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    Today, 03:39 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Potluck recipes in Cooking and Recipes
    Thanks for sharing these. These recipes are something we will definitely try.
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    Today, 11:00 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Potluck recipes in Cooking and Recipes
    I don't have a recipe handy, but maybe the team would like jambalaya? It's a great dish to make ahead of time.
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    Today, 10:58 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 12/10 in Roll Call
    On the positive side, in the last 5 years or so locally I've noticed many more homeschoolers "out and about" during school days. I don't know if that...
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    12-11-2019, 01:44 PM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 12/10 in Roll Call
    Not all the time, but often enough, I get the feeling that some parents feel that YOUR decision to homeschool is a judgement on THEIR decision to not...
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    12-10-2019, 11:27 AM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 12/10 in Roll Call
    After last week's positive-themed Roll Call post, it's time for a venting opportunity. Since it's the time of year when we are around relatives we...
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    12-10-2019, 11:18 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 12/2 in Roll Call
    Thanks all. Hearing how others try to make their world better is a bright spot in a sometimes frustrating, bad-news world. Keep it up! :)
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    12-07-2019, 11:16 AM
    A possible third option, if you have a good one, is the public library for physical books. If I purchased every book my daughter read, we would have...
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    12-04-2019, 10:15 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 12/2 in Roll Call
    Meals on Wheels - typically volunteers deliver once a week, but in some areas, they'll take every other if that's all you can do. The feature that...
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    12-02-2019, 07:21 PM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 12/2 in Roll Call
    We are now in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, of which there are many this month! I AM a particular fan of Giving Tuesday. If...
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    11-28-2019, 09:04 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/25 in Roll Call
    My son is taking a History of Science course at Purdue. For his last paper, he is to write a fictionalized alternative history story showcasing what...
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    11-26-2019, 10:52 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/25 in Roll Call
    Rebecca, enjoy the quiet long weekend. I'm sure a few days where you don't have to be somewhere or do something will be restful! Our Thanksgiving...
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    11-25-2019, 11:39 AM
    inmom started a thread Roll Call, 11/25 in Roll Call
    So it's now Thanksgiving week for the U.S. I've been doing a little reading about Thanksgiving traditions, both in the U.S. and elsewhere and have...
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    11-19-2019, 09:34 AM
    I love those cubish sort of puzzles....it's the mathie person in me. Nobody else here likes them. The perks of being an empty nester--I...
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    11-18-2019, 03:07 PM
    Happy Game and Puzzle Week! Yes, it is...just looked it up. Does your family like non-tech games? What are your favorites? I remember trying...
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    11-16-2019, 07:46 AM
    inmom replied to a thread E-Reading for Toddlers? in Pre-Readers
    Alexsmom gave you great suggestions. If you want to purchase some books without worry of wear and tear, resale shops and garage sale usually have...
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    11-15-2019, 11:29 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/8 in Roll Call
    This one from the Minimalist Baker is what we're trying this year: I've found q few good ones there!
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    11-14-2019, 08:55 AM
    inmom replied to a thread Roll Call, 11/8 in Roll Call
    Based on dealing with a grandmother who seems to have phantom ailments, I also agree with the "pass the bean dip" approach. Speaking of beans, we...
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    11-14-2019, 06:41 AM
    Welcome to the group, Mary!
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Something has happened to me since turning the big 4-0 this past weekend. Suddenly I'm re-evaluating lots of different things in my life, and for some reason, my personal Facebook account is taking top billing in the "re-evaluation" category.

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This fall marked a brand new era of education for our family as our oldest son is now 16, the minimum age you must be in North Carolina to participate in a dual enrollment program at your local community college. He had been practically counting the days through the whole of last year until he could take part in what he views as a true "rite of passage." Something about taking courses with college students at a real live institution of higher learning has been big on DS's bucket list for some

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