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    Hello from Northwest Washington,

    We have been a homeschooling family since 2007, when we pulled our eldest out of second grade and started on this wonderful journey. He's now a senior at university studying anthropology and minoring in education. Wow, how the time flies!

    We still have a science loving 15 year old son at home embarking on his 10th grade-ish year. He's obsessed with space, bushcraft and camping, civil rights and environmental activism, engineering, and electronics. He's a builder and a tinkerer at heart - a modern day John Muir, if you will.

    Our family is considered nontraditional(two moms). I'm a scientist working on plant and wetland restoration and my partner is a professional artist. We're Washington natives but have only lived in our current town for a year, so we were still settling in when Covid struck. With few social ties to the area yet (particularly for my son and I), I'm branching out to the online world for a bit of community this year. I look forward to being part of the forum.

    Environmental Scientist & Eclectic Homeschool mom to 2 boys!

    ~DS 19: Graduated 2017 * Graduated AA 2019 * Currently working on anthropology BA~

    ~DS 15: 10th Grade * Interested in astronomy, genetics, engineering, & electronics~

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    Welcome, and it sounds like your family has awesome experiences.
    One of my favorite homeschoolers met here lives up there, in SedroWooley. (And she has sons approx your sons ages. Let me know if youd like to see if I can put you two in touch.)

    I hope you lkke it here!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Welcome! We started homeschooling a couple of year before you, and have two college grads. My DS picked up an interest in anthropology, and minored in it, while getting his Computer Science degree. He'd love to figure out a way to get paid doing something that combines both!

    What does your son like about anthropology?

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Ouch. Not that the pandemic's been fun for ANYONE, but it has to be hard to be new to town and end up pretty much shut in on your own. I hope Washington's able to relax things soon, and you can get out and about and meet more neighbors! In the meantime, the internet's a great resource for socially-distanced human contact.

    I'm new to homeschooling, so I certainly don't have any advice or wisdom to offer, but I will wish you good luck. We could all use a little luck this year, I think...

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    Your work sounds great. I am a scientist (analytical chemistry background) but have worked as a science editor since I finished my PhD 12 years ago. I now mainly edit in the environmental chemistry area as it is my passion area and I have slowly specialized in it. The work is mainly out of China/Japan, but I edit a lot about degradation and remediation from a chemical view point.

    Hopefully you can find some social outlets for your teen.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

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