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HoneyBunny
3 hours ago, mango_fandango said:

Someone asked about the lack of Resurrection Sunday post, and Teri replied:

 “Yes, all is well here. With Sarah’s concussion recovery and more limited screen time, it is harder for her to get the blog posts done, and Steve and I aren’t as good at it as she is!”

We’re talking about a VERY low bar here!

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OMG, Sarah bought her own car! Her OWN car! I feel like this is a huge step. I also feel like I have no idea where she would even go. Like, apart from that one trip to check out another town

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I bet Teri is scrambling to come up with topics for the blog. I don’t think Teri is super imaginative or creative. Plus she isn’t homeschooling anymore. Which was likely a good topic starter. I bet there will be lots of boring recipe posts mixed with a few grandma’s book bag posts. She will probably ask Anna Marie to guest post too.

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Dominionatrix
16 hours ago, Bluebirdbluebell said:

hope that if any of them want to marry and I suspect Anna does, that the sisters-in-law and brothers will try to help them find people. 

I can definitely picture Chelsy playing matchmaker for the girls, as I suspect she did for Jesse. 

IMO the real impediment is finding someone who can afford a house debt-free. 

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On 4/6/2021 at 1:48 PM, Queen Of Hearts said:

I will give Teri credit for retracting her recommendation. That makes me trust that their Amazon links are truly things they would recommend and not just them trying to grab $$$.  That is a first among the fundy blogs I follow.

There is a lot to snark on about the Maxwell's; however, they are actually people who's recommendations for products I would really trust. They seem to buy very quality items and then take care of them and make them last. They also seem to thoroughly research anything they invest their money in. A lot of large fundy families buy certain things because they are cheap- but the Maxwells absolutely do not do this. Various posts about hiking boots, electronics, and other items have really shown them buying quality (so of course expensive) items. 

I remember a post where Teri needed a new ironing board. She said hers broke and so they bought the most expensive one at Walmart. She still thought it was flimsy and maybe that one broke too. So they invested in a really expensive one from bed bath and beyond or something like that. She said it will last her a long time so it will be worth it. She also said that when you use quality products it makes doing chores/work easier and more pleasant or something like that. 

Anyway, I get the impression that they don't buy a lot of stuff, but when they do it is high quality and expensive. 

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Bethy
10 hours ago, Dominionatrix said:

IMO the real impediment is finding someone who can afford a house debt-free. 

I wonder if Steve will loosen up on that point or hold the line all the harder now that he has one son living in an apartment and another who may* have a mortgage.

(*Nobody has come right out and said he has a mortgage. We just know how expensive the new house was, what he made flipping the first, the fact that if he's got any scruples he should've shared some of that income with the sisters who did the manual labor to flip house #1, and Steve and Teri's lack of humblebrag on the blog. If they had a homeschool-educated, self-employed son with a growing family who managed to nab a house like that and still remain debt-free, don't you think they'd be shouting to the masses about how their way WORKS?)

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JermajestyDuggar
10 hours ago, Dominionatrix said:

I can definitely picture Chelsy playing matchmaker for the girls, as I suspect she did for Jesse. 

IMO the real impediment is finding someone who can afford a house debt-free. 

I can play matchmaker! I suggested Jana for Stephen Wissmann last year and I think he took my advice 😉😂

I will suggest a Staddon for Anna. James or Jonathan would likely match up pretty well. 

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onekidanddone
On 4/3/2021 at 10:28 AM, Lgirlrocks said:

Here are some I have: 
save the last vest for me

the vest has yet to come

in(vest)ing in Jesus 

Jesus will take care of the vest 

the maxwellhood of the traveling vest 

 

 

 

Go Vest Young Man. 
How the Vest Was Won.

Melania Trump’s idiotic attempt at pretending she has a soul: Be Vest 

DT Jr.‘s creepy girlfriend

THE VEST IS YET TO COME
 

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LilMissMetaphor

Vest day ever!

Steve's corner thing could be Steve's Manly-Vesto (can't take credit for that one)

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IReallyAmHopewell
19 hours ago, sparkles said:

I still think Anna and Mary will be married

I agree. There are many families out there and Steve has to be looking. I imagine the brothers are as well. I do not think all 3 will be at home forever. I think one of the 3 will be married off, probably 2. Sarah may get a chance yet. Some Godly guy building a businesss and saving for a home or, the old-stand by for "spinsters", a widower. [I always think of her as India Wilkes in GWTW--and the chatty comment that she could catch some old widower with a big family if she tried lol]. It is what girls are made for and Steve doesn't argue with God. Plus, two of the brothers wives are now likely done with having new babies. That frees the "girls" up for marriage before Abby and Bethany!!

 

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allyisyourpally5

I didn’t think about Chelsy - I imagine her family has much mor3 of a social network than the Maxwells currently have. Was she the connection to the Craig (?) family? As in Anna and Messe is that the right name?

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Reversing my Vestectomy.

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JermajestyDuggar
12 minutes ago, allyisyourpally5 said:

I didn’t think about Chelsy - I imagine her family has much mor3 of a social network than the Maxwells currently have. Was she the connection to the Craig (?) family? As in Anna and Messe is that the right name?

I believe the Maxwells went to the Bible Bee for a few years in a row because Chelsy’s family always competes in it. And I believe that’s where Chelsy must’ve introduced Jesse to Anna. The Craigs have competed in the Bible bed for years and I’m guessing that’s where they met the Bontragers. 
 

The Bontragers, Bowerses, and Wissmanns always have the family camp each fall and that’s another place Chelsy’s family could introduce Anna or Mary to some GYM. But I don’t believe the Maxwells went last year. I wish they would go this year so they can meet some new people. 

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Sops2
8 hours ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

I can play matchmaker! I suggested Jana for Stephen Wissmann last year and I think he took my advice 😉😂

I will suggest a Staddon for Anna. James or Jonathan would likely match up pretty well. 

I'm still holding out for Lydia Bennet pairing up with James Staddon, but ok, we could pair Jonathan up with Anna or Mary. Either one might suit, but they would have to like Skittles and have an interest in photography and drones.

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kpmom

Reading the comments on Steve's newest post on HSLDA, one commenter, Christi, wrote that they helped her son when a potential employer "challenged" his college degree from an accredited college because he was homeschooled.

If a potential employee had a transcript from an accredited college would it really matter where they went to high school?  And if the college saw fit to accept, and later to graduate the student, why would the employer "challenge" the degree?

I also wonder what the potential employer thought when they received a phone call or letter from a lawyer defending this guy's education.  If it was me I'd move on to other applicants.

It might have happened but it just seemed a little odd.

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1 hour ago, kpmom said:

Reading the comments on Steve's newest post on HSLDA, one commenter, Christi, wrote that they helped her son when a potential employer "challenged" his college degree from an accredited college because he was homeschooled.

If a potential employee had a transcript from an accredited college would it really matter where they went to high school?  And if the college saw fit to accept, and later to graduate the student, why would the employer "challenge" the degree?

I also wonder what the potential employer thought when they received a phone call or letter from a lawyer defending this guy's education.  If it was me I'd move on to other applicants.

It might have happened but it just seemed a little odd.

My older brother graduated from home school. No GED and no college degree. He is two classes away from an associates. No one questions it. It seems weird that an employer would even ask for a high school diploma when they have a college degree. 

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fundiefan

Jesse met Anna at the Bontrager Family Camp. The one the Maxwell kidults attended the year Chelsy & John got married. No evidence they (Maxwell kidults) have attended since. 

13 hours ago, kpmom said:

Reading the comments on Steve's newest post on HSLDA, one commenter, Christi, wrote that they helped her son when a potential employer "challenged" his college degree from an accredited college because he was homeschooled.

If a potential employee had a transcript from an accredited college would it really matter where they went to high school?  And if the college saw fit to accept, and later to graduate the student, why would the employer "challenge" the degree?

I also wonder what the potential employer thought when they received a phone call or letter from a lawyer defending this guy's education.  If it was me I'd move on to other applicants.

It might have happened but it just seemed a little odd.

I agree - it seems odd. But, I also fully believe fundies take the most ridiculous concept and adopt it to prove their godliness. 

Notice all the "testimonies" about drug use & porn / sex addiction, witchcraft, etc...they all read like textbooks. 

If you didn't come to Christ after the most Satanic life, are your really saved? If you didn't get pushback by the ebil secular world for homeskooling your spawn, did you really educate them in a godly way?

If you aren't persecuted, are you really a Christian?

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Howl
16 hours ago, kpmom said:

Christi, wrote that they helped her son when a potential employer "challenged" his college degree from an accredited college because he was homeschooled.

Hard to describe how much I HATE apocryphal stories like this. You can spot them because they don't quite make sense, they always have an  "evangelical/homeschooler persecution" angle but the homeschooler perseveres and ultimately triumphs because s/he is the product of a MORALLY SUPERIOR education.  

Gaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. 

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Caroline

I have a BS and an MA and no employer even asked me about any aspect of high school, and no one has ever requested my high school transcript.   That story from Christi sounds seriously bogus.

My daughter is finishing her MFA next month.  She has a job that required a college degree.  They didn't care about her high school experience either. They cared about her college transcript and how if she had the credentials to work for the company.  They also wanted evidence of recent writing.  I haven't constructed a resume in quite a while, but do people even mention where they went to  high school if they have higher degrees?    Maybe very young people applying for the first job?  I don't remember mentioning high school on my resume when I was applying for jobs.  

 

 

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17 hours ago, kpmom said:

Reading the comments on Steve's newest post on HSLDA, one commenter, Christi, wrote that they helped her son when a potential employer "challenged" his college degree from an accredited college because he was homeschooled.

If a potential employee had a transcript from an accredited college would it really matter where they went to high school?  And if the college saw fit to accept, and later to graduate the student, why would the employer "challenge" the degree?

I also wonder what the potential employer thought when they received a phone call or letter from a lawyer defending this guy's education.  If it was me I'd move on to other applicants.

It might have happened but it just seemed a little odd.

I was homeschooled, and have a BA and an M.Ed.  Since my state doesn’t recognize homeschool diplomas and I don’t have a GED, I always have to check “no” on the high school graduation question.  It’s been a problem twice in the 20 years since I graduated high school and was easily cleared up.  I never considered contacting HSLDA, but since my parents weren’t ever members they probably wouldn’t help me anyway.

it probably wouldn’t come up on jobs that just want resumes, but many jobs still want you to fill out their own application. Everyone always asks for high school graduation information on those.

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Caroline
4 minutes ago, sableduck said:

I was homeschooled, and have a BA and an M.Ed.  Since my state doesn’t recognize homeschool diplomas and I don’t have a GED, I always have to check “no” on the high school graduation question.  It’s been a problem twice in the 20 years since I graduated high school and was easily cleared up.  I never considered contacting HSLDA, but since my parents weren’t ever members they probably wouldn’t help me anyway.

it probably wouldn’t come up on jobs that just want resumes, but many jobs still want you to fill out their own application. Everyone always asks for high school graduation information on those.

That would make sense (the part about not being able to check the hs diploma box).  I suppose I was asked that question on applications and just checked the box without thinking that some people can't legitimately check the box.  I personally still don't think it should matter if you've been able to complete a higher ed degree or two.  Is HSLDA a for profit organization?

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Butterfly

In Ohio I have had several jobs that required proof of high school diploma even while also requiring a college degree. Once I knew that was the state system, I made sure to keep photocopy of each diploma and degree granting transcript. There could have been equivalency for GED or homeschool diplomas, those were NA to me.  At first I thought it was ridiculous but now I see many dual enrollment situations. I think a person could get an associate degree before high school graduation.

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kpmom

😄 Someone named Kelly responded on the Maxwell's blog about Christi's son and thought the whole situation was odd too!

I had a professor many moons ago who told us a story about a man he knew who dropped out of high school.  Later he took enough night classes at the local Community College to be admitted and got his Associates Degree.  He transferred to a 4 year school, got a Bachelor's, went on to graduate school and eventually got a Doctorate degree.  All without ever having graduated high school!!

I guess what I found most odd about Christi's story was the potential employer "challenged" the guy's college degree from an accredited college.  Even if the employer wasn't familiar with homeschooling, if he was looking at an official transcript from the school's registrar's office, what is there to "challenge"?  Either he graduated or he didn't.

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Bluebirdbluebell
4 hours ago, fundiefan said:

Jesse met Anna at the Bontrager Family Camp. The one the Maxwell kidults attended the year Chelsy & John got married. No evidence they (Maxwell kidults) have attended since. 

I agree - it seems odd. But, I also fully believe fundies take the most ridiculous concept and adopt it to prove their godliness. 

Notice all the "testimonies" about drug use & porn / sex addiction, witchcraft, etc...they all read like textbooks. 

If you didn't come to Christ after the most Satanic life, are your really saved? If you didn't get pushback by the ebil secular world for homeskooling your spawn, did you really educate them in a godly way?

If you aren't persecuted, are you really a Christian?

In his latest Seriously Dad column "Fearful or Bold", Steve actually said

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What a blessing that most of us have not experienced persecution for our faith. 

 

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PennySycamore

Christi's post about the HSLDA reminds me of how our public school teachers used to put the fear of god into us kids in elementary school about how everything we did the least bit bad would go into our permanent record.  I think most of us kids who weren't total screw-ups lost our fear of the "permanent record" by the time we were in high school.  

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My husband did the laundry. 
This is how I found the towels. 
What ever works I suppose 

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