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The Best of WUHS 2014

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I am so excited about the possibilities that 2015 holds! I am looking forward to bringing you lots of homeschool encouragement, humor, and commiseration. I can’t wait until you see some of the hands-on activity ideas that my brand-new team of writers and I are going to bring you. Before we jump headlong into a new year of new content, though, I’d like to highlight the posts that y’all loved best in 2014.

The Top 10 posts of 2014 from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Thank you all for reading, sharing, tweeting, and pinning the following posts, counted down from 10-1:

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10. 14 Resources for Studying the United States – Bookmark this one if you’ll be studying the United States this year. It contains some of our favorite resources.

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9. Advice for New Homeschoolers – I’m betting that there are lots of brand-new homeschooling families out there who decided not to return their kids to public school after Christmas break. If you’re one of them, I hope these tips encourage you.

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8. 25 Things That Make a Homeschool Mom Happy – #25 is my favorite, but #14 is a very close second. {grin}

7. 16 Middle School Homeschool Blogs You Should Be Following – If you’re the homeschool parent of a middle school student, you’ll want to check out each of these 16 blogs.

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6. The 10 Commandments of Homeschooling – I guess I shouldn’t have mixed serious and funny; some people thought I was serious about #7. (I wasn’t.)

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5. 50 Reasons Homeschool Parents Love Homeschooling – Read this one now and make a copy for the days when you need a reminder.

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4. 10 Clues You Might be a Homeschool Dad – I know there are lots of dads who are the primary teaching parent, but this one is for the dads who are the primary financial backers and moral support for the moms who are teaching their kids at home.

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3. How to Make an Edible Cell Model – If you’re studying biology this year, you’ll want to make this edible cell cake. It is one of the best projects we’ve ever done.

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2. 7 Things You Should Never Say to a Homeschool Mom – This is a humorous look at some of those things that homeschooling moms (and dads) hear maybe a little too often. It’s supposed to be funny and is not encouraging snarkiness. You’ll want to read the comments, too. Some of them are hilarious.

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1. 50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled – This post was not only, hands-down, the top post of 2014, but is the top post on my site ever. Despite accusations to the contrary, all comments were, to the best of my knowledge, made by actual homeschool students or graduates and compiled by me.

Did you find any of your favorites in the list or discover any you missed? Thank you so much for making each of these posts popular last year. Here’s looking forward to sharing more homeschool humor and encouragement with you in 2015. I pray that each of you have an amazing year!

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the new parents post. We just (gulp) sent off the email tonight saying ‘sorry our kid’s not coming back’… and other than one friend online (who doesn’t live nearby) and the library ladies (so supportive).. I have zero support outside of my husband…. so really no one knows…

    We sent a bright kid off to kindergarten and got back a kid who had the manners and speech of a 3 year old. It’s taken us every ounce of Christmas break to break those bad habits and I’m not giving her back to them to mess up our hard work all.over.again.

    1. You are very welcome! I hope you and your family have a wonderful first year homeschooling – and that your extended family and friends see the results and get on board. While you don’t need the support, it’s preferable to the negativity.

  2. I love your blog, Kris. These were some of my favorite WUHS posts too! And now I’m looking forward to the exciting changes coming in 2015 as your team of contributors begins adding fresh content for younger families.

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