Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ode to a Homeschool Mom by Teri Ann Berg Olsen

As a wife, mother, and home educator
You are the embodiment of life, love, and laughter.
Even at times when you do not feel respected,
You are adored by the children you’ve directed.

Your chosen career means there is much to do,
For you are your children’s best teacher, too–
Training them to walk, to talk and say “please,”
Plus reading, writing, math, and social studies.

Gathering books from the library, you strive
To read aloud and bring history alive.
You take kids on field trips and nature hikes,
Arrange play days and set up movie nights.

You are a modern “Renaissance woman,”
Instructing every one of your children
In all of the fine arts and sciences
While you also pursue your own interests.

You are a housekeeper, nurse, cook, janitor,
Counselor, cheerleader, and a whole lot more.
You can give a lesson and bake a cake
While tying a shoe and mending a break.

You teach your children for most of the day,
And carefully listen to what they have to say.
Rather than measuring by height, grade or year,
You track their growth by the character they wear.

You routinely put your family first
And do your best to fix every hurt.
Your heart is full of compassion showing
You are quite wise and always knowing.

Your life is not as glorious as some,
With many days taken up by tedium.
You rarely get what you truly deserve,
As anyone else would surely observe.

But even amid the worst of all days,
Happiness is found in a special way.
God is your strength and Jesus is your mentor;
As you honor Him, He blesses your endeavor.

Copyright by Teri Ann Berg Olsen. Used with permission. Teri is a home educator and author of the book Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom. Visit her website at

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015 Awards Ceremony Invitation

Who South Cobb Homeschoolers
What  Second Annual Awards Ceremony
When  TUESDAY, June 30 at 6:30 PM

South Cobb Regional Library
805 Clay Road
Mableton, GA 30126

Message From Host

South Cobb Homeschoolers is proud to present our 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony. During this time our children will be promoted to the next grade level. 

All family and friends are invited to attend as we thank God for the gift of our children.

The event is FREE but RSVP is required.

Light Refreshments will be served.

2015 Yearbooks Available for Purchase!!

Kirkwood Education Online - Guest Blog Post

With over 40 years continuous research and development, Kirkwood Education Online has a proven track record of fostering strong Christian character growth and high academic achievement.

This preschool through elementary mastery learning program is completely individualized and includes video instruction, interactive lessons, and 75 workbooks in PDF format. Student records are maintained and accessible in real time, along with printable weekly award certificates and progress reports.

Students are guided through six levels of character growth. Academic achievement accelerates as students learn to take responsibility for their own education. Self-esteem building exercises promote spiritual growth, interpersonal skills, and strong work ethic. Daily discipleship lessons encourage students to store the truth of God's Word in their minds and hearts.

The homeschool program is available on a monthly subscription, and is absolutely free for the first month. Academic Summer Camp is also available, and includes a free online assessment.

Kirkwood Education Online is committed to providing homeschool families with a system of education that will truly enable every child to develop as much of their God-given potential as possible. It should be noted that that Kirkwood Education Online is not aligned with common core.

by Janet Slinkard

Monday, June 8, 2015

Reading is Golden

A Platform Supporting Authors and Readers 

Reading is Golden was established to support the importance of literacy.

Through their persistent efforts, Reading Is Golden introduces new and experienced authors through weekly Author Spotlights.

These spotlights also include Q&A sessions where readers are encouraged to actively participate and give feedback. Literacy amongst young children has become the focal point of their business.

Reading Is Golden also hosts monthly book giveaways, along with encouraging children and their families to submit book reviews. There is a very promising future for Reading Is Golden.

Through the support of others, they can reach more authors and readers while continuing to spread the importance of literacy around the world.

~ Written by Deshawn Henderson

Alika Turner
Founder of Reading Is Golden
Our Mission is to spread the importance of literacy around the world.