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    Today, 11:37 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Tuesday Roll Call, 7/25 in Roll Call
    I can't speak from experience since my two are so close in age. But from what I've seen, the younger kids, even if not formally schooling, can pick...
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    Today, 07:06 AM
    Just for a little excitement, a summer roll call on Tuesday instead of Monday! I was too busy to hop online yesterday anyway. I thought with my...
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    07-21-2017, 10:26 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 7/20 in Roll Call
    And anyone can start a roll call! :)
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    07-21-2017, 10:25 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 7/20 in Roll Call
    LOL. Yes, for now. We'll make it more often when most homeschoolers are back at it for the school year.
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    07-20-2017, 04:19 PM
    I would also add that there is nothing keeping her from ps in the future if that turns out to be the best option AT THAT TIME. Right now, given her...
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    07-20-2017, 04:04 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 7/20 in Roll Call
    At the risk of sounding like both an old fogey and a broken record, the "me" time will come sooner than you think. When I started walking, the...
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    07-20-2017, 02:18 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 7/20 in Roll Call
    AM, I think the pet hair waits until no one is looking, then flies off in pre-formed tumbleweeds into the corners of a home! Your place is looking so...
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    07-20-2017, 11:52 AM
    Off and on rainy day here. Had an early morning breakfast with a friend. Then dd and I are heading to the YMCA to sweat off some calories, followed...
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    07-20-2017, 11:43 AM
    I also agree--no need to tell the school your reasons. To the administration, I only said we were taking out the kids to homeschool. However, I...
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    07-19-2017, 12:09 PM
    Welcome Anne. Homeschooling will certainly allow you to set your own schedule. There are many members here who either have kids in middle...
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    07-19-2017, 12:04 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/17 in Roll Call
    I would totally feel the same way about being on the roads with all those people. We are in the 75-90% eclipse range. That will have to be...
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    07-18-2017, 02:40 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/17 in Roll Call
    Heck, I'm officially done homeschooling, and I still have boxes of curricula in the basement. Like you, it is stacked nicely, but I really should get...
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    07-17-2017, 03:23 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/17 in Roll Call
    Always the best part of cleaning--finding something you thought was once lost. :p
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    07-17-2017, 03:21 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/17 in Roll Call
    Good luck with the co-op. I hope it is indeed a good fit. If run well, they can be fabulous. There is one in the next county over that a friend of...
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    07-17-2017, 09:59 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Pie! Yum! in Cooking and Recipes
    Just made this yesterday!! Easy Blueberry Pie: 1 - 1.25 quart blueberries (fresh is best, but frozen is fine) 3/4 - 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup...
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    07-17-2017, 09:46 AM
    inmom started a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/17 in Roll Call
    DD is finally home from Ireland!! I get to have both kiddos home for the next 4 weeks!!! This is probably the last summer they'll both be home for...
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    07-17-2017, 09:37 AM
    On a more humorous note, here is one thing dd missed out on. When she attended a Dunes day camp, around age 9 or so, they were served lunch. The...
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    07-15-2017, 01:09 PM
    dbmamaz replied to a thread Hater thread in In Other Words...
    Haha I just recommended this website to someone and decided to log on and was like - WHAT? I cant believe this is still going, and I started it...
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    07-14-2017, 02:13 PM
    Yeah, neither of mine wanted to attend the homeschool prom(s) that were available within driving distance. Part of it was they simply didn't want to...
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    07-13-2017, 01:37 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Thursday Roll Call, 7/13 in Roll Call
    Totally understand about the desk. I have been inordinately pleased with myself this summer when I move all the furniture out of a room, wash the...
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    07-13-2017, 09:37 AM
    Ds officially bought his first car this week. Ironically enough, he bought the exact same make, model, and year car that is our family car. So we...
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    07-12-2017, 12:09 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/10 in Roll Call
    DD would absolutely HATE that library. The joy for her is picking a book based on it's cool/pretty/weird cover and then finding out that the story...
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    07-12-2017, 11:04 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/10 in Roll Call
    Back to school sale time? Does this count for electronics?? I desperately need a new laptop; if one could have a walker or cane, mine would. Only...
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    07-11-2017, 03:52 PM
    We homeschooled from 2nd and 3rd grade onward, all the way through high school. My kids never wanted to try public/private school; we re-evaluated...
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    07-10-2017, 02:01 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/10 in Roll Call
    That is an excellent idea. I wished we had done something like that. My kids have probably saved well over half their income through the years, but...
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    07-10-2017, 01:57 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/10 in Roll Call
    Obviously we have the same approach, so I agree with what you've done. I think it's better to expect them to pay for "extras" than to grow up...
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    07-10-2017, 01:52 PM
    Alexsmom asks great questions to think about. I will also add that, given the age of your son, to involve him in the decisions. As Alexsmom said,...
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    07-10-2017, 06:48 AM
    inmom replied to a thread I'm not a robot in Technical Issues
    Got the robot warning just now (5:48 AM Central time) while posting a new Roll Call thread.
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    07-10-2017, 06:47 AM
    inmom started a thread Monday Roll Call, 7/10 in Roll Call
    A happy Monday to you all! Summer is just flying by for us here. My daughter’s study abroad trip ends this week, so we are really excited to see...
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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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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.

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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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by Topsy on 03-16-2010 at 10:55 AM
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