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I will be introducing +Tyler Hogan this week for our brief hangout about preparing your high schooler for college.

Join us live or watch the replay via YouTube.

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+Tyler Hogan , president of Bright Ideas Press, will share tips that will help you prepare your homeschooled teen for college.

Join us live Thursday, Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m. ET, or watch the recording later.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bright Ideas Press. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Working and Homeschooling is Possible
It's the ultimate second shift: Here's how some parents teach their kids at home while building their careers.
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"This time of year, there are many causes to give to–all of them valid and worthy. Our world is a hurting place, and beautiful people and organizations are working to heal the hurts."

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3 years ago a terrible tragedy changed this community forever. This is a chance to help Newtown, Connecticut and the children & families who live there.
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Free geography printables especially for the history of Thanksgiving.
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A very detailed how to post for notebooking with Classical Conversations by +Ann Karako .
A Classical Conversations homeschool student gives an inside look at her Challenge A notebook!
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Fantastic FREEBIE of over 500 pages!
via +CurrClick.com and +NotebookingPages.com 
National Parks, Monuments, & Memorials Notebooking Pages
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SURRENDER LEADS TO PEACE
My one word theme for 2015 was SURRENDER. I'm not done with that word yet, but I'm ready to move into its full unfolding → PEACE.
•Peace is the outcome of surrender.
•Surrender leads to peace.
And that's my theme for 2016. Do YOU have a word, theme, or phrase that is guiding you into the new year? I'd love to hear what it is. And if you don't, that's okay. As I told a dear friend yesterday, "God doesn't work on our timetable of January to December." Your word/theme/phrase may come in April or November! And you can absolutely hang onto the word you used for 2015. I normally need more than 12 months to absorb a big life lesson, so I use my words/phrases for several years at a time.

#newyear #2016 #peace
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Fantastic month by month Pinterest planner from +kate ahl of Simple Pin Media. If you manage a Pinterest account, you will want her timely suggestions on hand.

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Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level! DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE 2016 PINTEREST PLANNER. Create an optimized, simple strategy that will build your business in 2016. GET MY PINTEREST PLANNER NOW. We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.
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Homeschool Twitter Party!
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT/ 7 PM MT/ 6 PM PT
►►Follow:@ihomeschoolnet on Twitter and use #ihsnet for all party tweets.

Prizes from These Homeschool Companies
1. +Candlewick Press   follow on Twitter @candlewickclass
2. Blueprint Homeschooling  (+Amy Knepper ) follow on Twitter @MMHomeschool
3. GoGo Homeschool follow on Twitter @GoGoHomeschool
4. +mobicip follow on Twitter @Mobicip

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Why You Should Trust The Blogger You are Working With
Here's my advice to companies who want to work with bloggers. In a nutshell -- trust the blogger. She probably knows better than you.

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I started my social media work as a blogger myself, so I understand both sides of the field. I know what it’s like to pitch a company for ad space or a compensated review. And I also know wha…
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My New Favorite Tool -- Meet Edgar
Have you met Edgar? I've been using it for several months now, and it has become an integral part of my social media management routine. It has saved me tons of time and boosted efficiency. I'm in love.

I also outline a lot of ways that I use Edgar on a weekly and monthly basis so you can see how it might help you in your particular situation.

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No, this isn’t a blog post about my experience on Match.com. But I am in love with Edgar — Meet Edgar app, that is. In June 2015, on the advice of a blogging friend, I signed up for Meet Edga…
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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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Google Plus training and page management, Pinterest, affiliate marketing, digital product landing pages, Wordpress, SEO for bloggers, email marketing, business blogging
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  • iHomeschool Network
    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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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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reviewed a year 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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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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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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