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    No...thank YOU! It was an awesome post that made my day when I read it. I just wanted more people to get a chance to have their day made too!! And since I linked to it from Twitter and Facebook, it has had 146 hits as of tonight. You are famous!!!! Have a great night...
  2. Thanks, everyone! Homeschooling friends are great!
    And, Hockeymom, I'm glad to be your friend! (Could I borrow $20? Ha, ha, just kidding.)
    Thank you Topsy for the info on the info. Very helpful stuff, even to a non-techie like me.

    An embarrassing admission: My first encounter with a computer was when one was introduced to our school (a country school) when I was 13. I didn't go near it and told all my friends that I thought the computer would just be a passing fad. Whew!! I could not have been more wrong!! Here's to hindsight!!
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    Per your question about PM's...check out this info on site moderation. Thanks!!

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    Oh hooray! A homeschooling friend!

    Wanna be my friend too?
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    Hi Deanna!

    Wow--it is a small world! My husband's parents grew up in Ponca City and Tonkawa and now his brother has decided to make Oklahoma home (although he mostly grew up in Ohio). I've visited a few times, but not to their place in Yukon. I guess they didn't get much rain yesterday at all, even though they aren't very far away! Crazy midwest storms!

    Nice to "meet" you!

    Oh duh--I think I just sent this to myself! Oops! Hope you get this!
  6. Thank you Snoopy.
    I tried to go to your profile to send you a private message but I do not have clearance to do this for some reason. Earlier I tried to reply to a post by Wilma, but my post was not allowed. If you have any ideas about what I need to do to get permission to post, please let me know. (Admittedly, I am not the most computer savvy person in the world--far from it, so I could be overlooking something obvious to a person with a clue!! Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated!1
  7. Hey Wild-Destiny, thanks for your message on my profile I'm glad you found the site too, it's a wonderful place to interact with other homeschoolers and get support, ideas, and some laughs too! I hope to be reading YOUR posts very soon!
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I am a kind-hearted daydreamer, compulsive planner, enthusiastic list writer, and quiet person with a twisted sense of humor.

I believe that life is beautiful, fragile, brutal, ugly, and amazing--and infinte qualities in between. Love is the apiration of life, the push to get beyond the awful--and hope is what sustains us to reach for this dream.

I am the proud mother of 4 children, all of which I have homeschooled from the start (with the exception of my 9 year old autistic daughter). My guys are 18, and 14, and my girls are 9 and 7.
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Spidermonkey Humor

by wild_destiny on 09-07-2010 at 09:16 PM
My 7 year old daughter, codename Spidermonkey, was suspended high off the ground within the doorway of her room (hence, her nickname).
As I was trying to pass through her doorway, which she was effectively blocking, I pleasantly asked, "Annin, could I have by, please?"
In her cheerful way, she answered, "Sure, but first, what is the magic word?"
At that, I said, "Please," (of course--what other magic word is there.)

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The Whys and Hows of Fun in Learning

by wild_destiny on 09-05-2010 at 09:24 PM
I love the creative why questions that relate to homeschooling, questions that allow for a full range of thoughtful responses, rather than cut-and-dried yes/no answers. There are many types of worthwhile questions, but my favorite is the why query. Why do you homeschool? Why did you choose this/that curriculum? Why are your children hanging from rafters by their tails? (Just kidding!) An excellent why question satisfies a need to explore and delve deep into a subject, setting aside predispositions

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Philosophy for Dummies

by wild_destiny on 08-28-2010 at 02:44 PM
I think? Therefore, I am confused.

The age old question (below) resolved.

Q: If your young child throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store and no (visible) shoppers are around to hear him, does he still make a sound?

A: YES! Yes, he does! Shoppers who were not even present in the store will literally come out of the woodwork just to see what all the ruckus is. As a concerned parent, you should take the only sensible course of action, and act

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Holy Cow--what a week!

by wild_destiny on 08-11-2010 at 03:40 PM
This has nothing to do with homeschooling, but I am going to share anyway. Today, for the 2nd time in two weeks, a bizarre--and not good--incident has happened near our house.
As it happens, we live in a small, very conservative town, which normally does not have much crime. Of course, this morning would be the exception. The "house" next door to ours has long been converted into a business, and is one of a few hair stylist and tanning shops in our town. Apparently, they were

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Linguistics and Statistics: The Powers to Astound and Confound

by wild_destiny on 07-15-2010 at 03:24 PM
Farcical English: Using Linguistics and Statistics to Astound and Confound

Welcome to Advanced English: The Farcical Method. Our study of this illustrious subject commences with an enlightening study of several ways that aspiring writers and speakers (that's you) can persuade a target (ed) audience. Hence, I sharing some one-of-a-kind, super hot, English tips. (Oooh, wow! English lessons from a non-qualified "professional". I've got chills. Do you?) Before

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