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#1 of 3 Old 06-19-2009, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
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My family and I just moved to Melvindale, MI. We are a Christian homeschooling family, into homesteading/cooking from scratch as much as we can. I enjoy gardening, canning, cooking from scratch and in bulk for the freezer, sewing, soapmaking, crafting, all of that stuff. We have four children 5 and under and I am a SAH/WAH mom.

I own Motherhood Naturally ( and am preparing to get back into teaching childbirth and new parent classes, as well as some homesteading and scratch cooking classes. I just need to get settled and set up. I also write and publish books, ebooks, handouts, curriculum and more on natural living topics including The Cloth Diapering Handbook and a monthly newsletter called From Scratch that focuses on cooking and making things from scratch ( download a free issue).

I am looking to hook up with other local homeschooling families (I'm trying to find people right in my community who homeschool or enjoy a simpler life, or at least in neighboring cities). I'm not finding too much LOCAL (like, Detroit is too far for me to go on a regular basis, as is downriver. I'm kind of inbetween). I did start a Melvindale, MI homeschooling group on yahoo in hopes of starting a city based resource but we'll see how that goes.

Anyone local? Know of local resources? Homeschooling groups or activities? Networking opportunities for my businesses?
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We live downriver. *wave hi neighbor*

Welcome aboard!

I have a 1 year old a 3 year old and I WOHM as a special ed teacher in a local district.

I freezer cook myself and love doing so - Its not as natural as Id like and it works for us.

I dont know much of too much local for resources but nonetheless


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I'm in Lincoln Park Will be homeschooling, but not Christian.

Just thought I'd say hi

Local resources (even Downriver) are pretty scarce around here. This area is quite un-crunchy.

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