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  1. What ages are your dc? Home schooling appears to be big in Boone. We are about 20 miles out in TN (dh works at ASU). High Country Christian Home Schoolers group is pretty active. They usually offer classes such as English, History, Art, Music, Spanish, and some PE type classes for a reasonable fee ( ~$5.00 per class meeting). I think the yearly membership fee is around $20.00 to cover building rental (classes held at a church). Classes seem to be geared to middle school and younger. We haven't gone for the past two years as there just weren't enough classes of interest to justify the trip. ASU has offerred classes geared toward home schoolers in the past. High Country Christian Homeschooler web: http://www.hcchs.com...ss-schedule.php
  2. I was 46 and dh was 52 when dd was born. We already had 3 dc raised and on their own, so it was like starting a whole new family. I guess it would depend on the person, but I wouldn't change a thing! I'm now 59 and dd is 13. Dh is a much better father this time around, more relaxed and family oriented. I do have to admit that dd has always been a very easy child. Maybe you should ask me when she is about 15!
  3. Thanks, I'll check with HSLDA. We've been homeschooling for 6 years without any problems from the state. It's how the federal government interprets the "still in school" wording that could be an issue.
  4. Social Security retirement. Dh will continue to work, so the Social Security is just in addition to his salary.
  5. Anyone here on SS and homeschooling? Dh just applied for SS, which will include myself and dd (13/8th grade). Will I have a problem because dd is not in ps? Will using an umbrella school suffice, or do they even check?
  6. Well, this is how we would do it. 1 2/3 X 2 1/4 = 5/3 X 9/4 Cancel out the 3 and the 9, ( 3 into 3 - once/ 3 into 9 - three times) which becomes: 5/1 X 3/4 = 15/4
  7. :iagree: I have walls lined with bookshelves. I can throw out anything else without blinking an eye. But touch the books? No way.
  8. Right there with you...actually way ahead of you. My oldest is 40. My youngest is 12. But I will still get to chase little ones around. My oldest dgs (20 yr old) is giving me my first ggc this month (a girl!). OK, now I feel really old.
  9. The bolded part is what struck me. He wanted to go so you took him. I'd remind him of his poor behavior the next time he wants you to take him somewhere. And it would be awhile before he was taken anywhere! Leaving was the right thing to do, for your son and the group.
  10. F9 will pull up the calendar where you can update/change your holidays.
  11. Click on the "student" tab, and then click on the "attendance" tab. Is this what you were looking for?
  12. In bed by 9 and lights out by 9:30 on school nights. Weekends are "whenever", as long as they are up at a reasonable time.
  13. We always added "between the sheets". Our dc could never figure out why we were always laughing at our fortune cookies...silly parents:001_smile:
  14. What is a reasonable time to wait to receive payment when selling curriculum? The offer to purchase was July 30 and the payment, US Postal money order, was mailed Aug. 4th. She emailed me a copy of the money order receipt on Aug. 10th showing the amount and date, but otherwise not filled in, and said the post office will not trace for 30 days. I really can't afford to wait a month to receive payment, and have already turned down multiple offers. What would be the fairest way to handle this?
  15. I voted 'other'. We have a tv, but only use it when we rent a movie for "movie night" at home. Now we play games, read, and spend a lot more time outdoors.
  16. No paypal here. I have always paid with US Postal money orders. This way there isn't a "waiting for the check to clear" before the package is mailed out. No one has ever had a problem accepting it as a form of payment.
  17. DD found them at Dollar Tree. Glad you enjoyed it! I loved hearing dd's squeals of delight as she opened each envelope. The cards began arriving a few days early, building lots of excitement, followed by a large number arriving on Valentine's Day. Thanks to all who participated. Fun, fun, fun!
  18. :iagree: :iagree: :iagree: I would rather spend my time crocheting in church than looking around passing judgement on others.
  19. Our dd (12) is very active in the local theatre, sports, and various extra curricular activities so we have decided she will be getting a phone for Christmas. She is past the age where I feel it necessary to stay with her during her activities, and this will give me time to run errands. She can just give me a call when ready to be picked up.
  20. Oldest is turning 40 in October...OUCH! Next are 38, 32, and 11. Didn't sound too bad until I saw it in print.
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