Finishing Strong #83 - Eva Varga

April 6, 20161

Welcome to Finishing Strong ~ where the focus is on those who are homeschooling middle and high school years. The weekly linkup provides an opportunity for you to share what you have been learning in your home. In what experiences have you recently taken part? Are there concepts and subjects that you find challenging?


Hosted by us here at EvaVarga, along with our friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Megan & Susan from Education Possible, and Heidi from Starts at Eight – you will find inspiration and ideas to engage your teens and preteens.

Bloggers, you are encouraged to link up your best ideas, encouragement, and advice that’s appropriate for older kids being schooled at home. Make sure you take some time to read the posts shared below. I know you will find them helpful!

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Spring is here in full abundance and it brings a spring to our step. Literally. In our home we took on a 52 Hike Challenge this year and had fallen behind in our weekly quota.

Hike #7 Saint Perpetua Trail, Cape Perpetua

Until this past weekend, that is, when we managed to fit in 3 moderate hikes in a beautiful area of the state we had not previously explored. I look forward to sharing periodic updates on our quest to hike 52 new trails this year.

Finishing Strong Favorites

Each week, the post shared that received the most clicks is featured on all four host blogs. The most popular post from last week was:


Unprepared for Middle School from Stef at Educating Layton’s, is an honest reflection of how she felt her child was unprepared for the challenges of middle school. She shares her insight so others may learn from her mistakes.  

Volunteer Ideas

Service learning is a major component of our homeschool so I am delighted to share Susan’s post, 20 Volunteer Ideas for Teens & Families. You and your teens will surely find inspiration for volunteer opportunities in your area.



The next post I would like to highlight, High School Literature, comes from Meredith, who blogs at Sweetness & Light. I have been doing a fair bit of forecasting this past week and her post really helped alleviate some fear on my part not knowing what to cover in high school literature.

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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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One comment

  • Susan W

    April 6, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thank you for sharing my post about volunteering! It is such a special part of our homeschool experience too!

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