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Go Out of this World with STEM in 30

All it takes is 30 minutes and your child can learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics. That is important, because STEM is hip and happening now and something your child should learn more about. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) makes it possible by bringing its STEM in 30

Seaside Chats Webinars Bring the Ocean to Your Home

Picture courtesy of the FGBNMS. Have you ever wondered what goes on under water in the ocean? Well, you may find out when you attend Seaside Chats 2018 when it returns to Texas this month at Texas A&M Galveston. Seaside Chats has provided on-site and online learning experiences, through webinars, on ocean topics

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