7/5/12 at 7:30am
Posts by mama2cntrykids
7/4/12 at 8:25am
I'm done as well. I need to get off my rump and schedule a vas for dh. I love, love, love my kids. My dd13 months is adorable and sweet and cuddly, BUT it's hard. We homeschool and that in of itself is tough. Add a baby or toddler and it's even tougher! There are times that I look at my toddler and think, "I'll be sad when she's a big girl." But, you know, that's life. Sweet little toddlers grow up. That's how it's meant to be. That being said, I...
2/14/12 at 10:05am
6/18/11 at 11:39am
- Forum: Breastfeeding
This is my fourth baby and the fourth that I've nursed, so I've been around the block a bit, but never had a child that nurses/naps to this extreme. I can't put her down, literally. She can be dead asleep after nursing for a long time (and falling off the breast) and I'll lay her down. Five min later, she's up looking for the breast. Even if I nurse her laying down and get up when she's concked out, she wakes with-in mins. I feel like literally 98% of my day is...
9/14/10 at 11:41pm
I have to say that I work really hard to ensure that my kids get enough socialization with other kids, esp since we live out in the boonies, lol. We're part of two co-ops, go to chuch, go to wed night chuch activities and I'm thinking of doing either Cub Scouts OR 4H with them. I thought there was something else that I was looking into. Now, it slipped my mind, lol. Oh, not to mention inviting friends over to play and hoping the do the same, lol. It's hard work...
8/27/10 at 2:03pm
- Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond
Interesting thread. I'm enjoying reading the replies. Personally, we're moving into a more child-led environment for my ds7. But, for him, it's needed. The only thing that I *really* insist on is math, practicing a small amt of writing daily (two words, he has dysgraphia) and verbal spelling. That's it. Everything else is done through reading, hands-on experiments (that he chooses) and daily living/interacting. Not the answer you want, I know! I'm just really...
2/3/10 at 12:38am
Thanks for your replies. I defintely NEVER force her. In fact, with her workbook, she just skips around and does whatever page suits her fancy at the moment. She asks he what to do and does it. Usually, I have to direct her attention to other ventures though, she just wants to keep going with the WB, lol. I'm seriously considering doing MFW K and just taking it as it comes. As in, if she only does two days worth per week, so be it! If she takes two years to get...
2/3/10 at 12:22am
It's for my 1st grader. We have three months left of school and I asked him what he wanted to learn about. I gave him a few options and he chose Ancient China. I tried google and all the options made my HEAD SPIN!! He's a visual/hand-on learner. I just don't even *know* where to start. I ordered a few books from the Library and that's as far as I've gotten. Thanks for any thoughts!
2/2/10 at 12:28am
I've read many times that it's better to wait with formal learning when it comes to young children and not o invest in curriculum. My question is, what if the child wants to do school like their older siblings? My dd is 3 (4 in May) and since last spring has been in love with workbooks, craft books, regular books, anything to do with learning. I've been considering starting her on either Happy Phonics or MFW K. Would it be turn around to bit me in the butt as some ppl...
2/1/10 at 8:41pm
- Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond
I'm looking at next year. My 4th grader does good with anything, but my 2nd grader is more of a visual kid. He also is an Aspie. Right now we're using MFW, but I am looking at more options. I'm leaning towards a eclectic/unit study/unschoolish mode for my Aspie. But, I would still want something to guide me/hold my hand. My oldest would do fine with anything, really as long as it's interesting. Thanks!!