Been There, Done That

DaLynnRmc

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Our current main activity is our co-op, where I serve on the board. I can answer questions regarding starting a co-op and the operations if anyone needs me.

We also do 4-H, used to do scouting until their political decisions but have found a WONDERFUL alternative (and I did tons of research). Sometimes we have a local kids choir or moms do various things. One group does a teen outing every month. But 4-H is the big thing around here.

In the past, I've started a local support group, founded a brand new Cub Scout pack and served as Cubmaster as well as on the regional activities board, and who knows what else I've done. Plenty of things.

In case anyone has questions, I'm happy to help!
 

Sarah-MJFL

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We've definitely scaled back our extra- curricular activities over the past couple of years. We pretty much only do co-op and church activities. Our two oldest sons play hockey; they have been playing since they were 4 and 6 and they are now 15 and 17. This will probably be their last year playing.

Lately I have been feeling a little guilty about my 4 youngest kids not having extra-curricular activities like the older kids do or have (my two oldest girls have done theater in the past), but the Lord has really been speaking to my heart about being more intentional with family time and the extras definitely make that difficult.
 

Lcourtneymom

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With four kids, we also have always tried to limit what we're involved in. When our kids were younger, we had a co-op we really loved!
 

DaLynnRmc

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We spent a little over 2 years doing almost nothing because of my health, so I'm happy to have a few activities back in the mix! We don't do all of those I listed at the same time, of course. ;) When I'm feeling good, we can do a LOT of things - I'm truly the supermom type. But... those days are being fewer and further between in general than they used to be. Some of that comes with age, I suppose. *sigh*
 

Penny Mayes

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One of the things I loved about homeschooling is that we were able to get many of our extra-curricular activities done during the day so that we could all sit down and eat together most nights. I cherish those mealtimes together as a family!
 

Belinda

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We've scaled back on Extra-mural activities with each year of homeschooling. In the beginning I was caught up in the "socialisation myth", and I was worried about my son "missing out" 🤦🏼‍♀️ Fortunately I got smarter about what socialisation actually is, and I also just got so tired of constantly dashing out to activities! So much of the gift of homeschooling is being able to do less, at a slower pace, and just have time to BE family together. And my son has never missed any of the activities we stopped - he does music lessons and goes to Scouts at the moment, and that's plenty.
 

deliberatemom

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One of the things I loved about homeschooling is that we were able to get many of our extra-curricular activities done during the day so that we could all sit down and eat together most nights. I cherish those mealtimes together as a family!
My husband works a job that allows him to be home early enough for us to have dinner together and to make extra-curricular activities manageable. My girls do girl guides and Kung-fu once a week. We were doing gymnastics weekly in the fall but activities 3x a week was a bit too busy.

I wish there were more daytime options for extra curricular activities.
 

Mandy2545

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Our favorite extra curricular activity is karate. It is two hours per week, and our local instructor is a Christian. He's such a good influence on the children and a blessing to the parents.
 

EightGreatKids

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One of the things I loved about homeschooling is that we were able to get many of our extra-curricular activities done during the day so that we could all sit down and eat together most nights. I cherish those mealtimes together as a family!
Hear, hear! That's one of my favorite things about homeschooling, too!
 
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