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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Win a free Poster Print


Notes from a Homeschooling Mom is hosting a 18x24” Rolled Poster Print giveaway from DigitalRoom.com. The winner will be able to create your own photo enlargement or custom poster for free!

In full disclosure, I will tell you that the sponsor is giving me a free poster print for hosting this contest. I am trying to decide if I am going use my poster printing gift to blow up a picture of my family in front of the holly wood sign from this summer or if I am going have a piece of my own art recreated through digital printing to give as a gift. (I like to keep the originals.)

This offer is open to US residents only with FREE UPS Ground Shipping for US residents.


To enter do one of the following:

1. Please leave a comment explaining how you would use the Poster Print if you won.

2. You may also blog about the giveaway and link to my blog as well as DigitalRoom.com (be sure you leave a comment to let me know you did it. )

3. Tweet your Giveaway @uprinting with trending topic ‘#giveaway’ and ask your readers to do the same, (leave a comment to let me know you did it. )


This contest will end 12 midnight EST on September 28, 2009. I will make the announcement by noon on Sept 29. The winner will receive a coupon code for a free 18X24 poster with free shipping and handling. You will need to make sure your photo is high resolution so that it can be sized 18X24.

Good Luck!



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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Why I am not against using teachers in homeschooling

I ran into my daughters art teacher today and she told me my daughter was fabulous. Well, I know my daughter is fabulous so I agreed. She clarified by telling me how impressed she was with my daughters level of artwork in this her first real drawing class. I had seen her working previously, and had noticed that her perspective was excellent. It took another person, an expert in art to tell me just how good her work was.

You'd think that as an artist who has been drawing since the age of six that I would know that the kid has killer arts skills, but she would not draw flowers and candle sticks for me... The only think I've seen her draw ever is anime stuff.

So for that reason I am glad to get input from other adults who can bring things out of her that I have not been able to or have not thought to.


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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Education Article Round-up

Here are some of my recent articles on homeschooling and education from around the net:


The Cost of Homeschooling VS The Cost of Public School
by Andrea Hermitt
Yesterday at 08:22 AM
I was sent a link this morning for an article called Even government envious of homeschooling success.

Latest Homeschool Battle Takes Aim on Religion
by Andrea Hermitt
28 Aug 2009 10:50 AM
In what appeared to be a case of a divorced family fighting over homeschooling, the judge has ordered the child into school because she held to strongly to her own religious beliefs.

Is Testing Homeschoolers Really a Bad Idea?
by Andrea Hermitt
22 Aug 2009 01:55 PM
A recent Washington Post article promotes homeschool testing as a way to tame this huge "sleeping giant".

Thinking About Homeschooling on the Road
by Andrea Hermitt
19 Aug 2009 09:50 PM
As we wind down our 12 day trip in Los Angeles, I have to admit wanting to stay longer or to at least explore other cities. Sure I would miss my pets, and my own bed, and my family and my friends, but I finally understand why some homeschoolers take off for a year or two of learning adventures.

Homeschool Field Trip Must: La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
by Andrea Hermitt
17 Aug 2009 09:21 PM
(cc) image by MoToMo/flickr If you are ever in Los Angeles, one of the most important places for a homeschooler to visit is the La Brea Tar Pits. Who would have thought there would be tar pits containing fossil bones from 40,000 to 8,000 years ago in the middle of Los Angeles? Certainly not us.

The modern nanny must be able to homeschool
by Andrea Hermitt
12 Aug 2009 10:45 AM
In searching for homeschool news on the internet, I keep noticing ads for nannies that ask for homeschooling qualifications. I am also noticing teachers offering their services as nanny/ homeschool teachers.

When Schools Don't Deliver
by Andrea Hermitt
06 Aug 2009 06:19 PM
Joanne Jacobs recently reported on a story where a recent college graduate sued her alma mater as she had not found a job and felt the school had not delivered it's promises. "They have not tried hard enough to help me," the frustrated Bronx resident wrote about the school in her lawsuit.


Atlanta Homeschool 101, Homeschool Music Instructors
11 hrs ago - Atlanta Homeschooling ExaminerFor many homeschoolers, music instruction is a large part of education the child. For that reason, we employ music instructors and take our kids to... Full Story


Another reason Atlanta moms are choosing to homeschool

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 ·The Atlanta Pampered Kids Examiner wrote an article detailing why more Atlanta moms are choosing to homeschool. In the article she interviews a...Keep Reading »


Special event announcement , Homeschool day at Stone Mountain Park

Monday, August 31st, 2009 · The next homeschool day at Stone Mountain Park is Friday October 2, from 10am to 5pm. The cost of a "Special Home School Day Adventure pass: is...Keep Reading »

Notes from a homeschooling mom: It's all about creativity

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 · A conversation with another homeschool mom involved searching for a graphic arts class for her son. The problem is that he already has the knowledge...Keep Reading »


A bit about the Atlanta Homeschool Examiner
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 · The frugal homeschooling mom just posted a blog about me and my family. I have often said that it is important to...Keep Reading »

Should Obama's student address be cancelled
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 · President Obama is planning to address America's school children Next Tuesday (Sept 8, 2009) during school hours....Keep Reading »

Education 101, websites to help you tutor your child

Monday, August 31st, 2009 · Here are my favorite sites for tutoring kids. Math.com for free elementary -highschool math help. They have a free worksheet generator, and times...Keep Reading »

Nude man hijacks school bus in Atlanta (video)
Thursday, August 27th, 2009 · Today in Atlanta, a school bus was hjacked by a man wearing a condom with his sweatpants pulled down to his knees....Keep Reading »

Swine flu spreading fast through colleges (video)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 · Colleges have been in effect for less than 2 weeks in some parts of the country. In other areas it hasn't even...Keep Reading »

School misspells "Education", examiner commiserates
Monday, August 24th, 2009 · As an education examiner, from time to time I get comments shaming me for spelling a word wrong. I agree that as...Keep Reading »





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