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  1. Thank you all for your input. You've brought up many interesting points. She works 6 am to 2:30 pm, and they have been considering this for a while now. The girls get along well, and I did not get the impression that the older dd would be schooling the younger one. FWIW, I would've had no problem leaving my 15 yo dd at home with my youngest. I guess it depends on how mature your kids are, if you're able to communicate easily via text, phone, or email, and how close you are to home. I can remember several summers spent babysitting all week long during my teens, and this was before email
  2. Very good point. I guess I focused on "can" or "can not" because that's the way she phrased her question. *kicking myself now :svengo: I did talk about our day, offer some book suggestions, and even mentioned this site as a wonderful resource. But I feel like I didn't do enough. Tbh, I was really hoping for some "been there, done that" stories from people here who worked outside the home and were still able to homeschool as a single parent. Anything is possible, right?
  3. she is a single mom and has a full-time day job outside the home? She has a 15 yo girl who is in 10th grade and a 7 yo girl who is in 2nd grade. Both want to homeschool. The older daughter did K12 for a year but it wasn't challenging enough. I want to tell her she can, but I just don't know how realistic it is. I mean, of course she can if they want it badly enough, everybody works together, everything goes smoothly... and the sun always shines and you can find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I just know that life happens and things don't always go smoothly. And I don't know if
  4. Yes! This is the very one. Thank you very much! *happy dance
  5. Thank you! Sorry for the delay in my response. :sad: I meant to come back and let you know that she posted it at Mental Multivitamin. http://mentalmultivitamin.com/2013/10/12/dear-home-educating-parent-be-a-sun-to-their-planets/ And now I feel like a dunce because it wasn't the one I'd been trying to find. So, do I bug her again or just let it go? :confused1:
  6. Or maybe it was the one titled "It all begins with me." Help, I've fixated, and I can't move on.
  7. Nice analogy! :thumbup: Moira! I've missed you! I just never use google+ anymore. Let me know when you're accepting applications for facebook friends again. :rofl: Dh retired after 30 years in the air force, got a job at a race car company in Michigan, and we moved here last year. I love it! Oldest is still going to college in Wyoming, twins are seniors at International Academy, and youngest is still homeschooling. How are you?? Very well, I thank you. How are you? I know I hardly ever visit the boards anymore. I wonder how many people from back in 2001-2003 still visit?
  8. Muchas gracias! Yes, I emailed her but haven't heard anything back yet. :sad: I was looking for a little inspiration and remembered how much I loved that article.
  9. Does anybody still have that wonderful post from MFS at Mental Multivitamin called "Be a Sun"? I can't find it here or on her blog anymore, and I loved that post!
  10. Thank you all for answering and sharing your thoughts. I've recently started juicing and when I shared on facebook about it I was surprised to find out so many were juicing or had juiced. We'd bought a juicer years ago but only used it a few times. But then we recently watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, so we thought we'd try it out again. Now we're hooked! So I was curious how many here had tried it and how many stuck with it. I was also curious to hear why you started, how it's working for you, what your favorite combinations or routines are... I just had a whole bunch of questions!
  11. Haha, thanks, Joanne. Am I correct in remembering you introducing the bean dip solution? My memory is terrible, so please forgive me if I'm mistaken. And to the person that tagged about an open invitation, thank you! I can tell I'm a total facebooker because I kept wanting to like a lot of these posts. Megan, I remember! I see you're still in the UK. Oh, how I miss it! How long do you think you'll be there? It feels weird, Lizzie, to be in two places at once. :D nmoira, that made me laugh. Miss hearing from you! And to all the others that were so kind enough to reply,
  12. Thanks, all! Almost forgot how to reply to using multiple quotes. :lol: I've been pretty good. When my 3 older dc went to public school, I kinda felt like I was cheating and didn't deserve to visit the boards. I'd also relaxed a lot more in homeschooling my youngest because I'd seen the results of homeschooling my older dc when they went to public school. I'm so glad we homeschooled and I would do it again in a heartbeat, but if I'd known then what I know now, I wouldn't have stressed so much and I wouldn't have pushed so hard. I would've tried to relax and enjoy our time together more.
  13. couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it :001_smile: It's been so long. I almost forgot my user name! Will I know anybody here anymore? Happy 4th of July to you! :thumbup:
  14. Thank you, nmoira. I was going to let this die a quiet death until I heard a mysterious bump in the night. :D Thanks, Ria. Yes! The elementary years... I'm nodding. I'm glad things have worked out so well for you, too. And I've thought several times that our family is closer because we homeschooled. Very grateful for that. Hi there, Jenny in Atl, and thank you for sharing your story. Oh, MAN, do I know what you mean about Mac not liking how the teachers talked to the students. That actually cracked me up when I read that, because my dc would discuss that often. They were ann
  15. after homeschooling, what changes, good and/or bad, have you noticed? Would you do it again? Apologies if this topic has already been discussed. It's been a while since I've visited the boards. For those who don't know me, I have 4 dc and started homeschooling when my oldest was 10 and my twins were 7. They'd been in public school, and I'd been wanting to homeschool for a while. Fast forward 6 years and we agreed with our oldest to put her back in public school for her junior year. It was a bumpy ride, but a lot of it had to do with her focus and decision-making skills and not public
  16. (Text bolded by me) Where's my like button? ;)
  17. Love how you hid your spoiler! I'm tempted to write all my replies in white because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I'm glad I saw the movie with no clue about what was to happen. It was about ballet, Natalie Portman was in it, and the trailer looked good so ... let's go! :tongue_smilie: SPOILER BELOW! I saw Kunis as competition, not as the face of Portman's inner black swan. I guess I thought there were two stories going on. One was the stress, backstabbing, and drama behind a ballet show, and that's where Ryder and Kunis came in. And then the other story was Portman's struggle to b
  18. Thanks for the bump. Yes, I did like it. And, as you can see, I'm still thinking about it. I think some of it was overdone or a little bit of a stretch and not quite believable, but I enjoyed Natalie Portman's transformation and her conflict within herself. I guess that's what I enjoyed most, her struggle within herself to be the white swan and the black swan. My daughter and I discussed it, and she found more symbolism between the movie and the actual story in Swan Lake. She enjoyed the ballet sequences much more than the thriller parts, too. Wow, I'm surprised nobody's seen it yet.
  19. what did she say at the end? And did you see it as symbolic of the death of her inner white swan? Or something else?
  20. I don't think I'm near the photographic level to be able to say I "shoot" one or the other, but my camera is a Nikon so I'm trying to learn. Yes, I'm worried about scratching a lens, too. I wasn't aware you could use more than one at a time. Thanks. My mind is boggled. I used a zoom so often on my old camera that I feel cheated with this one. Do you have to move a lot and switch lenses if you aren't close enough? Does the glass cause reflection problems or something? Aren't there anti-glare filters or things like that? Do you change your lenses ofte
  21. So do you leave your UV filter on all the time and switch out with the polarize filter on certain shots? I'm not going into business or anything, but I do like to take a lot of pictures. Family, friends, animals, scenery, vacations, etc. The usual family photo album stuff. I'd love to get better at taking fast motion shots. I rely too much on the flash for those and would rather adjust shutter speed to get those pictures. Is that enough to clarify?
  22. Right now I've only got the 18-55mm lens, and I'm going nuts because I keep trying to find the automatic zoom that was on my old camera. This one doesn't have a long enough focus so I know I want another lens, but I'm not sure I want a bunch of lenses that I have to keep changing or if I just want one with a large range. I'm sure it'll lose quality if I do that though. So I'm wondering what other people use. I'm debating between a 70-300mm lens or a 55-200mm one. I don't think I'll go for the 18-200mm lens. I'm also wondering about filters. The protection filter sounds like a good idea
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