The 10th annual Homeschool Blog Awards and our new look

As promised, we’re back with a new look and all the details on the much-anticipated 10th annual Homeschool Blog Awards!  We hope you are as excited about it as we are!

You can find all of the important information about the Awards on our special page that will be updated throughout the Awards season.  Nominations are quickly approaching, beginning October 6.  Is your blog ready?  Check out all of the categories and begin to think about your favorite blogs (and your own blog) so you will be ready to participate when the nominations open.

HSBA Information

We hope you will help us spread the word through your own social networks and homeschool groups.  We would love to see the 10th annual Awards be the biggest and best yet.  We hope it blesses the homeschool community in a big way!

Navigation on the site has changed a little.  You’ll find excerpts of our most recent posts on the home page.  At the top and bottom of the pages and posts you’ll find our social media links.  You can also navigate by using the search box and most recent posts links in the sidebar, or the categories and most popular posts in the footer.  Awards info is easy to find at the top menu and on the home page.  The Homeschool Post has been around since 2006 and there are many goodies to read in our archives as well.  We hope this layout will make reading easy for you.

 

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Sara (40 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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Meet Susan

Hello there!  Nice to meet you!  I’m looking forward to chatting here with you on The Homeschool Post.

Meet Susan at the hsbapost

I’m Susan and I’ve been married to my best friend, Chris, for 16 years.

Meet my kids (tallest to shortest):

Susan kids

David (14), Mary (10), Peter (8), and Emma (5)

I was a reluctant homeschooler.  My husband and I had talked about and researched home education long before we had a child old enough to be in school.  But when the time came, my oldest very happily learned to read from his wonderful kindergarten teacher in a small Catholic school.  Teaching him myself (aside from the things every parent teaches her kids) wasn’t even on my radar until he hit brick wall after brick wall in 1st grade.

We returned to our original plan to homeschool and haven’t looked back.

This is our 7th year of learning at home. One of the beauties of home education is being able to meet the needs of each of our kids as unique individuals.  We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-most approach to learning, so we re-evaluate what we are doing every year.  For that reason, we have a very eclectic mix of materials that we use and my educational philosophy is sort of a Classical-Charlotte-Mason-Unit-Study-Interest-Led hybrid.  Can you tell that I’m not good at fitting into a box?

Right now I’m teaching my soon to be last kindergartener to read {sniff} and planning my oldest son’s first high school year. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to a little bit of fear and trepidation. {wink}

I also admit that I spend far too much time reading articles on education, lurking on homeschool forums, browsing curriculum catalogs, and dreaming about future unit studies.  Educating my kids is a big part of my life and I share many of my thoughts and experiences on my blog, Homeschooling Hearts & Minds.  Visit me there to find free homeschool resources, curriculum reviews, and other helps, including links to the annual Virtual Curriculum Fair.

In addition to teaching my own kids, I’m a board member of my local homeschool group and help to organize activities like interest led clubs and support for homeschooling families.  Right now I’m running a story writing club for kids in 4th grade and up—it’s been a blast!  These kids are amazing and their willingness to support one another and share their love of writing is inspiring.

Susan and her husband, Chris

Susan and her husband, Chris

I also enjoy:  sewing and other handiwork, painting (watercolors), reading fiction (especially mystery novels—Peter Wimsey, anyone?), writing, Dr. Who (both the new and old), experimenting in the kitchen, playing computer games, learning new things, and researching anything having to do with learning.

What are some of your non-homeschooly interests?

 

Susan Anadale (6 Posts)

Susan is a wife, a mother, a Catholic, a teacher, a writer, a philosopher, a seamstress, a maker of things, an imaginer of worlds...I blog about our lifelong journey through learning at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds (my brain on the web).


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Homeschool Blog and Tell – January Edition

Blog and Tell January

I’m super excited to announce a new series we will have here on The Homeschool Post!

Say howdy to HOMESCHOOL BLOG and TELL!

This is a series that you get to show off what is going on in your homeschool!  Each month will have a theme.

January’s theme is:  “Show us your ARTWORK!”

Why?

January is a month that gets a bad rap in my opinion.  Christmas decorations are put away (hopefully.) It is usually too cold to go outside.  So what is there to do?  School and Artwork.  Which might be the same most days.

So no matter what you call ART – we want to see ART that you either made, your kid made, or maybe you just liked and blogged about it.  (Please no nudity…we are family friendly around here.)

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 a least one photo in your post.  We want to SEE what you have done!
  • Link your specific post to The Homeschool Post. (Again, we have the right to delete your link if this is not followed.)
  • These can be OLDER posts.  We are okay with that – we want to drive you web traffic!

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

Blog and Tell January

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

Now, SHOW us your ARTWORK!

Blessings to you! You are loved!




 

Lana (32 Posts)

Lana's crazy life is all about 5 kids,a husband who constantly is doing DIYs and remodeling, travel, teaching, Texas, photography, social media and chocolate, all while having true JOY. Come see her life on iLoveMy5Kids.


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