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2014 Homeschool Blog Awards WINNERS! #HSBA2014

 We have winners!

Below are 20 categories, the blog name, and link for each winner. We put these awards on each year so that homeschoolers can find a great list of resources, encouragement, and inspiration to stay the course! Everyone nominated in our awards each year is special.

 

Homeschool Blog Awards #HSBA2014 Winners! at hsbapost.com

If you are a winner, please note the deadlines and instructions below:

*Winners have until January 31st to email us to claim their prizes and provide shipping information. If that deadline is missed, they forfeit their prize(s) and title which will go to the next runner up. The sooner you contact us with your information, the better! {thehomeschoolpost at gmail dot com}

*The random drawing for prizes will be held on February 1st. Winners will be notified via email of their won prizes.

*We will share the email and physical addresses of our winners with our sponsors/vendors by February 9th so they can disperse prizes.

*Vendors have until March 1, 2015 to ship prizes. If you don’t get a prize that you were promised (we’ll be doing a drawing to see who takes which prizes home), please let us know.

– Check back to the main page for the 2014 Homeschool Blog Awards for more information about the awards themselves.

 

Homeschool Blog Awards winner #hsba2014 at hsbapost.com

 

  1. Best SUPER HomeschoolerThe Unlikely Homeschool
    Ever feel like a loser after reading someone else’s lesson plans, seeing their field trip photos, listening to them talk about what they got done today, or seeing pictures of their children’s accomplishments? You were probably feeling the effects of visiting a SUPER-HOMESCHOOLER’s blog. These are the A-list homeschool parents that just BLOW YOU AWAY with their enthusiasm. We all have our good days, but this blogger has us all beat.
  2. Best Dad Blog - Tales of a House Husband
    We love to hear what dad has to say. Especially if he includes homeschool posts off and on. [Blog doesn’t have to be exclusively about homeschooling.]
  3. Best Blog DesignConfessions of a Homeschooler
    Here’s your chance to nominate a gorgeous blog design and give a code-and-design savvy blogger a pat on the back for her talent (or give her hired web designer some credit!).
  4. Best Vlogger - 7 Sisters Homeschool
    It’s a rare treat to get to be the “fly on the wall” in someone’s homeschool. Don’t you always love seeing what’s on other people’s book shelves and watching them demonstrate things on video, though? Vlogging is a wonderful way to spread the homeschool encouragement around on the net.
  5. Best Photos BlogOur Mothership Adventures
    This blogger has photographic talent and makes her posts pop with eye-candy. We want to thank those of you who post pictures and graphics that inspire us! The winner of this category will be one that takes her own photos – not someone who only uses stock images.
  6. Best Family or Group BlogFinch N Wren
    Nominate your favorite Homeschool Family blog or your favorite group blog that is either run by Homeschoolers or discusses homeschool issues. [Blog doesn’t have to be exclusively about homeschooling. Remember that if more than one of our authors are part of the group blog, it is not qualified to win. THIS BLOG MUST HAVE MULTIPLE AUTHORS.]
  7. Best Current Events, Opinion and/or Politics Blog - Designs by Birgit
    We don’t want a strictly political blog that is run by a homeschooler unless quite a few posts have relevant information pertaining to homeschooling. News clips that affect our freedoms as homeschoolers and how homeschooling is portrayed in the media are ideal. We love to hear what other homeschool teachers are thinking and reading and their views on things that affect us all. [This blog does not have to be exclusively about homeschooling, current events, or politics… just a blog that often shares opinions on matters that you enjoy learning from.]
  8. Best Teen Homeschool BlogHope Shining
    Let’s encourage those young bloggers to speak up and be a good example for their peers. I have seen so many wonderful teen blogs out there that deserve recognition. Let us know what some of your favorites are! Teen blogs can be any blogs run by teens who are at least 12 years of age. The winners will have to submit permission slips signed by their parents – see legal page at HSBA for more details. [This blog does not have to be exclusively about homeschooling, but homeschooling should be mentioned often or it should be obvious from the template that the teens are homeschoolers.]
  9. Best Homeschool Nature & Field Trips BlogCampfires and Cleats
    Have cabin fever? Looking to get OUT and see the world – sketch it, research it, photograph it? Who inspires you to take the kids out and enjoy Creation? Who makes you scratch your head in wonder while showing you all the fascinating things they have discovered outdoors?
  10. Best Homeschool Methods Blog - What DID We Do All Day? – Montessori
    There are a lot of methods used to homeschool. Are you a boxed curriculum gal? A Classical homeschooler? An unschooler? Do you thrill on Unit Studies or spend time outdoors doing Charlotte Mason-type nature walks? Are you a mixture of everything (eclectic)? Make sure you tell us what TYPE of method this blog showcases so we can list it on the voting page!
  11. Best Special Needs BlogLemon Lime Adventures
    These are the moms that have the extra challenges – they go above and beyond to help their children succeed. We hope to help connect all sorts of bloggers – special needs included.
  12. Best Variety BlogGallimaufry Grove
    This blogger is one that could fit in any of these categories … but they just can’t be pinned down in ONE. This type of blogger is the ADD hyper-focused type… always moving on from one thing to the next… and always keeping you interested in coming back for more!
  13. Best NEW Homeschool Blog - Homeschool Ways
    It is hard making a name for yourself in the blogosphere. A lot of times, you feel as if you are writing and no one is out there. If you have stumbled upon a great new blogger who has a lot of potential and you want to share them with the rest of us… please consider nominating them for this category! [A new blog is one that appeared on the scene during or after last awards season.]
  14. Funniest Homeschool BlogFrolicking Flamingo
    We all need a laugh in-between laundry, lesson plans and losing our cool. It is nice to get your smile back so you can share it with your students (who can only take “so much gloom” as Ma Walton said so eloquently on The Waltons television series). Nominate your favorite crack-pot or crack-up homeschool blog here.
  15. Best Homemaking and/or Recipes Blog - Mama’s Coffee Shop
    This blog should have content regarding homemaking, housekeeping, tips, ideas for making your life easier, information about raising multiple kids, or recipes that you enjoy trying. [This person should be a homeschooler but the blog doesn’t have to be exclusively about homeschooling, homemaking or recipes.]
  16. Best Crafts, Plans & Projects BlogIn All You Do
    Do you turn to the blogosphere for a steady supply of great craft ideas, lesson plans, or projects that you can do with your homeschoolers? Why not share your favorite how-to blogs that provide us with things to be inspired by and ideas to use with our kids and in our homes.
  17. Best EncouragerMy Joy-Filled Life
    It is time to say thanks to those bloggers out there who lift you up out of the homeschool “blahs” and help you get back on track. The winner of this category doesn’t have to be perfect or always in a good mood… just someone who makes you feel as if someone else cares and has a positive attitude overall.
  18. Best Thrifty Homeschool BloggerThrift Schooling
    Most of us are homeschooling on a shoe-string. Nominate your favorite money-saving blogger so you can share her tips with the blogosphere and bless a bunch of homeschool children in the process! [Blog doesn’t have to be exclusively about frugality.]
  19. Best Nitty Gritty Homeschooler BlogTIE Our Busy Homeschool and Mountain of Grace
    Since we included a category for the Super-Homeschooler… I figured we would add one in for the homeschooler who is brutally honest and open about her mistakes and failures. These are the moms that make you feel better and let you know that it is OK that we aren’t perfect. What would we do without them???
  20. Best Homeschool Mom BlogCatholic Inspired
    Everyone is the best homeschool mom for their own children. With thousands of homeschool bloggers out there, please know that there will only be one winner online – but EACH OF US are winners in our own homes. If there’s a blogging mom out there that has been a particularly good example to you and you want to let her know… consider her for this nomination! [Her blog does not have to be exclusively about motherhood or homeschooling.]

We always have a few winners that win multiple categories, but we like to make sure that we have 20 DIFFERENT winners. We made a call to give the runner-up in those categories the winning title. We don’t want ANYONE to feel like a runner-up; everyone nominated is unique and wonderful in their own way! (If you won in more than one category then we awarded you the category where you received the MOST votes.)

 

Special Thanks go out to:

  • God, for providing…..everything.
  • Our wonderful readers for sharing news about the awards, nominating and voting!
  • Our amazing sponsors! {Click on their name in our sidebar to visit them directly.}
  • Davonne Parks and Misty Bailey for their assistance getting the polls, sponsor posts, and pages ready!
  • My family, especially my oldest daughter, for helping me around the house so I could work on the Awards.

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We encourage you to visit the winning blogs and leave a comment congratulating them!  We will be featuring the top 10 blogs in a post each week for the next 20 weeks, so keep checking back to find more great homeschool blogs.

 

 

 

Sara (47 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Homeschool Blog and Tell Linkup #HSBAT

 

Welcome to the January Edition of the Homeschool Blog and Tell Linkup! It’s our first in 2015!

This is your chance to show off what is going on in your homeschool and connect with other homeschool bloggers. We host it here on the third Friday of every month, so mark your calendars and come back every month!

 

#Homeschool Blog and Tell #hsbat

We want to see what you’re doing in your homeschool! Special projects, day-to-day routine, how you plan, whatever might encourage other homeschool families — please share it!

Through the end of this month, link up your post and we’ll share it with our readers.

So, show us what you got!

Now for a few guidelines: (I know…no one likes a lot of rules, so there are not many.)

  • Please direct your link to a certain post NOT your home page. We have the right to delete your link if this is not followed.
  • Use at least one photo in your post if possible. We want to SEE what you have done!
  • Please link back to The Homeschool Post, either in your post or a sidebar button (you can find our button code at the bottom of the page in the footer area).
  • These can be OLDER posts. We are okay with that – we want to bring new readers to your blog!

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask! We are here for ALL homeschoolers and truly want to bless you guys!

If you are on Twitter, Google+, or even Instagram please use the hashtag: #HSBAT.


Sara (47 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Popular at The Post: 2014 in Review

 

2014 was a banner year at The Homeschool Post!  We gained new writers, a new design, and new management.  Those are some pretty big changes that came along with some growing pains, but that’s to be expected.  The team is ready for 2015 with renewed enthusiasm and big plans for things to come.

Some of our plans include:
  • new monthly themes
  • Homeschool Blog & Tell linkup on the third Friday of every month — be sure to share your posts with us!
  • enhanced email newsletter with subscriber freebies {sign up here}
  • adding even more great writers to our team (contact us if you’re interested in applying)

The Homeschool Blog Awards voting wrapped up Dec. 29th and the votes are being tabulated.  {Winners will be announced next week so stay tuned.}

Top 10 Reader Favorites in 2014 at hsbapost.com

Looking over the stats from 2014, these are the top ten posts that resonated with readers:
  1. Sex Ed for Homeschoolers, Part 1: Too Little, Too Late {You can read Part 2 here.}
  2. Build Each Other Up: Nurturing Relationships in Homeschool Families
  3. Dear Homeschool Parents Whose Kids are Still in the Books
  4. Homeschool Portfolio Tips for Beginners
  5. 5 Reasons You Should Write a Homeschool Blog
  6. Socialization Starts at Home
  7. 10 Tips for a Frugal Homeschooling Staycation
  8. Three Things I Couldn’t Homeschool Without
  9. Schooling by the Calendar Year
  10. Mid-year Slump? How Homeschool Moms Recharge

We hope you enjoy your time here at The Homeschool Post and keep coming back for more encouragement, information, and connection with the online homeschool community!

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Sara (47 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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