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    13 posts, 12 voices, 734 views, started Sep 12, 2008

    Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 by Sassysally

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    • Amethyst
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      I was just wondering if there are any other homeschool moms on this site? I’ve been homeschooling for 17 years and still have my younger 4 kids at home. My older sons are at MI State and NYU.
      Love to hear from you!

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          Maria4031 wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • I just joined, and I’m a Christian homeschool mom.  My daughter has been married 4 years, and I now have 2 grandchildren, 2 and 9 months.  I am homeschooling my son, who is 12 years old and diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (on the autistic spectrum - high-functioning, and VERY verbal).

          How old are your 4 youngest?



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          Ladybug wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • I’m with you in heart and spirit, I just don’t have it in me. Luckily all my kids have moved into college. LOL, But I know what an enormous job you face every blessed day. God’s power to you, ladies!

          There is a special place in heaven for Christian home school moms.



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          Kimri3 wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • I homeschooled my kids for a total of five years. They also went to public schools. Hope all goes well with you. We had a fantastic group of homeschoolers in our area. A great support.



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • My 13 year old daughter just started PA Cyber School, which is not 100% homeschooling, but more like “virtual” homeschooling.
          It is a great alternative for parents who do not want their children in the public school.  It is extremely popular in PA and is paid for by the local school district.  My daughter received a lap top computer, printer, headset, books, calculator and a bunch of material for her 8th grade class.  It is so amazing how technology has brought us to the point of being able to talk to your teacher on a headset via a computer!  I am praying that Jenna enjoys this form of education and that she does very well this year.  If all goes well with her, I may have her 10 year old sister cyber school starting in 6th grade.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • My son went to a private christian school until 8th grade. We were going to be moving after the start of the school year so I enrolled him in the Morning Star Academy so he wouldn’t have to change schools & so he could fly back to Chicago to visit his dad whenever his dad wanted. It is a christian homeschooling program. I loved it but my son the following year wanted to go to high school with other kids. He goes to a small charter school from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and it reminds me of homeschooling because almost all of the lessons are done on the computer. I miss not helping teach him though...maybe I missed my calling and should have been a teacher.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • Hi,
          I have been homeschooling for - gosh - 17 years! Yikes. Saying I am forty doesn’t make me feel as old as that confession. LOL Actually we started homeschooling our first very early. hehe She was reading by the time she was four. I actually think homeschooling is a lifestyle. Everything we do ties into learning. My oldest will be 20 in Nov and they range in age down to 16 months - 12 in all, 6 girls, 6 boys, with nine still at home. We lost our 7th child, Joshua when he was just 4 1/2 weeks old. I am pretty eclectic in my cirriculum choices - we use Apologia Science and Teaching Textbooks math. These are favorites - hands down. For the younger grades we are pretty laid back, and much of our learning comes from real books. I would love to do classical, but with so many I just don’t have it in me.
          I look forward to getting to know other homeschooling moms. It is always helpful to get encouragement from others and learn from their experiences.



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Oct 2, 2008
        • I homeschooled my son until 6th grade, he is now enrolled in the community college and was never once held back after I enrolled him into public school.  I hated that I had to enroll him in public school, but due to situation and circumstances I didn’t have much of a choice. Due to my religious beliefs it was hard to send him off to public school at an early age.  I enjoyed it immensely.  I started out his homeschooling on my own, then enrolled him into a home based program after going back out to work.  Depending upon your beliefs it takes the stress off and your child(ren)would benefit tremendously.  I recommend it...



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          Lisa117 wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • I’m a Christian homeschooling mom who’s a newbie at homeschooling. My sons are almost 5 and 2. I’d love to hear what some of you more experienced moms have to say. Like how do you keep younger kiddos busy while you school an older child?



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          Myahsmom wrote Oct 23, 2008
        • OH!! I am new and homeschooling my 1t grader and also have an 18 month old boy.  THAT is our biggest problem right now!  It seems almost impossible to keep him busy, so I’d be interested in knowing how to keep little ones busy too..  

          I do plan on trying these [Link Removed] a try.  I think we'll make some next week and see if that helps any.


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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • I have big rubbermaid tubs filled with toys that can only be played with during school. There are several so we swap them out. We also take advantage of educational videos during school time. My little people love to do ‘school’ too so I make sure we have paper, crayons, glue, etc. on hand for projects.  

          Sharing Hope,

          Dee Dee
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