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    Default Salutations from Oregon's Rogue Valley

    I'm a single, full-time employed, homeschooling mama to awesome kids. They span from kindergarten to high school and this is our sixth year as a free thinking homeschooling family. My kids and I use the term community based education when describing our lives. My need to work necessitates that I help my children find mentors and classes to help them meet their education plans. I think of myself as an educational resource coordinator. We have the wonderful support of extended family, retired educators, community members in diverse professions, hobbyists, our local community college and MOOCs. I was sad to give up my role as primary educator four years ago, but it came at a developmentally appropriate time for my oldest children. It also allows me to give more attention at home to my littles. For our non homeschooling friends, spending time in our home can be an adventure. It's not every day you open the fridge for a snack and find cow eyeballs waiting to be dissected or better yet cut open and spread on trays. I always let them know we don't have eyeballs everyday either, that next week it might be a kidney. For our homeschooling friends, no one bats an eye.

    Our family hopes to gain insight from other members and share our own when relevant. We were pulled in by the holiday card exchange, so we hope to build connections with families in other locations. We are always on the lookout for fun projects and great resources. I am grateful for support when I am up to my eyeballs in science projects, the stacks of books are threatening to topple, the kids vanished into the treetops again, the laundry is two feet deep and I'm wondering why I keep doing it. For the most part, I'm not tempted to change our unique lives but sometimes I just need a cup of tea and a breath of silence. Hopefully, this community will be of benefit to us and we will be of some benefit to you.

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    Welcome to the discussions!

    Cow eyeballs! Really!?! LOL

    I hope you like it here. Join in on everything / anything!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Welcome to our weird and fun little party
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    I think that might be one of the best intros ever, Intrepid!! I love it that you are kicking ass and taking names with this whole homeschooling/working thing. That is awesome. Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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    I agree with Topsy. Welcome!
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Hello Rogue Valley,
    I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Laura, I have been homeschooling in the Rogue Vally since 2010. Amazingly, I am teaching a class on cow eye dissection in March!!! My children span the ages of 3rd through 11th grade (all boys). I'd love to know more about what groups you are involved in and what you enjoy in the Rogue Valley,

    best to you,


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