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I am always happy to hear from readers!  Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments at

ann at annieandeverything dot com.

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  • Hi Annie! I would love to have you guest post on my blog sometime. I am taking guest posts for January, February and March while I work on my new ebook and spring book bundle. Just let me know if you are interested and I will tell you what dates you have available!

    Thank you 🙂 🙂
    Misty

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  • Hi Ann,
    Just wanted to send you an email to let you know that you are an ANSWERED PRAYER. For the past two weeks I have been a little on edge( ha ha my husband might disagree). I just received my new Classical Conversation catalog when it donned on me that Physical Science wouldn’t be offered till Challenge 1 when my son supposedly will be a 10th grader. I went and looked at my states requirements for graduation and about had a heart attack when I saw he needed 4 yrs of science and we have had 0. I have been scouring the internet to look at other choices and already deciding we had to leave CC if he wanted to graduate with his other home school friends who aren’t at CC. Not sure how I found your website but what a sense of great relief! I went back and looked at the home school section of the education website and it was just as you said “No course requirements!!!!!” I think I read the blog you wrote on that and our state website 3 or 4 times just to make sure this was actually true.
    I just cant thank you enough!! I just bought your book and cant wait to dig in.

  • Help! My highschool son is 18 and a senior, he is about 3 months away from graduating highschool but unfortunately his school (this year alone) has had 3 gun threats. This most recent one has me fed up and I’m interested in puking him out and having him complete highschool being homeschooled. I’m afraid that with such a short time left, this may not be a wise decision for his future, but on the other hand, I’m fearful for his life at school unfortunately. If I pull him out, will he still be able to complete whats necessary to earn some form of highschool equivalent certificate at homeschooling? I’m so lost and everyday is another day my wife and I fear for what could happen at his school. Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    • Joey, that indeed is a scary situation! My personal opinion is that you should have no problem pulling him out and letting him finish the year at home. Just be sure to get all his records (including a transcript of his courses and grades up to this point–very important) before you pull him. Then you can transpose all that information onto your own transcript and add whatever grades he finishes up with to it. This will be sufficient for colleges. You don’t need any kind of “certificate.” A homeschool transcript/diploma is valid. I would also recommend you (and/or your wife) join my Facebook group and ask this question there. The members there will give you a lot of support and encouragement, as well as help with the practical details. Here is the link to ask to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ItsNotThatHardtoHomeschoolHighSchool/.

  • Annie I need to talk with you and it’s to personal for me on this forum. I’m in both of your Facebook groups

  • Hi Annie,

    In trying to fulfill a one year fine art credit for my son, who is a junior, and not interested in the standard art, theater, dance, etc…. We started some cell phone photography and will be able to pull out a semester credit. He has been in karate since the age of 10 and I’ve counted it for P.E. along w his gym attendance. Last month he achieved his black belt. My question is could I count martial art as a credit for fine art? There are performance aspects involved and a lot has changed since achieving black belt where the focus is more on the art/movement. Thank you….

    • I personally would really hesitate to count karate as a fine art. Really, when you think about it, any sport has “performance aspects” and focus on the movement. My daughter plays softball, and the amount of detailed movement that goes into the correct batting swing is incredible. I just am not seeing how karate is considerable different than other sports.

      But maybe you could give me more detailed info to convince me? LOL

      But if I were you, I would ask this question in my high school FB group. Are you a member? The gals in there would love to help you answer this question, and there are many, I’m sure, that have had kids in karate and could give you much better insight than I can.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/ItsNotThatHardtoHomeschoolHighSchool/

      Sorry I can’t be more help!

  • Hello, my daughter is going to go to beauty school and they want her transcripts. Im not sure how i should write those . If you can help me figure out a way to do this that would be amazing.
    Thank you for your time, Sandra Montoya

  • Hi Ann, I left you a message in Messengerbefote I saw this link to contact you … I down loaded the ebook and love it .. but I went to read it the other day android said link not available .. I had it saved on Facebook .. I am assuming that was how I was supposed to keep getting back to it .. but any suggestions on what to do ? Can I re -download it ? Anyway it’s MOTHERS DAY today so you have a wonderful day and look forward to hearing back from you and getting to read the book more 😀

  • Hi, Ann. I found your article about homeschooling vs public school on Pinterest by chance and then noticed you are from rural Missouri in the blurb at the bottom. We are from the ozarks, and getting ready to move to a very rural setting down here. My two oldest kids, 6&12, have been in public school up til now but we are seriously considering homeschooling for a number of reasons. The thing is, I’m kind of terrified, especially of taking my soon-to-be 7th grader out of public school and taking the deep responsibility of his education onto my own shoulders. I feel like it’s a permanent commitment at this point, and I’m so scared I’m going to ruin his future. I just don’t have as long to get it right with him as I do with my other little ones. Do you have any encouraging articles or resources that could help? We are likely going to face some family backlash for this decision as well, and while we realize our view on what is best for our children is ours alone, it is definitely playing into my fear. Thanks so much for your time.

    • Emily — I can’t do it right at this moment, but I will send you an email within the next day or so! Hang in there, it’s all gonna be OK! 🙂

  • Hi Annie,

    My son graduated from our Home School this past May and is attending the University as a Musical Theater major. He has college hours from the community college from Dual Credit courses. My daughter decided to go to public school for her junior and senior year and just finished her Junior year. Tonight as I was cleaning out our homeschool shelves and finding unfinished workbooks, etc. I started to beat myself up (yet again) and feeling like a homeschool failure and wishing I could do it all over again and be a stellar homeschool mom. My daughter made A’s and B’s (one C) her first year in public school and my son will be moving into his dorm in less than two month. Reading your articles really helped me feel so much better. I could really relate…. I honestly thought I was the only one who lay in bed at night, crying, while being a homeschool mom because I was worried that I was failing, not doing enough or that my kids were behind. Thank you sooooooo much for being so genuine and honest in your writing.

    Sylvia

    • Aw, Sylvia, thanks for your kind words! NO, you are not alone! We all have regrets and wish we could do better. But I’ve found that often things seem to work out, if not as wonderfully as I wanted them to, at least fairly well. And when they didn’t there was something we all needed to learn… this life is a marathon, isn’t it? HUGS!!

  • Hi Annie,

    I have a little different situation than most. My Now 22 year old Son was in traditional School through 6th Grade. Unfortunately my Son developed a health condition that took him out of School. I started homeschooling him with online sites like Time For Learning. We also purchased several Life Pack Curriculums. We did some Science projects only a few and he read a lot about Science and other interest online. He attended a Kumon Math Center where he did really well in Fractions and Math. We didn’t get to move on from there. My Son became sick and Hospitalized several times. Now 6 years later my Son is finally starting to live again and wants to drive and go to a community college. He has self taught himself a lot and is very intelligent. He pronounces and spells 45 letter Medical Terminology. He also has self taught himself a lot in German and has transferred his phone into this language. Just to give insight on his potential. But, I do not know how to go from here. I cannot see him going to get a GED since he has been homeschooled and actually unschooled, because of Medical reasons. He is very smart and I think that is not needed. But, with being said I don’t have records and I don’t know how I would begin to put a Transcript together. Can you advise me, how I would do this? Thank you very much and your time is very much appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Kim Brown

    • Hi Kim, I will send you an email. The short answer is that he can go to community college without needing to “finish” high school. Check the requirements of your local community college — I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  • Hi Ann

    I came across your post regarding anxiety over money posted back in 2015. I just need to say you spoke to me! It can be an overwhelming load to carry and manage the family finance. I often times wish I could be ignorance is bliss…but than I’d be anxious about not knowing?!?! LOL

    Since you in detail described my sleeplessness nights and panic so accurate…did you ever think, do I have an unhealthy relationship with money?!? Because who could possible obsess so much about it!?!

    Thanks again for a great post!

  • I ordered your ebook, Cure the Fear of Homeschooling Highschool, I downloaded it from the email. It downloaded as a PDF, but I can’t print it correctly. Even the printable worksheets are not printing to the correct page size. Can you please let me know what I’m doing wrong? Thank you.

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