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Forum: Learning at School   11-13-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Alana
My kids are attending public school for the very...

My kids are attending public school for the very first time, I have a 4th, 3rd and 1st grader.  Until this year we have homeschooled.  Im pleasantly surprised by how wonderful school is!!  The...
Forum: Learning at School   08-20-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By Alana
Here is the thing...my homeschooled kids are...

Here is the thing...my homeschooled kids are starting PS next week..they are going into 4th, 3rd and 1st grade. I have hair that is usually pink or purple. Since they are going to school I went back...
Forum: Parenting   07-31-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alana
I understand your concerns. However- what is...

I understand your concerns.
However- what is the most important thing here? That she gets toys that pass your test, or that she has an involved loving grandmother? My mom died a few months ago and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-07-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alana
I would give it up only if: A) it wasnt...

I would give it up only if:
A) it wasnt turning out to be the best educational choice for my children
B) the benefits to everyone involved were greater if they were enrolled into a school....even...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-21-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
About every 6 weeks...im bad at maintaining too....

About every 6 weeks...im bad at maintaining too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Parenting   04-20-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,052
Posted By Alana
We had one here, and we loved it! It was...

We had one here, and we loved it! It was enclosed by windows, so we could walk by and see how the kids were doing. The women who worked there were really sweet and my kids liked them. Every week...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
Who is Tonks?? This stylist has canceled...

Who is Tonks??

This stylist has canceled out any bad from the drunk man stylist. ANd she didnt say "Any longer and I could ask to play with your boobies" That gave her even MORE bonus points....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,471
Posted By Alana
I live on a few acres surrounded by 70 acres of...

I live on a few acres surrounded by 70 acres of fields and woods...and would flip if a person was standing a few feet away from my porch with my kids outside. We have hunters go through the fields...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By Alana
There was a Seinfeld episode where George went...

There was a Seinfeld episode where George went out with Jerry and Elaine and wore a wedding band in order to pick up women. It was funny.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
I will be 33 on the 29th....

I will be 33 on the 29th. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Yay for years that are divisible by 11!!!

I do have to redye every month...but it takes 2 minutes to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By Alana
Well...dh and I were married when we were babies...

Well...dh and I were married when we were babies at 19 and 20...so I really don't know. However, I do know that as he gets more successful in his industry the ladies flirt with him...LOTS. I like to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Alana
We did it for K and it was not good for us. 1)...

We did it for K and it was not good for us.
1) the curric did not match up well with my son
2) there was so much busy pointless work...we skipped a lot of it
3) there wasnt enough flexibility for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
My hair left to it's natural devices is VERY...

My hair left to it's natural devices is VERY poofy and wavy and frizzy. I have a TON of hair. I use Aveda Hang Straight, blowdry with a paddle brush, flat iron if needed, then add some control paste...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
LOL! Yep...it is fine to laugh, I can laugh...

LOL! Yep...it is fine to laugh, I can laugh about it now. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

It is about TIME that I got a great cut....

My color changes every few...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By Alana
Why? Because im in LOOOOOVe with it....

Why? Because im in LOOOOOVe with it....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Alana
My oldest didnt begin to read till he was closer...

My oldest didnt begin to read till he was closer to 8. He kept mixing up letters when asked to identify them. I stressed for years, and pushed, and 2nd guessed, and nearly put him in school. But...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,962
Posted By Alana
I love mice, used to have them as pets. But I...

I love mice, used to have them as pets. But I draw the line at uninvited guests in my house. We live in an old farm house and get field mice. We have 2 cats that are fabulous mousers, and without...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-13-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,293
Posted By Alana
Thank you for this thread, this forum does get...

Thank you for this thread, this forum does get negative.

I LOVE being at home. This is a VERY short season in our lives...jobs can always be there, things we want to do can always be...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Alana
Where did you find your plans? And how much...

Where did you find your plans?
And how much did you spend?
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-13-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,596
Posted By Alana
Wow. I am SO sorry the adults acted that way. ...

Wow. I am SO sorry the adults acted that way.

I just wanted to hopefully encourage you. My oldest child was VERY intense when he was younger. I would end most days in tears feeling inadequate as...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,595
Posted By Alana
Around here it works like this... I sahm I...

Around here it works like this...
I sahm
I homeschool the kids
I do the housework and yardwork and fix stuff
I cook.
The kids also pitch in

There are a few reasons for this
1) I really...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 414
Posted By Alana
I think Im living my dream life now. Really. I...

I think Im living my dream life now. Really. I have a wonderful marriage, awesome kids, live in my dream house (an older home on a few acres with a big bar) Im healthy, we have money to pay the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Alana
We have 3 acres. There is an apple orchard on...

We have 3 acres. There is an apple orchard on the side of the house, and blackberry bushes in some of the landscaping on the other side of the driveway. We did have a plum tree but it was hit by...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By Alana
That is sweet of her! I, however, show no...

That is sweet of her!

I, however, show no mercy to big scary wolf spiders that come up into our living areas, they are quickly sucked up with our vacuum. I bought a dyson for that reason...the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-09-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Alana
THat would freak me out too!! I would get a huge...

THat would freak me out too!! I would get a huge dog....or five.
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