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  2. If you think she might like to choose her own you might try https://www.bookofthemonth.com/ We are giving our 18 yo dd a 3 month subscription for Christmas. Right now they are offering a free bonus month for the gift giver, so you would get a bonus book for you.
  3. Breakfast and junk foods. Could be mini cereal boxes, fruit snacks, cheese and crackers, round bottle of water or soda pop, etc. A toothbrush and toiletry items like a unisex manicure set. Small non junky items. It varies year to year. Chocolates and gum or mints.
  4. No wrapping here. We include Christmas breakfast junk like mini cereal boxes, fruit, granola bars, etc. It seems silly to wrap those. Also, I have 9 children and the time wrapping would be absurd! It is already a challenge wrapping regular presents for immediate and extended family.
  5. They have these in bins and end caps at Wal-Mart.
  6. I just read this entire thread and it is hard for me to believe this is a real belief. So this really isn't a group of internet trolls!? Wow! Just wow!
  7. I am really hoping to see The Circle this weekend and will update if I do.
  8. I refuse to believe they are out of fashion. Humpf! The Duchess of Cambridge wears them, so....
  9. I'm not sure my curricula choices would be much help as we use almost as many different curricula as we have children. Scheduling, flow of your day, and self direction gets the job done. In seasons where I feel stretched thin, I default to what gets done. Sometimes the best isn't when it creates more work for you or causes stress.
  10. If you ever need to clear your conscience after taking such a photo, post it here. The hive will generously vote on the appropriateness of the photo. Then you can, in good conscience, know it was okay.
  11. My plan is Saxon. Not the geometry book, just the plain 'ole Saxon Advanced Math sequence.
  12. Right now I'd have to say not having to get everyone up, dressed, and ready to go at early-thirty every morning. Knowing my children are getting decent foods at decent times of the day. Getting to go to Disneyland in a month when all of the public schoolers are in session and the rates are cheaper!
  13. Wow, a girl gets a cold and comes back to two pages. Julie, your post has given me lots to think about. Partly my sweet dd is growing up and I feel I have been too schoolish with her for too long. I want her to have some relaxed school day memories. It's not that we don't take field trips or take a day to watch a video and knit, it's just not frequent. I don't feel like she has a good grasp on mid to late 1700's up to modern, and I am just not sure if MFW's 3rd and 4th years will give her the great books background that I would like. I asked dd about the year change and she sa
  14. Several years ago I planned out my curriculum for all my children for all years of homeschool. Just as pre-child I was a great parent, pre-school year x I was a great teacher. Now I am second guessing everything. I guess I am going through what I've seen lots of parents on this board go through. Next year I will have a high schooler. I love, love, love what we are using, but for some reason I want to change e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. We have been using Apologia for Science, Saxon for math, Rod and Staff for English, MFW, First Form for Latin, Spelling Power, HWT for littles, other things I
  15. I know that the Ipad doesn't have a place for disks. That is one of the main reasons I want a separate laptop.
  16. I want an Ipad, but am holding out for the rumored camera version. Dh thinks I should get a Mac first. What do you think? Which one. I don't know where to start. Right now we are PC users.
  17. I want to teach manners to my brood. I looked into Junior Cotilion, but think I can replicate some of it at home, if I knew what to teach. :lol: What are your best rules?
  18. I voted other. We had 4 dc that were 11, 8, 6, and 4. Then through an expected turn of events got my dear sister's children overnight, literally. They were 4, 2, 1, and 2 1/2 months. THAT was the hardest transition. Suprisingly though, when we just had our 5th dd which raised our total to 9, it was pretty easy. Probably our easiest transition.
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