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I think it's ok to gather info on different curriculum, jot down notes, pros and cons, read reviews, etc. if you have the time for all of that. (Keep in mind, time is a pie and if you use time for things like that, you're taking time from somewhere else.) But I wouldn't recommend buying anything until you know what your child is like at that stage. While their basic personality and temperaments pretty much stay the same, you don't usually have enough information about...
Quote: Originally Posted by tankgirl73 I started with the Daybook you just linked to above. I thought I'd like it at first... definitely very easy and flexible. But it looks like you can't put activities in ahead of time, or schedule things for particular days. It's great if you're just flying by the seat of your pants, or scheduling stuff on paper and just need to record what you actually did. But that's all it does -- records what you actually DID,...
Here's another program that just came to my attention -- Homeschool Day Book http://www.homeschooldaybook.com/ Looks pretty straight-forward. I'll have to give it a try. Perhaps other moms here, even if they aren't currently using any sort of formal record-keeping, may want to take a look at some of these programs and share their experience (might take a number of days). I'll admit, though, it's quite time-consuming to research and try-out these various...
I'm interested in opinions on a few software programs for recordkeeping/lesson planning. You may have heard of them: Homeschool Skedtrack --free and online http://www.homeschoolskedtrack.com/H...isplayLogin.do Homeschool Inc. PER (plan, educate, record)--free and online http://about.home-school-inc.com/?page_id=68 Homeschool Tracker--downloadable software $49 http://www.homeschooltracker.com/ Edu-Track--downloadable software...
Quote: Originally Posted by amyjeans thanks for your input- I am just conerned with any state aid, CEAP, WIC, Food Stamps, etc and its CT. Not looking for carriculum assistance- but basic human needs. Once you put yourself out there and ask for help, are you subject to the scrutiny and regulations of the state? kwim? I do believe it is very possible that, once you put yourself out there saying you need help, they could think you need help...
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie OMG Tjej... when I first roomed with a couple of midwesterners, my exact thoughts were: Get. Out. Of. My. Face. And. Stop. Effing. Smiling. I feel sad hearing that. While I'm not a midwest native, I am generally a friendly, happy, smiling person. Is it typical of people in the northwest to feel the way you do? Is that what people are thinking about me if I'm happy and smiling: "...stop effing smiling" ?
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie73 I arrived here last year in the Spring. It was so beautiful, I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to live any other place. I was in heaven. By February, I wanted to slit my wrist (not really). I was really depressed. By June of this year, summer still wasn't here and it seemed even worse. The first June I was here shocked me. I kept wondering when nice weather would come. Now, 5 yrs later, here is the...
According to the TSA website, the scanners are optional and you can request a pat-down. However, I would imagine that not every airport would be accommodating. If you're in a foreign airport, it may be hard to preserve this option. I would copy the web page and take it with me next time. http://www.tsa.gov/approach/tech/ait/faqs.shtm Let's hope that, in the future, traveler's won't be forced to be imaged.
Over a year ago bodyscanners made their appearance at our local airport. They were saying you had the choice of whether to go through that or a metal detector. I won't go through them. I don't trust the technology and they have not been proven safe. I didn't think much of it b/c I didn't think they would be mandatory. Now I'm not so sure we're not headed in that direction. Our Dept of Homeland Security wants them in every airport. We flew out of the country recently and...
Our DD has not had 1 vax and I never kept her away from groups. I've been a SAHM (now homeschooling) since day 1 so she's never been in extended childcare; but we have been very social since she was a newborn. She nursed until she was almost 4 yo. Some winter seasons she had lots of colds and some high fevers, and has always been an active girl who got lots of scrapes and bruises so I think her immune system has had a lot of "exercise" over the years. She had roseola at...
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