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    So this is the week that life gets back to "normal"--whatever that means. The first full week of 2020.

    DS is home for another day or so before he heads back to Purdue for his last semester. Paid our last tuition payment a couple of weeks ago!!! Honestly, while in the homeschooling trenches, this time of our lives seemed so far away. But it wasn't. DS spent part of his break virtually filling out paperwork for his post-graduation job as a software engineer. They are starting him part time remotely during the school year. He'll then move to Raleigh, NC in June and switch to full time. So many changes for him and his girlfriend then--new jobs, new town, apartment/rental house hunting, living together for the first time etc. I'm excited for both of them.

    I'm getting some local homeschooling kiddos interested in a physics class I want to offer next year--Conceptual Physics. The concepts and fun and labs WITHOUT all the math that frustrates most students. I LOVE teaching this class. Time to start planning and making sure I have enough equipment!

    Tell us what is happening where you are!
    Carol

    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 senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    InMom, Yay for your son doing well and having his future ducks in a row. And your physics class sounds fun!

    And yay for back to routines, although it was nice having time for me not just shuttled to the edges of the day.

    Im 3/4 of the way through reading Michelle Obamaís book, and wow is she a different kind of person from me! Its also helped raise my awareness and sensitivity to racism, and the sense of being ďthe only one in the room who is...Ē. Maybe Ill understand it enough to be able to explain it to my boys. I thought I was doing right by not referring to people in terms of race, apparently thats a part of denying the validity of other experience. So much to learn!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Obama's books has been on my to-read list for a while now. It may just jump up a few!
    Carol

    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 senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Hello again, Ladies! So glad to see you're both still here

    A former, returning, relaxed home school mum from Northern BC here. Both kiddos transitioned to public school last year. DD15 likes G10 'well enough to continue through graduation'. She's still a science-loving, hoop dancing writer.

    DS8 loved public school last year, but the honeymoon phase is over and he's decided home school is a better fit. We took December off and are back at it this week. He'll come to the office with me three days/wk, we'll work from home one day and the last day will be with a co-op.

    I work full time as the executive director of an environmental education charity and DH is currently working on his PhD. Lots going on, feels a bit like I'm doing double dutch, but we've been here before!

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    Welcome back! I remember you! (Didnt you live at a national park, Prince Somebody Something Forest?)
    Glad to hear your kids are doing well, and it sounds like you have a fulfilling job.

    Inmom, I finished reading Becoming today. Obama is pretty light and upbeat through all of it, the tone only changing with her revulsion at the person who had her husbands job after him. She touches on race and privilege a lot, but not in a grinding axe, or socialist kind of way. It was a little surreal reading about an event, then being able to flip over to Youtube to watch what she was describing.... with the added perspective of her view on it. ďAccessibleĒ, I would call it.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Sounds like everyone is well.

    We are still on break, we start back next Monday. When we took a 2 week break it always felt so busy, not relaxing. 3 weeks feels perfect. I get lots of have-to stuff done as well as plenty of down time. DS gets to play all the Xbox he wants during the day which works well since his buddies are on the east coast and the UK. DD gets lots of play time with the neighborhood kids. Swim practice is pretty intense during winter break 3 hrs a day 6 days a week - so that takes a fair amount of their time up too.

    Iíve started back up at hot yoga at a new studio. I havenít done it routinely for 8 years. Itís hard but not as hard as it was at my pervious studio - they were a bit militant. So far Iím liking / not liking it (ha!), I think once my body gets used to it again Iíll enjoy it more. Now Iím just trying not to pass out.

    Have a good week all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    I’ve started back up at hot yoga at a new studio. I haven’t done it routinely for 8 years. It’s hard but not as hard as it was at my pervious studio - they were a bit militant. So far I’m liking / not liking it (ha!), I think once my body gets used to it again I’ll enjoy it more. Now I’m just trying not to pass out.
    So humor me, RTB. What makes hot yoga "hot"? Simply the temp of the room? What are it's advantages/disadvantages over regular yoga? I've tried yoga sporadically before but have never stuck with it. Is there something I'm missing?
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    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    So humor me, RTB. What makes hot yoga "hot"? Simply the temp of the room? What are it's advantages/disadvantages over regular yoga? I've tried yoga sporadically before but have never stuck with it. Is there something I'm missing?
    Yes the room is heated. I'm taking a static class, poses are held vs. a flow / vinyasa class (which I like, but I'm not strong enough for yet). According to the studio the room is heated to 98 degrees and has a 70% humidity. The benefits include increase flexibility and due to the intensity the burning of more calories.

    Also, as far as why I like it, and this may make me sounds a little nuts, but I enjoy really pushing that line between discomfort and misery, obviously staying closer to the discomfort side. It calms my mind and makes simple things like a drink of water feel amazing. I'm also cold all winter, and feeling really hot is nice.

    If you go, you might hear a lot of talk about how you sweat out all your toxins (sure some, but your liver. . .) and depending on the studio the cult of hot yoga will be strong. I just put on my blinders and do me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    Yes the room is heated. I'm taking a static class, poses are held vs. a flow / vinyasa class (which I like, but I'm not strong enough for yet). According to the studio the room is heated to 98 degrees and has a 70% humidity. The benefits include increase flexibility and due to the intensity the burning of more calories.

    Also, as far as why I like it, and this may make me sounds a little nuts, but I enjoy really pushing that line between discomfort and misery, obviously staying closer to the discomfort side. It calms my mind and makes simple things like a drink of water feel amazing. I'm also cold all winter, and feeling really hot is nice.

    If you go, you might hear a lot of talk about how you sweat out all your toxins (sure some, but your liver. . .) and depending on the studio the cult of hot yoga will be strong. I just put on my blinders and do me.
    Perhaps I should give it a try. I like your line about the line between discomfort and misery. Running is a bit like that for me.

    I tend to stay away from group exercise situations. The classes at the YMCA, where I swim laps, seem kinda cliquish and "hey, look at us, we're exercising the RIGHT way." The biggest group exercise situation I've been in is running with DH or DS! But I could be reading the situation wrong. I'll let you know if I give it a try.
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    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 senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    . . . "hey, look at us, we're exercising the RIGHT way."
    The concept of exercising the right way is strong with the cult of hot yoga. I find it super annoying. The best kind of exercise is the kind you actually do - whatever that may be. FWIW, I find early AM classes have less of a 20-something, hard-core, half-naked, tri-athlete crowd
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