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Will They Go to "Regular" High School?


Will they go to regular high school?

Before I talk about the one homeschool question that drives me nuts (well, there are many, but this week I have ONE), I have exciting news: Collage Friday is BACK!

Sharing about our homeschool week (or an aspect of our week) on Fridays has been a way for me to personally document the growth in my children - and often myself. 

It is a time when many bloggers come together, link up their collage posts, and support each other. 

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The Best Homeschool Field trip - Seeing Winter the Dolphin


Visiting Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Our family makes many trips to Florida. I am a native Floridian and still have family in the Sunshine State.

Each time we travel to Florida we plan an educational "side trip". This summer I wanted it to be something super special for Anna because we were traveling on her 13th birthday.

Our trip to see Winter the dolphin at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will go down as the best field trip ever!

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Our Homeschool Tradition - Back to School Pictures



When we first started homeschooling someone asked me, "What will you do about school pictures?"

I actually worried about not having yearly "packaged" school pictures. It just goes to show how much we get caught up in worrying about things that are truly NOT OF IMPORTANCE.  

As is the case with most things, something better came along. I LOVE our school pictures now, and it has turned into a fun homeschool tradition in our house.

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