Hello from Sunny Florida! Well, it's been raining for eight days, but the sun is still there!
My name is Mazie Middleton and I am a fifteen year veteran homeschooler. I have an only child, so when I started out on this adventure of homeschooling, we were all alone. NOT wanting to be all alone, I started a weekly co-op. For fifteen years I was the administrator and teacher of this wonderful co-op called "Home's Cool Co-op". We offered everything that your child would have received in school, but couldn't get while homeschooled. Like credits for Driver's Ed, Biology and PE credits. We also offered Prom, a year book and a graduation. Another one of my responsibilities was to offer and promote a monthly field trip. At first it started out locally. The neighborhood grocery store, the Florida State Fair, ext. Then it progressed to the state capital and then on to our nation's capital. In January of 2005, our family went on our first cruise with our church. WOW! That was a blast! After returning from this cruise and showing all of our pictures to our co-op family, one mom said, "What about a "homeschool cruise"? A homeschool Cruise? YES, A HOMESCHOOL CRUISE!
So in November of 2005 we had our first official Homeschool Cruise! Forty five families went to Cozumel, Mexico. We had a meet & greet, family activities and every night the kids received a special gift at dinner.
Before Facebook and Twitter was so popular, the only way of getting the word out was through e-mail and word of mouth! Well, it spread like wild fire. Over one hundred families joined us the following year and here we are, fifteen years later, and over 5000 men, women and children have sailed with The Homeschool Cruise! Our web site is www.HomeschoolCruise.com and my contact information is on the site.
This year we will be sailing October 26 - 31 to Grand Cayman and Cozumel on the pretty Carnival Paradise. 2016's cruise is already booked and ready for families to call and place their deposits down! We will be sailing on the lovely Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk and Amber Cove in the DR all are welcome and we would love to welcome you aboard The Homeschool Cruise!
Mazie Middleton CTA, MCC
The Homeschool Cruise
**Note from Jen: We went in 2014 and it was A-Mazing!
While in FL we also checked out LegoLand!
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