Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The OTHER Secret

Remember back in September when I said I had TWO secrets...
Well one of those secrets was THIS SWEET GIRL...
And that is the BEST of the two secrets....
But the OTHER secret was this....
Can you see the smile on my face???
In the spring of 2013 I was running our little booth at the Ohio Homeschooling Convention with a friend.  A nicely dressed lady came up and began to quietly look through our curriculum.  I noticed her but our booth was swamped and so I was unable to go over and talk to her, but my friend did.  They talked for well over an hour. When the lady left, my friend shared with me (in the most excited voice imaginable) that that was Cathy Duffy. The Cathy Duffy.  The Cathy Duffy who reviews curriculums. The Cathy Duffy who writes books filled with her top Homeschool Curriculum picks.
The next day she came back and I had a chance to talk to her for a few minutes. She was definitely interested in our material!
 A few months later she e-mailed me and asked for access to all of our material in e-book format so that she could formally review it. We had no idea if she was going to like it or not. Her endorsement is rather a BIG DEAL in the homeschooling world and we are just one of many many many curriculums.
When I traveled back to Ohio this past spring she again came by our booth to look once more.  She indicated that she was working on her final picks for the new edition of her book. I asked her if we were going to make the cut (rather bold of me in retrospect and not something I normally do). She just smiled and said we were in the folder... and in her words at that time... "Not very many were in the folder."
We were rather blown away.
To be one of the first curriculums in her folder was sweet.  All the hours and hours of work, blood, sweat, tears, arguments that have gone into BiblioPlan and to have someone come along and place their stamp of approval.... truly sweet!
Yes.  I am smiling!
The e-book version of the Top 102 Picks is now on sale.
The hardback version will be on sale soon.
We are IN the book.
Isn't that the coolest secret??
If you homeschool or are considering homeschooling and want help deciding what curriculum to use... Cathy Duffy's book is a great resource.  That is NOT a commercial. We didn't pay her anything to review us. That's why the book is valuable. She's reviewing material from an unbiased position! It truly is a great resource. I used it as a resource when I first started homeschooling and if/when we get back into homeschooling again I will definitely be using it again. Course I already know what history and literature and art and geography program I will be using....


  1. Congratulations! That's a BIG deal! I always referred to her book when picking curriculum. Way to go!

  2. Wonderful that your BiblioPlan curriculum was recognized.

  3. Such great news, Julia! You all are so deserving of this recognition. Congratulations.

  4. Congratulations! You deserve it!!!! :) Kel

  5. Julia, I am over the top happy for you and for YOUR daughter!!!! I can't wait to be able to support your adoption!!! Praise GOD!!


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