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"Children do not need to learn to be better, told what to do or shown how. If they are given access to enough of the world, they will see clearly enough what things are truly important to themselves and to others, and they will make for themselves a better path into that world than anyone else could make for them." John Holt

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                Homeschool Blog Carnival (#homeblogcar)


Welcome to the Homeschool Blogging Carnival hosted by me Keisha @ Unschooling Momma and Lisa @ The Squishable Baby. We are so happy that you are considering participating in our monthly Homeschool Blog Carnival. Please join me and Lisa in the Homeschool Blogging Carnival hosted on the fourth Friday of each month. Please read below for submission details and Blog Carnival topics.

Blog Carnivals

Blog Carnivals are a good are a good way to build community, garner support and learn new tings-as we travel this homeschooling adventure together! If you have never participated in a blog carnival; it's a time when a group of bloggers come together and talk about one particular topic on one particular day. The overall topic we will be discussing is homeschooling-and hwe we homeschool ourselves and our children. Each month, the theme will be different (Coming soon!).

Participants

Anybody can participate in this carnival. Homeschoolers, Educators, and perspective (interested but reluctant or future) homeschooling familie are all welcome! We want to keep this a postive place, so only positive pro-homeschooling posts will be accepted!

Submission Details

The submission deadline is the Friday before the carnival date-or the third Friday in the month.

To submit an article, please email your submissions to Lisa (lisa@squishablebaby.com) before the submission deadline. Also please fill out a webform. There will be a call for submission on both mine and Lisa's blog at least 10 days prior to the submission deadline-so definitely keep and eye out. The webform will be placed on the blog post.

It's important that you write a  new, previously unpublished post for the Blog Carnival. Make sure that you do not publish you post until the date of the carnival (last Friday of the month). We will email you instructions and additional HTML to place in your post prior to publication on the carnival date.

To help you feel out the webform, determine the URL in advance and to place HTML in WordPress and Blogger Lisa has created a variety of tutorials.

Community

To create a community, I will share Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest URLs so everybody can friend each other and get to know each other. I also have a shared Pinterest Board (Homeschool Link-Up) so we can all pin our homeschooling posts in one place! I am hoping that s it grows-it will be an excellent resource to both current homeschooling families and those interested in pursuing your child's education at home.

Do's and Don'ts

Do write on topic. Do write well. Do use spell check and plese do edit your work.

Don't use profanity or speak of violence against yourself or others.I want this to be a gentle, compassionate, and respectful environment. Don't share any anti-homeschool sentiment.

While we will be reading the submissions for content, I will bot be editing them.

Themes and Dates

*Due to my sons hospitalization the January carnival date has been suspended and the topic of schedules will appear in February's edition. Therefore submissions have been prolonged*

January 2014-Schedules

Submission Date: January 24, 2014

Carnival Date: January 31. 2014

February 2014-TBA