Originally Posted by AAK
We do it without a group. We have no problems, the kids have lots of friends and opportunities to "socialize". We just started a mother daughter book club. Some people in it are homeschoolers, some aren't.
There are groups here, also too religious for me. They creep me out (I am Catholic, but not "crazy" Catholic). I believe in God and Jesus. But, I believe in teaching evolution, my sister is gay and I love her, and I really don't think it is our place to judge. Some people probably don't think I belong with the Catholic church, but that is for a different thread. So, anyways, I can't do the religious groups.
Oh my, I laughed so hard when I read the bolded above. I could have written that, in fact, I think I have written it before on occassion! I'm not welcome in the Christian groups because I'm Catholic. I don't feel comfortable with the Catholic group because I'm not Catholic enough -- I don't have 10 kids (on purpose), I only go to mass once a week not everyday, I can't be bothered attending a Catholic homeschool field trip because it always involves attending mass and confession first (first we go to mass and confession, then we go to the zoo. Why can't we just go to the zoo?), my girls are Girl Guides and we eat Girl Guide cookies (apparently GG supports planned parenthood
. So apparently that means I support killing babies
). But I'm too Catholic for the atheists and pagans
There is a secular group in my area where we have had some luck fitting in, but for the last few years we haven't really been involved much. My kids are very active with lessons and activities in the community that there really isn't much need, or time, anymore for homeschool groups and friends.
I think if you can find a few activities that your kids really enjoy, it won't matter that you don't have a homeschool group. For my family it's been piano, violin, choir, Girl Guides, aikido, cousins, and neighbors. That doesn't leave much time for anything else.