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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By AAK
That would bug me too. Our primary leader...

That would bug me too.

Our primary leader did an incentive thing too for uniform wearing, but it is much simpler. If they wear their uniform, they get a small candy (like a tootsie roll) and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By AAK
Or, having a nightly read aloud as part of their...

Or, having a nightly read aloud as part of their bedtime routine. Our read alouds used to always be "mom's choice" because I was trying to find something that would be interesting and appropriate...
Forum: Allergies   10-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By AAK
I agree with what sweet silver said. My middle...

I agree with what sweet silver said. My middle child was "intolerant" or "sensitive" to dairy--eliminating it was amazing. The difference was noticeable in a few days. Everything was better within...
Forum: Allergies   10-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By AAK
wheat and gluten questions

I am working on figuring some things out. Currently, I have determined that I can not eat wheat any longer. It has very specific problems for me. I am not sure if it is the wheat or the gluten. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By AAK
We don't use smartphones here. It isn't that we...

We don't use smartphones here. It isn't that we wouldn't find them useful, but we don't find them necessary. There are things that we would rather spend our money on. We do have pay as you go...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By AAK
That sounds like a lot of fun. In our...

That sounds like a lot of fun.

In our council, there are a couple people that are usually available to do the traing stuff on our schedule. We couldn't ever get the stepping out/camping out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By AAK
Sweetsilver, We recently did a small gathering...

Sweetsilver,
We recently did a small gathering for recruiting. We are full for the brownie level, but the other levels have space. Interested parties could come and see what was planned without...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By AAK
I replied last night to one of the threads and it...

I replied last night to one of the threads and it seems to be lost. When I have more time, I will try again.

Amy
Forum: Unschooling   10-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By AAK
I can compare Saxon and Singapore, but I haven't...

I can compare Saxon and Singapore, but I haven't used JUMP.

Saxon is a tight spiral. This means they will work on subtraction one day, addition the next, and perhaps multiplication on the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By AAK
My kids homeschool, so we don't pack lunches...

My kids homeschool, so we don't pack lunches much. However, we often pack a dinner for our oldest (she dances a lot!) and once a week we need to pack her a lunch. We frequently make use of a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By AAK
This year I have my 9th grader doing a more...

This year I have my 9th grader doing a more formal curriculum for English/language arts than we have in the past. Prior to this year we read for fun and wrote occasionally. We used Easy Grammar for...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By AAK
I did pretty well yesterday. I had an oops when...

I did pretty well yesterday. I had an oops when my dd was baking a cake and I swiped a bit of batter without thinking. (dang! wheat and sugar)
I am on day two.
I had plain yogurt with a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By AAK
Since my first attempt, I got on the ball and did...

Since my first attempt, I got on the ball and did several days in a row. In fact, I have lost about 13 pounds. This last weekend, I got off track, and I have been struggling to get back. I will...
Forum: Unschooling   09-13-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By AAK
How about homesteading style activities. I take...

How about homesteading style activities. I take my kids to pick apples and they help me make sauce. They always help with the other canning/preserving too. I used to be a rarity, no one else...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,302
Posted By AAK
The accident sounds terrible, but what I quoted...

The accident sounds terrible, but what I quoted sounds positive. Has your son been doing better on the meds? I am hoping that if he is capable of waiting on her and taking care of her, that it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By AAK
I don't have a first grader anymore. However, my...

I don't have a first grader anymore. However, my favorite thing for social studies in the early grades is to pick a country for each month. Then, go to the library and get a "true" book about the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,302
Posted By AAK
I am glad to hear that everyone is fine. When it...

I am glad to hear that everyone is fine. When it rains, it pours. . . hopefully you will look back at 2014 and fondly remember it as a year that made you stronger and closer as a family.

Amy
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,302
Posted By AAK
I think that is the most normal part of your...

I think that is the most normal part of your lives right now! :wink:


Amy
Forum: Women's Health   09-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By AAK
Unhappy Constipation

I have never suffered from constipation. . . until now. I want to know a safe way to make things move again. I eat a lot of veggies, some fruit, and I drink a lot of water. I recently got rid of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By AAK
--National says, "It's boring? Customize!"-- ...

--National says, "It's boring? Customize!"--

Yep, I took that perhaps further than they intended with the statement. I look in the leader's guide and find the page that says how each part of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-06-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By AAK
I agree with what everyone else has mentioned. ...

I agree with what everyone else has mentioned. We did that stuff, but to my dd that was how life was. My youngest really wanted school books at that age. I ended up using the earlybird...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,302
Posted By AAK
How is the girlfriend doing? I imagine that the...

How is the girlfriend doing? I imagine that the seizures are causing her stress as well. Has she seen a doctor/midwife yet? Is she taking care of herself--it is easy to forget about yourself when...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,302
Posted By AAK
Gosh, if it is epilepsy, I would want to know why...

Gosh, if it is epilepsy, I would want to know why it never happened before? I know almost nothing about it though, so I would have lots of questions. All the people that I know with it have had it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,101
Posted By AAK
In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I...

In regards to my 8 yr old, I marked two. I goofed though--it should be 3 or 4 depending on how you count things. She does soccer (spring/fall) which practices twice a week and has games on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-31-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By AAK
That sounds terrible. I hope things get better...

That sounds terrible. I hope things get better soon. Has your husband always been like that? If not, is it possible that he suffers from depression? If you were to contact your family overseas,...
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