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Teens and Social Media

TEENS & SOCIAL MEDIA: RISKS, REWARDS, AND RULES - Burying our heads in the sand will not make social media go away. If we don't teach our children how to use social media properly they will harm themselves with it in the long run. #socialmedia #homeschooling hedua.com

Risks, Rewards, and Rules Burying our heads in the sand will not make social media go away. If we don’t teach our children how to use social media properly, they will harm themselves with it in the long run. Disciple ...

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Read Well to Write Well

READ WELL TO WRITE WELL - Writing is never easy. It is very difficult to do well. It takes planning, courage, and energy. #writing #homeschooling hedua.com

The great southern author Eudora Welty argued that good writing begins within. And so it is.  Good writing has ethos (credibility), logos (argument), and pathos (spirit or heart). All great writers are great readers. Annie Dillard in The Writing Life ...

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Saving Money While Traveling

SavingMoneyWhileTraveling

People are commenting on how gas prices will affect the cost of going on vacation this year. Some are looking for ideas for travel-friendly food so they can cut down on eating expenses. This made us think. Our readers are great at ...

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Married to a Journey

MARRIED TO A JOURNEY - When I walked down that aisle, wrapped in pure white naivete, I thought I was marrying the tall tuxedo'd man waiting at the front of the church. Turns out I was committing myself to a journey, and the marriage license was a ticket for a lifelong trip, and that day was merely the first stamp on a passport of tramping a trail of 'til death do us part with a stranger. #marriage #homeschooling hedua.com

When I walked down that aisle, wrapped in pure white naivete, I thought I was marrying the tall tuxedo’d man waiting at the front of the church. Turns out I was committing myself to a journey, and the marriage license ...

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When It All Falls Apart

WHEN IT ALL FALLS APART - my husband had found a way to fulfill his desire to become a more active part of our school days. #science #homeschool hedua.com

The curriculum order was in. The plan was set. Everything was in place for the new year. I was so excited, as I always am, to start afresh with new books and the new year’s focus. I knew we’d have ...

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Where’s My Mini Me?

WHERE'S MY MINI ME? - ou know how irritating it is when you gestate a human for ten months and expel it from your nether regions only to have someone comment how much your infant looks like your husband? #children #homeschooling hedua.com

When Your Child is Your Opposite You know how irritating it is when you gestate a human for ten months and expel it from your nether regions only to have someone comment how much your infant looks like your husband? ...

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How To Enjoy the Early Learning Years

HOW TO ENJOY THE EARLY LEARNING YEARS - These are the years their foundation is set, the years that set up their view of learning, the years that form their view of relationships with others, and most importantly the years that will begin to shape them spiritually. #faith #homeschooling hedua.com

Nurturing the Early Learning Years The early learning years are so integral for our children’s future. These are the years their foundation is set, the years that set up their view of learning, the years that form their view of ...

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Easy Recipes for Busy Homeschool Days

EasyRecipesForBusyHomeschoolDays

Let’s face it. Some days are just tougher than others. Despite the best-laid details in our beautiful planners, there are days that don’t start the way we intended. Perhaps a child wets the bed, creating a new mini to-do list ...

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Developing Devotional Habits in Children

DEVELOPING DEVOTIONAL HABITS IN CHILDREN - There’s nothing quite like being tasked with writing a “how-to” article about helping your children get on track spiritually. After all, nothing guarantees a day or week of parental challenges like asserting you have the path perfectly figured out! I will give you some suggestions to consider, starting with you as a parent. #faith #homeschooling hedua.com

There’s nothing quite like being tasked with writing a “how-to” article about helping your children get on track spiritually. After all, nothing guarantees a day or week of parental challenges like asserting you have the path perfectly figured out! I ...

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To GED or Not to GED?

TO GED OR NOT TO GED - There are also a myriad of reasons not to take a GED. With all due respect to those who’ve chosen to take it, the prevailing thought is that there is a stigma attached to this particular test. By design, its primary audience is high school dropouts who need something to say that they have accumulated the equivalent of a high school diploma. Is a homeschooled student who has worked hard for four years and graduated in the same category? #GED #homeschooling hedua.com

That is the question—at least, in several of the high school homeschool communities that I frequent. This is an exciting time of year for those that are in the throes of college applications, acceptances, and (financial aid) agreements. This latter ...

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Why Homeschoolers Make Great College Students

WHY HOMESCHOOLERS MAKE GREAT COLLEGE STUDENTS - It was in homeschooling that I discovered learning was not about the job I was going to get or the praise good grades got me, it was about learning for its own sake. #college #homeschool hedua.com

When I arrived at Oklahoma Baptist University in the fall of 2004, my educational background was a patchwork of nearly every imaginable educational model. I’d done public school, a traditional private Christian school, homeschool, and finally a university model school. ...

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