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On the Road with HTHL: In Awe of God’s Wonders

April 24- May 1, 2016  Duluth, Minnesota- Indianapolis, Indiana Range of miles: 9,982-11,724 Week #10/23weeks Monday-Wednesday Green Indiana farmlands were quickly turning into industry and commerce. As we approached the city of Indianapolis, the thought of staying in another hotel room was less than appealing. Team HTHL longed for some outside time. We found a KOA (Campground of America) 12 miles from …

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On the Road with HTHL: Superior Adventures

April 18-April 24, 2016  Peoria, Illinois to Duluth, Minnesota Range of miles: 9,982-10,850 Week #9/23weeks Monday: Fond memories….Back in the day when I was homeschooling all my kiddos, we all looked forward to the last day of our school calendar year before we switched to summer learning mode. Part of my summer routine was gathering my homeschool catalogues, my clipboard with multiple …

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On the Road with HTHL: Our Visit with Four Homeschool Boys

April 11-April 17, 2016  Wichita, Kansas To Peoria, Illinois  Range of miles: 8,199-9,982 Week #8/23weeks Monday: SO! EXCITED! We finally got the chance to go to Bassett, Nebraska! Why so excited? Bassett, Nebraska is the home of two of my favorite fictional characters that I created for HTHL’s filmed literature guides, Harley and Harley’s Wife. This lovable husband and wife team …

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On the Road with HTHL: Big Things in Small Towns

April 4-April 10, 2016  Cincinnati, Ohio to Wichita, Kansas Range of miles: 7,255-8,199 Week #7/23weeks Monday: Pedal to the metal! We left Cincinnati, and made our way back to Kansas for the TPA Homeschool Convention. We waved hello and goodbye to the St. Louis Arch for the third time this trip. In the afternoon, we stopped at Casey, Illinois, who …

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On the Road with HTHL: Celebrating Easter with Good Friends

March 21-March 27, 2016  Fort Worth Texas to Clever, Missouri:  Range of miles: 4,575 -6,465 Week # 5/23 weeks Monday: We stayed an extra day in Fort Worth taking care of HTHL business and schoolwork. For lunch, we had the iconic burger of the wild west, What-a-Burger (Yum!) In my biased opinion, a very close second to California’s iconic burger In …

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On the Road with HTHL: Old Friends New Friends

March 7-March 13, 2016 Denver to South Carolina:  Range of miles: 2,950-4,575 We started our week by visiting our friends at Focus on the Family (FOF) in Colorado Springs. Our family loves hanging out at Whits’ End indoor playground. I couldn’t resist Wooten’s, (Adventures in Odyssey character), two-story swirly slide. So glad I made the height limit! However, a little …

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HTHL Tour: Last Week in Our Home Town

February 20, 2016 HTHL Tour Begins! We’ll be on the road for five months. Saying goodbye is never easy. We spent the week saying goodbye to dear friends and family. We cherish the prayers and encouragement we have received from each one. Emotionally, I’m spent in a good way. We are so blessed to have such great friends. On my …

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Six Ways You Can Help Your Child Heal Through Writing

Why teach a child to write? There are many good reasons: •Facilitate Communication •Engage in Artistic Expression •Aid in Learning •Prepare for Future Employment However, one reason that often gets overlooked is writing can help children heal. Experiences of loss and tragedy greatly affect children. Death of a loved one Death of a pet House fire Natural disasters Parental divorce …

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15 Must-Have Features for Your Special Needs Writing Program

Special Needs denotes that the needs are unique, and no cookie cutter approach to learning will work. Knowledge must simply pass through different delivery methods. However, when it comes to teaching special needs children to write, experts do agree that writing instruction should include these exemplary features: 15 Must-Have Features for Your Special Needs Writing Program Risk-free environment Predictable writing …