Finishing Strong: Homeschooling Middle and High School

August 24, 2016

Welcome to Finishing Strong ~ a weekly link-up dedicated to families homeschooling middle & high school kids. Each Wednesday, moms just like you share their best tips, encouragement, advice, and more for teaching older kids at home.

I am delighted that families homeschooling middle and high school age students are coming together and finding inspiration in one another. That’s has been the goal of Finishing Strong since its inception. Thank you!!

Finishing Strong is hosted by me here at EvaVarga along with my friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Megan and Susan from Education Possible, and Heidi from Starts at Eight.


This past week, I have been been reminiscing about our trip to Italy a year ago in a series of posts, Falling in Love with Italy. It saddens me that in the midst of my week-long hopscotch, Italy was struck with a severe earthquake taking the lives over over 120 people. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.


I know you will find the posts that have been shared with us inspiring! Grab a cup of tea, kick back, and take some time to check out the wonderful posts shared below. What are your favorites?

finishing strongLast week’s most visited post was 2016-2017 9th Grade Curriculum Choices by Hydrangeas and Harmony

I now know I am not alone in my curiosity to know what curriculum others have chosen. 🙂

I loved 5 Books that Inspired Walt Disney Movies by Megan at Education Possible

What a great way to encourage our tweens and teens to read.

Another post I enjoyed was 5 Reasons Why Cyber Schooling is Not Homeschooling at There’s No Place Like Home 

A friend of mine from high school has recently started homeschooling. After a year of cyber schooling, she was feeling overwhelmed and reached out to me. This post helped me to clarify a number of myths about homeschooling and partnering with an online school.

Lastly, I selected Tara’s post How to Prepare for a Homeschool Field Trip at Embark on the Journey

With her tips, you’ll be planning field trips for every month of the school year, if not more. 🙂

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As always, thank you for helping us to make Finishing Strong a key resource for families who are homeschooling through the middle & high school years.

What are you going to share with us this week?


  1. Link up to 3 posts from your blog. Make sure you use the exact URL to the post, not to your home page. You can add any post related to homeschooling middle and high school students. Posts unrelated to that will be removed.
  2. Please no advertising, individual Pinterest pins, Facebook, Twitter, or other link-up links!
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  4. The linky will go live on each co-host’s blog each Wednesday at 6am EST, and will be live until Tuesday at 11:55 pm.

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