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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Homeschooling | Heart and Soul Homeschooling

I’ve been officially homeschooling for almost 8 years now. <i>Official</i> as in required by the state to submit paperwork, though I really believe …

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

Italian Food

California home school interest surges as parents look to sidestep vaccine law

With the passage of a new law this summer mandating vaccines for schoolkids in California, home school advocates and organizations say they are seeing surging interest in off-campus education options that would exempt them from the requirement.<p>“The word on the streets is that, yes, people are …

The Most Frustrating Things People Say to a Homeschooling Parent

I'm almost two years into my homeschooling journey, and over this period, I have recognized that there are several frustrating things people say to a homeschool parent. I've heard these statements on numerous occasions, and while I realize they may be innocent, many of them are indirectly hurtful …

Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation

<i>This story was co-published with Slate.</i>In the fall of 2003, police in New Jersey received a call from a concerned neighbor who’d found a boy …

Homeschooling

The Banana Pudding Recipes That'll Take You Way Back To Childhood

National Banana Pudding Day? Sign us up.<p>Of all the random national food holidays -- Curried Chicken Day, Stuffed Mushroom Day, Coconut Torte Day, Turkey Neck Soup Day (seriously) -- we've never had a day that honors one of the American South's most beloved desserts, banana pudding.<p>That is, until …

Dessert

Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe Is Perfect for Lazy Days

9 Best-Ever Recipes to Take Camping

These nine delicious foods are great for post-hike snacks and open-fire cooking. They're sure to make everyone a super happy camper.<p>These nine …

HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

<i>This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler,</i> …

NHL Top 5 Plays from 4/29/2015

NHL Three Stars: Bishop and Coburn push Lightning into round two

<b>No. 1. Star: Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning</b><p>The 28-year-old netminder was a perfect 31-for-31 against Detroit in sending the Lightning onto the …

The future of Mike Babcock: Did Wings coach drop hints after Game 7 loss?

TAMPA — Mike Babcock wants to win the Stanley Cup. He does not want to fight to make the playoffs, give a good effort as an underdog and bow out …

Mirtle: Modern NHL general managers need to be smart, rational and ruthless

One wonders what Peter Chiarelli sees in the roster he leaves behind, as he departs for a whole different challenge in Edmonton.<p>The long-time Boston Bruins general manager (2006 until two weeks ago) and a sharp, Harvard-educated man, Chiarelli won a Stanley Cup in 2011 and iced a lot of competitive …

Rapid Reaction: Wild 4, Blues 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The State of Hockey is advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.<p>The Minnesota Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues …

Why NHL teams should stop spending big on (most) goalies

It's a trend you can't help but notice in the NHL playoffs this year.<p>On Tuesday night in Detroit, Petr Mrazek posted a shutout for the Red Wings in goal, with his 34 career starts and 23 years of age forcing Jimmy Howard's experience and enormous contract to the bench yet again.<p>In Chicago, Scott …

In Tarasenko, Blues finally have game-changing player

ST. LOUIS -- As far as exasperated general manager postseason comments go, it was one of the best. It was 2013 and St. Louis Blues GM Doug …