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Forum: The Mindful Home   01-20-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By leighann79
I need to buy a new bag for my son to use when...

I need to buy a new bag for my son to use when getting books at the library. He tends to get 20-30 books and the bag he's using now is too small. The bag he used before (a freebie type) ripped.  Any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,103
Posted By leighann79
We are very laid back in K.  I make up some...

We are very laid back in K.  I make up some lesson plans using www.lessonpathways.com (http://www.lessonpathways.com) and she does a lot of exploring on her own with www.brainpopjr.com...
Forum: Learning at School   09-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By leighann79
Talk to the teacher and get her input. But, the...

Talk to the teacher and get her input. But, the superintendent at our district told us that he prefers for "summer babies" to wait a year to go to K. He says that they tend to do better waiting a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By leighann79
The local Scottish Festival is coming up. We'll...

The local Scottish Festival is coming up. We'll be going to it again this year. DD1 and DS1 both perform at it with their clogging team. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By leighann79
My 4.5 year old is learning about skip counting...

My 4.5 year old is learning about skip counting and equal amounts. We are also looking at books about pond animals because she loves frogs, ducks, turtles, etc....
Forum: Fertility   09-08-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By leighann79
Just wanted to update that DH brought home a...

Just wanted to update that DH brought home a test and it was a BFN. Not sure what's going on.

DH is rather disappointed. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif So am I...
Forum: Fertility   09-08-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By leighann79
I expected my period on Sunday and it still...

I expected my period on Sunday and it still hasn't showed. Yesterday I started some very very light, brown spotting and if I check my cervix/cm I get some brown mucus. I have some slight cramping....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-29-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By leighann79
I live in Kansas and it's pretty simple. Just...

I live in Kansas and it's pretty simple. Just register as a "private school" and you are done.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-27-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,991
Posted By leighann79
Ours is Family First Primary School because a...

Ours is Family First Primary School because a main reason we are home schooling is so we can put family first. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By leighann79
I eased the transition (for both of us) by...

I eased the transition (for both of us) by starting with them each doing half an hour of "school" every day in the form of educational games online. They were so used to that (and usually did more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By leighann79
Wow, that looks great! Thanks! I'm still...

Wow, that looks great! Thanks!

I'm still open to ideas on how to make what I already bought work. I hate to waste it.

I also found this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By leighann79
We bought Singapore and Miquon. Singapore is not...

We bought Singapore and Miquon. Singapore is not working "as is" for my oldest. I need to figure out how to make math work for her and I want to start by using a spiral program. We aren't going to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By leighann79
My DH wasn't supportive until DD had been in...

My DH wasn't supportive until DD had been in school for 3 years (was in 2nd grade) and we had all sorts of trouble that year. He was very happy to pull her out half-way through. He's been supportive...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-31-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By leighann79
DD1 and DS1- Not sure, but before 6 months ...

DD1 and DS1- Not sure, but before 6 months
DD2- She didn't sleep for more than 1-2 hours at a time until after 2.5 years. Yes, YEARS. Then I got 3 hours about. She STTN (5 hours) at 3 years old....
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By leighann79
My 4.5 year old lost the ability to get milk out...

My 4.5 year old lost the ability to get milk out over night. I know I had enough because I was (and still am) nursing my youngest. But one morning, she came in to nurse like usual and after 10 mins...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By leighann79
http://breakoutbras.stores.yahoo.net/cst.html is...

http://breakoutbras.stores.yahoo.net/cst.html is my favorite place. Check out their "What is your size" link and then go shopping! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By leighann79
I'm doing good if I remember to close my nurisng...

I'm doing good if I remember to close my nurisng bra back up. lol
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-30-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By leighann79
Three weeks ago I started day weaning William...

Three weeks ago I started day weaning William onto bottles. He was just past 11 months at that point. It didn't take long and he was fully day weaned. I continued to nurse him at night. I weaned...
Forum: Babywearing   07-25-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By leighann79
I have a linen/tincel blend sling that I really...

I have a linen/tincel blend sling that I really like for the heat. I don't really notice being any more hot it in compared to just holding William.
Forum: Babywearing   07-25-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By leighann79
My third child (the first I wore) napped in a...

My third child (the first I wore) napped in a carrier every day for almost 2 years. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Once she was 6months old or so it was usually on my...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   07-25-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By leighann79
I simply registered as a "private school" and...

I simply registered as a "private school" and then started homeschooling. We pulled DD1 in the middle of second grade, so we told the school, but we haven't "told" anyone with the other two (three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,472
Posted By leighann79
I've had to banish my son's Pokemon from the car...

I've had to banish my son's Pokemon from the car and send them home from the store. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif He's usually pretty good about it. Sometimes one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By leighann79
My 4 year old will come and ask for a spoonful...

My 4 year old will come and ask for a spoonful of butter now and again. I always give it to her. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,138
Posted By leighann79
I would (do) find it wierd, but it wouldn't...

I would (do) find it wierd, but it wouldn't upset me. It's sorta sweet. Like they want to keep the parent with them always.
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-05-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By leighann79
Here's a pyramid for you....

Here's a pyramid for you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.nourishingourchildren.org/Pyramid.html
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