or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by mom at home

Quote: Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa We just wake up each day and live without any school hours at all. Exactly what we do.
I homeschool my 9 yr old dd and am quite busy otherwise as well. Sometimes I feel badly about how many other things I have going on (I'm taking 2 classes, I work from home, and spend a fair bit of afternoon time playing taxi to 2 kids), but my dd is much happier being home even if I am busy myself than she would be in school. She stays home for shortish periods of time by herself and also spends quite a bit of time with the homeschooling family around the corner. ...
I homeschool (unschool, actually), go to school myself, and work from home. It's a little crazy. I feel that it's not a great schedule for my dd and that my busy schedule isn't really fair to her, but she's okay with it, esp. when the alternative is going to public schoo, which she did for 2 yrs and hated. She has a fair bit going on herself. She's on a swim team and goes to practice 3 afternoons a week, goes to the gifted and talented program through the public...
oops, double post
My oldest lost her first tooth at age 5, my younger at 4. She's lost 8 teeth and just turned 7.
Sometimes when I add things like whole pumpkins I use the shovel to chop it or at least break it open so it will break down faster but it's not necessary. It doesn't seem to matter what I do to potatoes, they are always slow to decompose. But I still add them. Composting is pretty easy, just throw stuff on and it will decompose eventually.
Mirror image writing and writing scattered all over the page are developmental phases in writing. I wouldn't mention it to her or worry about it. It will resolve. Both my kids did this, and I worked as a reading aide with kindergardeners for a couple yrs and most of them seem to go through these phases.
I can relate to what you are describing with my just turned 9 yr old dd. After a miserable year at school last year, I pulled her out and am homeschooling her. Her teacher wanted to have her tested for ADD. There is no way I was going to do it, because they only do it so they can put them on meds. (The forms themselves were published by the pharmeceutical company that makes the drugs). She does fit all the descriptive points of ADD, but as my good friend (and child...
I think it's a normal process to grieve for our oldest and our relationship with them when we get preg with the second. Your relationship will be different after a new baby -there is no way around it, but it doesn't have to be a negative thing. It is a very big change, though. I got preg accidently with my second when my first was only 14 months. I was so bummed. I totally felt like I was taking away her babyhood. I felt resentful of the baby in my belly and felt...
None of the choices fit me either. We eat meat, but a limited amount, and generally organic when we do. I was a vegetarian for many years, but decided to start eating a small amount of meat when trying to conceive and thereafter. I felt my body needed some meat protein. Also, my oldest dd loves meat. So, I'm not going to make that decision for her when I feel like high quality meat in moderation is okay. My younger dd doesn't like meat much and generally chooses not...
New Posts  All Forums: