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    I feel like Im in a constant process of decluttering. (This week is the bedroom closet... which has been the storeroom for misc furniture and random boxes of stuff... we arent clothes horses, but our closet is nonetheless full!)
    I was all inspired to clean and organize DS desk for school with Starkspack’s post, but now I think perhaps next week will be a good time for that.
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

    Atheist.

    My spelling and typing are fine, its my keyboard that doesnt cooperate.

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    I’m planning on hitting DD’s room hard tomorrow. There’s just too much. I’d rather get stuff out if the house, but I think at this point, I at least need to get a bunch of the toys in rotation. She’s already got a couple storage tubs in the attic w/ rotation, but she’s just not ready to part with it yet. It seems like a never ending battle against the clutter. I wish I could fund a barge to travel from our overstuffed homes to those that are seriously lacking. Wait, they’d probably want more important stuff than our cast off books (in English) and toys.
    We took the summer off as I couldn’t get anything started w/o a regular routine in place. Doing 3rd grade now and so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    Okay, I was inspired. There's now a giant pile of stuff on my windowseat awaiting transport to a new basement home until it can go to a curriculum swap. Whew.
    Hey, excellent! Glad to be of service. LOL I'm not getting anywhere with the homeschool books/curriculum I posted in the swap here and in our local FB homeschool swap group, so I'm thinking one more week then take them down and trade the books in at our local used bookstore. They have a decently large homeschool section. I'm tired of looking at the piles of books I've purged but not gotten out of the house yet. Sigh.

    In other news, Farrar, I saw elsewhere here about your book and promptly ordered it on Amazon. Looking forward to digging in.
    Working mom homeschooling DD (10) who is working on a 4th-6th grade level and keeps me hopping! SimpleMoney is my new venture. www.simplemoneypro.com

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    I was tired of bookshelves in each kids room and multiple bookshelves in the den and not matching, so I purged a ton of books and got rid of 4 bookshelves that were falling apart and randomly placed throughout the house. Now have 3 billy bookshelves from Ikea that all match, but already finding that they are getting too full now that everything is coming in for the new school year - you guys are inspiring me to get my act together and cull once more.
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    ...and in the future can be bittersweet. I purged all but a few sentimental things of the kids when they went to college. I LOVE all the space I have now and was happy to sell/donate a lot of homeschool materials, but the last time around certainly does signify a change to a different life stage.
    I'm going through homeschool materials tonight.
    My children are starting public school Monday.
    It's not what I wanted, but may be for the best at this time.
    finished 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 14) and Wombat (boy - age 14)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbsam View Post
    I'm going through homeschool materials tonight.
    My children are starting public school Monday.
    It's not what I wanted, but may be for the best at this time.
    Hugs to you. What are you going to do for yourself to help you through this transition?
    We took the summer off as I couldn’t get anything started w/o a regular routine in place. Doing 3rd grade now and so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbsam View Post
    I'm going through homeschool materials tonight.
    My children are starting public school Monday.
    It's not what I wanted, but may be for the best at this time.
    How was their first day? How was it for you?
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa senior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by Only View Post
    Hugs to you. What are you going to do for yourself to help you through this transition?
    I work from home and have catching up to do. The first day I worked all day. Today I have been spending too much time tending to a Monarch. We've been raising them for a while and have one emerge from their chrysalis almost every day. Today's butterfly seems to have a problem, he keeps falling. So I am trying to get him situated in hopes he will fly.

    While they are in school I am hoping to work and have time to rest because I am having health issues. But I am missing our homeschool life.
    finished 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 14) and Wombat (boy - age 14)

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    How was their first day? How was it for you?
    Their first two days were fine; they didn't hate it or love it.
    Charlie said "only four more days to the weekend.' and it made me sad.


    I think it is more difficult for me. But the kids are looking at it very practically and trying to stay positive. They said they do not have enough intrinsic motivation and think school may motivate them more. They are also worried they are 'behind' and are hoping for validation that they are not. They are also hoping to meet friends. I need to keep my anxiety in check so I do not stress them out more.

    There are 577 freshman and I think their classes have too many students. That is my biggest regret for not choosing the private school.
    finished 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 14) and Wombat (boy - age 14)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbsam View Post
    Their first two days were fine; they didn't hate it or love it.
    Charlie said "only four more days to the weekend.' and it made me sad.


    I think it is more difficult for me. But the kids are looking at it very practically and trying to stay positive. They said they do not have enough intrinsic motivation and think school may motivate them more. They are also worried they are 'behind' and are hoping for validation that they are not. They are also hoping to meet friends. I need to keep my anxiety in check so I do not stress them out more.

    There are 577 freshman and I think their classes have too many students. That is my biggest regret for not choosing the private school.
    Wow, that is a huge freshman class! But kids are pretty resilient. Does it help that they know a few kids there already (J.L. from algebra class for example) or is it so huge they don't see them much?
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa senior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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