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Michelle in MD

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About Michelle in MD

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    I'm a mom of ten beautiful kiddos, ages 27, 25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, and our late-life bonus baby, just turned 6. Large family life is grand! Most of the time....

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  1. I'm with Lori D. – give me the durian fruit and the sticks of chicken satay!
  2. Caffeine is a goal! I am LOL'ing (as I sip my coffee)...
  3. Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes! May you continue to be richly blessed!
  4. We didn't always do many extras since I had so many littles back in the day, but I never missed reading aloud through the volumes and they got a lot from "only" reading. My firstborn (now 29) adored history and read Volume 1 in its entirety in a day after it was published (circa 2001)… later went to Princeton on a full scholarship to study history and always credited SoTW and SWB for his early interest and ambition.
  5. Hugs to you! I was so touched to read your update! Special blessings to you and your family.
  6. All of my children have used or are currently using Singapore math and Memoria Press Latin materials.
  7. I don't know how I missed this! Thank you so much!
  8. As a long time Hunter fan, I agree with all of the above! 😀
  9. We began in 2001 and I'm in my mid 50's now...I still have five schooling at home, including a 6yo. All my older children have done very well in college, so that gives me confidence with our choices, which have ranged over the years from WTM to CMish to "mom-invented" and back again. I use more Memoria Press products now because the structure does us all good. We've always used their Latin curricula but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could use many of their other materials in a (sort of) relaxed way...we call the workbooks our "guidebooks" and we employ lots of discussion and dra
  10. Thanks! I think your "fumbling" is pretty darned interesting and I really enjoy reading your posts!
  11. Ms. Critterfixer, I'm delurking to say that I'm intrigued by your curriculum choices...you seem to have a definite classical bent with a fairly strong Memoria Press basis, but I wanted to ask if you have some sort of framework that guides your history and science choices. Or do you plan everything yourself? I'm inspired by what you're doing and I'm sure I'm not the only one! Michelle in MD, who is still teaching several kids around the same age as yours.
  12. My current 8th grader (who does love Legos!) would be doing her work, but I've had 8th graders in the past who would've needed redirecting.
  13. We have kids of pretty much every age and they all still get one.
  14. Or sometimes it just *feels* like forever, anyway. My three oldest were in ps thru grades 5, 2, and 1, when we pulled them out. We began hs'ing fall of 2001 (the week of 9-11, actually) and thus are in our 14th year. Having begun in '01 makes it really easy for my addled brain to count.
  15. Especially good if you are CM inclined: Letters from Nebby Afterthoughts Joyous Lessons Snowfall Academy Dewey's Treehouse
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