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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll call, 6/20 in Roll Call
    Any summer solstice plans out there? When my kids were still relatively little and had early bedtimes, the 1st day of summer we allowed them to have...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Hater thread in In Other Words...
    I think this is the most eloquent way I've ever heard this put. Thank you!
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    06-19-2018, 02:42 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Hater thread in In Other Words...
    I'm so sorry you're feeling this way. It seems trite, but when I have episodes like that, I repeat a saying my mom often told me: This too shall...
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    06-18-2018, 03:24 PM
    As a high school math teacher by background, I see the argument for both sides on Common Core. But this quote in particular stood out for me: ...
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    06-16-2018, 01:38 PM
    Indiana is a very easy state in which to homeschool, but is definitely not warm all year round. I can't speak about the quality of homeschool...
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    06-14-2018, 06:17 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 6/11 in Roll Call
    So very true. DD, living on her own this summer in Iowa City, went shopping and bought store grape jam. She said it felt so, so wrong!
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    06-14-2018, 04:09 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 6/11 in Roll Call
    First canned produce from the garden--strawberry jam!
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    06-13-2018, 09:17 AM
    I can't give you any advice on Northeastern. However, if you're not already part of the group, you might want to join the yahoo group Homeschooling...
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    06-12-2018, 05:39 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 6/11 in Roll Call
    I have a hard time imagining that kind of dry weather, although I've experienced it while on vacation there. It's almost always so humid here in the...
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    06-12-2018, 05:37 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 6/11 in Roll Call
    That IS weird about your son mentally getting subtracting, but not seeing it on the page. To look at it positively, though, he does understand it...
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    06-11-2018, 08:02 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 6/11 in Roll Call
    Wow, it's so quiet around here I think I hear an echo! What's working for you this week? What is NOT working for you this week? Can be...
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    06-09-2018, 07:41 AM
    Welcome, Enci!
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    06-07-2018, 06:55 AM
    inmom replied to a thread 4-H in Homeschooling Extracurriculars
    There are so many projects, I don't know how likely it would be that your son would not find his interest(s) represented. Here's a link to the...
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    06-04-2018, 09:05 PM
    Lee Binz, while she can be churchy, has a wealth of free info on her website. I used to follow her on Facebook; once in a while she'd put her...
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    06-03-2018, 08:38 PM
    inmom replied to a thread 4-H in Homeschooling Extracurriculars
    That must vary by county and/or state. In our area, one can join at any time. Projects aren't selected until January. Even new members who start...
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    06-03-2018, 11:45 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    Wow, great job getting the kids involved! I've read that when kids see the cycle of food prep from growing, picking, cleaning, prepping, cooking,...
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    06-02-2018, 09:29 PM
    inmom replied to a thread 4-H in Homeschooling Extracurriculars
    You can do either. If you're not sure who or what your local group is, contact your county extension agent. Search "County Name Extension Office"...
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    05-31-2018, 06:01 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    I could never get past the ick factor myself, which is funny since I grew up with a fresh water lake 50 feet from our back door--bass, blue gill, sun...
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    05-31-2018, 09:16 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    Can you share the potato lasagna recipe? It sounds like something my DD would love.
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    05-30-2018, 05:48 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    Happy Birthday! My kiddos are adult, but in my head some days I still see them as toddlers! I think teaching our kids "life skills" is the...
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    05-30-2018, 05:45 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    Yippee on the running! I don't always enjoy it while running, but I almost always feel better when I'm done. Enjoy your downtime. Having kids...
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    05-30-2018, 05:42 PM
    Georgia Public Broadcasting Chemistry has lessons, videos, and teacher materials, but I think it's geared to high school. Depends on how interested...
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    05-30-2018, 09:48 AM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 5/30 in Roll Call
    Happy Wednesday to you all. What is new? We spent the weekend digging and moving plants, and tilling both gardens. It was 50 degrees the prior...
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    05-29-2018, 10:48 AM
    Welcome! Homeschooling through high school, while intimidating, can also be so much fun. Kids can really delve into interests, sometimes with great...
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    05-29-2018, 10:40 AM
    Leslie, Welcome! The decision to homeschool can seem overwhelming, since it's a path not many families take. Feel free to ask questions here. ...
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    05-25-2018, 10:37 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/24 in Roll Call
    :eek: Oh no! What a pain for you, both in terms of $$$ and hassle. That sure doesn't sound like they want to keep employees! Good luck.
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    05-24-2018, 09:35 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/24 in Roll Call
    In my case, it's scraps of 2x4s, siding, plywood, cooper pipe, "Franken-mower" made from 3 different push mowers, in addition to the one I ACTUALLY...
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    05-24-2018, 02:09 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 5/24 in Roll Call
    Oh my. I have been fighting that war for years with my husband. Let us know how it turns out.
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    05-24-2018, 11:13 AM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 5/24 in Roll Call
    There is not much new in my neck of the woods., Still plugging along on flower gardens and veggie gardens. Hoping to get the veggie garden tilled...
    15 replies | 716 view(s)
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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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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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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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