View Poll Results: Are you a secular loner?

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  • Are you a loner and all alone?

    23 51.11%
  • Are you doing alright with a few like minds?

    19 42.22%
  • Are you hittin it up daily with secular minds?

    3 6.67%
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    Member Newbie 4quivers's Avatar
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    Default Are you a secular loner?

    [*]Are you a loner and all alone?[*]Are you doing alright with a few like minds?[*]Are you hittin it up daily with secular minds?

    Here in the middle of KS I feel like I'm the only one. Oh wait, I'm still trying to prove to myself that I'm NOT the only one.
    So, just so I know who I can go to for socializing advise,

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    I'm not sure how to answer. We have lots of secular homeschoolers around (seriously, I've never met an overtly religious one here!), but we only hang out with them about once a week. We're major homebodies and my son is pretty quirky.
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 8.5 and son age 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AddlepatedMonkeyMama View Post
    I'm not sure how to answer. We have lots of secular homeschoolers around (seriously, I've never met an overtly religious one here!), but we only hang out with them about once a week. We're major homebodies and my son is pretty quirky.
    Us too. Mostly secular around here but I'm quite an introvert so we don't do a ton of stuff.
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    We keep mostly to ourselves for school. We have another secular friend who homeschools. We visit weekly for play and because she's so wonderfully awesome. Other than that, we have a bunch of (gasp) public school friends that we hang out with. I know, right?
    Mom to Z (9)
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    We are in So. Iowa, we are the only ones that I know of. And I've totally given up trying to prove that we are not the only ones. If I did encounter some S. homeschoolers, I'd probably fall over in a heap. Talk about desert wasteland.............

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    We are in the deep South, so "secular" is foreign to any other homeschool families. I bite my tongue and remind myself my kids are having a good time with the other kids in co-op. Yesterday, the other co-op moms were discussing the scandalous issue of having to purchase one can of beer for the beer bread one made. Apparently, it is possible to purchase just one can (never been an issue with me)!
    Patty - homeschooling two great kids (6 & 8). My approach has completely changed since we began in 8/11. I thought "school at home" would be our style, but we are evolving, finding out what works for us.

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    I am alone. I went to a Family Planning fundraiser this past weekend. I went outside to talk to my husband for a moment who was welcoming "guest" to the fund raiser through right-to-life demonstraiters. As a demonstraiter walked by, she said, " hi, Jen." She wasn't a homeschooler but knows most of the homeschoolers who were at a Horton Hears a Who "party" with their kids. Yeah, I was the only homeschooler at that event.

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    We are also all alone here in the Phoenix area. Unfortunately, I do not drive and if one wants to get somewhere, one must drive. Can you say 'SPRAWL'?
    The kids do hang out with their public school friends every day after school, though.

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    I'm the only secular HS I know irl.

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    Many of my friends are liberal Christians. They aren't homeschooling for religious reasons. Their faith is a personal issue, not something they're evangelizing or that they care about for anyone else. I also know a good number of homeschoolers who are not religious at all though.
    Disclaimer: Everything I'm saying is just my own opinion, based on my own experiences teaching and with my own kids and my own life. You should just ignore me if I'm annoying you. I don't mind.

    But if I don't annoy you, feel free to visit my blog:
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