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Forum: Pets   08-18-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Copper
I have a coonhound "mix" right from the pound as...

I have a coonhound "mix" right from the pound as a puppy. His brother looked like a full blooded black and tan....mine was orange with long hair and blue eyes and sheds terribly (husky/malamute and...
Forum: Pets   08-11-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Copper
I have 3 dogs right now and 2 of them I clean...

I have 3 dogs right now and 2 of them I clean weekly....I have a Chihuahua mix...her ears never seem to get dirty....my big boy is 88 pounds, has floppy ears and needs them done WEEKLY. My little...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-14-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Copper
We have an only she is now 9 and we have...

We have an only she is now 9 and we have homeschooled since K...now going into fourth grade. She likes to be out and about....and sometimes IT IS WORK and time and effort to meet her needs.

She...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Copper
Thanks so much I am not a sophisticated cook and...

Thanks so much I am not a sophisticated cook and we are not vegan.....but I am just thrilled that the household is willing to try something different and this seems to what they are gravitating...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Copper
Kittywitty we are in Williamson....are we...

Kittywitty we are in Williamson....are we neighbors? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif


Dannic--it sounds like you have tons of options that is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Copper
Perhaps I should clarify...I mean...

Perhaps I should clarify...I mean "healthy"/lowfat.....as I am sure in any dish or recipe you can go "overboard" dietary wise -- that is why I am looking for ideas.


hildare -thanks for the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-09-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Copper
I pulled my dd out of K (she was there for 4...

I pulled my dd out of K (she was there for 4 days)...I submitted a letter stating that I was homeschooling according to the IL "requirements" .......handed it in and never looked back. So they have...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Copper
I am really trying to get dh and dd to try...

I am really trying to get dh and dd to try different foods. I was really pleased and surprised that they seem to like this kind of food. I need a kind of simple and low fat/healthy cookbook to help...
Forum: Pets   05-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Copper
Thank you, thankfully puppy is up to date on...

Thank you, thankfully puppy is up to date on shots and my senior dog is up to date ....I am paranoid..years ago when we were first married I had two dogs...puppies Doberman and American Bulldog they...
Forum: Pets   05-13-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Copper
I have 3 dogs....I am concerned about our almost...

I have 3 dogs....I am concerned about our almost 3 year old shelter dog we adopted 2 years ago.....she is a 12 pound Chihuahua mix....she is very sweet, daintly and cat like....she can also be a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-25-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Copper
I sure wish WE were closer....*down in S. IL*...

I sure wish WE were closer....*down in S. IL* the homeschool community is lackluster.
Forum: Pets   03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Copper
How about a guinea pig? We have had one for the...

How about a guinea pig? We have had one for the past few years (even though we have 2 dogs)...our little dog loves to be around the "piggy" the other dog wants nothing to do with it. My dd is almost...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By Copper
We are making a change, we thought we wanted to...

We are making a change, we thought we wanted to "school room" but we still always end up in the living room, dining room, screened in porch or outside when it is nice. My office also has her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,981
Posted By Copper
I get along well with my inlaws and my parents...

I get along well with my inlaws and my parents are 6 hours away. We pulled dd out of K after 4 days, for horrible days. That was what started us on our journey, we were reluctant homeschoolers (dh...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By Copper
I have a gas fireplace..(LOVE THE...

I have a gas fireplace..(LOVE THE REMOTE-something we have both always wanted we splurged on a couple of years ago) I don't have much info to add but I would start calling around and getting several...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-29-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By Copper
You did a great job hope it finds a nice place...

You did a great job hope it finds a nice place in your home, you should be very proud!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-17-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,384
Posted By Copper
Are you self taught? I think you did a great...

Are you self taught? I think you did a great job!!! Do you think maybe using colored pencil would be a good start rather than painting? To me painting is intimidating but I love watercolor pencils,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-29-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 695
Posted By Copper
Right now dd loves R.L. Stine and the Goosebumps...

Right now dd loves R.L. Stine and the Goosebumps series.
We are finishing up Bad Hare Day and next will be Egg Monsters From Mars.

Dd, dh and myself enjoy them we read aloud at night and I have...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-21-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By Copper
Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Pets   07-08-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Copper
Would clipping/trimming her nails be similar to...

Would clipping/trimming her nails be similar to cutting my dog's nails? She has a few that are long and I am just a tad bit nervous and unsure if I need to take her to a vet to have this done. I am...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Copper
We have been homeschooling dd (now 8 - heading...

We have been homeschooling dd (now 8 - heading into "3rd grade") since K. It was more of a homeschooling by default as for some reason I figured oh my God you can't homeschool an only!

I don't...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-22-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By Copper
My dd is 8 and we started hsing in/for "K". We...

My dd is 8 and we started hsing in/for "K".
We are somewhere in between ...I have found that she needs some structure....not too much...but the more lenient and loose I am ....it seems like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,931
Posted By Copper
I have used Abeka in the past but am not sure I...

I have used Abeka in the past but am not sure I will continue with them for Language or not..decisions, decisions!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,931
Posted By Copper
I don't know anyone that uses it either. I...

I don't know anyone that uses it either. I looked at it when we first started for K but did not go with it.

Currently I am looking at and will probably go with Core 1+2 for dd (she is 8) and see...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By Copper
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif sorry for the above rant people...perhaps I should look for a PMS board...
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