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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,213
Posted By jeteaa
quality socialization?

Requarding elementary age kids, during what type of activites have your dc had the best socialization experiences with peers ?
In our early hs years ( k, 1st) there was a plethora of age...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By jeteaa
I highly recommend the Victoria Clipper (the...

I highly recommend the Victoria Clipper (the foot ferry Seattle to Victoria). The train is nice as well. Amtrak cascade route. crossing boarder by car is sometimes very very long wait (3-4 hrs) LOTS...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-07-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By jeteaa
I always try to keep in mind that kids are ever...

I always try to keep in mind that kids are ever changing and at this moment your kid may be sweet and a good influence on your cousins kids, but in a few years who knows, your kid may pick up a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By jeteaa
Do you invite them over or do they just show up?...

Do you invite them over or do they just show up? my sugestion would be you need to invite them over with a themed purpose. Such as"you are invited over to our house to have a fun hour of making...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By jeteaa
In regards to fb and extended family... Its more...

In regards to fb and extended family... Its more an issue of someone posting something about a get together or BIG news and wondering WHY was my family not invited or WHY didn't we hear about this...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By jeteaa
The school fines was just an example I heard...

The school fines was just an example I heard about yesterday that reinforces the overall trend I keep seeing. It was not the basis of my post. I have two dds close in age. They have been raised IMO...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By jeteaa
I think that in years past kids naughty behavior...

I think that in years past kids naughty behavior was thought of as "kids will be kids" or at least that what the grandparent generations seems to say. However now I am constantly reading and hearing...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 219
Posted By jeteaa
Depends on what kind of beach. So Cali beach?...

Depends on what kind of beach. So Cali beach? NO. North Cali beach? yes. 
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-29-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By jeteaa
Try not to blame it on "those kids who are sent...

Try not to blame it on "those kids who are sent to school sick". Most of the time people are contagious even before symptoms of the illness are present. I assume you are doing all you can as a...
Forum: Learning at School   05-29-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By jeteaa
I love that education reform is talked about....

I love that education reform is talked about. What I find extremely frustrating is that I am raising kids RIGHT NOW. And I want whats best for my kids RIGHT NOW. At the rate reform is happening we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By jeteaa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Daffodil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381321/having-a-low-hs-moment#post_17325693)

Well, here are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By jeteaa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fillyjonk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381321/having-a-low-hs-moment#post_17327429)

so glad to hear...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By jeteaa
Luckily I am not in such a low hs moment...

Luckily I am not in such a low hs moment anymore. I talked to some ps parents and although they all had wonderful things to say about their child's ps, it kind of seemed forced. Like "look on the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By jeteaa
Miranda, I never really though if it that way,...

Miranda, I never really though if it that way, one foot in one foot out... I know many hsers who this seem to learn well both in classes and at home. However, my dc especially dd2 really associate...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By jeteaa
My 2 dc 6 and 8 yrs old are enrolled in a PPP w/...

My 2 dc 6 and 8 yrs old are enrolled in a PPP w/ the public school district. So they go to classes 2 days a week, 5 hrs each day. The other 3 days of the school week they go to art class and hs...
Forum: Unschooling   03-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By jeteaa
To sum it up as simply as possible, unschooling...

To sum it up as simply as possible, unschooling for our family is: having numerous learning materials around the house, going on field trips, watching discovery and history channel, playing games...
Forum: Parenting   02-26-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
  WWYD?
Views: 269
Posted By jeteaa
My kids are at the age now where we are...

My kids are at the age now where we are comfortable with them going on outings or sleep overs with friends/family who we trust. A situation has come up where I'm not sure how to feel or what to do....
Forum: Meal Planning   02-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By jeteaa
My dh has always been allergic to dairy. Before...

My dh has always been allergic to dairy. Before kids, we mainly cooked dinner together and substituting diary was not difficult. At that time he would eat soy based substitutions. Fast forward 10...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By jeteaa
I was just thinking about this. I went to turn...

I was just thinking about this. I went to turn my cell phone off last night, like I always do, and I had this feeling that maybe I should keep it because a friend would be texting me for a favor....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-24-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By jeteaa
We have a similar contract on land. The key is...

We have a similar contract on land. The key is that you need a reputable middle man/company to hold the title. If the owner hold the title, you are just renting it, and will have to have "faith"...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-19-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By jeteaa
Many grandparents send gifts/money/cards to...

Many grandparents send gifts/money/cards to grandchildren out of obligation, and the grandchildren know this. Hey, they may not even want or need a gift from the GP. The grandchild is probably tying...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By jeteaa
It has worked out OK for us. We make the entire...

It has worked out OK for us. We make the entire month of December special with getting a tree in the national forest. Making lots of home made gifts, decorating the house with lights etc. The only...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 967
Posted By jeteaa
I buy all my and my dc clothes at the...

I buy all my and my dc clothes at the consignment stores or goodwill. And I'm just fine with not having new clothes. But shoes is something I kind of like new, so they mold to my feet... I would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 680
Posted By jeteaa
I live where all your fellow BC neighbors are...

I live where all your fellow BC neighbors are shopping and creating all this debt. Our medium sized town in OVER RUN with BC shoppers. If you look at the license plates of cars at at big box store...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By jeteaa
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 4evermom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367945/i-dread-the-holidays#post_17169278)

Many people don't...
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