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    Default You know you're a homeschooler when

    you spend your Amazon gift card on curriculum.

    Seriously, I couldn't think of anything to buy for myself, but knew of several things I wanted for our homeschool. I've had it since April and finally decided curriculum was the greater need at this time.
    Karen

    B1 - 11 (6th grader)
    B2 - 15 (10th grader)

    Homeschooled for three years, but due to various circumstances, we put them back into public school. Still here because I feel like I found my tribe.


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    ...when you don't get orgasmic over tax-free shopping for back-to-school clothes. Sooooooo glad we don't have to worry about uniforms, new clothes, new shoes, or any of that insanity. HSing in our flipflops & raggedy wear-only-at-home clothes works just fine, TYVM.
    Carolyn
    caretaker for quirky DD (hatched 2006)

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    My bed is a magical place where I remember everything i was supposed to do that day. - unknown

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    ...when you leave for 5 days at the beach on the same day public school begins!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphs_mom View Post
    ...when you don't get orgasmic over tax-free shopping for back-to-school clothes. Sooooooo glad we don't have to worry about uniforms, new clothes, new shoes, or any of that insanity. HSing in our flipflops & raggedy wear-only-at-home clothes works just fine, TYVM.
    WORD. My friends are either excited about tax-free weekend or are frantically trying to get all their school supplies bought before then to avoid the rush. It's nice to avoid all that.
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    Sarah B., Oklahoma

    "By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

    Blog: Our Sunnyview

    Less-than-Zenlike mother of:
    M1 - The Boy, age 11, home since 2009 - loves science, swimming, and folk music
    M2 - The Girl, age 9, home since 2012 - loves anatomy, the arts, and her violin

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    ...You have a bottle of nutrient agar in your refrigerator and a compound light microscope on your bookshelf.

    I think our friends have learned to ask before they start pouring from bottles in our fridge (although, they should have learned that when i was still breastfeeding!).
    Mom of three:
    E (11, step-son)
    G (10, son, only one home-schooled)
    S (2)
    Full-time health librarian
    Perpetual student

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLOLcat View Post
    WORD. My friends are either excited about tax-free weekend or are frantically trying to get all their school supplies bought before then to avoid the rush. It's nice to avoid all that.
    Well, I do have to admit to getting a little giddy the other day when we were at the local box store and saw their school supplies on sale. Gaw...I can't lie. I was almost as excited as DD to see "good" crayons for .50, composition books for .33, and rulers for .25 (bought FOUR cause she's ALWAYS losing hers). It is fun to fill up the supply closet on the cheap. The clothes and shoes? I'm still 'meh' on those.
    Carolyn
    caretaker for quirky DD (hatched 2006)

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    My bed is a magical place where I remember everything i was supposed to do that day. - unknown

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    When you've checked out 1,263 books from the library since May, 2011 (according to my online reading history).

    When you have multiple Amazon wishlists.

    When your kids ask to go to the LEGO Store to build Redcoat soldier minifigures.

    When spelling lessons are conducted by stuffed animals.
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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    ... your kids put on puppet shows narrating the Greek myths for the grandparents. Of their own volition.
    JenRay
    Mommy to C1 (DD - 05/07) and C2 (DS - 11/09)
    So far so good!

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    ...you actually have a dream that you are trying to organize a list of curriculum for three kids and wake up hyperventilating!
    Homeschooling DS16, DS12, and DS11

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    when your husband seems to think your discussions of the pros and cons of various educational decisions is the equivalent of 'i've got a headache'
    Cara, homeschooling one
    Raven, ds 10, all around intense kid
    Orion, floundering recent graduate
    22 yo dd, not at home
    Inactive blog at longsummer

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