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    Today, 07:23 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 2/25 in Roll Call
    Mardi Gras party went well--everything was yummy and we all felt like "stuffed little piggies," to quote one of the guests. The warmer temps...
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    02-21-2020, 10:52 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 2/18 in Roll Call
    RTB, are you still working with the refugees?
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    02-21-2020, 10:51 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 2/18 in Roll Call
    DH spends a lot of time putting the menu together--some stand by recipes and some new ones every year. Luckily, most of these we can make a day or...
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    02-21-2020, 10:46 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 2/18 in Roll Call
    So happy your daughter is doing better, RTB. Also, the birds seem extra chirpy around here as well, even yesterday when the high temp was 10! ...
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    02-18-2020, 03:21 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 2/18 in Roll Call
    My apologies for being AWOL a bit. Between shoveling our drive and our neighbor's drive after snow falls, tutoring, and my math classes, the days...
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    02-07-2020, 02:36 PM
    I think you are referring to HomeschoolScienceGeek? Her blog has ALL kinds of resources--I've referred to it often. Saadia, it looks like she has...
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    02-05-2020, 09:04 AM
    I am biased because I love physics, but a very readable text is Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt. It's supposed to be for high school, but my kids...
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    02-04-2020, 11:58 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    So very tempting!! :p
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    02-04-2020, 11:56 AM
    inmom replied to a thread 4-H in Homeschooling Extracurriculars
    I'm so sorry you had a disappointing time. Maybe ask around and see what other groups are like. You do NOT have to belong to a club closest to...
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    02-04-2020, 11:29 AM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 2/4 in Roll Call
    We had two days of sun in a row! With temps in the 50s!!! It was absolutely beautiful. Now back to gray, windy, wind chill in the 20s or below,...
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    02-04-2020, 11:12 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    I have to admit that I chuckled when I read this. We always used to threaten the kids with building a toilet fountain in the front yard, using old...
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    02-04-2020, 11:09 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    EXCELLENT! I love how excited kids can get.
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    01-31-2020, 08:45 AM
    I'm at the other end of the homeschooling journey! I'll answer regarding the entire time frame, not just when they were young. 1) Played more. ...
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    01-31-2020, 08:42 AM
    Welcome Shyla, Alexsmom has given you some great advice. I am also a Hoosier and a former public school teacher. I too am disgusted by the teach...
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    01-30-2020, 01:20 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    I don't mean to make light of the situation, but I can't help thinking we should check the Pandemic Board Game from our local library again and try...
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    01-29-2020, 10:48 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    RTB: It's good to hear that your daughter is feeling better. Did she have to do any respiratory therapy to increase lung function? Just wondered...
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    01-28-2020, 04:06 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 1/28 in Roll Call
    I need some sunshine!!!! This is our 7th cloudy day in a row, with at least another week forecast of the same. Send some my way?? Speaking of...
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    01-27-2020, 07:56 PM
    Unless you are required to in your state, there is no covering the right stuff at the right time. What is "right" is what your son wants to learn. ...
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    01-26-2020, 08:33 AM
    ^^^^^This, exactly!!!! I also want to add this. Don't assume your child will remember everything he learns now either. At this age, I think the...
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