30 Oct

Not Back to School Cruise 2015


Have you been wanting to take a cruise with your family, but found it’s just not in your budget?  Thanks to a licensed and bonded veteran homeschooling mom of 15 years, there is a discount to benefit homeschooling families through Travel This Rock.

Mazie Middleton, owner/founder of Travel This Rock has some options for you to choose from for this “Not Back to School Cruise 2015.”

First off, base rate for family of 4 is $1,049.48.

Here are other options to review and choose from:

OPTION 2: $1,309.48
ONE CABIN for Four on the Inside M level
Breakdown: $397.37 pp for 1 & 2 –
$257.37 pp for 3/4 Family of four

OPTION 3: $1547.48
ONE CABIN for Four with Ocean View level F
Breakdown: $496.37 pp for 1 & 2 –
$277.37 pp for 3/4 Family of four

OPTION 4: $1,969.48
ONE CABIN for Four with D2 Balcony
Breakdown: $597.37 pp for 1 & 2 –
$387.37 pp for 3/4 Family of four

Your price includes:

Your cruise, taxes, and port fees, all your food, snacks, and late night pizza! All your entertainment and all the children’ s activities are included as well.  Drinks to include juices, milk, choc milk, tea, coffee, ice tea, punch and water.


Families will be departing from Port Canaveral, Florida.  Here is the schedule:

Day Location
Monday, September 7, 2015 Port Canaveral, Florida–

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Coco Cay, Bahamas

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Nassau, Bahamas

Thursday, September 10, 2015 Cruising — —

Friday, September 11, 2015 Port Canaveral, Florida

Feel Free to pay the $200 per cabin booking fee by December 1st and begin making payments on the total starting January of 2015.

How can you make this happen for your family?

1. Call or email Mazie by November 12th, with any questions and to make your $100 deposit to hold a room. “Travel This Rock”  Mazie Middleton CTA, MCC

2. Be sure to tell her how many people are in your group so you can get all the pricing details for your family.

3. You will need to provide your full first and last name as it appears on a document, DOB, Address, Phone and an e-mail to obtain your payment/invoice information.

4. Make weekly payments starting in January, so it’s not a burdensome balance come June 23rd.

5. Important dates to remember:

  • First deposit of $200 per cabin is due December 1st.
  • Second payment of $200 PER PERSON is due May 23, 2015.
  • Final payment is due June 23, 2015

6. “Travel This Rock” Hours of Operation are….

*Please note Dates and Times as Mazie will also be on vacation for 1 week of the booking process. Out Of Office/Vacation from Oct 31 – November 9th

These hours are US: Eastern Standard Time

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Mazie will start all over again with the extended daily hours until their new booking due date of december 1st.

****REMEMBER: JUNE 23, 2015 IS LAST PAYMENT!!*** *


29 Oct

Monster Jam at Ford Field Homeschool Discount 1/10 & 2/28


Is your family fans of Monster Jam?

All homeschooling families will receive $5 off the $27 (lower level) or $22 (upper level) tickets.  Pit passes are also available for a discounted rate of $5 per pass. ($10 value)

The dates for the Monster Jam event is Saturday, January 10th, 2015 and Saturday, February 28th, 2015.

For full details and order form, click file link below.


28 Oct

Meadowbrook Hall Holiday Walk Field Trip 12/10-Rochester

Take a magical walk through America’s greatest homes, an icon of the automotive aristocracy, and the home of the Founders of Oakland University for their 43rd annual Holiday Christmas Walk. This 110 room Tudor Revival style mansion will be all aglow with historic and holiday treasures. Come check out the beauty and splendor of Christmas past.
When: December 10, 2014 @ 11:00 am (Sign up deadline Dec. 2nd)
Where:  4800 South Adams Road Rochester, MI
Cost: $12.25 for adults/$5.25 for children
This field trip is open to all homeschooling families. For more details and to sign up, click here or contact Lori Vogler at Lori@MiHomeschoolConnections.com.

the metro Detroit area.

Cost: $12.25 for adults/$5.25 for children

27 Oct

Outback Hosts Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night Fundraiser PLUS {Giveaway} Ends 11/7 #OutbackZooNight


Outback invites you to join them at any Detroit area Outback Steakhouse location for the Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night fundraiser. Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors at Outback and they’ll proudly donate 15% of your total check to the Detroit Zoo!


When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Where: Detroit Outback Restaurants
Time: Open until 10pm (check your local Outback for hours)
(some locations open for lunch)Click link below for original flyer for this event.
In celebration of this fundraising event for the Detroit Zoo, Outback Steakhouse is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one reader for one of their locations.  Just enter giveaway below.  Please be sure to read terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.  The giveaway ends the day after the fundraising event.

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24 Oct

Homeschool Driver’s Ed Class Starts 10/27-Rochester Hills


Do you have a homeschooler ready for driver’s education?  Here is some details below:

Segment 1 class
October 27th – November 14th. 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:00-9:00 P.M.  $295 
Segment 1 consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of on the road coaching, and 4 hours of observation. Payment is due by the first night of class by check or money order. 

Segment 2 class 
November 3, 4, 6, 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 5:00-7:00. $40. 
Segment 2 consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction and does not exceed 2 hours of instruction per day.
Classes are held at the Stand Strength Team Offices, 1685 Northfield Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Instructor: Doug Miller 
To enroll, download the form from the Homeschool Connections website at