Homeschool Mother’s Journal: July 4th

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Welcome to the July 4th edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Happy Independence Day! We hope you’re having a wonderful time celebrating with your family. Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

Homeschool Mother's JournalWhat is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey together.  NextGen Homeschool is joining host Alicia of Vibrant Homeschooling to provide the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up each Saturday.

We are so thankful for each one of you stopping by! If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to like us on our Facebook page as we grow our community over there. We’d love to connect with you there as we will soon begin to share many of the wonderful posts linked up each week.

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  • Why I Won’t Miss Out on a TTD Homeschool ConventionWhy would I take a train to Omaha, drive cross-country with my family to Washington D.C., and hop on a plane this year to Dallas in the heat of July to attend a homeschool convention when there’s one annually just 40 miles from my house?!? Here are four BIG reasons why I won’t miss out on attending a Teach Them Diligently Convention each year.

Why I Won't Miss a Teach Them Diligently Convention


Every Thursday from now through August 27, our co-host Vibrant Homeschooling will be featuring a movie (many of them ones your family probably also loves too) that your family can not only watch together, but enjoy related fun activities, crafts and more. Nine bloggers from other popular homeschooling blogs will be sharing their favorite movies, including NextGen Homeschool! Don’t miss it: Here’s this week’s featured movie.

12 Fabulous Family Movie NightsThank you to everyone who shared last week on Homeschool Mother’s Journal! This week’s featured post on The Homeschooling Mother’s Journal is:

Be sure to check out our Homeschool Mother’s Journal co-hostess: Alicia at Vibrant Homeschooling!

Now on to this week’s link-up!

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.