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If the project doesn't contribute to learning, there's no reason to do it. Unless, of course, you have a very crafty kid who just LOVES making things. In that case, it's fine. But there's no reason you have to do hands-on projects.
Homeschooling parents: Let's not be the Society of Homeschoolers Doing a Project For The Sake of Doing a Project. Just...stop.
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Join me and +Tyler Hogan for a hangout later this week via +Bright Ideas Press . Our topic is teaching entrepreneurship at home.

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Join +Tyler Hogan as he discusses how to encourage entrepreneurship in your children at home, especially in the context of a Christian homeschooling family.

Join us live on Thursday, May 12, 1:30 p.m. ET or watch the replay via YouTube at your leisure.

#homeschool   #parenting   #entrepreneurship  
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I just wanted to say thank you so much for the invitation and I'm really looking forward to this great discussion!
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I remember the disparaging remark, "drill and kill" when I was a public school teacher. But drilling facts doesn't have to be deadly dull. Here are ten ways to do it. Variety is the spice of life!

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Let’s face it, learning math facts is important. Kids will have trouble with math and algebra without their facts memorized. Thankfully there are many ways to memorize math facts. Here are my…
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Wow! Do you like math?
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Great ways to integrate Earth Day into your homeschool.
ideas by +Amy milcic on the +iHomeschool Network  blog.

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Earth Day is a fantastic way to include important reminders in your homeschool about taking care of our environment. All subject areas can be addressed as you look at what Earth Day is and how to …
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Letting Potential Customers Sample Your Wares
I've seen some clients confused about the difference between a free sample and an opt-in offer. Here is my attempt to clarify.
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Are you counting down the weeks to summer break. We are! Help us plan our Back to Summer Homeschool party!
Vote here ►https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wydCLSIVjsDcvwZIyg4V4N7NWDBXvMNT2k4IkJjs3_M/viewform

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Are You a Homeschool Mom Martyr?

"What starts out as a few overachiever or Type A tendencies can disintegrate a mom’s identity and leave her with no other role than that of the ever-patient, ever-prepared saint of home education."

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great ways to learn outside and stay cool at the same time
With summer almost in full swing, what better way to practice those ABC’s than with some fun water games? Not only are they educational, but it gets the kids out of the house too. We have a small i…
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Wish I could play with water games too!
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from +Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley one of the amazing bloggers of +iHomeschool Network 
If you had told me, two years ago, that I would be homeschooling my children, I would have burst out laughing. Homeschooling was never on my r...
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A wonderful list of ideas for making extra income on the side or for hiring people to do work for you. 
I’m often asked how I make money as a freelancer. The first step is to start somewhere. It may not be where you ultimately want to end up, but each baby step leads to more experience and makes you more marketable. It is scary to step out there into
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Next Thursday, I'll be chatting with +Tyler Hogan about how to deal with questionable elements in books. Join us! And don't worry if you can be there for the live event. It's recorded to YouTube, so you can watch it whenever you like.

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In this brief interview,+Tyler Hogan , president of Bright Ideas Press, will discuss how to deal with a book that has something unsavory or questionable in it whether that's evolution, atheism, racism, violence, or sexuality.

This hangout will be presented from a Christian point of view.

Leave your questions here before the event. Then join us live Thursday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. ET or watch the replay via YouTube.

#parenting   #homeschool   #books  
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Quite worthwhile for any user of +Tailwind , a Pinterest scheduling tool. I learned quite a few helpful tidbits as I watched.
 
Chat with +Melissa Megginson and learn how to decode Tailwind Analytics.  No more guesses on what board is preforming well and which ones to ditch.
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It's kinda strange that you have so much followers but so little likes compared to most people... Do you know why?
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  • Lambuth University
    English, 1988 - 1992
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  • Troy University
    Education, 1996 - 1998
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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 JimmieLanley.com.

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
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I help businesses and bloggers through social media marketing and content marketing.
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    Co-owner, 2012 - present
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No, I don't love going to the dentist, but Thames Family Dentistry gets five stars. If you've gotta be tortured, it's good to be tortured by kind and friendly people. •The office staff are precious ladies who call me by name and bend over backwards to accommodate me. •The dentist is patient with anxious patients and works well with teens as well as adults. •I appreciate that TFD is open with pricing and gives me discounts because I pay cash (don't have dental insurance). They are always upfront about extra costs and don't tack them on without my permission. They also don't pressure me for additional services. •They are good people who offer high quality dental service. I do my regular 6 months visits there. I've also had fillings, replacement fillings, and a crown.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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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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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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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Public - 2 years ago
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