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  1. I'm curious about the Hive mind on this, if you were within driving distance would you attend? What would you like to have on the itinerary? Our weekend is almost all planned out, but there's some room to add something on Friday and I'm all ears on ideas.
  2. Northwest Well Trained Minders, and those who wish to travel, You are invited to attend Homeschooling from Rest, a moms' retreat of encouragement and self-education. Homeschooling from Rest will be held on June 3-5 at Lake Retreat in Ravensdale, WA. CiRCE Institute trained teacher Jennifer Dow is our guest speaker. She will be presenting a talk on The History of Classical Education as well as Practical Tips for the Classical Homeschooler, and she will be doing some hands-on workshops. Do topics like nature study, poetry, fairy tales, mimetic lessons, Socratic dialogues, commonplace boo
  3. My daughter wants to take an anime drawing course. Any suggestions?
  4. I'll be back to read everyone's stories later. Our family conversion has a quite a story. The negativity was from our former church and a mysterious anonymous threat letter writer. The mystery is not solved, but we are all safe. We will be seeking counseling now in an attempt to recover and heal. Being part of the Church has a costly price, as the Gospel says, it's the Pearl of Great Price. Peace unto you and your journey. May all go according to God's will and may you be blessed despite the attempts to curse you.
  5. ~~Vent Begins Now~~ When someone shuts down a perfectly civil discussion about a controversial topic by saying that the Deceiver is stirring us up, and since it's not a salvation issue we should just leave well enough alone. Really? You just called us all discussing this topic in a level headed manner Devil influenced pot stirrers. Grrrrrr! This was not done on TWTMF, this was done in a FB group I belong to. I called them on it, but I have a feeling that I'm going to be the bad guy now.
  6. Yes, CC, meaning Classical Conversations. The Latin gets me too. I've tried to do Latin on my own, and...nope. They offer it in Challenge A, which is my big kerbobble decision because that is where my middle two would go next year. There is next to no flexibility once you get to Challenge A. I think I will go insane, especially because the catechism is based on a book that is creationist in its rhetoric. I don't like the way creationist books are worded with the inclusion of exclamation points ad nauseum. They are so condescending toward the scientific community and "some Christians," i
  7. This is where I get hung up. I feel my kids need a co-op, so I go searching for one and sign up, then halfway through or sooner I feel choked by the commitment and it starts to feel like a yoke I do not want to guide me. For next year, I'm trying to put together a group that meets just once a month for presentations.
  8. Can I resurrect my own thread? I've been mulling over this ever since I started this thread. Do we have any new participants who would like to chime in? I'm mostly curious about how you made co-oping or not co-oping work in your family. We are part of a CC community currently. I like being part of a community, but I don't like the restraints I feel, whether real or imagined, to follow someone else's plan. I get bogged down with questioning everything and analyzing everything. I'm constantly thinking about how to improve the program. I'm pretty sure it's an INTJ personality trait t
  9. My husband and kids take a trip the weekend before school starts so I can get all set up and organized.
  10. Wow! If you ever get down about the quirks of being INFJ, you can be grateful for this. I can't imagine a group I could unite with like that. Maybe if there was a small group of deep thinking Orthodox homeschoolers who prefer classical but are not dogmatic and rigid about it and who are dedicated, hard working and creative, I could imagine the possibility.
  11. I also hate it when I'm in a waiting room and someone comes in with their kid playing on a device with the sound up. When did this become socially acceptable? I was looking forward to sitting in this comfy chair, just me and my thoughts while my kids get their teeth cleaned and I hear beepety beep beep beep. I want to take that thing and throw it out the window!
  12. Preach! Small talk? Just kill me now.
  13. I think a homeschool childhood would be ideal, what an awesome childhood. One can study all.day.long, from your own interests and in your own way! Yes, I agree, I should have liked to have been homeschooled. INTJs are perfectionists. Certainly the public schools leave an INTJ feeling uneasy, unless of course it's perfect for your family.
  14. J/P is my weakest of the 4 modalities, at 25% J, the INT is strong in this one. I work outside the home 4 hrs per day, own a business. I have one child (of 3 currently HSing) who strongly wants and asks for group/co-op stuff. Also, since I'm gone for a portion of the day, meeting day breaks that up a bit. I would prefer not to do groups, but I force myself. Inevitably, I find something "wrong" with the group and I switch or create my own or do a group less year. If I was honest I would admit that I homeschool for myself. I like the challenge and I like learning new things, integra
  15. INTJ is a rare personality type, but well represented on this forum. This personality type is introverted, intuitive, thinking, judging. Take the test here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
  16. INTJs, why do you homeschool? For the sake of the kids, do you engage with groups like co-op, CC community, play groups, field trip groups, etc? If so, how do you get along with your group? Are you able to stick with one group very long? If you don't do groups, how does that play out with the kids?
  17. That quote is crazy good! Thank you for sharing your connections.
  18. Can you explain more how it reminds you of Brave New World? I just read this book and I can't see the correlation. But I would like to experience your connections. The note sounds like mantras I used to hear in my old church, "what a good helper you are," "are you mommy's little helper?" "How many children will you have when you grow up?" Barf.
  19. Because he came in the flesh, I think it's important to imagine him in the flesh.
  20. Speedmom4, She does plan to continue them, God willing. She had to pause due to additional family responsibilities.
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