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    LOLOLOL Rush Limbaugh? No, my inbox hasnt received such a blessing. I dont know whether itd make me laugh or cry, though. It would make as much sense as anything in this country, anymore.
    Visiting Chicago sounds like fun, and ohhhh I can only imagine what 30 feels like.

    (Nothing much exciting going on here.... just enjoying the clouds.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    Happy b-day Carol! Not much else going on around here, heading to Chicago this weekend and looking forward to museums. We are studying Georges Seurat and it will be cool to see his works in person. My kids are way into 80s movies and Ferris Bueller is a favorite, so we are going to visit some of the places they went on their day including the Art Institute. Glad you guys keep getting rain in the West, we are just too hot, but luckily fall weather is coming on Thursday. Might need winter coats in Chicago as the lows will be in the 30s.
    Not sure how close you are to get into Chicago regularly, but one of the best things we did when homeschooling was get a year's membership to the Art Institute, and in a different year, a year's membership to the Field Museum. There is SO MUCH at the Art Institute that even if you are there an entire day, you won't see it all. From where we are in NW Indiana, we would take a train into the city, spend 4-5 hours at the Art Institute, then head back home. We'd go about once a month.

    Check out the Chicago Cultural Center if you have time--its about 3-4 blocks north of the Art Institute. The architecture is stunning. It's now a free public place. Climb the stairs to the Tiffany Dome. Absolutely beautiful. It was originally a public library--it's a very cool place. There are also art displays and sometimes music during lunch. We'd pack a lunch and eat there and listen in.
    Carol

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


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    No Rush Limbaugh ad here either!
    Carol

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


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Carol, unfortunately we don't live close enough to Chicago for a day trip. We have great museums in St. Louis too, but Chicago's are a bit better. We always belong to a ASTC museum so we can go to the Field museum for free. DD loves the Field Museum. I went to Northwestern and spent so much time in all of the museums. I even took a class at the Field Museum on taxonomy. We will definitely check out the cultural center. Thanks!

    Here is the email I got - not sure why I go lucky: http://secularhomeschool.secondstree...1-4430ed824130
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Beth- Yes, I got that awful ad, too! Really SecularHomeschool.com Limbaugh? That's the advertiser you are taking money from? I'm disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    Did anyone else just get an email from this site advertising a Rush Limbaugh history? I am having a hard time believing that Rush Limbaugh is secular. I mean he panders to the religious right. Just found it curious and wondered if I am only one.
    I got it too! Thought it had to be some sort of mistake......
    Learning, Living, and Loving Life outside of the norm with 7 kids.

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    Roll Call, 10/3
    I didnt get the email, but I noticed this on my shs ad banner....
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    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Yes AM I saw that too - anyone know if secular homeschool had a change of owners or something, because the ads are much less secular than previously. Like lots of ads for the Great Homeschool Convention which has very little secular inclusion. Just frustrating to feel like the only completely secular location is no longer my safe zone. Oh well.
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Hi all, I am back. We are all moved up to North Dakota and all put back together and cozy now. The girls are back at their coursework, my husband back at work in his new job, and I have found a part-time job in the base library which I should be starting in early November (time for momma to get back out into the world). We celebrated my 39th birthday while moving in, and our youngest daughter turns 14 this coming Saturday. Last week both girls put their names on the waiting list at the base commissary to bag groceries for their 1st jobs. Looks like our household will be getting busier.
    Two daughters, military brats to active duty Air Force, ages 13 and 15.
    Part-time homeschooler since 2007 turned full-time in Feb 2013.

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    OMG! What a major milestone! Happy late birthday to your "baby".

    I have been "dark" lately strictly because I have been so tired by the time I have time to go online that I only keep up with emails.

    What's new with us? The kids are on a homeschool science olympiad team and they are having a blast. DD is doing Wright stuff (model airplane powered only w/ rubber band), codebusters (cryptography), and forensics. DS is doing astrononomy, designer genes, and geomapping. They have really gotten into their swimming and have improved beyond anything I could have imagined after switching teams. DD is also on a homeschool Model UN team and loves it. The last conference's subject was gun control and it was a lot of fun to watch. 3 of the kids on her team won awards from among a huge turnout of private and public school participants.

    I am going to make an effort to come here as often as I used to--I miss you guys!


    I have definitely become more of a facilitator this year!

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