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Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas links on The Homeschool Toolbar

We have added over 40 links for Christmas crafts, recipes, FREE printables, lessons, unit studies and more!
You will find these links under the Christmas wreath to the right of the search box.

If you do not see the Christmas wreath, you will have to refresh your toolbar. To refresh your toolbar click on the tiny down arrow to the right of the Homeschoolbar image. A drop down should open and you will see the refresh toolbar link is the 12th option from the top. Click to automatically refresh your toolbar!

We hope you enjoy these Christmas resource links, check daily as we will be adding new links as we find them or as you send them in! You will see "NEW" next to any links that are added after Dec. 1st.

Don't forget about the wonderful Christmas music on our Toolbar, you can learn more here.

Merry Christmas!
The Homeschool Toolbar Team

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blog Launch Giveaway!

The winner of our Blog Launch giveaway is Crazy Homeschool Mama... we picked a random winner via and the random number picked was 35!

Congratulations Crazy Homeschool Mama!!

To kick off the launch of the Homeschool Toolbar Blog we are giving away a pretty nifty prize!

Discovery Channels Planet Earth!
An $80 Value

This version is exclusive to the Discovery Channel Store.

More than five years in the making, Planet Earth redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world.
Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver narrates this 11-part series. You'll be amazed by never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time and unprecedented high-definition production techniques.
  • 11 episodes and bonus materials
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the equipment, technology and danger that went into the making of this incredible series
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes on each episode
  • Bonus disc featuring 'The Future' documentary – a three-part companion series revealing the vulnerability of the natural history of earth.
  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Run Time: 10 hours 3 minutes

Plus the Best of Discovery Collection Volume 4 

Valued at over $75 (if purchased separately), this fourth edition of the Best of Discovery series includes 4 DVDs featuring four of Discovery Channel's recently acclaimed programs including "A Panda is Born - Baby Pandas first year"!

  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 5 hours 44 minutes

Entering this giveaway is super easy! 

Complete any of the tasks listed below, you will receive one entry for each task that you complete.

You must leave a separate comment on this blog for each entry/task completed.

You must leave a separate comment for each entry.

Winner will be chosen via All entries will be checked for authenticity.

Giveaway ENDS November 15th, 2009. Winner will be announced here, and emailed (your email MUST be in each comment/or enabled in blogger). Winner must contact us within 48 hours or we will choose a new winner.

Thank you for taking part in our Homeschool Toolbar Blog Launch Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving links have been added to The Homeschool Toolbar! We have added  crafts, printables, recipes (vegetarian and gluten free) and more! Look for the turkey next to the search box. If you do not see our little Toolbar Turkey please refresh your Toolbar!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas music is back on the Homeschool Toolbar

Last years Christmas stations were such a great success, we have brought them back again. We have added 4 new stations to the Homeschoolbar Radio Player... Classic Christmas, Country Christmas, Top 40 Christmas and Instrumental Christmas.

If your radio player is not showing, go to your Toolbar options by clicking on the tiny arrow to the right of the Homeschoolbar image, scroll down to Toolbar Options, then check your Radio player option and click OK! You will find the Radio player by clicking on the arrows on the far right once it has been added.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recent Homeschool Toolbar Updates

We have added a little "Fun" to the Homeschool Toolbar in the form of games. Look for the Games icon to locate many entertaining games for both young and older.

Some of our new games include:
Connect Four
And puzzles to name a few.

The personal calendar has been moved to the To Do section of the toolbar. You can add your own appointments, birthdays and special events to the personal calendar.

Also new on the toolbar, Craft Sites! We have added some wonderful craft sites under the HS Top sites. We have also added some  Social Networking  sites for your convenience. Staying connected to the homeschool community is so important, now you can find some of the most active homeschool communities with a single click!

You may find that the toolbar looks a little different or maybe you can not find a feature that was once on the toolbar face. We have moved the most popular features to the front and the rest of the toolbar features can be found by clicking on the arrow to the far right of the toolbar.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Homeschool Toolbar

The Ultimate Toolbar for Homeschool Moms...
The Homeschool Toolbar brings you the best homeschooling resources the web has to offer! Great for homeschool veterans and new homeschool moms alike...there is something for everyone on The Homeschool Toolbar. Stay connected, encouraged and informed with the Homeschool Toolbar!

It's free of spyware or viruses, does not open pop-ups or hijack your searches,allows you to control your privacy features such as cookies and cache from the toolbar and no personal information is required. It has a Google powered search box, includes an email notifier where you can add all of your emails accounts in one convenient place. Plus, you can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts and post directly from the Toolbar!

The Homeschool Toolbar features include:

  • Top homeschool websites & resources
  • Top homeschool blogs
  • The latest homeschool & parenting news
  • Email notifier to organize all of your email accounts.
  • Homeschool communities and forums.
  • Integrated Twitter & Facebook apps.
  • Web search using Google
  • Integrated RSS feeds
  • Category browsing helpful to moms and homeschoolers.
  • Search highlighter
  • Local Weather
  • Organizing tools such as a To do list, notepad, calculator, conversion charts, maps and more.
  • Radio connected to "Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE" , NPR or your favorite local radio station (this feature is optional and can be added or removed as can all toolbar features.)

Lastly, it will NOT slow your computer down!

Do you have a blog or website that you would like to share with the homeschool community?

We are constantly updating the sites and blogs on the Homeschool Toolbar to bring the best resources available to you. If you have a suggestion for a blog or website that you would like considered, please contact us. Each submission will be reviewed and considered for the Homeschool Toolbar.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Grab a button

Grab a button and share the Homeschool Toolbar with friends!
Simply copy the code in the box and paste into a blog post, your blog sidebar or your website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What moms are saying about the Homeschool Toolbar

"I am now using my Homeschoolbar and LOVE that I can add my own local radio station and listen to my favorite music every time I'm online. I also enjoy seeing all our homeschool mom blogs easily listed too. I have no need to try and find them in my favorites menu anymore, they're now right at my fingertips and easier to find. The RSS feed is amazing. I am finding that using the Homeschoolbar is the best source of keeping in touch with what's going on in the Homeschool Community. The tools option is very handy! I can add my notes and reminders right to my toolbar. This is so cool because I can jot down notes about articles I love and want to link to later in a blog post. The Web tool is also another spectacular feature! All my most frequented locations are all right there! Thank you Homeschoolbar for introducing us to this great new tool for Homeschool moms! I love that I get a notification when I get new e-mail and that I could add Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, and Notepad icons right to the tool bar. Your Homeschoolbar has made my surfing and internet work so much easier!"

Apples of Gold Ministries
Growing in Grace Magazine


"I downloaded the Homeschoolbar from the home page of THL, and I just love it! It has so many great features like the Google Tool Bar, for example, but it is Homeschool Mom specific. Such as Homeschool News, Educational websites, Online library, tons of HS blogs, plus your own to do list, notes, calculator and my favorite feature; and email notifier! I love it."

"I downloaded this and have really loved it! Built into it are many great features that I am enjoying. There are homeschool blogs, fun sites for the kids and RSS feed already set up & ready to go. My email accounts are there and I can personalize & add whatever else I need in it."

What an awesome tool! I just downloaded this and can already see how it will be very useful for me. So much good stuff, right at my finger…..mouse tip. No spyware, malware or any other ‘wares’ or nasty critters; just pure helpful goodness."

Traci Knoppe


If you haven't downloaded the Homeschool Toolbar, check it out. I've had mine for a while now and love it. I'm listening to one of my favorite christian music stations as I type. The Homeschool Toolbar is awesome! It has links to some great homeschool curriculum sites, review sites, movies, radio stations, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, News, Daily Quotes, Homeschool Blogs, To Do list, Calculator, Google Search and more...all on your toolbar!


I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE the homeschool toolbar. There is so many resources right at your fingertips. I also really enjoy the radio on the toolbar as well with KLOVE on it. Thanks for creating a awesome resource :)

Shawna Bergeron


"I just recently downloaded The Homeschool Toolbar for my Firefox browser. I must say it is a welcome addition. I usually abhor toolbars. This one allows me to stay connected with other homeschoolers as well as gaining instant access to homeschool resources. I have been discovering other bloggers, products, and communities all with this one handly dandly little toolbar."

Taz's Mom


I just began using the Homeschool Toolbar the other day, and I already love it ! Lots of useful things on it, besides just searches. Awesome !!!

Rhonda Howard


Love the homeschool toolbar!! So much information and great sites!

Janet Sedano


The Homeschool Toolbar is a great resource for me. I love having the blogs I read and the homeschool news on the toolbar, available to me every time I log on the net.

Jan Burt

My 9 yr old son really gets good use from Spelling City. I am enjoying all of the tool bar features!!!Patricia Staley _______________________________________

This is great, I'm a new home schooler and it looks as if I will not have to comb the internet every time I need something.Michele King _______________________________________

At last a toolbar in which each tab is useful to me. I never thought I'd become a fan of a toolbar, but now I can say that I am. Leslie Camp Spitler

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