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August 14th, 2006, 12:54 PM
machris's Avatar Veteran
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I know Zehava from another community we belong to where the homeschool part just sort of dwindled away

I've got three kids My son Devin will be 8 in December, my daughter Jessica will be 4 in December, and my little girl Megan will be 1 in December.

We live in Massachusetts, and frankly I struggle with homeschooling. i belong to a support group, and believe me when I say that if it were not for them I would not be doing it, but I struggle with the religious aspects of the group...I am a Christian, and I am a homeschooler, but I am not a "Christian Homeschooler" for one thing, my husband is struggling with his faith, and well one time someone refered to someone as a pagan and, well I defended the person and the religion (they really had it so totally wrong) it pretty much black marked me Ugh I didnt mean to get off on a religious tangent, but I wanted to show why This prevents me from feeling 100% included in the group, My son is not included on play dates because some families do not want their kids at our house
So I am excluded from the mainstream because I homeschool, I am excluded from the Christian homescoolers because I'm not Christian enough. I guess that is how I feel, like I don't fit in, I've tried several online groups but I just haven't clicked anywhere

we think our boy has ADD but we are not sure if we want the diagnosis, and if we want to medicate so we are trying different diets

As a homeschool mom, I am a bit ditsy I make typos, and I'm not afraid to admit it, and if I'm in a hurry I might not even fix them LOL

I am making an effort to get more organized this year, I got Managers of their homes but that is just a little too structured, I am having trouble doing it (ok can I admit that I can't find the book?)

Oh we named our school "The Outside in Academy" which is funny because I didnt feel like an outsider when we came up wiht the name LOL now I refer to our family as "the outsiders" LOL

OK that is me in a nutshell I figured I would get all my insecurities out right at the beginning


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August 14th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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Hi and welcome. I am Tami, I have a 5 yr old daughter in he 1st yr of homeschooling and Logan who will be 1 in dec! I too am not accepted into our local group cause I am homeschooling cause I don't like the schools here not to teach religion and I ma only 24 so no one thinks I'm old enough to teach my children. I hope that things get easier for you. I am putting my dd in dance and gymnastics to socialize and am not to worried about it!
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August 14th, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Hi Mary-Ann!
I hope this will not be one of those places where you have difficulty feeing like you belong. I am so happy to have you join us!!!
This is my second year to homeschool. My kids went the first 6 weeks last year before I pulled them out. I have 7 and 8 year old boys and a 10 year old dd. My daughter was diagnosed with ADD in the 3rd grade. It was very difficult to pinpoint her problem because she isn't hyper...only ADD. She was medicated while in the 3rd grade and the beginning of the 4th, but chose to not take the medicine once we started homeschooling. The only time that I might give it to her is when she does her end of the year testing. I know how hard it can be, but if it means a lot to her to make it without the medicine, then I will do all that I can to help her.
I hope that you will feel welcome here. It really is a wonderful place!
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August 14th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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I hope you feel like you can stay here. I joined a few months ago and have found this to be one of the 'cosiest' home schooling boards on the net. lol and I belong to quite a few, but I come here first!
As for being ditsy I'm plenty ditsy as well as messy and unorginized. I just plead Australian spellings.

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August 14th, 2006, 07:20 PM
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Hello! Oh I think you will like it here. We are a very diverse group of ladies and we understand that we are all different. So jump on in and post away!
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August 14th, 2006, 08:39 PM
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Hi, Mary-Ann, and welcome to our group! (Side note - when I was a little girl and would play house, or whatever, I ALWAYS chose for my name to be Mary-Ann!) Like the other ladies, I think you'll really like it here. We're a really easygoing group. I'm so sorry that you've had such trouble with the homeschooling group that you belong to. I wish I had some sage advice to give, but I've not had any experience with homeschooling groups yet. Is there another group that you could join or are you stuck with that one?
Anyway, I hope you stick around here! We love new people!
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August 14th, 2006, 11:49 PM
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Hey! I'm new too (just joined about 30 minutes ago). Nice to meet you.
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August 15th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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Welcome! I can so relate to your post! I have found myself having the same problems with homeschool groups. This year I am signing my kids up with classes and just not worrying as much about joining a group. I haven't made up my mind whether I will resign up with the group I was in last year. I hardly attended anything.


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