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    by Published on 04-24-2013 11:00 PM

    So....it is almost May! Can you believe it?! I can't! That means for many of us.....the school year is winding down! I know some of us follow close to the same schedule as public schools, many of us have kids in PS and also homeschool so it is easier to do that. Some of us also homeschool year-round but start and stop at times totally great for us......
    We are year-round homeschoolers, or as close to it as we can get! We start in August and go thru late June. That gives us about 6 weeks off during Summer for our vacation, time at the grandparents and for Mom to get set-up for the next school year! That means we have about 8-10 weeks left of our school year! At least according to our calendar, which I checked this week when our new curriculum came in!
    Now comes the parental panic! Did we get it all done, can we get it all done? Can I make it another 2+ months with moody teenagers and not lose my sanity, etc. The boys are of course WAHOO, almost done.....
    So...that brings me to my poll question this week! Are you almost done with your 2012-2013 school year? Are you on the downhill slide?
    Click here to tell us!
    by Published on 04-23-2013 06:05 AM

    celebrating-jpgFour years ago, I was feeling lonely. Actually, "distraught" might be a better term for my situation. I had tried valiantly to find a local support group that would fit, but the few that were nearby were either extremely politically divisive or so flaky that you never knew if anyone would even show up for planned events. My online search wasn't much more fruitful. Most forums I frequented felt more like radical indoctrination camps than homeschool support groups, and I was so frustrated that the discussions of curriculum seemed centered around only a few main publishers.

    And thus, SecularHomeschool.com was born in April of 2009. It was definitely a gamble, especially since I had practically convinced myself that I might be the one lone person in the world not homeschooling for solely religious reasons. But, it was quite thrilling to watch how quickly the little site grew, and grew, and grew. Thanks to the constant sponsorship of Time4Learning, the help of two incredibly hard-working homeschooling moms who came on board as admins, and the wonderful community of respect, common sense, and tolerance that each and every one of you have created, SHS became the "little engine that could."

    And now, I'm here to announce that we've just bypassed the 10,000 member mark!!

    Thank you to Time4Learning, Time4Writing, Vocabulary Spelling City, and all of our other sponsors. Thank you to pandahoneybee and aandwsmom who keep things running so smoothly around here. And thank you to our members who have made this journey such a fulfilling one. I couldn't be prouder of this site and all the people it represents.
    Published on 04-21-2013 09:30 AM
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    It's Spring! What does that mean in many schools? Picture Day. You know...lining up in your (hopefully) clean duds to sit under the bright lights and shine your best Shirley Temple grin at the cameraman for all posterity. WHAT A JOKE!!! Not in OUR school!!! We know what homeschool pics REALLY look like. Pajama-clad feet sneaking out to the garage to see if the chickens have hatched yet. Furrowed brows bent over the cereal bowl and the latest Beyonders book. Sisters building their history project out of Legos. Little brother waiting by the mailbox to see if Flat Stanley will come today. Your teen proudly holding her Homeschool Debate trophy. THESE are the images that crowd our cameras and smartphones until they are at the bursting point. Well now, it's time to share!! SecularHomeschool.com is proud to introduce..... HOMESCHOOL PICTURE DAY!!

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