Carnival of Homeschooling

Welcome to the October 5, 2010 edition of The Carnival of Homeschooling!

Here at HomeGrownMommy, we’ve had quite the eventful week!  We had the wonderful blessing of welcoming our fifth child into the world through a peaceful and perfect home birth on Monday morning, September 27th!  Little Sophia weighed 9lbs 2 oz at birth and was 21 inches long.  She’s just so sweet and calm; and we’re all enjoying getting to know her.

Needless to say, this carnival will be typed one-handed while holding a pink little bundle in the other hand!

I really wanted to put together a cute theme about babies with pictures of sweet baby toes and baby rattles and draw all the submissions together that way.  Then, the reality of life with a newborn and four other children hit!

I hope you are able to enjoy all the wonderful submissions to this week’s carnival with your feet up and a nice warm mug in your hand – or a sweet little angel in your arm!


Elena LaVictoire presents Confessions of a laid back homeschooler posted at My Domestic Church.

nak presents The Schedule: Truth, Beauty, Goodness Co-op posted at Sage Parnassus

~Kris~ presents Top Ten Ways to Say “I Love You” to a Homeschooling Mom posted at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Nadene presents Pop-Up Books for Free play and Imagination! posted at PracticalPages, saying, “Encouraging reading and exploring the wonderful impact of 3D pop-up books!”

Jennifer Lavender presents Home School Answers ? How do you offer physical education & after school sports to your homeschoolers? posted at Becoming THAT Family, saying, “Yes, even PE can be taught at home.”

Henry & Janine Cate present Our PSAT Ordeal posted at Why Homeschool saying, “Normally homeschooling allows greater freedom and flexibility.  In “Our PSAT Ordeal”, Janine writes about a challenge of homeschooling.”

Barbara Frank presents iPads for Homeschooling: A Pain or a Godsend? posted at Barbara Frank Online asking, “Would using iPads make homeschooling harder or easier?”

Jessica Snajder presents Student or Learner? posted at Teachable Moments.

Kris Tuey presents Make Your Own Grammar Bingo posted at Those Crazy Homeschoolers.

Ann Dominguez presents Homeschooling with Toddlers: FAQ posted at Learning As We Go saying, “This is a post about how I think philosophically about including my toddler
in our homeschool day, and what it looks like on the ground, or on the counter, or in the sink…”

Mary Arnold presents Loving Lesson Planning! – Blogs – Parent Community and Forum posted at Parent Community and Forum.

Tammy Takahashi presents Teach Until They Get It posted at Just Enough and Nothing More saying, “What’s wrong with having to teach something over and over until they get it? Maybe that’s exactly what kids need.

Rebekah Johnson presents 5 Ways to Beat a Bad Homeschool Attitude (no violence involved) posted at Home Sweet Homeschool.

Quirky Momma presents Fun Learning Activities for Preschoolers and Kids » Make Your Own Learning Resources posted at, saying, “Here are a bunch of different resources and materials you can make to help your kids learn”

Rebecca Powell presents Weekly Wrap-Up: Gotta Be Homeschoolers! posted at Mom Seriously saying, “Here are The Top Ten Reasons Why Carol Brady Should Have Been a Homeschooler”

Carrie Oakley presents To Cram or Not to Cram: 10 Recent Studies on Studying and What They Tell Us posted at Online Colleges, saying, “For once, you can actually take a break from studying or preparing to actually read ten recent studies on studying and what they tell us. Conducted by scientists, universities, and international experts, “cram” is a word you may grow to love or hate.”

Linda Dobson presents Top 10 Things I Learned from the National Education Summit posted at PARENT AT THE HELM.

Mrs. White presents Mama – Dry Your Tears posted at The Legacy of Home.

Pamela Jorrick presents Standards posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

Susan Ryan presents Letting Kids be Kids posted at Corn and Oil.

CoupleDumb presents 5 Things to Teach your Kids about Marriage posted at, saying, “Since we already rely on school to teach our kids about sex, why not have them teach our kids about marriage? Or, you can teach them these 5 simple things.”


Jim Edwards presents Buying Shoes for Children without Pain posted at, saying, “Help for parents to avoid child’s future foot problems getting the proper fit on their shoes”

Tatiana presents The NYT Learning Network posted at World Star Academy, saying, “Homeschoolers are getting noticed at the New York Times Learning Blog! Hooray for them!”

BudgiesPlace Editor presents Night Fright in Budgies posted at, saying, “Understand Night Fright in Budgies”

Joey Bishop presents Top 10 Most Influential Special Education Professors posted at Masters in Special Education, saying, “This list of the top 10 most influential special education professors represents just a handful of people with doctoral degrees who teach special education.”

Denise presents Giveaway: Old Dogs, New Math posted at Let’s Play Math!, saying, “I have one copy of the book “Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents” to give away to a U.S. address.”

BENNY presents Student Success Resolution #6: Get Help When Needed posted at Colleen Palat.

Alasandra presents Warnings for Homeschoolers Does Not Apply to All Homeschoolers posted at Alasandra’s Homeschool Blog Awards, saying, “Many Homeschoolers use secular materials to educate their children, and are NOT interested in indoctrinating their children with a thoroughly Christian Bible-based worldview. Most homeschoolers make it a point to educate themselves on the newest scientific and historical findings. Ken does not speak for all homeschoolers and he should not pretend to do so.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Carnival of Homeschooling using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

11 thoughts on “Carnival of Homeschooling

  1. Firstly, congratulations on your new precious baby! I’m amazed that you could put all this together with a little pink bundle in your arms, because we all know those first 6 weeks is about survival! 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting this full and very interesting carnival!

  2. Jennifer, You are an amazing woman!! I love the Carnival and I am looking forward to reading several articles. Congratulations on your newest blessing, Sophia! She is so beautiful and so are you!
    Love you tons of bunches!

  3. Congratulations on the new baby! She is adorable! The article looks very interesting, and I can’t wait to spend some time checking out all the links. Thanks for putting this together!

  4. Only a homeschool mom could pull off hosting the carnival and giving birth in the same week…’re amazing, Jennifer!

    Thanks so much for including my post. Enjoy that little one…..she’s a doll 🙂

  5. I was googling for something and your blog came up…i seen you live in North Central Florida!! So do I…Old Town, just west of Gainsville! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!

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