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    Just saw your response (new to the site)! That is good to know about the Camden group. They have an event coming up so maybe I'll check them out. Thanks tons!
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    Hi hockeymom,
    I'm new to this but I saw you were in Maine so I had to reach out. I'm new to Rockland and hopeful of finding some like minded friends. My son (6 yr old) has bad luck in picking kids plus I'm kinda awkward too (doesn't that intro make you want to ring us up? !). If you have any leads in the area I'd love to know them. -Mel
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    Hi HM. Thank you for your encouragement yesterday w/r/t de-schooling and easing up on myself as a new homeschooler in the BraveWriter conversation. I had been looking, frankly, for some "now my kid gets it/does not resent writing" that the WJ *says* its students can do. Your experience bears it out...I am not sure of your reasons for homeschooling but if your son is like my daughter (nearly 9) then it sounds like it does work and might work for her. Now, well, I just need to make the leap! Baby steps I suppose. (Incidentally, my daughter and I both knit and...spin! We both have our own wheels and often threaten that we will buy some Shetlands to add to our goat herd.) Anyway, thanks again! El @
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    Hey hockeymom - i have to say i love your profile photo (self-portrait of feet). i love photography too, as well as traveling...which is one of the major benifits of homeschooling, we aren't limited to staying at home!!
    Cheers! Holli in Alaska
  5. Hi Cathy!

    Welcome to the board. We visit Maine frequently for long weekends and the like, so we're allowed a certain amount of goods to bring back across the border duty free; I had our MBtP stuff sent there. I declare everything, but we're careful to not go over the limit! The percentage actually isn't that bad, and we've done it a couple times (gone down for the day or brought something back over the limit)--I think it's something like 15% in taxes. But, for us anyway, that amount is far less than what we'd pay in shipping, and often things just aren't available here so it's worth paying it anyway. KWIM?

    I don't know if you are near the border or go across frequently, but I'd think if you are, it would be less expensive to have it sent there and pay the taxes than pay the high shipping charges.

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    hi hockey mom!
    another hockeymum here, from northern ontario. i'm wondering, when you order MBtP, do you get dinged with duty, etc at the border? i'd like to order the hard copy version, but the shipping is $$$ enough and i'm afraid of the brokerage fees, etc
    thanks in advance

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    Hi hockeymom
    I am another hockeymom (x2), living in Michigan's UP. Thought we lived close enough I should say "Hi". Our family of 6 did a drive and camp thing 2 yrs ago, thru Ontario to Niagra Falls. Want to get over to Nova Scotia next time I loved reading that you're a knitter cuz boy am I one too. Actually more a fiber-holic (I can stop anytime--yeah). We have a small farm and I have 3 Shetland sheep, some Angora bunnies, and 3 llamas, incl a brand new-didn't-know-it-was-coming baby.
    Anyway, I just wanted to say hey. We too are very isolated from HSing minded folk.
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    Hockeymom, one of your posts today talked about watching an episode of Glee (which I have never seen, but may now be interested in, thanks to you ). Wish I had seen that to know what you are talking about that it portrayed. Totally agree, though, that nonbelievers should not be labeled as missing something in their lives. Your whole Santa thing sounds like too much fun to stop, although it does sound like a lot of work. Your son is smart enough, he may well know there is no Santa, but just enjoy the ritual anyway!
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    Yep, I got your message. That is really cool! I do know where Ponca City is, but have never been there. Canada sounds a lot more interesting!
    Btw, you made my day by posting on my visitor messages! My eyes popped out of my head when I looked up and realized I had a message! Woo hoo! I've been a social hermit for way too long! Have a great day! Nice to "meet" you too!
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