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Forum: Homebirth   10-25-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,221
Posted By zebrachick83
I was blissfully unaware of this during my first...

I was blissfully unaware of this during my first pregnancy, so I went to the sub shop across the street from where I worked twice a week. I learned about listerosis during my second pregnancy and I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-17-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By zebrachick83
I've been in a hurry to get "back out there"...

I've been in a hurry to get "back out there" after my other deliveries. This one, though, will be our last, and I think I'd like to spend several weeks just at home with her and our other kids so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,722
Posted By zebrachick83
Hi! I'd like to join you guys! We have a...

Hi! I'd like to join you guys! We have a surprise babe on the way and we're up to our eyeballs in CC debt. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/2whistle.gif I'd like to find a way to sell our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,932
Posted By zebrachick83
Hey! My name's Selena and I'm a WAHM to three...

Hey! My name's Selena and I'm a WAHM to three littles. Our oldest is a 6 yo girl and she's homeschooled. The two youngest are boys, aged 2 and 1. I am a fellow Amazon junkie. I got eight - count...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,086
Posted By zebrachick83
Just piping in to say that I work from home and...

Just piping in to say that I work from home and that's the only way it's possible for us to homeschool. DH doesn't make a whole lot (for three kids at least), but my extra income makes all the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By zebrachick83
Thanks for these resources ladies! I was on the...

Thanks for these resources ladies! I was on the verge of enrolling DD in school today and I completely forgot about online lessons! That's why you can't make decisions emotionally.......
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-01-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,991
Posted By zebrachick83
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicalMeg...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicalMeg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15583841)
I have found more and more that the more...
Forum: Unschooling   10-15-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By zebrachick83
Definitely lite unschoolers here. Right now, we...

Definitely lite unschoolers here. Right now, we don't use curriculum, of course, but I do limit screen time, enforce bedtimes, introduce new concepts and direct learning. My kids are 6, 2 and 1, so...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By zebrachick83
At times like this, I just smile and walk away....

At times like this, I just smile and walk away. Otherwise, I can get very heated. So many people associate "good parenting" with public or private school that they can't process a parent who would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,505
Posted By zebrachick83
It definitely depends on the state. Here in GA,...

It definitely depends on the state. Here in GA, it's not that strict. We received WIC for two years and I wasn't working at all. We were homeschooling and that was no issue. It was just a pain to go...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By zebrachick83
Thanks for posting this list. I'd like to teach...

Thanks for posting this list. I'd like to teach DD to sew and doing it to help others is a great way to get started. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-06-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By zebrachick83
That is awesome. I would have never thought it...

That is awesome. I would have never thought it was coffee filters. Love it! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By zebrachick83
Wow. I don't know any "friend" who would talk to...

Wow. I don't know any "friend" who would talk to me like that. That is just rude.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif SAHMs and WAHMs who homeschool are already expected to...
Forum: Job Opportunities   10-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,249
Posted By zebrachick83
Mahalo.com, an online information site, is...

Mahalo.com, an online information site, is currently hiring part time and full time writers to cover a variety of topics. Guides can make as much as $1800 a month and do not need to be experienced...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By zebrachick83
I felt like this too, especially since we had a...

I felt like this too, especially since we had a 3 year gap between our first and second and then only a 1 year gap between our second and third. I have all these great plans and hopes, but Mama is...
Forum: Unschooling   10-01-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,539
Posted By zebrachick83
I'm a very relaxed homeschooling mom and I'm...

I'm a very relaxed homeschooling mom and I'm leaning toward unschooling, but I'm worried about testing. Here in GA, we have to do standardized tests every 3 years starting in 3rd grade. We don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By zebrachick83
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15897929)
My 6 year old son does 1/2 hour of school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-30-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By zebrachick83
Quote: Originally Posted by MrsJewelsRae...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsJewelsRae http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15898963)
Also, don't let non homeschoolers tell...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By zebrachick83
Big hugs, mama! I had this same concern with...

Big hugs, mama! I had this same concern with K-12 and decided not to do it for that reason. Even with the complete curriculum workbook we picked up for first grade, we are skipping a lot of the...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-16-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By zebrachick83
Hi Ladies! Sorry I'm so late finding this...

Hi Ladies! Sorry I'm so late finding this thread, but I'm a fellow web content writer and homeschooling mamma to three. I've been accepted at Demand, but I haven't actually written anything there...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-14-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By zebrachick83
Great ideas! I think we'll do a hybrid of these....

Great ideas! I think we'll do a hybrid of these. We're starting 1st grade on September 1 with our oldest, so we're giving her a stuffed backpack (wrapped, of course) the night before and we'll take...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-19-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By zebrachick83
I just made mine today. I have more things I...

I just made mine today. I have more things I want to add to it, but the printer ran out of ink. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I'm a little bit of a Type A....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-19-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By zebrachick83
"Other" schoolers here. This is our dd's first...

"Other" schoolers here. This is our dd's first actual year this fall, since she'll be turning 6 in November. But our schedule is going to be the following:

November - April: Full School...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-08-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By zebrachick83
I'm not a devoted CM'er, but I do like the...

I'm not a devoted CM'er, but I do like the learning approach. We use elements of it in our homeschool - copywork, narration, living books, art, nature study, etc. I particularly like the aspect of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-17-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,890
Posted By zebrachick83
In the same emotional place as you OP. We're not...

In the same emotional place as you OP. We're not strapped, but we just came through a difficult period and things are starting to steady a bit. This will be the first time in our marriage where we...
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