I have lived in this area for 8 years now and only know 5 women ( wives of my DH's coworkers) and they ignore me at functions and are always apologizing to DH when he finds out there was a get together and I wasn't invited. ( we didn't think she'd like to go shopping for swimsuits, we didn't think shed like to see a popular movie, she reads such esoteric things we didn't think shed like to join a book club, go clubbing, go drinking etc) I never get calls or emails , so I don't even get a chance to accept or refuse.
I have tried setting up meetup groups, yahoo friends, craiglist meetups, and leaving messageson the library community boards. I have joined reading clubs, mall walking groups, crafting groups only to have them all fizzle out within a few meeting- and some were around for years.
I'm about to just look for a night job to be able to interact with people and still homeschool.
So ladies please. What do you do to avoid or combat the isolation of homeschooling?