat is so limited, I don't recommend Xcaret as a cruise excursion. Your ship lets you off in Cozumel, quite far from Playa Del Carmen. For us, we had to take a tender (boat) to the dock and then another boat (maybe 40 minutes) to Playa Del Carmen. From there, it was a short 15 minute van ride. The park is very huge and full of fun things to do. We had only 3-4 hours, and we left feeling cheated of all the wonderful activities we didn't have a chance to do. We did swim in the partially underground, partially above ground artificial "river." That was fun. We also saw many of the aquatic animals and ate an amazing seafood buffet on the beach. It was expensive ($29 per person) but oh so delicious. Afterwards we lazed for a while in hammocks on the beach as a local band with accordion and guitars played. It was the epitome of a vacation moment -- beach, sunshine, light music, a happy belly. I actually dozed for a few minutes. But then we jumped up to enjoy the rest of our limited time at the park. It felt rushed, and we hated to leave when our time was up. If you are taking a vacation to Playa del Carmen, I highly recommend the park. But for a cruise excursion, the time is just too short.
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reviewed a year ago
You will not find a more patient, upbeat medical office anywhere in the Memphis area. The office staff (especially Maria) is incredibly friendly. And it's not a fake smile just to get you out the door quicker. There is a genuine concern about your health, your pain levels, your financial matters, your scheduling issues, etc. Dr. Wilson patiently answers my questions week after week and is supportive of our medical choices. The massage therapists are professional and skilled. The physical therapists are just the right blend of kindness and toughness. I take my daughter to her appointments there, so I get a chance to stand back and watch what goes on. When people are in pain, they can be rude, impatient complainers. I see patients like that there. But the staff at Spinal Health Care astounds me with their kind replies in dealing with all kinds of people. I never see anyone treated as a second class citizen; I never hear trash talk or gossip in the halls. These people are professionals, and they all seem to truly enjoy their jobs.
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