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    by Published on 10-17-2014 09:00 AM

    SecularHomeschool.com members have been longtime fans and followers of James Dunbar's educational book series "The Universe Verse." And the author has recently released the third book in the series called "Great Apes!" which explains the scientific theories regarding the origin of the human race with whimsical rhymes and captivating full color illustrations.

    To celebrate the release, we're offering three lucky members the opportunity to each win a copy of the paperback version of "Great Apes! The Universe Verse, Book 3." From the very first life forms to the scientific method, you’ll learn about the evolution of the human race and the dawn of civilization.

    Topics include: bacteria, photosynthesis, extinctions, respiration, eukaryotes, endosymbiosis, chloroplasts, mitochondria, multicellular organisms, tissues, organs, perception, nerves, brains, aquatic, terrestrial, flying creatures, fossils, dinosaurs, mammals, primates, humans, consciousness, language, agriculture, civilization, math, writing, books and science!




    For your chance to win one of these prizes, comment below with why you think your child would enjoy "Great Apes! The Universe Verse, Book 3." This giveaway will end on Sunday, October 26, so hurry and get your entry comment in today!

    by Published on 10-08-2014 12:49 PM
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    Did you know that October is Anti-Bullying Month or Bullying Prevention Month!

    I know many homeschoolers started homeschooling because of a bullying issue in public school. The boards and groups are full of kids who have had a bullying issue at school. It makes me so sad to read about them.


    My own son was no exception. We became accidental homeschoolers in Fall 2008 due to him being jumped from behind at school by 2 kids. He is a tall, big kid and at the time....only 1 teacher in the whole school was as tall as him. He defended himself, all kids were sent to the principal's office. The 2 kids who started it got off without punishment. My son was suspended for defending himself. It was the last straw and we became homeschoolers! Never looked back!

    Bullying has become such an issue, though I do think it was ALWAYS an issue. Think back to when we were growing up. There was always 1 kid who was the one to avoid, he or she was the school bully. Picking on the younger and weaker or different kids.

    Now, we have cyber bullies, physical bullies, hazing, and pretty much any kind of bullying you can imagine.
    Nobody should be bullied, EVER. ...
    Published on 09-28-2014 04:00 PM
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    We are looking for secular homeschoolers who are willing to share what an average day in their life might look like.



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    It's Baaaaaacccccccccckkkkkkk! The DITL was SO popular for 2013, that we decided to bring it back on a smaller scale for next month!

    For the month of October we hope to be able to feature NEW" Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler" posts!!

    We love, LOVE, L-O-V-E our Secular Homeschool members SO much....that we want to read all about your homeschool! We would like to feature any and all members who would be willing to share a little bit about what goes on in the daily life of your homeschool!

    This is totally voluntary, of course. But if enough members were willing to share, we could feature 1-2 PER ...
    Published on 10-11-2014 07:36 PM
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    Welcome to our October 2014 "Day in the Life of a Secular Homeschooler"! This week we are featuring a day in the life of SHS member....Jazz! She has been homeschooling for 6 years and is Mom to 2 kiddos and you can keep reading to learn a little about a day in her secular homeschool.....


    Here’s a typical day for us with two working parents who own a design business together, a fifth grade dancer daughter, and a first grade Lego-loving son. We use a Waldorf-inspired schedule.

    Wake Up:
    Small Boy usually wakes up early and climbs in to snuggle with mom and dad for a while. Eventually he announces that he’s hungry and I get up too. Small Boy and I get dressed and make breakfast while my husband makes coffee and attempts to wake up our daughter. By the time the other 3/4 of ...
    Published on 10-09-2014 09:19 AM
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    by Published on 10-25-2014 01:49 AM
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    It all depends on how you look at it, whether you see Halloween as religious or just a spooky and fun holiday!

    Since we are a secular family, it is just a fun holiday. Get to make some cool costumes for my teens, decorate the house for the daycare kids, attend some fun homeschool Halloween dances and pass out goodies to a bunch of cute dressed kids!

    Growing up in the middle of nowhere, 30-60 minutes from school....I rarely got to participate in Halloween more than what we did at school and/or trick-or-treating at my Grandparents house next door. I always wanted to march for hours and collect candy. It seemed SO awesome to me!LOL

    Imagine my joy when my Mom remarried and we moved to the city! An actual house in a real neighborhood! I decorated the house, I dressed up and I handed candy out to over 300 kids! I was 19 and it was the BEST night EVER! I promised myself that when I had kids, we would do Halloween! ...

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