Assessing our School Year and Looking Ahead plus Hearts for Home Blog Hop

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We are nearing the end of another school year. I’m looking back over what we’ve accomplished, what we should have accomplished, what worked, what didn’t work. I’m looking ahead to the next school year, what we should study, what we want to study. Luke will be graduating from the nearby community college and on to the the big university. Esther is leaving elementary studies behind and transitioning to high school work. The next three won’t be far behind her! Ah, yes, you’ve heard it before – “they grow up so quickly” – and it’s true. One thing I’ve learned over the years is I can’t slow them down. And really, I don’t want to. It’s exciting to watch my children grow and blossom. I wouldn’t really want to keep them little forever. As they grow, I grow, we all grow together!

With all these things on my mind these days, I was thrilled to see some home education posts link up to our Hearts for Home Blog Hop last week. The post with the most clicks was all about science technology and the posts I’m featuring today have an educational theme as well. I hope these posts encourage you as they did me!

Most viewed post:

Technnology Tuesday – DIY Windmills @ Monsters Ed

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My featured posts this week are:

 Purposeful Homeschooling @ Embracing Destiny

Purposeful #Homeschooling: 3 Ways to Keep Your Focus


 The Ultimate Guide for New Homeschoolers @ Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

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How to Start a Classical Homeschool @ Classically Homeschooling

How to start a classical education at home


The Ultimate Guide to Hands on Learning/Middle School @ Education Possible

The Ultimate Guide to Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School


And now for this week’s blog hop! Enter your family friendly post on any topic that encourages us to have a heart for our home. If you’ve been featured you can grab our button below if you like, and display it so others will know where to come join in the fun. Not a blogger? Come join in by visiting some of the amazing things others are sharing this week. I know you’ll be encouraged. Please leave a sweet comment when you do visit – we all love getting to know our visitors.

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  1. It sounds like next year is full of changes for your household. What an exciting time period!

    Thank you for featuring me on Hearts for Home. 🙂

    • You are very welcome, Sara. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your post – sometimes discussion on classical education can go over my head. I love how you broke it down and put things in my everyday way of thinking.

  2. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for hosting this and thank you for featuring the Ultimate Guide for New Homeschoolers.

  3. Hi, dear Linda! Life has been busy in these parts, and I haven’t had the time to visit and comment as I wish, but it is nice to come here tonight and see what is happening in your corner.

    Oh, yes…end of the school year, looking ahead to a new one, changes ahead. All of that is happening here too! It struck me a few days ago that I only have five years of homeschooling left. Now that might sound like a lot to a younger mom, but to this old girl, it sounds like a blip! So I am trying my best to finish strong and give Bekah an educational feast!

    I must return soon and check out some of the links here at your blog hop!

    (I thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Your words are life-giving. Hugs…)

    • Only 5 years left? oh my! I know exactly what you mean when you say it is only a ‘blip.’ I’d love to hear more about what you are filling yours and Bekah’s days to help her finish strong. I’m always happy to see your sweet comments, they make my day 🙂 Have a blessed week, my friend!

  4. Thank you for featuring my post! I’m glad it encouraged you. 🙂

    Your blog is lovely! Congratulations on your one year blog birthday!

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