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I’m another of those people who rarely posted here but often visited. I don’t enjoy facebook and also miss the activity on this forum and even the old homeschool yahoo groups! Now that my homeschool journey has ended I sometimes wonder if I should go back to classroom teaching but I couldn’t put aside the richness of a Charlotte Mason education so I doubt that I will. Thanks for starting this thread. It’s been good to read all the replies.momto3blessingsParticipant
I was just checking the forum again and noticed that quite a few more of you had chimed in on this thread. I don’t feel quite so alone now as we are nearing the end of homeschooling our kiddos. We have 5 years to go, but it will go by quickly and then I have no idea what I will do with myself. Lol! It’s good to see so many updates!TristanParticipant
Oh my goodness, it is so sweet to see this thread! A friend of mine mentioned it to me. It has been ages since I have checked in. Life is full. Let me see if I can share it briefly.
My oldest has graduated homeschool and college. My next oldest graduated homeschool last May. That means I am down to 8 children still homeschooling, in grades 12, 10, 9, 7, 6, 5, 2, and Kindergarten. Ha! I still have a long way to go. The kids are all growing into amazing people that I love being around, and I have adjusted to no more babies and toddlers after all these years, with my youngest being 5.
I was diagnosed with cancer recently. I have had a stack of tests, have quite a few more, and will have surgery on October 11th. I have thyroid cancer and they had major concerns my cancer had spread already, based on imaging. The most recent biopsy (lymph nodes near my collarbone) ended up being clear. I have a CT with contrast a week before my surgery, among other tests, to check more body systems for tumors. I feel fine day to day, which is great.
Mason, my son with spina bifida, is going to be 12 this winter, which is crazy. He’s doing well overall, and just had his 27th surgery this week, with another surgery scheduled for late November.
Homeschooling is still my favorite thing ever! We’ve never wavered from this path, and I see the fruit in my older kids of a slow growing time and the ability to dive into their interests as we learn. Lately those interests include drama, violin, coding, the civil war, science experiments, nature study, reading, and I have a few writers who are often working on novels or fan fiction.
Life is good.Melanie32Participant
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Tristan! It’s so good to hear from you. You are definitely still deep in the trenches of homeschooling over there! I’m so glad your kids are doing so well and that you still love it! Two graduated and 8 to go! That’s crazy!
Hard to believe Mason is 12!
I’m so sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis. I will be praying for you. I can’t imagine how you’re doing it all. 💗🙏🏻
Thanks so much everyone for checking in! It’s so good to hear from you all.KeriJParticipant
I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this thread until now! Melanie, I think I saw you on another forum today and it made me miss this one. So I decided to pop over here! I’ve enjoyed reading through the posts and catching up. Erin, you are so sweet to remember me! I still peek at your blog from time to time for inspiration!
My oldest is a junior at a small Christian school studying Office Administration. She literally just thanked me for her education this weekend. (sob!!) Her leaving for college was one of the most gut wrenching things at the time and put a lot of things in perspective. But it’s been a blessing to see her (and me!) grow the past few years!
My second graduated last year and decided to stay at home and work on college online studying Psychology. She’s not enjoying her writing class, lol, but she’s doing very well. Phew! all my worries about written narration!! So far, everyone was mostly right: they needed to learn to fill up a page with their own thoughts early on. Then the college professor has taught the formats they want them to use. Not bad so far!
I still have 15, 13, and 11 year olds at home that I’m homeschooling.
Life is unexpectedly crazy with mostly teens and young adults. Such a stretching and growing time for us all! Learning to depend on God in new ways that I hadn’t learned before. It’s good and emotionally exhausting at the same time. 🙂
I have always loved the wisdom of the moms here and especially all the older diy posts! It is a unique place on the internet! SCM has been such a blessing to me as a homeschooler and a mom!
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