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  1. Starting At a Snails Pace

    I have decided to ease back into home-school activities and focus on my 3 year old right now. With my daughter being in public school I know she has enough on her plate. If anything she can do some craft activities when she comes home. Although her initial reaction after school is to veg in front of the TV and have a snack for at least 30 minutes.

    I have tried to have a dedicated home-school area but that has not worked out well. So I am going to keep it light and work in a quiet ...
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  2. The Costumes We Choose | Mommy Misadventures

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    This fall, she’s beginning to realize that what she likes and talks about is very different from what other kids like. She’s also learned that not all kids are willing to be nice about her different view on life. She’s confided in me that she tries not to talk about DNA or vampires or other things because kids often have no idea what she’s talking about. “They don’t want to be my friend when I do that,” she told me.

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  3. Our Back to Homeschool Week

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    Back to Homeschool...Or as some say "not-back-to-school" week!

    This past week, Celeste and I started our homeschool year. My teens started back last Thursday at the local senior high school and we enjoyed the last days of Nana's visit on Thursday and Friday.

    Monday was "back to the books" and the routine. We had a great first week, with just a little drama! We met with homeschool friends on Monday afternoon ...
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  4. School and Education: You Have Choices.

    ...A few friends have come to me in the past week asking about homeschooling laws, and how I made that decision. It was clear for us when M threatened suicide in third grade. It’s not so clear for others that don’t get to that point, or when they just don’t know if they are able to.

    Then you have comments like this:

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  5. Homeschool Planning: Organizing and Time ‘Management’ Tools.

    As I’ve talked about before, we homeschool year round. We had a decent run this summer; it was fairly relaxed, we explored a lot of topics, and we experienced a few new things. During our down time though, I decided that maybe I should try a more different approach to planning. I keep hearing this phrase ‘homeschool planning’. Maybe I should do that. ...
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