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Anyone have the winter blues?

Just found this great article Dealing with the Winter Blues - it happens sometimes. I know I learned a long time ago to just get busy in January and February AND just get a lot done. That is the best way for me to avoid the winter blues! I hope you are enjoying home schooling your children this month....{jcomments on}

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Why Attend a Home School Support Group?

I was checking out some blogs today and found a great blog encouraging new AND veteran home schoolers to attend Support Group Meetings. It is definitely worth reading. Why Home School Support Groups Are Important (for Veterans and Newbies).

Not sure if you need to attend a Support Group Meeting anymore? Why not think about being a blessing to AND mentoring some new Home School moms?

I firmly believe support for home educating moms / families / children is important AND often we find it at our local Home School Support Group Meetings.

No support group where you live? Consider being the contact or leader for your area. Contact Terry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tips or encouragement on how to do so AND to share (OR update) your contact information for the Home School Support Group Page.{jcomments off}

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How to Start Home Schooling - 5 Basic Steps...

I was online today and found this treasure of a post that I thought I would share with you. How to Start Home Schooling in Five Basic Steps....

It is written for Americans, but I think easily fits Canadians, too. Home Schooling isn't hard - you can actually just decide to do it AND get to it. Some families like to plan ahead and get ready. Others just dive right in when their children are little. Any way you do it, make sure you notify with a Home School Board first BEFORE taking your child out of school - during the school year OR at the beginning of a school year in September.

Thinking of Home Schooling? Jump in - there is no better time to start educating your child / children at home!{jcomments off}

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Home School Support Group Tip!

I just updated all the Home School Support Groups in Alberta - spent hours on the phone over the past 10 days, talking to Support Group leaders and members. Updating information, writing down what each support group is doing well AND more. One of the neatest things I noticed was that quite a few Support Groups have Facebook Pages and how well those are working for those groups. I actually was so inspired I started a Facebook Page for our area - wow, what a good way for those online to connect. Easy to share information, encouragement and more. Watch for the updated Support Group lists here - our webmaster is totally revamping everything on that page AND the Support Group information will be current as of Jan. 15, 2013!{jcomments off}

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today!

Yesterday, during church, they played a clip about Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a Dream" speech. Wow - it was so moving. (I didn't realize we would be in the States during Martin Luther King Jr Day - they are even having a parade in his honor today. BUT I did find this Letter From a Birmingham Jail that I want the girls to read today (or when we get back). How are you celebrating Martin Luther King Day today? Make sure to include real people and real events in your home school whenever possible. I want our girls to know the cost for freedom and not to take it for granted.{jcomments off}

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