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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-05-2012, 04:47 PM
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Posted By jest
My 1st-grader can read it.

My 1st-grader can read it.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By jest
We are Catholic homeschoolers.  My ds is 6 and I...

We are Catholic homeschoolers.  My ds is 6 and I also have a 3 year old so we are still pretty new at it.  I use an eclectic mix of curriculum but this year I'm planning to use Catholic Heritage...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By jest
We are doing kindergarten this year although I...

We are doing kindergarten this year although I ended up moving onto first grade material for some subjects because my son is an advanced reader.  I'm also pretty eclectic, so rather than go with one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
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 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by frugalmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jest
We will continue with RightStart math and...

We will continue with RightStart math and Handwriting Without Tears.
 
I'm leaning toward Sonlight 1 for history (with some substitutions) and read-alouds.  My state requires American history...
Forum: Spirituality   12-15-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By jest
Thank you for the responses!

Thank you for the responses!
Forum: Spirituality   11-30-2010, 12:06 PM
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Views: 318
Posted By jest
I'm thinking about purchasing a new Bible...the...

I'm thinking about purchasing a new Bible...the RSV (Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition).  I've been looking online and I'm wondering if anyone has any input regarding the Ignatius Press...
Forum: Spirituality   11-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,330
Posted By jest
Congratulations, Nicole!

Congratulations, Nicole!
Forum: Spirituality   10-27-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,330
Posted By jest
Congratulations, Katie! P&L: I'm so sorry....

Congratulations, Katie!

P&L: I'm so sorry. Your family and friends are in my prayers.
Forum: Spirituality   10-08-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,330
Posted By jest
Thank you, P&L...those links were very helpful....

Thank you, P&L...those links were very helpful. Tonight my kids were running through the house and I noticed my son was wearing my brown hooded cardigan and it was pretty big on him. So I stopped...
Forum: Spirituality   10-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,330
Posted By jest
Hi! Just checking in to the new thread. ...

Hi! Just checking in to the new thread.

Does anyone have any ideas for All Saints day costumes that are inexpensive and easy (don't require sewing, etc.)? This would be a costume for my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-16-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,551
Posted By jest
Quote: Originally Posted by chelsmm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chelsmm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15625405)
I was charged the $2 co op fee, I think....
Forum: Spirituality   05-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,164
Posted By jest
Quote: Originally Posted by Ofwait...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ofwait http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15378249)
Hi and welcome...
Forum: Spirituality   04-09-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,799
Posted By jest
I don't think I could. Not because I wouldn't...

I don't think I could. Not because I wouldn't want to honor the parents' wishes, but because my religious beliefs are so intergrated into my life and the way we raise our children that I wouldn't...
Forum: Spirituality   04-09-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,164
Posted By jest
Happy Easter! DH and I are both cradle...

Happy Easter!

DH and I are both cradle Catholics. I guess I would consider myself traditional or orthodox in the sense that I am faithful to the Magisterium. We attend a Novus Ordo parish. Our ds...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-19-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,528
Posted By jest
Thanks for the great feedback! No, there...

Thanks for the great feedback!

No, there isn't a TORCH group in my area, but we do have a local Catholic homeschooling group which I intend to join as soon as I am eligible. In order to join I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,528
Posted By jest
My oldest will start kindergarten next fall. I'm...

My oldest will start kindergarten next fall. I'm not one to make hasty decisions so I've been researching my options now. I'm looking for opinions from people who have used any of these curricula.
...
Forum: Spirituality   01-11-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By jest
Quote: Originally Posted by newmommy7-08...

Quote:
Originally Posted by newmommy7-08 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14916473)
I also think asking the same pair to...
Forum: Spirituality   12-31-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,508
Posted By jest
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Forum: Spirituality   11-24-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By jest
For St. Nicholas Day we leave our shoes out the...

For St. Nicholas Day we leave our shoes out the night before and in the morning we find small gifts in our shoes. I have been giving the kids an ornament and a piece of good quality chocolate. This...
Forum: Spirituality   10-29-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By jest
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveLittleMonkeys...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FiveLittleMonkeys http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14589421)
I really liked the book Parenting...
Forum: Spirituality   10-29-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,729
Posted By jest
I'm so sorry, Katie....

I'm so sorry, Katie. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Spirituality   10-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,729
Posted By jest
P&L: I haven't been in your shoes so I have no...

P&L: I haven't been in your shoes so I have no advice but {{{HUGS}}} I'm sorry. I'll be praying for you.
Forum: Spirituality   10-19-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,729
Posted By jest
Well, unlike last Sunday I didn't break down...

Well, unlike last Sunday I didn't break down crying during Mass out of frustration with my children's behavior! LOL My dd (age 20 mos.)did fall off the pew during the second reading yesterday and...
Forum: Spirituality   10-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,729
Posted By jest
Quote: Originally Posted by CherryBomb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CherryBomb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14457844)
I don't know much about Waldorf, but I...
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