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About quabbin
Biography:
Former teacher, mom to DS (Class of 2026!), UU, bibliophile
State:
NC
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Books!
Occupation:
homeschooling parent
Status:
Homeschooler/Other

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Mama of one DS, first grade;
recovering schoolteacher;
lifelong bookworm

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Why I Homeschool

by quabbin on 05-19-2013 at 09:26 PM
Why do I homeschool my child when I could probably get him into one of the best private schools in the state (where I used to teach), or send him to the public school? A few reasons.

First is the flexible schedule. We are not at the beck and call of the school district (and one thatís notorious for flip-flopping, at that). We are never reassigned, never have our track changed, never wonder what kind of teacher heíll get next year, never have to call to find out why the bus didnít

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A Day in the Homeschooling Life

by quabbin on 05-06-2013 at 10:08 PM
Monday morning.
Seven o'clock, sun's up, son's up. DH makes me a cup of coffee, and the cat demands her breakfast.
I shower, and DH is off to his conference call. Kiddo and I start laundry, eat breakfast (in his case, second breakfast), and get him dressed.
A little before 9 AM, my husband leaves for work and school starts. Song of the week must come first--it's "Rhapsody in Blue," a bit long for DS without the Fantasia video (I'll have to find it for tomorrow) and

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We're registering as "religious"?!?

by quabbin on 03-05-2013 at 05:04 PM
I consider myself a secular homeschooler, in that religion is not our reason for homeschooling.
However, our state requires us to register as either a secular or religious homeschool--and gives no guidance whatsoever about its intended meaning in those terms.
My husband and I have interpreted that to mean that if we ever want to include any religious topics or materials that would not fly at the public school down the street, that means we are not a secular homeschool. And since I

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