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Let the 2018 Winter Olympics Begin

It is time! The 2018 Winter Olympics is coming this week and bringing with it more than two weeks of cold weather sport excitement. This year, the Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which earned the required majority votes to be named as the host location over Munich, Germany and Annecy, France. This

Celebrate NSCW with HLA

There is nothing better than having a choice in how we educate our children. One of the reasons HomeLife Academy (HLA) exists is to support parents who choose to home educate. National School Choice Week (NSCW) is celebrated every year in January. Since 2011, the focus during the week has been to raise public awareness

Encourage Writing with the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the organization’s annual writers program will begin on Wednesday, November 1. Did you know the program is not just for adults? Really, there is a Young Writers Program for children, ages 17 and younger. The program is one that is described as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants” creative writing event where

Coming to a Theater Near You: Let There Be Light

Christians now have more family-friendly options with the number of faith-based films that continue to be released each year. One of those is the soon-to-be released film Let There Be Light, which opens in theaters across the country on Friday, October 27. Synopsis ~ World-famous atheist Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) delights in debating and

WonderWorks 2017-2018 Homeschool Days

Have you ever heard of WonderWorks? It is an indoor, educational and science-focused, amusement park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. If you have ever been in the Pigeon Forge area, you may have noticed the classically designed upside-down building you see when driving in the area. During the months of September, October and January, homeschoolers

We will ‘See You at the Pole’

Have you ever stood still and listened for a word from God? More than 20 years ago, a group of teens in Burleson, Texas listened to a word from God, followed in obedience and from that, a prayer movement was born. To this day, See You at the Pole continues to bring together young people

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days

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One child may not smile at you when you hand them their Spanish exam. Another one may ask (again) for a detailed explanation as to why they have to show their math work every single time. And then another child may refuse to do absolutely any work. Despite all of that, you are appreciated. Since

We Love Convention Season

Pictured (l to r): April Parkerson, Anne Hidalgo and HLA mom Marie White. One of our favorite times of the year is convention season. It gives us an opportunity to meet so many of our HomeLife Academy (HLA) families, as well as speak to those considering homeschooling or who want to learn more

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day (Week) 2017 with HLA #HSTA

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There is no doubt about it. Homeschool teachers deserve to be celebrated. It has happened for many years, but officially since 2014 when Apologia Ministries created Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day #HSTA. The one-day event is usually held late April when school is about to wind down. Our children are not the only ones who have

HLA Goes ‘Old School’ With Its Inspire & Equip Event

Sometimes, going back to the way it used to be is a good thing. So, that is what HomeLife Academy (HLA) is going to do. We’re going “old school” and back to the basics with our upcoming Inspire & Equip Conference that will be held at the HLA office in Jackson, Tennessee March 10-11. HLA