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Let the New Semester Begin


Wow, it feels like we have been gone for so long from the homeschool front–we take a six-week break beginning Thanksgiving Week and ending the Monday after New Year’s Day. That is when we start our spring semester in homeschool. I was excited to start back. My kids, not so much, but what kid wants to get back to school after such a long break?

It was a great day. We had no problems. The kids jumped right back into the swing of things. I was pleased with our first day back. Of course, we made a few changes, but for some reason we always do every semester. That is homeschool for you. If something works we keep doing it. If something doesn’t we change it. I love the freedom of homeschool. My children love the freedom of homeschool.

The neat thing is we live in a neighborhood where almost every family with kids, homeschools. Never thought I would find that. Glad I did though. I think one of my favorite memories of the Holidays’ break was that of the big group of boys–each around the same age–sitting out in our front yard and just laughing and cutting up with each other. The girls were on one side of our yard and the boys were on the other. We had an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving and Christmas. It made for some fun nights.

Although a few days the weather got bad, we were very blessed that everyone was fine around here. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. God be with them, please.

May God Bless each of you in the coming up return to school and even if you have begun already, may God’s blessings be with you. Until we meet again.




  1. Camie says:

    We love the freedom of homeschooling, too. How wonderful that you live in a neighborhood with so many homeschoolers. We have always been the ONLY ones.


    • Bethanie says:

      We were the only ones for about two years. But we still had plenty of activities with other homeschool friends that we could be with. Now it just works out really well. 😀


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