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    How far East of Houston are you? We are in the Pearland/Friendswood area and looking for other secular families!
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    Hi, InstinctiveMom. I just read a reply you wrote in the Texas group post "Where are you located?" You said you're east of Houston and that you run a secular homeschool group. I'm west of Houston, in Spring, and I'd LOVE to get involved in a group of secular homeschoolers. Would you please tell me about your group?


  3. Dear InstinctiveMom,

    I just wanted to drop a line to say that I saw your recent post about the Destination Collaboration books. Thank you for your consideration regarding using the books in your curriculum. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the books. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected].


    Danielle N. DuPuis
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    Just wanted to say that I really like the quotes you have on your signature! Glad you are a part of this group: I really enjoy reading your comments on different posts.
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    Totally give us a buzz next time you're in Houston. There's always somplace to meet up When we venture out of Houston it to AR, IN, OH, MI, MT and WA...not other places in TX, lol!

    I keep forgetting to check this board/group. I was excited to find it, but keep forgetting to check it! I'll have to throw it at the top of my browser bar
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I am just your average geeky, kinda goth-ish, slightly crunchy AP homeschooling wife and mom. I’m a former doula, natural childbirth advocate, lactivist and breastfeeding educator, playgroup-co-organizer, homeschool support group administrator, non-profit women’s organization co-director, former PTO/soccer mom type who loves Marilyn Manson, computers and handheld-techno-gizmos, books of all kinds and coffee in copious quantities.

My dh is a techno-geek as well. We have a history together that spans more than a quarter of a century, and we’re well on our way to raising the next generation of geeks, too.

We have two heathen children - LittleBoyBlue is 8 1/2, in 3rd grade and absolutely loves to help. Whether it’s in the kitchen, underneath the hood or conquering the next level, he wants to be right there in the middle of the action. Our youngest, PeaGreen, is 7 and rocking the second-grade world with his extreme enthusiasm for all things construction or invention-related. Currentl


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"You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count." ~ Winnie the Pooh


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There Will be Gaps

by InstinctiveMom on 08-25-2010 at 08:19 PM
I was reading something the other day that was talking about homeschooling and someone commented that it was unfair of parents to homeschool since they could not possibly hope to be as well-versed in a single subject the way that teachers were, and that by attempting to fill those shoes homeschooling parents were denying their kids the expertise of the teachers and the education that goes along with that. Though that’s a somewhat valid point, it’s just not that black and white.


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Summer Days...

by InstinctiveMom on 08-18-2010 at 09:57 PM
The boys had a wonderful time… they were out, alone, exploring the world around them and quite happy to be masters of their own destiny, if only for an afternoon. So much fun was had that they were quite reluctant to leave – something that I never thought I would say I was glad to see (because when they were very small fry, a change in the status quo – like leaving a playdate – was call for a meltdown of epic proportions… now, it’s just a mild rumbling of dissent, but a realization that we’re seeing

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Religion = good behavior?

by InstinctiveMom on 08-14-2010 at 07:46 PM
If ‘poorly behaved’ means that my kids are more impulsive (because they didn’t get their hands slapped every time they reached for something) or less apt to sit still for long periods of time (because they weren’t threatened with a wooden spoon if they wiggled during church) or be quiet when they feel they’ve been wronged (because they weren’t conditioned to accept punishment because they’ve probably done something to be punished for that wasn’t witnessed), but you know what? I’m okay with that.

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100 Days of Homeschool Party

by InstinctiveMom on 08-11-2010 at 03:14 PM
A couple of weeks ago, my good friend SFK sent me a Facebook message with the recipe for these super-vivid cupcakes with a single note, ‘Your house or mine?” (which illustrates perfectly why she holds a place in my heart… it’s not every mom who would willingly let not one but FOUR children spread super-bright food dye all over her kitchen counters).

A couple of days after that, I made mention to someone about celebrating 100 days of homeschool, not realizing that our own 100 days

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