Saturday, July 16, 2005

Marcus' Job Shadowing Opportunity at Old Navy

Marcus has secured a spot in the Job Shadowing Opportunity at our local Old Navy Store. He will have the opportunity to get a first hand look at retail sales and management. The program offers orientation and training program, shadowing at the register, receiving and stocking, merchandising and managerial. He'll experience a Old Navy employee's work day. This will give him the opportunity to see if this is a possible career choice for him.

You can create your own job shadowing opportunites by contacting businesses and explaining that you would like your teen to experience the job for the day. For more information, visit, Sondra Clark has a book on her experiences of job shadowing. She provides tips on pursuing your own job shadowing opportunites, dressing correctly, taking notes and more. You can purchase it right on her website or check with your local public library for a copy.

There are also Job Shadowing Programs offered by organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs. Contact your's in your local area.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - Rona's Pick for Homeschoolers

edHelper is an online subscription service that provides printable worksheets to teachers and homeschooling parents. The site offer K through High School. They offer a wide range of materials, including math, language arts, reading and writing, social studies, science, and much more!

I really love this site because it offers printable worksheets for Middle and High School Students. There's lessons, quizzes, and test. The site does offer free samples but for $19.99 a year why not subscribe? I ended up doing just that.


Monday, July 11, 2005

Marcus' Summer Reading List

Marcus has been keeping busy reading this Summer. He is enrolled in our Public Library Summer Reading Program and RIF's Sweet Summer Reading Challenge.

Being 13 years old, Marcus is now keeping track of his reading hours versus the amount of books. *recommends as a great read

Marcus's Summer Reading List
Cirque Du Freak: Trials Of Death by Darren Shaw*

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Homeschool Talk Radio - July 11 Show

Homeschool Sports: Chris Davis, from Homeschool SportsNet Inc. joins Lynn to talk about the ins and outs of Homeschool Sports Leagues. This is a fantastic idea! We have been fortunate that Marcus can play a various sports leagues, in our area.

Heard Anything Funny Lately?: Communication Expert JoJo Tabares from tickles our funny bone, and announces a fantastic summer contest! This is a fun segment. Don't forget to email or phone yours in.

Language Arts Curriculum: Amelia Harper, of HomeScholar Books, introduces Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings, her complete language arts curriculum for secondary level students. It's a "Must Have" purchase! Our son enjoys the books. It's great to hear that we can tie them into a learning experience.

You'll hear me answering last week's question, "What is your main reason that you homeschool" at the beginning of the show.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Spotlight Member Blog - WAHMS Network

Marcus and I are very excited to have our Blog selected as the Spotlight Member Blog, this week, at Parents Working From Home and Loving It Network, on This is a group that WAH Moms and Dads can get information about running their business, managing family time and more. It's a very lively active group managed by Tammy Depew-Smith.

If you are interested in joining Ryze Network, you can for free. Please visit If you are already a member, please stop by the Parents Network Site,

Customer Service Tip: Attend TeleSeminars

Many of the great customer service and business tips that I post about are from teleseminars, that I've attended. I was wondering how many of you are taking advantage of this great way to learn and expand your business? They are convenient, since you do not have to leave your home. Usually they are free but full of valuable information.

WomenCEO Network is one of my favorites. Felicia Davis, Founder and CEO, gets some great speakers, such as the Wealthy Bag Lady. You get tools that you can immediately use in your business. She has a teleseminar about every month. You will need to purchase a membership. You can get more information, by visting her site,

Kelly McCausey,, is offering the Hot Summer Seminar Series For Moms. She has weekly speakers, covering topics on internet and affiliate marketing, finding balance in work and home and Summer recipes. You can sign up and get weekly topic information, by visiting her site,

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