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    So are there only Monday and Thursday roll calls? LOL

    It's friday!! The kids are at a theater camp and my eldest is STILL mad that she only has 4 lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakshmi View Post
    So are there only Monday and Thursday roll calls? LOL
    LOL. Yes, for now. We'll make it more often when most homeschoolers are back at it for the school year.
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    And anyone can start a roll call!
    Carol

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


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    I have been trying to make time to check in, but life has been crazy!
    We kicked off the summer with a karate camp, 3 kids attending, 2 kids as paid instructors. Trying to get in as much free-form schooling as we can. We have 3 kids testing for next level in karate, so lots of daily practice. We are at the dojo 5 days a week with 6 kids in classes and oldest working as an instructor. This last week both my boys injured themselves rough housing (on separate occasions). One cut gums and the biggest fat lip I have ever seen and the other a broken and dislocated toe (putting a hold on karate for at least 2 weeks). The latter meant spending half my birthday in emergency room. Fun!
    2 days ago we gutted our kitchen and tomorrow the new cabinets go in.

    Exercising and homeschooling and multiple kids is such a huge challenge! I always felt like time was the enemy, but last year after feeling like I was on the verge of a heart attack (just extreme anxiety) and feeling so much pain in my body from not moving enough I made up my mind to exercise no matter what. It was so hard in the beginning, but the trade off of scary mystery pain for pain with a purpose to feeling strong again has been transformative! I started with a 10 week, 5 days a week challenge. The workouts were pretty short and I did everything at home in the middle of the chaos with my kids cheering me on and watching me get red faced, sweaty, and stinky. A couple of them even joined in while others started doing their own workouts. I started last December and I am still going! I went from running super slow for 5 whole minutes to running 3-4 miles/day(5 days). Barely being able to do a push-up to doing 15 in a row. 3 struggling sit-ups to 76 in a row. I get up before everyone else and start my day with running on the treadmill and by the time I am back in the living room for the rest of my workout the kids are starting to wake up. It takes about 1.5 hours now, because I do so much more than in the beginning. It was about a half an hour when I started. It really does not feel like it takes up time and I wonder how before I felt like I did not have time. I do spend less time online in the mornings! I have so much more energy and I have way less grumpy mom moments.
    Bottom line-find something that works for you and do it! It is hard, but once you make up your mind that it is a priority then it will happen. My biggest battle was with my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    What is the name of the app you like? I do have the 7 minute workout which I like.
    It is just called Tabata. Tabatas are when you do one exercise for 20 sec x4 with 10 sec break, then a complimentary exercise for 20 sec x4 with 10 sec breaks between each and then get a 1 minute rest before starting another set. I usually do 3 sets, but if short on time just 2. Look to pinterest or google to find the exercises - think lunges with arm raises and sumo squats with arm presses, or burpees with push ups. etc.
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    I done a few (Tabata workouts) via Youtube, but (duh) never thought about looking for an app. Thanks!

    I think only having Roll Call on Mondays and Thursday means we only have to do stuff on Mondays and Thursday. Yes?
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    We have too much crap. Cleaned the garage for an hour tonight. 4 bags of trash and yuck. Load for thrift store. Couple items to sell on craigslist. Small pile back in garage.
    But we are making headway.
    Also killed a bazillion spiders and set off 1 bug bomb when we finished. BLECH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    We have too much crap. Cleaned the garage for an hour tonight. 4 bags of trash and yuck. Load for thrift store. Couple items to sell on craigslist. Small pile back in garage.
    But we are making headway.
    Also killed a bazillion spiders and set off 1 bug bomb when we finished. BLECH
    Our next project. Our garage has been a holding station for our new kitchen cabinets as they have been made, once they are put in we need to clear out all the crap from our garage. Years of stuff!
    It is a crazy abundant year for spiders. Good luck with your cleaning.
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    Ya, NUTS spiders. We always have spiders but the amount in the garage was insane.
    Years of crap. YEARS. We moved into this house in 2006 and we have a couple trash bags at the back from the boys room from THAT move.
    It is nice to get what we have done, done. Opening the garage door this weekend was delightful. I don't feel like we should be on an episode of hoarders as much!!LOL
    Our 9 bags of plastic bags was dropped off. DH and DS dropped off thrift store load. The pile at the curb has been completely taken.
    WAHOO. Realize we have too much crap!LOL
    Did a bunch in the daycare area today. And a few more things headed to thrift store. I am into purging. Not tons, but if we don't need it nor use it and have had it long enough to do both..... then it can go away.
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