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    alexsmom replied to a thread Hater thread in In Other Words...
    I hate that people are dead in northern California because our government officials didnt have their act together in notifying everyone of the fire....
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    11-14-2018, 06:34 PM
    Welcome! For your peer resources, you might not need geographically local help. ;) There is a big Florida homeschooling group on Facebook, if you...
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    11-12-2018, 07:46 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/12 in Roll Call
    We are just getting the winds down here today. I went up to Irvine to visit my sister (could be North Dakota for how often I see her), and the...
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    11-12-2018, 11:34 AM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/12 in Roll Call
    I smell Malibu! We are under Red Flag warning, meaning big fire risk due to winds and low moisture content in the scrub. Generally the fire wind is...
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    11-10-2018, 10:18 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Newbie in Introductions and Welcomes
    Welcome! Having a SN kid myself, I can say that I really appreciate and love the freedom that homeschooling gives him to flourish. Im frequently...
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    11-09-2018, 08:08 PM
    Welcome! Please dont let the information get to be overwhelming! It is often easier to ask, and a lot of favorite ways to teach homeschooling arent...
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    11-09-2018, 03:06 PM
    @Crunchy... How do you like ranked choice voting? It seems like a great idea, so that we can vote FOR the candidate we want, instead of against the...
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    11-08-2018, 12:03 PM
    Wow what a mess! Its hard to guess from the articles whether it was incompetence or corruption. Here, I wasnt pleasantly surprised by anything......
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    11-08-2018, 02:15 AM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Piñata ideas in In Other Words...
    Birdseed sounds like a good idea.... but would it make the pinata too... dense? Along the same vein, what about peanuts still in their shells? They...
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    11-07-2018, 10:03 AM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/4 in Roll Call
    My oldest didnt have a lot of interest in state history either. There was a contentious thread years ago, where someone named CrazyMom suggested...
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    11-06-2018, 10:23 PM
    We voted this morning at the local elementary school.... there were no crowds, but also no parking set aside for voters. Ive noticed over the past...
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    11-05-2018, 11:28 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/4 in Roll Call
    Ok, I’ve backed off on the reading, and today I cleaned my kitchen. Everything except the huge assortment of election related materials. Because,...
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    11-04-2018, 06:51 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/4 in Roll Call
    Thanks for the support. :) I hadnt realised how complainy I was. It hadnt occurred to me that not following the plot would be something readers...
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    11-04-2018, 12:35 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/4 in Roll Call
    Good morning! Ive been looking forward to the time change too! Ive been on a clock-free lifestyle for the past couple years - no alarm clocks, no...
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    10-31-2018, 01:00 PM
    Welcome! *I* think youre homeschooling in thebest possible state for it. Public Charter homeschools! You get resources, guidance, field trips, peer...
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    10-30-2018, 08:30 PM
    Welcome! My little one has apraxia of speech, too. It took months of therapies to get him able to say anything. Wow we sure appreciate those...
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    10-30-2018, 01:15 AM
    I like the chili idea. I made a big batch of ham n bean soup for New Years, it fed 9 of us, without any leftovers. It was in our stockpot, not...
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    10-29-2018, 03:06 AM
    Welcome! Enjoy this time with your pack of littles. You may be pleasantly surprised at how much easier it is to have all of them involved with the...
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    10-28-2018, 11:47 AM
    We arent quite to high school yet... but... We found a microscope on amazon, it seemed better than the more sturdy and professisonal looking one...
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    10-26-2018, 06:39 PM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Bored Teen in In Other Words...
    Hmmm, for hair coloring, have you looked at the stuff thats rinse out, or the “hair paint” which is essentially like makeup for hair? To me there is...
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    10-25-2018, 11:56 AM
    alexsmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 10/23 in Roll Call
    Im a little trepidatious about whether we are actually moving into fall. Often, its mid-late October that we have Santa Anas and fires. But its been...
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    10-19-2018, 04:13 PM
    We made a practice meal last night.... the spinach gratin was a hit! The lemon garlic kale salad was subscription only from ny times, so internet...
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    10-17-2018, 02:24 PM
    Welcome! People homeschool for a bunch of reasons, only a few are dogmatically opposed to public school. If its working well for you and your...
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    Hi Alexsmom - You mentioned being in the San Diego area on a post and got me wondering about charters. I am in Long Beach (LA County) people around here tend to use Sky Mountain or Excel, that i know of. We are starting with Excel. Would you mind if I ask which charter you are with?
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