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    Today, 10:36 AM
    I'm annoyed at my own inability to make a decision. I'm pretty much absolutely sure I'm done having kids, and wouldn't mind going a permanent route...
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Tuesday Roll Call, 6/28 in Roll Call
    DH has been looking at the menu online for the past couple of days. He has to severely restrict his cholesterol now, so there are many dishes...
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    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    I wish I understood why so many parents doubt themselves. Or is it that parenting is just not a natural/gut instinct for so many? How has our ...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    I would say that you must be doing something right already, based on what your daughter can do. I'd continue the same. More than anything have your...
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    I'm ready to have a cut and paste response ready for those who want curriculum for such young children. Read to them. Have them cut, color, paste. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Tuesday Roll Call, 6/28 in Roll Call
    Dbsam, mine is even more boring. Swim laps at the YMCA, mow lawn, weed gardens. DS is working (again) at the cafe. I'll be lucky if I see the kid...
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    06-27-2016, 09:01 PM
    I noticed one of the roof shingles popped up today. I think it's our roof, another down side to the having neighbors connected. I'm going to make a...
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    06-27-2016, 01:17 PM
    Absolutely had a great time in southern AZ and in New Mexico. We hiked many, many miles but managed to mostly go in the mornings before it got too...
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    06-27-2016, 11:16 AM
    Tokaido and Takenoko are two of our favorites and King of Tokyo is really fun too
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    06-27-2016, 10:12 AM
    I hate the recycling truck right now. Just sat here and watched them roll past my bin. It's a regular trash can that when it's over flowing and has...
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    06-27-2016, 08:53 AM
    I'm hoping the man finally comes today to cut our lawn, and I hope it doesn't wait until super late to get here, or you know just not show. I have a...
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    06-27-2016, 07:08 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 6/27 in Roll Call
    Just got back from our hiking vacation last night (had a blast) so my day will involve laundry, grocery shopping, checking out the yard to see what...
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    06-25-2016, 09:29 PM
    Now I'm getting interested in quilting. This is the board that sold me on knitting and Doctor Who too, with a track record like that... I tried...
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    06-25-2016, 11:43 AM
    Leadership skills are well and good, because sometimes you need to take the lead, but we should also learn to work as a team and independently. No...
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    06-25-2016, 09:45 AM
    Yesterday started out poorly, but then I somehow got my mood turned around and finished one artist trading card drawing I had started forever ago and...
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    06-25-2016, 08:13 AM
    Topsy commented on article ROLL CALL!!!!!! in Home
    So far, so fun, crunchynerd. Thanks for the vote of confidence in the new idea!!
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    06-25-2016, 06:39 AM
    Mariam, it almost sounds like your browser has accidentally gotten"stuck" at the wrong display size for the site. Next time you visit and see that...
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    06-24-2016, 07:59 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Friday Roll Call, 6/24 in Roll Call
    After hiking this morning, I got to get my geek on and visit Los Alamos. Did you know that parts of it have been designated a National Park. ...
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    06-24-2016, 01:04 PM
    I hate that I can be falling apart emotionally one minute, everything is dark and I can't see a light or a path in front of me and I don't know how...
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    06-24-2016, 12:24 PM
    I hate my bi-weekly breakdowns over money. I hate that I can't find a legit work from home job, I hate that I contribute nothing financially, and I...
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    06-24-2016, 05:02 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 6/23 in Roll Call
    We headed out in the morning to hike at Tent Rocks, northwest of Santa Fe. A bit more than a 3 mile hike, with a portion in a slot canyon then a...
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  • Topsy's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 10:49 AM
    All through the month of July, SecularHomeschool.com is partnering with LetsHomeschoolHighschool.com to provide secular homeschoolers with tons of...
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  • Topsy's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 08:55 AM
    My sons were very different learners. My oldest is definitely a "renaissance" learner, so we mixed and matched a bunch of different curriculum for...
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  • Riceball_Mommy's Avatar
    06-22-2016, 07:05 PM
    If the duct tape doesn't work, then I'll go with poster board. I could even use the duct tape to attach it to the bed. We just have a simple metal...
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    Hello again, Topsy! I apologize for this delayed reply. We were out of town and I didn't get to message you before we left. Crazy, crazy small world! That is so wild that you had relatives and used to visit Anniston (of all places)! My husband did not recognize the Medders names that you mentioned, but he doesn't remember many names. I've sent a message to his sister in Anniston and she is going to check their family tree.

    Sorry to message and run, but I've got to start our usual Sunday night routines (we haven't started homeschooling yet, so there is school tomorrow).

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    Hi Topsy! I couldn't reply to your original private message to me because it says I don't have the credentials yet to send private messages (guess I'm still too new?). Anyway, I enjoyed getting the message from you. I'm at home all day with a nonverbal kid, so I welcome any form of adult conversation.

    Medders is my married name. My husband and I grew up in the same town of Anniston, Alabama. There were two sets of Medders that lived there. One family was in the home construction business and the other (the one my husband is related to) were in the car repair and rebuilding business. So when someone found out you were a Medders they always asked you house or car haha!

    This is our first stint at homeschooling, so I'm appreciative for this forum! Thanks again for the message!

    -Misti
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    Hi Topsy! Thanks so much for the contact. I'm really glad to have found this site. It was getting frustrating not being able to find secular sites or groups lol. I have tons of questions about homeschooling, but am trying to wait patiently for a reply from other groups or answers through research. Again, thank you! I plan on definitely getting some use from this wonderful site
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Facebook Break - The Follow-Up

by Topsy on 12-09-2010 at 11:28 AM
What a weird age we live in where I actually blog a follow-up on my experiment to take a Facebook break until the end of the year!!! But for those of you who were wondering if I could really do it, I REALLY have. And it has been GLORIOUS!! Now that's not to say I haven't even so much as been on the site, because that would be a lie. I'm on the site a LOT for the sake of this site and others that I administer, so I'm by no means a Facebook-hermit, but the only times I've even visited

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Could I dare take a Facebook break?

by Topsy on 11-22-2010 at 04:59 PM
Something has happened to me since turning the big 4-0 this past weekend. Suddenly I'm re-evaluating lots of different things in my life, and for some reason, my personal Facebook account is taking top billing in the "re-evaluation" category.

I'm trying really hard to decide if Facebook has added or detracted from my life the last few years I've participated in it. It definitely has detracted from my TIME, for sure, but I'm having the most difficult time putting all that time spent

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Homeschooling and Dual Enrollment, Part One....or "I wanna be a textbook publisher!"

by Topsy on 08-20-2010 at 11:47 AM
This fall marked a brand new era of education for our family as our oldest son is now 16, the minimum age you must be in North Carolina to participate in a dual enrollment program at your local community college. He had been practically counting the days through the whole of last year until he could take part in what he views as a true "rite of passage." Something about taking courses with college students at a real live institution of higher learning has been big on DS's bucket list for some

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Make Way For Change!

by Topsy on 03-16-2010 at 10:55 AM
This is the first year that my family and I have ventured into the exciting and uncertain world of "interest-led learning." My oldest son prefers to call it "free-form schooling." And my younger son doesn't even mind throwing around the controversial "unschooling" term. (I refuse to let him use it around our more judgmental friends and family members) My sons are technically in their eighth and tenth "grades",

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