I am having a hard time finding homeschool groups in South central nebraska... there is one group but they are centered in a different county and few from our area homeschool. My kids are just lonely.
Any homeschoolers in Nebraska?
We are in Hastings and have a pretty large homeschool community here. We are unschoolers, which is a little hard to connect with like-minded families. It'd be great to find another family into homeschool/unschool and natural things to connect with in the area. I know some families, but we all live so spread apart, it's hard to get together.
I was talking about the Kearney and Hastings groups. The Kearney group doesn't get together very often... and at the time of my first post, I had been emailing and calling for 4 months to get on the email list. Finally I am on the Kearney list. The Hastings group is a little far (1 hour) and the kids are older and more sports oriented.
My kids are advanced academically for their age, but behind socially. (We are just awkward people i.e. don't have TV, don't care about sports, don't participate in town gossip or drama) I would like them to be in more social situations... but other than church, I have found few people who are conservative, don't bash homeschoolers, don't ask "How will your 10 year old ever find a boyfriend?" and other lovely questions...
Few woman want to get to know me because I am a stay at home mom who bakes her own bread... I make working moms feel bad? There is only 1 stay at home mom that I know of... and she doesn't home school.
Sorry for the rambling...
We have had a hard time deciding on whether or not to be a part of any "groups". It's tough because I think it can get to the point where its just the same as the socialization they get from going to public schools. We're not into sports either. Or TV for that matter (my DH does watch at night when the children go to bed, but the children don't... Unless it's watching Bob Ross paint). I like to call myself a "Conservative Hippie" :lol. We are Christian, but also very earthy-birthy-nature loving-APing-CDing-UCing family. Yep, I know... We're weird! ;)
It's hard to find anyone we mesh well with. Most of our "Christian" friends are either Sunday Christians or think I'm the devil for not doing XYZ. It's TOUGH.
I do have a good friend, but she lives in Ponca, NE so not close!
I would love to meet other Mama's and their families!
It is nice to hear about another UC-ing Nebraskan! I have had 2. I can't find any info on the laws... but people try to freak me out about homebirth being illegal. I know CMW are illegal in homebirth settings... do you have any more info or insight on that?
BTW: I am extra crunchy too... I love making my own granola.
I "might" be homeschooling real soon (issues with the school) I'm in central Nebraska, with two children - Boy age 12 and Girl age 8 (almost)
My son currently doesn't want to be homeschooled, as he'll miss the interaction with his friends, if things doen't settle at school with a few of their "rules" I will pull him out and contact the parents of the friends to arrange afterschool or weekend get-togethers.