Cristina Ashley (Jewelry!) Giveaway

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Welcome back to another weekend giveaway, hosted this week by Cristina Ashley Designs.

From Cristina Ashley:

“Welcome to my shop! All of our jewelry and keepsake items are sterling silver. Each piece is custom made to order … Hand-stamped, antiqued and polished just for you.

Whether you are looking to find the perfect thing for a mother, friend, wife, husband or child {or even yourself}, we are sure you will find something you love.

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There’s No Substitute

Written by contributor Lora Lynn of Vitafamiliae.

One of the beauties of homeschooling is the flexibility it offers when life throws us curve balls.

We can punt school for a few days in the name of “learning life’s lessons” and then get back on track when we’ve recovered from our interruption.

But there are occasions where we need to plan for school to go on… without the teacher.  New babies, illness, surgeries, or, in my family’s case, an adoption that requires a trip to Africa, all mean an extended absence for the homeschool teacher.

So how do homeschoolers lesson plan for our substitute teachers?
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4 Tips for Talking to Relatives About Homeschooling This Holiday Season

The following is a guest post written by Hillary of Infinitely Learning.

We know it’s well worth taking the time to prepare a holiday budget and plan seasonal activities ahead of time, but have you ever prepared yourself to talk about homeschooling over the holidays?

Chances are you will be visiting family and friends and attending holiday parties, and while you may have loved ones who support your choice to homeschool you might also run into those who have questions or who do not understand your homeschooling lifestyle.

You can help create smoother interactions with friends, family and even strangers by taking a little bit of time to plan ahead. Here’s how.
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Get Your Vote On – 2010 Homeschool Blog Awards

Head over to the Homeschool Post to vote for your favorite blogs in the 2010 Homeschool Blog Awards!

Simple Homeschool is nominated for Best Blog Design, Best Encourager, and Best New Blog. (Thanks to those who nominated us!)

Many of our awesome contributors have had their personal blogs nominated as well. So many amazing moms (& dads) write about the homeschooling journey in their corner of the blogosphere–pop on by and vote for your favorites.

Voting remains open through November 18th. Thanks so much for your votes!

Peace Hill Press Giveaway

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Welcome back to another weekend giveaway, hosted this week by Peace Hill Press.

About Peace Hill Press:

“We are a small, family-run company, working together to produce the best materials for classical education the world has ever seen. Our materials provide parents with a rare combination of academic rigor and ease of use.

Many parents rely on The Well-Trained Mind as their homeschooling authority. The book’s authors, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, direct Peace Hill Press. They travel the country, speaking to homeschooling parents about the methodology, philosophy, and the daily nuts and bolts of homeschooling in the 21st century.”

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