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Subject: Life after homeschooling....
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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is there such a thing?? My last child will be a senior next year. This is going to be a major transition! Anyone else in my boat or been there??

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 4:14 PM ET
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Hmmm, I was wondering about this myself. Our oldest also graduates in 2011 and the youngest is 11. I figure I have 6 or 7 more years left hsing at the most. Should I start making plans for what I want to do with the rest of my life, LOL!?

How long have you been homeschooling, Nina?




Date Posted: 6/5/2010 8:51 AM ET
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I often wonder what happens next for us moms. I guess it's an opportunity to approach the next stage in our lives at the same time as our children approach theirs. Good luck! I hope you enjoy the journey.

Date Posted: 6/5/2010 9:57 AM ET
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Let me do the mental math...12+ years. Wow!

Of course I'm still "mom" but now I need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up ;-)

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 7:55 PM ET
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I've gone back to work at a family doctors part-time (I'm an RN) and spend my time off with my new grandson. :)

Also have had time to go back to genealogical research I started many years ago.

I do miss the kids being young, though!

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2006
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I've been enjoying imagining life after home schooling.  It begins with, "7:00 A.M.  exercize; 8:00 A.M. breakfast and read paper with a cup of coffee; 9:00 A.M. work on house projects and paperwork...."   I've mentally planned a 3 hour afternoon block of time for scrapbooking and knitting.   I know it will not be that way, but let me live in the sweet fantasy for now.  One more year of home schooling for me and then the world's my oyster!

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Date Posted: 6/14/2010 12:23 PM ET
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I have two high schoolers, so YES....my husband and I are thinking forward to our future.  

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Date Posted: 6/14/2010 3:17 PM ET
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I plan to finally work on my master's degree.  Our multiply-disabled daughter will always live with us, but she'll have accomodations during the day even as an adult.  I look at the time to have my "third" career - my first with my bachelor's degree, my second homeschooling, and my third with my masters.  I'll most likely also continue to do a lot of volunteering.

Subject: 2 more years and counting
Date Posted: 6/24/2010 11:13 PM ET
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  I started home educating in 1985 so  I just finished my 25th year. My youngest will be in the 11th grade next year and I am not sure what I will do with all the time but I am looking forward to more time to just pop in on the grandkids or to catch up on some knitting, quilting, and sewing. Most of all, I am looking forward to having time to travel with my wonderful husband. We have made a couple of long trips across country and we still want to see the northwest. I would love to go back to Maine and this time see the states we missed on our 25th wedding anniversary trip. Only God knows what He will have us doing but I can dream of these in the meantime.