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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-23-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
Posted By ebethmom
My kids just started in public schools this year...

My kids just started in public schools this year in 5th grade (Middle School here) and 2nd grade.  We had homeschooled up until our move here.  The early start times have been a huge adjustment. ...
Forum: Learning at School   09-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,027
Posted By ebethmom
How is school going for your daughter?   ...

How is school going for your daughter?
 
We've had some big changes recently and my kids just transitioned from homeschooling to public school.  So far it's going really well!
 
My daughter (2nd...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 424
Posted By ebethmom
I have two brothers and a stepsister.  I love...

I have two brothers and a stepsister.  I love them and I love spending time with them.  My stepsister lives halfway across the country, so we only see each other twice a year.  It's never enough! ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 864
Posted By ebethmom
I know that my 10 year old son was a newborn...

I know that my 10 year old son was a newborn when I first came to MDC.  I remember having to join twice, so that must have been the crash.  Everything from that time is clouded by that dense...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 8,561
Posted By ebethmom
A nap!!   I organized my head for the...

A nap!!
 
I organized my head for the upcoming workweek, finalized details with our accompanist, and fed myself healthy food.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-05-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 157
Posted By ebethmom
I hope that WA works out for you!  Crane appears...

I hope that WA works out for you!  Crane appears to be in the middle of nowhere. 
 
 
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-04-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By ebethmom
How is WW going for you?  I just rejoined last...

How is WW going for you?  I just rejoined last week.  The last time I went to WW faithfully, I lost 65 pounds.  That was back in 2002 - 2003.  Then I had another baby and gained all of that back...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,553
Posted By ebethmom
I agree with the PP's - treat her words as just...

I agree with the PP's - treat her words as just babble, and look into childcare arrangements while you are there. 
 
It does sound like it's worth sticking to the agreement.  If that land is close...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By ebethmom
Hi Marissa!  I have two Beyond Five in a Row...

Hi Marissa!  I have two Beyond Five in a Row volumes, but we haven't used them yet.  My dd is still in FIAR, and my son is doing other homeschool things right now.  Have you visited the FIAR...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   08-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,774
Posted By ebethmom
We just got home from Institute last night.  We...

We just got home from Institute last night.  We came home to a boatload of b.s., and it makes me long for a life at Institute!  I'm always sad to reenter the outside world, and the transition is...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,774
Posted By ebethmom
This thread has been quiet all summer.  Did...

This thread has been quiet all summer.  Did anyone go to Institute this summer?  I'm getting ready to go for a teacher training course next week, then my husband will drive our kids up and meet me...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   05-27-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ebethmom
We see Dr. Saifullah.  Dr. Berkhahn used to...

We see Dr. Saifullah.  Dr. Berkhahn used to practice in the same office, but has since moved to Louisville.  Too bad for us - we really liked Dr. Chris. 
 
To be honest, the issue of my kids'...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By ebethmom
Our line-up will be a continuation of this...

Our line-up will be a continuation of this year's work:
 
Five in a Row
Singapore Math (2A/B)
Explode the Code
Violin
 
And we'll add Growing with Grammar to the daily mix.
 
Hopefully dh...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,347
Posted By ebethmom
I think of them as dh's family.  I am much more...

I think of them as dh's family.  I am much more comfortable with a fair amount of distance between them and myself.  Their brand of crazy feels unsafe to me.  I never thought I would feel this way...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-19-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,079
Posted By ebethmom
Usually I shower or bathe every other day.  On...

Usually I shower or bathe every other day.  On the days that I don't take time for a shower, I wash my hair under the tub faucet.  Now that I'm addicted to Lush, I shower and bathe more often!  I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 405
Posted By ebethmom
Our AC goes on when it gets to the upper 70's in...

Our AC goes on when it gets to the upper 70's in the house.  Our part of the world is HORRIBLE for allergies, and my dh and ds suffer greatly every Spring.  Open windows are just not an option.  As...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,047
Posted By ebethmom
Glad it worked out!  Eating from real plates...

Glad it worked out!  Eating from real plates with real silverware is so much nicer than plastic. 
 
Food tastes better on real plates.  The Chick Fil A in our town just started serving salads in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 831
Posted By ebethmom
You have to check out Time for Three.  Three...

You have to check out Time for Three.  Three virtuosic, classically trained musicians who play SO many styles (two violins and a bass).  They are truly fantastic!!  They have two pop tunes on their...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,411
Posted By ebethmom
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 727
Posted By ebethmom
How do you get your nails to look like that? ...

How do you get your nails to look like that?  That's so cool!  I can't ever go that fancy, since my nails have to be super short to play viola and violin.  It's such a shame.  I have fast-growing,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By ebethmom
We used to live across the street from a Zoo. ...

We used to live across the street from a Zoo.  The peacocks loved to come to our yard to eat the Oak seed whirlybirds. Sometimes they would wander up onto our front porch.  Our cat was NOT a fan! ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-08-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By ebethmom
Okay, okay.  I won't write the...

Okay, okay.  I won't write the snotty-yet-truthful RSVP.  I did just get an invitation to her shower.  I'll get to see some of my family there.
 
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,170
Posted By ebethmom
One of my first cousins is getting married this...

One of my first cousins is getting married this June.  I had actually been looking forward to her wedding until the invitation came.   Children under 10 are not invited, and my kids are 9 and 6. ...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   04-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,083
Posted By ebethmom
I was going to suggest the Gap outlet, too.  We...

I was going to suggest the Gap outlet, too.  We lived up there when I was pregnant with my dd.  I bought a whole bunch of clothes there for next to nothing.  The $5 pair of leather maternity pants...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,046
Posted By ebethmom
That would not be a problem!  My professional...

That would not be a problem!  My professional equipment is *so* expensive.  I'm saving for something that costs about $6000.  I'm halfway there.  All birthday and Christmas money goes towards that...
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