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I've been thinking a lot about goals lately. It's something we tend to do around the start of a new year, isn't it? But, really, taking steps to reach our long-term goals should be part of our daily habits.⁣ ⁣ I had talked to my teens about goal-setting quite a bit…always with the “we really need to do this” urgency. But I hadn’t actually required them to do it. I don’t know about your teens, but mine don’t always take action on things like that just based on a suggestion.⁣ ⁣ So, we worked it into a writing assignment before Christmas break. I was really pleased with the thought they put into it. It got me thinking about how many opportunities they have at this stage of their lives. ⁣ ⁣ If they can learn now how to break their goals down into manageable steps that they can work into their daily lives, there's no reason they can't turn their dreams into reality!⁣ ⁣ I don't know about you, but I've spent way too many days of my life just trying to keep up. I want my kids to do better...to live intentionally every day! ⁣ ⁣ To help them do that, I created a Goal-Setting Starter Pack for Teens, and I want to share it with you for FREE! It includes a Vision Board to really get them thinking! Link in Bio.⁣ ⁣ I plan to create a complete goal planner soon, but this will get us all started in the right direction! ⁣ ⁣ How do you help your teens set and achieve goals?

Essentials in Writing & Essentials in Literature Level 10 Mid-Year Update

Dr. Melissa Felkins gives a mid-year update on how Essentials in Writing and Essentials in Literature Level 10 are working for her homeschool high school. With the checklists, my homeschool high school students are able to make sure they’ve done everything they can to write a great essay before they bring their final copy to me for feedback. Essentials in Literature Level 10 has the novel unit set up to be done over 26 school days, not including the summative assessment and the culminating activity. I appreciate the maturity that I’ve seen as we’ve discussed difficult topics, and they’ve become aware of how different life experiences can produce different perspectives.

It was a year ago this week that I decided to start my own small business in the form of a blog! I wouldn't have had the confidence to jump into it if I hadn't come across this amazing course taught by Pete and Heather Reese. Their experience, knowledge, and expertise saved me years of trial and error, and I am so grateful for their continued support even a year later! #ad⁣⁣ ⁣ 2020 was not what any of us expected it to be, and I think most of us have a bit of a new perspective on life. We've all learned some lessons on how to change and adapt. If you are looking for something new in 2021-a way to help people, work from home, and share your story-starting a blog could be a great fit for you! ⁣ ⁣ Pete and Heather are offering a great deal on the January class for Blogging Blastoff 2.0! You can get $200 off the regular price, plus the SEO Blogger Bootcamp (to teach you how to rank high in Google searches) for free! Both of these courses are invaluable for bloggers!⁣ ⁣ The catch? Only the first 100 people to use the coupon codes will get the discount! Class starts on January 1!⁣ ⁣ Here are the codes: ⁣ 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿2021 (for full payment up front)⁣ 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁2021 (for the 3-month payment plan)⁣ ⁣ There is a 14-day money-back guarantee, so there's no risk to try it out! ⁣ ⁣ Being introduced to Blogging Blastoff was a life-changing event for me, and I hope it will be for someone else, as well! Happy New Year! Link in bio.

Creative World Geography with Geography Through Art and The Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide

World geography can be personalized and fun when you add Geography Through Art and The Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide by GeoMatters to your high school homeschool curriculum line up! We ended up going with the High School World Geography Bundle, which includes The Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide, and added Geography Through Art as a supplement. All of the resources in the bundle are used together to create a complete high school geography course, but I want to focus on Geography Through Art and The Ultimate Geography & Timeline Guide and what they add to the experience. Paper mache, paper crafting, foam crafting, salt dough, chalk, stamping, fabric work, assemblage, string art, sand art, and carving are some of the other types of art you will find in this book.

I am so thankful for the baby who came to Earth in the most humble way and died a death He didn’t deserve so that I could have the hope of eternal life in Heaven. My Christmas wish for you is that you can also know my Savior, Jesus. Merry Christmas, friends! #itsajoyousjourney #merrychristmas #christmas #jesus #christianblogger

Homeschool-Friendly Higher Education at Thiel College

Thiel College is a homeschool-friendly college in western Pennsylvania with a student-focused individualized higher learning approach. Thiel’s First Year Experience for Student Success offers students the opportunity to connect with other students and faculty before classes begin. Thiel College offers dual credit, as well as associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in 60+ areas of study. A well-rounded educational experience includes cultural learning, and students at Thiel can take advantage of study abroad opportunities and domestic educational excursions to major metropolitan areas.

A mid-year update on Essentials in Writing and Essentials in Literature Level 10! #sponsored⁣ ⁣ I can't believe the school year is halfway over already! I did a First Impressions post and videos back in September, but I want to let you know how things are going now that we've been using @essentialsinwriting and Essentials in Literature Level 10 for a while. ⁣ ⁣ I've got some grading tips for you and a brand new video! Link in bio.

Why It’s Important to Set Goals with Your Teens

when you help your teens learn that it’s important to set goals, you are giving them the tools they need to create the life they want to live. Teaching our teens to start with long-term goals and then work backward setting shorter-term goals that will help them reach That’s why it’s so important to teach our teens to create a goal-setting (and goal-achieving) lifestyle! Now that we’ve talked about why it’s important to set goals, I’ve got some great goal-setting worksheets that your teens can use to start learning how to set long-term goals and then break them down into shorter-term goals and daily, weekly, or monthly tasks.

This reminder stays up year-round at our house! I look at joy the same way I look at love. It’s not an emotion. It’s a choice...a commitment. We can’t always control everything that happens in our world, but we can choose how we respond. Choose joy, my friends. Life is too short to waste it being grumpy! #itsajoyousjourney #choosejoy #joy #jolly #happy #behappy #christianblogger #christianblog #homeschool #homeschoollife #oklahomablogger #okcblogger

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