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08.26.2012
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Doorposts Parenting Essentials & Best of IEW {Giveaway}

Congratulations Stephanie for winning the Kendra Fletcher’s mp3 workshop, “Preschoolers, Preparation & Peace”! Jenn Brooks won Jill Pike’s favorite IEW audio workshops from Andrew Pudewa.

Once again, you have a chance to win one of 2 items today & tomorrow. This giveaway will end at midnight on Monday! Just post a comment about our Homeschool Super Heroes (what you are learning, ah-ha’s, encouragements) and you’ll be entered to win one of these items.

To Get An Additional Entry after you post a comment:

In addition to leaving a comment, you can click the facebook like button at the top of this post… or tweet to twitter by using the share button at the bottom of this post. Be sure to add a comment if you post to fb or twitter. This will give you a total of 2 entries. One must be a comment about Homeschool Super Heroes.

Christian Doorposts Parenting Essentials PackageDoorposts Parenting Essentials Package (retail $72.00 – real books shipped in the mail to you)
by Pam Forstor

  • If you’re new to Doorposts, and you want try our parenting materials, the books and charts in this package are the best ones to start with.
    • For Instruction in Righteousness – A 376-page topical reference guide for biblical child-training
    • A Checklist for Parents – Questions and Scripture focusing on the Biblical duties of parents
    • The If-Then Chart – For Bible-based, consistent discipline in your home
    • The Blessing Chart – Recognize and encourage your child’s godly behavior
    • The Go-to-the-Ant Chart – What the Bible says about diligence and laziness.
    • The Brother-Offended Checklist – Teach your children to resolve disagreements in a godly manner (study book included).

 

Jill Pike’s Favorite IEW Audio Workshops

A collection of my favorite talks from Andrew Pudewa that gave me the tools to become a homeschool super hero, so they can too! (9 mp3 audio downloads, a $27 value)

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Andrew PudewaThe talks are:

  • The Four Language Arts
  • Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination
  • Teaching Boys
  • Freedomship Education
  • Humor & Other Motivators in Teaching
  • Mastery Learning
  • Nurturing Competent Communicators
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer
  • Dictation and Narration

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08.24.2012
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Preschoolers, Preparation, and Peace MP3 workshop

We had 2 winners yesterday…

Julie Stoller won the Platinum Family Time Fitness.  Caroline Allen won the Best of IEW Audio Workshops.  Congratulations!

Once again, you have a chance to win one of 2 items today. Just post a comment about our Homeschool Super Heroes (what you are learning, ah-ha’s, encouragements) and you’ll be entered to win one of these items.

To Get An Additional Entry after you post a comment:

In addition to leaving a comment, you can click the facebook like button at the top of this post… or tweet to twitter by using the share button at the bottom of this post. Be sure to add a comment if you post to fb or twitter. This will give you a total of 2 entries. One must be a comment about Homeschool Super Heroes.

Preschoolers, Preparation, and Peace MP3 workshopPreschoolers, Preparation, and Peace MP3 workshop,
by Kendra Fletcher

  • How can I possibly homeschool my older children while little ones are under foot? How can I plan the year so that we accomplish more than crowd-control? How can I discover joy in the journey as I walk alongside my children? Preschoolers, Preparation, and Peace will give you practical ideas and all that nitty-gritty stuff that can make the difference between utter chaos and sheer delight!

    “I just finished listening to your mp3 workshop. It was so encouraging and helpful. I appreciate you making it available and hope you will put any other workshops you do on your website for purchase also. Thanks again!” ~Annamarie

 

Jill Pike’s Favorite IEW Audio Workshops

A collection of my favorite talks from Andrew Pudewa that gave me the tools to become a homeschool super hero, so they can too! (9 mp3 audio downloads, a $27 value)

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Andrew PudewaThe talks are:

  • The Four Language Arts
  • Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination
  • Teaching Boys
  • Freedomship Education
  • Humor & Other Motivators in Teaching
  • Mastery Learning
  • Nurturing Competent Communicators
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer
  • Dictation and Narration

How to Homeschool my Child

PS.  You have until Saturday, August 25 at midnight to enter this contest.

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08.23.2012
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Family Time Fitness Platinum & IEW {Giveaway}

Yesterday, Chandra Bronander won Amy Robert’s book, Homeschooling with a Purpose.  Jeannette Madsen won Best of IEW Audio Workshops from Jill Pike.

Congrats to both of you!

Once again, you have a chance to win one of 2 items today. Just post a comment about our Homeschool Super Heroes (what you are learning, ah-ha’s, encouragements) and you’ll be entered to win one of these items.

To Get An Additional Entry after you post a comment:

In addition to leaving a comment, you can click the facebook like button at the top of this post… or tweet to twitter by using the share button at the bottom of this post. Be sure to add a comment if you post to fb or twitter. This will give you a total of 2 entries. One must be a comment about Homeschool Super Heroes.

Family Time Fitness PlatinumFamily Time Fitness Platinum,
 
by Mike Hanik

  • The Homeschool Platinum Package is everything your family needs to take action now to get your homeschool PHYSICALLY FIT! The long term tools to stay active for years are included! No other package offer these features and benefits to your homeschool family.

PRIZE FOR EVERYONE:
Mike is giving everyone listening to the interviews a 20% discount code on their fitness package.  You can use Coupon HSSH20OFF.

Jill Pike’s Favorite IEW Audio Workshops

A collection of my favorite talks from Andrew Pudewa that gave me the tools to become a homeschool super hero, so they can too! (9 mp3 audio downloads, a $27 value)

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Andrew PudewaThe talks are:

  • The Four Language Arts
  • Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination
  • Teaching Boys
  • Freedomship Education
  • Humor & Other Motivators in Teaching
  • Mastery Learning
  • Nurturing Competent Communicators
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer
  • Dictation and Narration

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08.22.2012
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Homeschooling with a Purpose & Best of IEW Workshops {Blog Candy}

Congratulations Charlene!  You won Jill Pike’s favorite IEW audio workshops from Andrew Pudewa.

Once again, you have a chance to win one of 2 items today. Just post a comment about our Homeschool Super Heroes (what you are learning, ah-ha’s, encouragements) and you’ll be entered to win one of these items.

To Get An Additional Entry after you post a comment:

In addition to leaving a comment, you can click the facebook like button at the top of this post… or tweet to twitter by using the share button at the bottom of this post. Be sure to add a comment if you post to fb or twitter. This will give you a total of 2 entries. One must be a comment about Homeschool Super Heroes.

Homeschooling with a Purpose CoverHomeschooling with a Purpose,
by Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows

  • Are you wanting to start homeschooling, but feel overwhelmed by all the choices?
  • Do you currently homeschool, but feel like you are doing a disastrous job?
  • Are you a veteran homeschooler, but feel worn out and off track?

If you are looking for refreshment and purpose for your homeschool, then
Homeschooling with Purpose is for you!

Jill Pike’s Favorite IEW Audio Workshops

A collection of my favorite talks from Andrew Pudewa that gave me the tools to become a homeschool super hero, so they can too! (9 mp3 audio downloads, a $27 value)

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Andrew PudewaThe talks are:

  •   The Four Language Arts
  •   Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination
  •   Teaching Boys
  •   Freedomship Education
  •   Humor & Other Motivators in Teaching
  •   Mastery Learning
  •   Nurturing Competent Communicators
  •   Reaching the Reluctant Writer
  •   Dictation and Narration

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08.20.2012
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Homeschool Super Heroes Week Starts Today!

I am so excited that Monday is finally here because it is Kick Off day for our Homeschool Super Heroes Week.  We have the best lineup of interviews for you to listen to this week & next week.  That’s right – We had so many Homeschool Super Heroes accept our interview invitation that we will run some interviews next week.
Homeschool Super Hero 2012 speaker - Jill Pike - IEW
Each morning we will send an email with the url for that day’s interviews and our daily giveaway.  Leah Haynes won our first giveaway (Sir Cumference & The Viking’s Map).

If you want to win one of our daily giveaways, all you have to do is post a comment on our blog.  Jill Pike has graciously donated a compilation of IEW audio workshops that had a huge impact on her homeschooling.  We will give away one copy each & every day of Homeschool Super Heroes Week, starting today.  Just leave a comment below to enter & win.  If you haven’t registered for our free interviews, you can do so, in the right sidebar.  Just enter your email & we will send all the details to listen each day.

Each interview will only be available for the time indicated below (& written on the website)  You can listen to the interview any time during the 2 hour period that it is available.  Be sure to start listening at least 45 minutes before time is up.

–>> Monday, August 20
8-10 pm Eastern
Kerry Beck, Curriculum Connection
“Homeschool Q&A For All Ages!”

We will email the link to this interview, once you have registered.

You’ll notice most speakers cover more than one topic.  That’s a great reason to listen to the entire interview.

If you can’t make an interview, remember you can always get the recordings.  You’ll also get professionally-edited transcripts of each interview.  And, for the busy homeschool mom, we’ve created “Cheat Sheets” so you can have a quick-reference with highlights from each interview.  You can get your copy here:

http://www.HomeschoolSuperHeroes.com/dont-miss-out

NOTE: We are donating 10% Homeschool Super Hero sales to Compassion…

The price on our package increases when the interviews start at 8pm EASTERN this evening.

Talk soon,

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08.13.2012
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First Day of School Activities & Contest {Blog Candy}

We’re gearing up for another superb group of Homeschool Super Heroes.  Have you registered to listen to the interviews for free?  If not, you can register on the right sidebar.  Enter your email and you are done.  It’s that EASY!

Sir Cumference & The Viking's Map - CharlesbridgeTo start off our Blog Candy Contests, I am giving away a copy of Sir Cumference & The Viking’s Map

How do you enter the contest?

Leave a comment telling us what you do to celebrate the first day of school?

We eat ice cream sundaes for breakfast on the first day of school…REALLY!  If you can’t bring yourself to have ice cream for breakfast, take a deep breath and go for it.  What better memory would your kids have than something so crazy as eating ice cream before school starts.  Your kids will love it.

BTW…it’s only 1 breakfast out of 365 this year!

You can also enter by liking us on facebook, tweeting each day or following me on twitter.  Just use the contest entry form below.
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09.07.2011
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Winner of Educating Whole Hearted Child, Season of a Mother’s Heart & TOS are…

Emma wins Educating the Wholehearted Child

MichelleSk wins Seasons of a Mother’s Heart

Bonita wins a 1 yr digital subscription of Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Thank you to Sally Clarkson for donating Educating the Whole Hearted Child and Seasons of a Mothers Heart
Thanks to Gena Suarez for donating The Old Schoolhouse Magazine subscription

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09.07.2011
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How do you keep track of all your kids’ books while homeschooling??

We started homeschooling in the elementary school ages with some of the great classics for 8-10 year olds.  I loved going back and reading books for that age level because I didn’t read all those books growing up.  I wasn’t even a reader when I was growing up.  I’ve become an avid reader now.  In fact, my family even teases me now.  When I was packing my suitcase for vacation last summer, Steve watches me for a few minutes and asks, “Are you’re taking those?”  I replied, “Last year we were gone for 2 weeks, and I read 4 books.  I’ve got to have enough to keep going.  I’m not going to a bookstore and buy new ones on vacation.” We were on our way to Costa Rica and I didn’t plan to buy anything in Spanish.

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09.06.2011
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Blog Candy: Educating Wholehearted Child, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Once again, you have a chance to win one of 3 items today. Just post a comment about our Homeschool Super Heroes (what you are learning, ah-ha’s, encouragements) and you’ll be entered to win one of these items.

To Get An Additional Entry after you post a comment:

In addition to leaving a comment, you can click the facebook like button at the top of this post… or tweet to twitter by using the share button at the bottom of this post. Be sure to add a comment if you post to fb or twitter. This will give you a total of 2 entries. One must be a comment about Homeschool Super Heroes.

Educating the Whole Hearted Child

Our heart’s desire in Educating the WholeHearted Child is to give Christian parents who desire to homeschool a detailed and trustworthy map that will enable them to confidently and joyfully follow the path of biblical home education from beginning to end.

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09.06.2011
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Charlotte Mason & Living Ideas for Your Homeschool

At my first homeschooling conference in Houston, I was introduced to Sally Clarkson.  Her talk was titled, “Whole Child, Whole Books”.  I was immediately attracted to her approach and started to learn more about the Charlotte Mason approach to education.  Charlotte Mason recommends reading books aloud, as well as silently.

After reading a selection, she has the children narrate the story back to her.  At that time, a discussion can begin.  Even at a young age of 5 or 6 children can discuss simple, living ideas such as work ethic, honesty, friendliness, and so forth.  If you want to read more about Charlotte Mason, I highly recommend reading “For The Children’s Sake”.  I’m rereading it for the 3rd time.  Even though I don’t have children at home, I enjoy thinking through the best way to homeschool.

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