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    Published on 08-01-2014 08:00 AM
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    Just in time for the new homeschool year, we're thrilled to let you know that Moving Beyond the Page is giving away one full year curriculum package of your choice.

    Moving Beyond the Page is a complete homeschool curriculum that covers science, social studies, and language arts. Your children will grow in their love of learning through our literature-based curriculum that encourages critical and creative thinking, provides challenging and engaging projects, and supports different learning styles. All children can benefit from this unique approach to education. This is especially true for hands-on, creative, and gifted children who need more than a traditional approach to ignite their love of learning.

    If you have an elementary or middle school aged child that is bored doing one worksheet after another, don't miss this opportunity to give him something better. Moving Beyond the Page is how your children want to learn.

    Moving Beyond the Page has nine different curriculum packages for preschool, elementary, and middle school children. This month's featured giveaway is one (1) full year package of your choice from Moving Beyond the Page. (Retail Value between $465 - $975) You get to choose the age level and whether you want hard-copy or online curriculum. AND, if you purchase a full year curriculum package in August and then find out you are the winner, MBTP will refund the purchase price or send you another level - - your choice!!

    To enter this giveaway, simply comment below about why you would like to win this package from Moving Beyond the Page. You may earn up to five additional entries for this giveaway by sharing this giveaway on Facebook and coming back and commenting to let us know, by sharing this giveaway on Twitter and coming back and commenting to let us know (with your Twitter ID), by sharing this giveaway on your Google+ profile and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL link of your share), by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest and coming back and commenting to let us know (with the URL of your pin) or by posting a review of Moving Beyond the Page on your personal blog or website (including a link back to the MBTB website) and coming back and leaving a comment with a link to your post. (Each additional entry must be entered via a separate comment)

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    by Published on 08-06-2014 07:45 AM
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    The Dark Ages of Secular Homeschooling

    I started homeschooling back in the Dark Ages. Don’t laugh! There was really and truly a time when finding another homeschooler who wasn’t homeschooling for religious or moral reasons was akin to finding a cactus growing in the ocean. No wait...let me clarify. Living here in North Carolina, it was more like finding a cactus growing in your bathtub.

    Now you’re curious to know what the Dark Ages of Homeschooling was like, aren’t you? I’d like to give you a full account, but my therapist has said that regression treatment isn’t the right protocol for my post-traumatic-denim-skirt-disorder. But there are occasional flashbacks of fibbing on support-group statements of faith, condemnations of our sons’ card-game hobbies, and marked looks of disapproval when it was my turn to teach the science co-op class.

    My Attempts to Reach Enlightenment

    In 2009, after trying everything from putting up flyers in the local library seeking other secular homeschoolers to scheduling Sunday morning field trips in order to “out” any other closeted families in our support group, I gave up looking for local support and turned my attention to the web. Surely there were some organized online gathering places for homeschoolers like myself who had chosen this educational path simply because it was the right option for my kiddos.

    Sadly, though, even the secular homeschooling networks on the internet were few and far between. But having recently watched “Field of Dreams” for the umpteenth time, I became convinced that there really were other homeschoolers like myself somewhere out there, and if I could just create a welcoming and inclusive place - - a place where people who homeschooled for health reasons, poor school/child fit reasons, family bonding ...
    by Published on 07-26-2014 12:19 AM
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    This is a great blog reprint from homeschooling Mom and blogger, Julie Kirkwood!

    Julie Kirkwood blogs at Creekside Learning. She still considers herself a homeschooling mom to three awesome kids, even though one of them will be going to public school. Besides writing, taking pictures and hanging out on social media, Julie loves to explore creeks with her children, drink coffee and travel.  She and her husband live in Virginia.  Connect with Julie on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. 
    Thanks for sharing this Julie!

    Firefly, our 10-year-old is going from homeschool to public school.  After four years at home, our family suddenly finds itself with one foot in two very different schooling situations. Our youngest two will remain homeschooled and our oldest will be a 5th-grader in our ...
    Published on 08-19-2014 08:08 PM
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    2. General Homeschooling,
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    by Published on 08-08-2014 11:10 AM
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    So, in honor of World Cat Day(8-8-2014), I decided to ask the age old question of whether you are a cat person or a dog person or both or neither or ?LOL

    Our house is a house divided.

    My oldest son is a DOG person ALL THE WAY. He really isn't interested in other critters, he will look at them, etc. but wants nothing but a dog for a pet. Though he has taken an interest in the new kitten and picks her up for a cuddle every so often. Though her personality would win over the most die-hard dog fan!LOL

    My younger son prefers cats! Always has, though he is an animal lover PERIOD and would gladly accept any critter we wanted to bring home.

    Myself and my husband, we love animals. I rescue and drag home anything that needs assistance and he has become just about as bad.

    Now, I think if I had to make a choice and have just 1 pet due to finances or housing..... 1st that would be HARD but I would choose a cat. Love cats, always have had 1 or 2. They are mostly self-sufficient and can care for themselves with little help from us. No need to walk them, etc. But are also good for a quick cuddle.

    So, what is everyone in your house? Cat person or dog person?
    Click here to tell us! ...

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