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    Five kids ('04, '06 [twins!], '09, '12)
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  1. Me too. I've since moved to another part of the country so not many chances to run into each other.
  2. {{hugs}} not easy! My dad was diagnosed Manic Depressive before the renaming to Bipolar. I'm not sure which type he'd be considered but not rapid cycling. He deals more with the depression side than the manic in general. He also deals with migraines. About 30 years ago, he had a massive manic episode that lasted a few months (widely productive, but dangerous), ending with a psych ward stay for a few weeks. (I mean, cops escorting him to the hospital from the doctor's office--that's a story!) Between his altered reality and the heavy meds given to bring him down, there's a large
  3. Our tried and true math, RightStart Math, second edition for those new to the curriculum. Also, Explode the Code and WWE1. My Body activity book.
  4. How about a homeschooling or education section? If the main library has some things in circulation, you could round out a few curriculum choices. Or start building your own if they don't. Are you seeing an uptick of people who'll be homeschooling in your area? I've always wanted a section to browse different choices so I didn't have to borrow from a friend or buy to see.
  5. BTW, DD16 loves dystopian. It's almost the only thing she'll willingly read.
  6. Some of these may have already been mentioned... Along the electronic route, our main library offers Hoopla, CloudLibrary, RBdigital, READsquared, and BookFlix, and anyone within the system has access. We heavily use Hoopla and CL. If your main library doesn't have these, maybe there's room in your budget for a subscription--not sure what these cost. Also, we have those small, basic mp3 players that only have one audio book loaded for listening, just plug in your earbuds. We look for these whenever we can. A few of my children like to listen and read the actual book at the same tim
  7. DH taught one year of Kreeft's logic to a group of high school students along with oldest DD, and here is what he had to say: I don't know if any websites that discuss how to use Kreeft's Logic text for homeschooling, but here's what I did. We did logic once a week for 30-45 minutes or so. Each week's assignment generally entailed reading a few pages, having the student come up with 2-4 questions (as a way to help with reading comprehension) and then doing some of the exercises for that section. Then during class we discussed the reading content, answering their questions as we
  8. Yes, we've counted Religion or Theology as a credit, and, yes, every year. We're not under an umbrella school, just what is required by our state for graduation. Think of private Catholic schools. They have 4 years of religion. Not all 4 years are Old or New Testament, but they use the other years to round out the study of their faith.
  9. This reminds me of childhood, hot, humid, and no A/C, something about the simple life...good memories. I'd also like to tour the plantations, connection to history.
  10. Count me in! I'm not much for big cruises, but this sounds extremely interesting.
  11. Let's pair that with the olive oil and cheese and chocolate and...notice a trend?!? 👍
  12. You could try northern Minnesota. I've seen them there. Beautiful!
  13. Word On Fire, Ignition, Leedom to Life (new), Fulwiler I'll keep thinking... ETA: Not a podcast per se, but I think it would be interesting to listen to, Fulton Sheen's audio collection.
  14. You guys!! My computer must have been listening to me b/c I saw an ad for Swiss Raclette melted cheese and touring their facilities in Switzerland on it. Delicious looking!
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