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Hi everyone! I'm getting more into unschooling and it was suggested by an online friend I come over here.<br>
I've been homeschooling my 8 year old son almost 2 years now. It's been quite the journey for us. Thankfully I didn't go off the deep end so we were never school-at-home, but it's been a constant ebb and flow as to how schoolish we were. Before taking him out of public school (3 tortorus semesters of full day ps kindy), I started by afterschooling him on German, Japanese, and computers but found that was way too stressful, which started us on homeschooling.<br>
We live in a very conservative area of mid Michigan, where the homeschooling community tends to be even more conservative. It's been kind of hard peace we are rather liberal. I recently found a Unitarian Universalist homeschoolers online group so that's been nice, but my local fellowship isn't exactly supportive. I cringe every time the pastor says something about needing to build a "strong public school system".<br>
I'm just counting the days now until the library's copy of "the Unschooling handbook" is back in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. 12-3. I want to try reading it again. I've started twice, but it seems that the moms interviewed in it sound so smug to me, so I haven't managed to finish it. Really wanting to read til the end this time. I have "Teach your own" waiting on my couch for me now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
love & light<br>
Joelle
 

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Welcome! Enjoy your journey into un-schooling and I'm sure you'll find good support on the boards here. The women (and men) are really open-minded and supportive of our non-conventional ways!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Where in MI are you? I'm near KZOO. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Welcome!
 

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Welcome!<br><br>
I'm an unschooling mama too & I live south of Kalamazoo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Where are you in Michigan?
 

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holy moly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm PM-ing you.....
 

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I'm sorry, finiansmom........I pm'd ecomama 7! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
When you receive a PM it'll come however you've set it to. Either by email, or if you're on MDC a box should pop up and say you've got a personal message. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I live in Saginaw! Welcome to the area. We have a wonderful co-op based in Saginaw and a mostly on-line, though sometimes we manage to get together, AP group. Also, a great yarn store if you are into that, downtown Midland on Main St.<br><br>
For the yahoo group, search for "tricityMIAPmoms" over at Yahoo groups.
 

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Oh, we also have LLL in Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw. Midland's meeting will be coming up somewhere in the 20s of the month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Saginaw's is in the begining of the month and I am not sure when Bay City holds their meeting.
 

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