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The Able to Teach Homeschool Collective in-person co-op is HERE!!!!

Can I just say that excited is an understatement?!!

Y’all!!!!!

I don’t even know where to begin!

I know these exclamations are a bit much, but I’m seriously hype!

I just hit “send” to an email for the list of potential families who will be joining my upcoming in-person homeschool co-op.

My mind is blown!

This has been a dream of mine since the early days of this blog’s inception. What started as my simple desire to document my family’s life as homeschoolers has grown into a thriving community both online and in-person!

We are full swing into our “Summer of Fun”, my way of including this in-person community in my family’s summer outings. We’ve had a full schedule of weekly meet-ups and field trips since June and will continue to go strong until the last week of August. I’ll be sure to include the schedule at the end of this blog.

But, back to my in-person co-op.

As I mentioned in my last blog, I’ve been pretty “quiet” here. Life has been chugging along, full steam ahead. It’s been a lot juggling it all. I’ve missed being more regular with these blogs, but I have greatly enjoyed growing the in-person homeschool community I’ve always wanted.

Last Tuesday, I hosted a virtual Information Session introducing my plans for the in-person co-op. I had a few technical hiccups, but received such a warm reception. I’ve included the Powerpoint here so you can see the vision for this group.

If you are a homeschooler local to the South Jersey/Philly area, I’d love for you to consider joining us! This is where you can register.

If not, won’t you consider becoming a member of our Facebook community where you can get the support and resources you need to teach your children?!

I hope to be able to send a fuller email to share all that God is up to, but a sistah is TIREDDD!!! LOL My hope truly is to be able to share soon. My heart is full and I know you will celebrate with me. In the meantime, whenever you think of us, please continue to pray for me as I lead and our group as we grow into the people and families God would have us to be!

And if the Lord says the same, I’ll chat with you soon!

**Here’s the link again if you’d like to register for the 2022-2023 in-person Able to Teach Homeschool Collective.

Blessings,

Courtney

P.S. Here’s the Able to Teach Summer of Fun Calendar.

Cheers!

Co-op Registration Closes In Less Than 1 Week!

Wow!

This summer is truly flying by!

I can’t believe that this coming weekend already marks mid-August.

By God’s grace, we’ve had an amazing summer in the Dunlap household. The kiddies didn’t attend a formal summer camp this year. But I was sure to infuse each week with fun and sun. We did tons of excursions, outings, meet ups, beach trips, played tennis, saw two Shakespearen plays at a theater, and attended a sunflower festival!

I’m currently writing this blog from our hotel room at the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark. I’m here with my mother and sister-in-love, my own kiddos and my two beautiful nieces. Unfortunately, the hubby had to work so he missed out on this mini getaway.

It’s been great to enjoy the waterpark and experience so many memories with the kids and their cousins. I know for a fact this time will not last long as they grow.

In a way, this trip was our last hurrah before countdown to our new school year. We do have a few more outings and meet ups with our homeschool group and friends beforehand, but this will be our last “away away” sort of trip before we are back in the groove of things.

In fact, we are less than a week away from the close of registration for the in-person co-op I’ll be leading this year. I’m excited, nervous and in disbelief that this is a real thing that is actually happening.

I can look back over old journal entries, read old notes on my phone and see the progression of this dream that God has grown in my heart. Years of praying, desiring to see a community like this in my area and hoping that it would one day be real, are all about to materialize.

Of course, there has been plenty of doubt…I’ve wondered if it even matters. I’ve asked myself if this is something families could even benefit from. Am I spinning my wheels for nothing? Am I doing all this in vain?

But what I continue to be brought back to is the fact that this was never my own dream. I truly believe God is the one who has ordered my steps. He has put this all together. He has been the one who has fueled this passion. He has stoked the flames of me wanting to build something bigger than me or my own family that would serve the greater homeschool community.

This is all His work!

So, as we move towards the countdown to the close of registration for our first in-person year, would you be praying for us? Would you pray the right families join? Would you pray that those who do join our group “buy” into the vision as well? Pray for a fruitful year of wonder, learning and adventure together.

Pray that we will show love and grace to one another as we grow. Because there will be growing pains. But also pray that these will only help to further solidify our commitment to educating our kids together so they can benefit from the wealth of knowledge amongst us.

This is my prayer for this coming year. Will it be yours? My hope is our prayers will please God and He will do more than we ask or imagine!

If you are homeschooling your children in the South Jersey or Philadelphia or surrounding areas, we’d love for you to consider joining Able to Teach Homeschool Collective! Here’s the registration link: https://form.jotform.com/221855370391154

Only part of my crew made it to the sunflower festival! But we opened this outing to families from our
co-op and we met 2 new families! 🎉

I’m also more than happy to set up a time to share more of the group’s logistics and specifics for how things will be run. Please comment on this post and I’ll be sure to get back to you!

Thanks for reading!

Blessings,

Courtney

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