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    It's that time again...Summer!! Which means that Secular Homeschool is kicking off it's Annual Summer Postcard Exchange!!

    If you are interested in participating, we have a private password-protected forum expressly for this purpose! All you have to do is use the Contact Us at the bottom of the page with your site username to let us know that you want to participate and we will send you the password for the forum so you can safely post your child(ren)'s name and mailing address for the exchange!

    Note: You MUST be a member of SecularHomeschool.com to participate in this project!!

    A postcard exchange is a terrific way to blend in some geography, language arts, and social studies into the lazy, hazy days of summer. Here are some ideas ...
    by Published on 03-09-2013 10:22 AM
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    Are you new to the Secular Homeschool forum?(We all were at one point!) Maybe just a long-time lurker who has trouble finding their way around?(Been there, done that!) Just joined the forum to find other homeschoolers in your area but have been unable to do so?(Yep!)Well, it is your lucky day then! SHS has a support group section! There is a group for every State, Unschoolers, Road Schoolers, Raising Patriots, Homeschoolers in Germany, Virtual Earth Scouts and yes, even Pagan Homeschoolers! And that is just to name a few!

    You are no longer alone on your homeschooling journey! You can join 1 group or multiples! Find like members who raise their homeschoolers the way you do! Chat it up, ask questions, get answers all within the power of those fingertips! On a forum that you already belong to! How cool is that?!

    You live in say, Virginia and want to know if there are either other members on the forum FROM Virginia or if there are homeschool groups near you...check out this thread in the Virginia section: Where in Virginia?

    Where are these "groups" you ask? Easy Peasy! Head to our Home page at SHS and look for the menu item called Groups, click on that and it will take you to all groups imaginable! We have 11, count them 11....pages of groups at SHS! WOW Once on the groups page, down on the lower right it says categories! Click VIEW ALL and it will take you to these 11 pages so you can then peruse and decide whether to join 1, 2 or 10+!

    STILL don't see a group that fits you? Well, that just means it's time to create your OWN group at SHS - - yep, a place to discuss niche subjects and passions with like-minded SHS'ers. Here's how. On the main Groups page, look for the "Create Group" button.


    You'll be asked to choose a category, name, description, and whether you want your group membership to be public to all of SHS or via private invite only. You'll also be able to upload an image for your group if you choose.

    Then, just let your fellow SHS -members know about your group and watch the group memberships and conversations grow!

    Enjoy, join, connect!
    Just another fun day at Secular Homeschool!
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    by Published on 10-23-2012 10:25 PM
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    Spongebob in small doses is funny(to the right viewer)! Takes your mind away from whatever and lets you veg out!
    Spongebob as my neighbor would make me move or do something even more drastic!
    That pineapple would become a yummy tropical drink REALLY fast!
    The same could be said amongst members on here!
    Small doses of information and opinions are great, we love them. Someone ranting and raving over and over can drive us batty!
    It can even make us visit the site less often, missing out on valuable homeschooling information!
    YIKES! The horror!
    Guess what...... there is a simple solution! The ignore list feature!
    How do I accomplish this task you ask?

    • Head to your settings, which is located in the upper right corner! Click it!
    • Then once your page has loaded up, look over on the left side and find My Settings.
    • Scroll down to under My Account and you will see Edit Ignore List.
    • Click it and you can add the member you are having issues with!

    Recap:
    Got to Settings -> My Settings-> My Account -> Edit Ignore List

    And once you've ignored a specific user, even their posts won't appear to you in the forum! No need to delete your account, no need to visit less often, no need to get into a debate....just ignore them!
    Easy Peasy!
    Now...off to become a vegetable...I'm Ready, I'm Ready, I'm Ready..... oops, got stuck in Spongebob mode there!LOL ...
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