Homeschooling Mother Releases New Book, “Just Stop: 10 Things Everyone Should Stop Saying”

Connecticut Author Publishes 2nd Time in 2 Months with Release of Latest Book, Greenwich, CT, August 25, 2018 –(– Having just released her book, “Hail Mary for Peanut,” in late July, Heather D. Nelson was able to pen another book in a matter of a few short weeks: “The concept had been rattling around in my mind for quite a long time. Once I decided to put the words on paper, it fell together so much faster than I anticipated.”

Heather D. Nelson’s was originally published in 2009 in the field of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Since that time, she has had a string of columnist positions and even some freelance Op-Ed opportunities. Her life has evolved over the years and now she actively blogs on everything from homeschooling and writing, to advocating for her Type 1 Diabetic son. All while working on her next project.

“Just Stop: 10 Things Everyone Should Stop Saying” is a satirical, short-read collection of essays on the common pitfalls associated with the platitudes we so wildly throw around. Nelson covers colloquialisms as common as, “Time Heals All Wounds,” and even more casual phrases like, “Just Relax.” In each case she breaks down the vernacular to educate her “dear readers” on why she feels these phrases are risky, outdated, or sometimes even harmful. The book discusses ways to approach each situation with a unique and more elevated perspective.

The book is available on Amazon as both eBook and Paperback.

Nelson’s other books can also be viewed on her Amazon Author Page at

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Cultural Center Invites Homeschool Groups To An Educational, Fun-filled Day

Aug. 10, 2018, SULPHUR, OK. (Chickasaw Nation) – Homeschool educators and students are invited to the Homeschool Day 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road.

Homeschool educators and students will enjoy educational films, guided horticulture tours of the village, spiral and butterfly gardens, traditional games, stomp dance demonstrations, cultural demonstrations and much more.

Students can participate in a number of different crafts and make-and-takes, including finger puppets, bookmarks, clay pendants, tin foil gorgets and more.

Homeschool groups receive free admission to the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center. Sack lunches which will include a sandwich, chips, apple, cookie and bottled water are available for $2. Lunches must be preordered by Monday, Aug. 20.

Visitors can tour the Te Ata Exhibit and the Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit during the event.

Explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time now through Nov. 11 in the Aapisa’ Art Gallery.

View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as memorabilia and props from the recently released, award-winning film.

The Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit features historic Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family and modern pottery from Five Tribes artists.

This exhibit is a partnership with the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research and the Museum of the Red River. The pottery will be displayed in the Aaittafama’ Room now through Sept. 2.

For more information or to order a sack lunch, call 580-622-7130. Visit for additional information on a variety of cultural center events.

Nation’s Largest State Homeschooling Association Launches

LUBBOCK, TX, August 20, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Texas Home School Coalition announces the launch of a new website,, widening its scope beyond the state of Texas to equip and encourage all families worldwide who homeschool, as well as young families who are considering homeschooling.

“We believe homeschooling offers a high quality education, which is why we have developed to provide a wealth of resources to support people who have made the decision to homeschool, or are considering it,” says Tim Lambert, president of Texas Home School Coalition and national expert on homeschooling.

Lambert was recently widely quoted in the media, noting that interest in homeschooling is on the rise as a result of bullying, persistent violence and deadly shootings in public schools. “When the Parkland, Fla., shooting happened, our phone calls and emails exploded,” said Lambert.

The safety of home is just one of the reasons behind homeschooling’s growing popularity. The National Home Education Research Institute estimates annual growth of homeschooling between two and eight percent, making it the fastest growing form of education. It was estimated in 2016 that from 1.7 million to 2.3 million students in the U.S. are homeschooled. The number is nearly impossible to pinpoint since some states, like Texas, have no requirements for reporting homeschooling activity.

“It’s clear that homeschooling is becoming more mainstream,” says Lambert. “And we hope to encourage families who are exploring their educational options to seriously consider homeschooling.”

Among the offerings on are specific resources for homeschooling children with special needs, including the IEP GeneratorTM, which enables homeschooling parents to easily produce a professional, legal document to coordinate the educational goals and progress of their student with special needs. also offers advice for others in seemingly difficult homeschooling scenarios, such as single parenting and families where both parents work.

To celebrate the launch of, Texas Home School Coalition is making its award-winning magazine, “Home Educator Quarterly,” free nationwide until September 15, after which it will be available outside of Texas for an economically-priced subscription. (It will remain free for Texans.) Additionally, all new subscribers receive the free e-book: “25 STEMulating Activities for Future Scientists, Techies, Engineers and Mathematicians.”

Texas Home School Coalition Association is the largest state homeschooling association in the United States with more than 4,250 members. Executive Director Stephanie Lambert is available for comment:

7,000 Member Families Homeschool Online at Own Pace

Rising Popularity of Homeschooling Helping to Drive Low Cost Online Education Options.

Johnson City, TN, August 02, 2018 –(– While many homeschooled students get the summer off from regular classes, homeschooling parents never take a break from ministering to their children. Nor do moms stop looking for the best curricula to use in their teaching.

Around the world this summer, more than 7,000 member families are gearing up for the new school year, excited about the nearly 400 courses offered by, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®. Students love the fun and informative lessons; parents love the way the subjects are based on a Biblical worldview.

“Some Christian families spend thousands of dollars each year on private school education, but not every family can afford that,” explained Gena Suarez, founder of The Old Schoolhouse®. “We developed to offer families the quality of a private education at a fraction of the cost and designed the courses to not only help parents teach their children, but also to minister to them. Students learn Christian values while they are learning subjects like history, science, and language arts.”

Membership to gives a family access to more than 380 courses and homeschool set up and planning tools, with no limit on number of children, or courses studied at a price of less than $20 per month. How is this possible? It begins with the determination of Paul & Gena Suarez, founders of The Old Schoolhouse®, that money should not prevent any child from receiving the best homeschool education. It is then made possible by the fact that everything members access is 100% digital. There are no textbooks to purchase, so no boxes need to be shipped to the home. All the resources are downloadable and printable.

The benefit of volume sales is another factor that allows savings to be passed on to the members. The rising popularity of homeschooling is helping to drive online homeschool education. Growing faster than expected, the online K-12 education market reached $67 billion in 2017 (Global Online K-12 Education Market Report 2018, BisReport, March 1, 2018). With over 7,000 member families and counting, is pleased to be a leading player in a growing industry that is helping parents teach the next generation at home.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse, LLC is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families., a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 7,000 member families with more than 380 courses for preschool through high school as well as educational videos, World Book online, planning tools, transcripts, and support for homeschooling parents. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® is focused on providing affordable solutions for homeschooling families. Read the story of Paul and Gena Suarez and how they started The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine from their home while homeschooling their children almost two decades ago.

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Barnes & Noble Celebrates Educators (Including Homeschoolers) Just in Time for Back-to-School

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To celebrate educators just in time for back-to-school, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, will kick off the school year with Educator Appreciation Days every Saturday and Sunday in August. Starting Saturday, August 4, all stores nationwide will feature special discounts* to celebrate pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool teachers and administrators, including 25% off most merchandise like books, toys and games; and limited-time giveaways from Sterling Publishing, while supplies last. The offer will also be valid online at Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.

“We are thrilled to announce Barnes & Noble’s August Educator Appreciation Days, which give teachers and administrators the opportunity to get the supplies they need at a great value right in time for the new school year,” said Tracy Vidakovich, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “At Barnes & Noble, we think it is important to recognize teachers and administrators for all they do, and we do so all year long. For the past nine years, through our free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program, we have given educators 20% off list price on most in-store and online purchases for classroom use throughout the year, and 25% off during special appreciation events.”

August’s Educator Appreciation Days special discount offerings are:

  • 25% off list price on most books, gifts, music, DVDs, and toys and games for classroom purchase;
  • 10% off all Café consumables purchases; and
  • 10% off select products to encourage tech-based fun including Air Hogs Hyper Drift Drone by Spin Master, Code Gamer by Thames & Kosmos, LEGO® BOOST Creative Toolbox, and much more.

As an added bonus, select Sterling Publishing titles will be given away with educator purchases, while supplies last, on Saturday, August 4. Educators can choose one of the following titles to receive for free with their purchase, while supplies last: Write-On Wipe-Off Learning Cards: Shapes (Flash Kids), Snow Dance (Richard Scarry’s Readers Series: Level 1), and Flash Forward Reading: Grade 5 (Flash Kids).

Barnes & Noble already has a full week of Appreciation Days lined up for October 2018, from October 6-14, to continue to support teachers into the school year. The special discounts offered during Educator Appreciation Days are available to pre-K to grade 12 teachers, administrators and homeschoolers, enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program.

Barnes & Noble supports teachers all year through the Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program, which offers pre-K through grade 12 educators 20% off list price on most in-store and online purchases for classroom use throughout the year, and 25% off during special appreciation events. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local store or download the form from the Educator Application page online.

Barnes & Noble also partners with schools on bookfairs to help them raise funds, while also hosting events throughout the year to help make reading more fun and accessible for children and families across the country.

*Exclusions can be found in the Educator Program Terms and Conditions available at Educators must present a valid Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card to receive the discounts in store. Educators can also receive the discounts online at only on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, by entering their educator number in the Membership area of the page.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, ( The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store ( features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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