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    by Published on 08-01-2015 07:40 AM
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    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Yes, August is here, and what better way to celebrate those last lazy hazy days of summer than with a BLOCK PARTY!!!

    So, this Tuesday, August 4, from 1-4pm, SecularHomeschool.com is hosting our first ever "Block Party" here on-site. Our home page will be our base of operations for webinars and videos, a live chat stream, door prizes, and more. All around the theme of ORGANIZATION.

    We'd all like to get a little more organized, wouldn't we??? In preparation for the Block Party, I'd like to invite everyone to share a pic of your MOST organized homeschool area on Instagram. Maybe it's your official homeschool room. Maybe it's a map area you've created in your kids' bedroom. Maybe it's your lesson planner. Maybe it's a screenshot of your curriculum list for the 2015/2016 homeschool year. WHATEVER it is, we want to highlight your organizational pics during the lead up to our Block Party.

    Inspire your fellow SHS'ers by sharing those on Instagram with the hashtag #letsgohomeschool, and we'll feature them here on our home page all this coming week!
    by Published on 05-25-2015 08:28 AM
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    You asked for it, and here it is! The newest addition to the SecularHomeschool.com forum is a section dedicated to discussions about College Prep. Many of our members are smack dab in the middle of their homeschooler's high school years, some are edging closer to that daunting stage, and a few of us (waving hand wildly here) have actually found ourselves on the other side with some actual wisdom to offer (stop giggling!!!).

    So, thanks to the request of multiple SHS'ers, as of today you have a custom-built location for all-things higher-ed-prep. Let the questions, advice, and occasional commiseration begin!!!
    by Published on 05-11-2015 09:21 AM
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    My fingers are kind of tingling as I type this post, because I haven't been this excited about site news in a while. Thanks to feedback from you wonderful members, we're adding a brand new forum section to SecularHomeschool.com. It's called "From Soup to Nuts" (if you aren't familiar with that fun idiom, check it out on Wikipedia), and the idea behind it is to create some in-depth discussions on a wide variety of topics of interest to secular homeschoolers.

    Sometimes, we'll be featuring guest posters with a particular background or passion in a specific subject. Other times, we'll pull apart a news story or trending topic and look at it from every angle. But either way, From Soup to Nuts will be a single weekly featured thread on SHS that will let us explore a specific subject in-depth with our famous talent for creating dynamic discussion. And even cooler - - when we have a featured guest poster - - that person will stick around for the entirety of the week to answer questions and engage in the conversation.

    Just a couple things to note about this new forum section.

    1) It will open next Monday, May 18 and will feature our first guest poster, Karen Lock Kolp, who is homeschooling while dealing with chronic illness. (For more about Karen's story, read this piece from Bay State Parent.)
    2) It will not be an "open" forum in the sense that only admins and guest posters will be able to create new threads - - but ANYONE can participate in the featured discussions.

    If you have a suggestion for a topic for From Soup to Nuts, or a person you'd like to see featured, could you either follow up in the comments below or contact us?
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