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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,536
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I say this with kindness, but at 4.5 it may be...

I say this with kindness, but at 4.5 it may be more difficult to connect with homeschoolers. Our group doesn't admit families until the oldest child is at least 5 and in Kindergarten.
 
Do you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 299
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I'm looking into it for my DD as well. Dues here...

I'm looking into it for my DD as well. Dues here are $15/yr. I know of two very different 4H groups in my area. One is located at a local farm/park, so the kids start their meeting by feeding the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-05-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,639
Posted By MrsAprilMay
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By MrsAprilMay
My DD picks up all of her toys every single...

My DD picks up all of her toys every single night because if she cleans up then I'll "LET" her use the vacuum and sweep the floor. There may be some dishes in my sink right now, but the living room...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,064
Posted By MrsAprilMay
How long have you been homeschooling? We've been...

How long have you been homeschooling? We've been doing preschool for a while, but this is the first year that we've officially notified the school system.
How old are your children? DD just turned...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-11-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,188
Posted By MrsAprilMay
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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I think part of it is just the age of your children. Once they get older and a little more independent, it will get easier. On the plus...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By MrsAprilMay
It took a while, but my DH is on board. I can't...

It took a while, but my DH is on board. I can't imagine how tough it would be if he weren't. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

As far as family goes, his family is...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-28-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,099
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Quote: Originally Posted by Jamie19...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamie19 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15450449)
Hey ladies, cheap or free stuff to do...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-28-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,099
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Anyone have recommendations for a homeschool...

Anyone have recommendations for a homeschool group or co-op? Or even a 4H or scouting group that caters to homeschoolers? We've officially decided to homeschool DD!...
Forum: Gardening   04-01-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By MrsAprilMay
IME, tomatoes do really well in containers. I...

IME, tomatoes do really well in containers. I think you could get 3 in a larger container.

I think it's also a good idea to move the lettuce to something more shallow. Kale would do well....
Forum: Gardening   02-07-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,314
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I wanted to bump this up. What a great thread! ...

I wanted to bump this up. What a great thread!

Also, I found a method of making seed starting pots out of newspaper. Check out this blog...
Forum: Gardening   02-03-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Bumping up. I don't think I want any dried...

Bumping up. I don't think I want any dried beans, just the fresh ones.
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   02-03-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,099
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Aw, thanks!...

Aw, thanks! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

We're in Kettering. We wouldn't have to notify this year, but if we don't and change our minds next year then she'd have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-22-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By MrsAprilMay
You can also look for great deals on bulk spices...

You can also look for great deals on bulk spices or dry bean/lentils. If you want to make your own tabbouleh then look for cracked wheat or bulgur. You just soak that in water and then mix it with...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-19-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,099
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Hi everyone! I haven't been around here...

Hi everyone!

I haven't been around here much because I've been getting my internet fix on facebook. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

Things are going well. I've...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-19-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 732
Posted By MrsAprilMay
He knew I was drained from a late night with DS...

He knew I was drained from a late night with DS so when we stopped for gas this morning while running errands he got a coffee for me. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Gardening   01-04-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I found a couple old closed threads about these...

I found a couple old closed threads about these with people saying that they planned to try them. Any luck?

My DH's family loves to bake fresh garbanzos with olive oil, salt and pepper. They are...
Forum: Gardening   01-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,423
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I don't know if it's been posted here or not,...

I don't know if it's been posted here or not, but the Future of Food movie is on hulu.com so you can watch it online for free. It explains some of the Monsanto stuff for those who don't know.
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Forum: The Mindful Home   12-31-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By MrsAprilMay
I've heard of women who wash all their woolies...

I've heard of women who wash all their woolies in the washing machine. They just fill it with water on the final rinse of the gentle cycle, add the wool wash and let it agitate for a few seconds...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-31-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By MrsAprilMay
My DH actually showed me the concept of saving...

My DH actually showed me the concept of saving glass jars from tomato sauce ect. to reuse as storage. I used to buy tupperware and then toss it when it started to get yucky. You know, starting to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Quote: Originally Posted by 2cutiekitties...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cutiekitties http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14859625)
There is a really cute book called what...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-31-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,584
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Glad it's not a mistake, but I too am wondering...

Glad it's not a mistake, but I too am wondering why you don't get any of it. I mean, you're married and it's in the bank. Enjoy your new windows, though....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-31-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By MrsAprilMay
How about knitting in the round? I made a snake...

How about knitting in the round? I made a snake (http://knitting.about.com/od/patternsfortoys/p/round_snake.htm) for my DD as my stepping out project. I wouldn't recommend it. 4 stitches divided on...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-31-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Super cute! I wish I'd learned how to knit when...

Super cute! I wish I'd learned how to knit when DS was younger. I think he's too big for those now.

MK - You did an awesome job! I love your colors and the expression is priceless!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   12-02-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,591
Posted By MrsAprilMay
Congratulations so everyone who participated and...

Congratulations so everyone who participated and especially those of us who won! It really is like a marathon. I do want to finish. I'm about 2/3 through the first draft. I don't know if I'll finish...
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