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Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By racheleuphoria
I'm so sorry to hear that.  I don't say it...

I'm so sorry to hear that.  I don't say it serves you right.  It's a bummer all the way around. I think TTC is one of the only times when being an optimist becomes a liability.  I have the same...
Forum: Homeschooling   07-28-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By racheleuphoria
This item is sold.  Thanks!  

This item is sold.  Thanks!
 
Forum: Homeschooling   05-20-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By racheleuphoria
Here is what I have from the Kindergarten...

Here is what I have from the Kindergarten package:

Books:
Teaching Guides I, II and III.
The Enki homeschool workbooks
Learning through movement: Seasons and skills
Learning through movement:...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By racheleuphoria
The bottom line is that only you know what is...

The bottom line is that only you know what is best for your family.  It doesn't sound like YOU are questioning your decision one bit.  Maybe you need some one-liners to get them off your back?  I'm...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By racheleuphoria
I second the Einstein book.  It's so good!  I...

I second the Einstein book.  It's so good!  I also agree that now is a great time to investigate all your options and try to get a feel for what style fits your family.  That's a big project, so if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By racheleuphoria
Welcome to homeschooling!  I totally sympathize...

Welcome to homeschooling!  I totally sympathize with how overwhelming it all is at the beginning. So many choices and you just want to jump in because it's so much to take on in figuring it out.  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 23,345
Posted By racheleuphoria
When I was choosing resources for my daughter's...

When I was choosing resources for my daughter's 1st grade Waldorf year, I bought several different sets of stuff used through the Waldorf yahoo group that sells lots of used Waldorf resources.  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-07-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By racheleuphoria
Yes, I do! I am a quilter and blogger, so I do...

Yes, I do! I am a quilter and blogger, so I do some of these things on homeschooling days (during rest time or after they go to bed, mainly) and also have dedicated work days on Monday and...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-12-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By racheleuphoria
I'm hoping you can give me some perspective...

I'm hoping you can give me some perspective here.  My son daytime potty trained pretty easy, around 3 years old.  And, at 3 years old when we were potty training, he also suddenly stopped wetting...
Forum: Waldorf   04-27-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By racheleuphoria
Yes, what he PP said is a VERY good idea. Spend...

Yes, what he PP said is a VERY good idea. Spend your money on an inspiring Waldorf resource for yourself. That will go a long way!
Forum: Waldorf   04-26-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By racheleuphoria
I like your question and completely understand...

I like your question and completely understand the "emotional" aspect of 4.5 year old girls (mine is 5.5 now). But, I'm sitting here trying to think of our top 3 and I keep thinking of things that...
Forum: Waldorf   04-26-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By racheleuphoria
Yes, I agree Enki's restrictive selling approach...

Yes, I agree Enki's restrictive selling approach is the only thing I don't like about their materials.
Forum: Waldorf   04-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By racheleuphoria
I started using Enki K this last fall with my...

I started using Enki K this last fall with my then older 4-year-old. We'll use Enki K this next year too, when she's in official K. I don't think the stories would have been as appropriat to her...
Forum: Waldorf   02-04-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,544
Posted By racheleuphoria
When my DD was four, I gave her burlap on...

When my DD was four, I gave her burlap on embroidery hoops and embroidery floss to play with. She used a very blunt needle and made designs of her choosing, learning how to judge distance and the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By racheleuphoria
Hmm... I spent about $200 on my first machine,...

Hmm... I spent about $200 on my first machine, which I love. It is the sears brand, which is made by Janome (one of the more respected brands). Other experienced sewers of 4+ years have envied my...
Forum: TV-Free   01-25-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By racheleuphoria
Wow, I guess I'm pretty different. We've been TV...

Wow, I guess I'm pretty different. We've been TV free for 1.5 years for our kids, but not for ourselves. My DH and I watch TV after the kids go to sleep, several times each week (my DH watches...
Forum: TV-Free   01-25-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By racheleuphoria
Some great points have already been made. Here's...

Some great points have already been made. Here's one more thing to think about... you probably like the idea of her being inspired and drawn to books long-term, right? You definitely don't feel that...
Forum: Waldorf   01-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By racheleuphoria
What excellent, excellent responses! I'd just...

What excellent, excellent responses! I'd just like to add that you can always "try out" homeschooling that K year and change your mind, enrolling her in either program mid-year. As such, you'll have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 23,345
Posted By racheleuphoria
Chrissy, I think this is a pretty common tension...

Chrissy, I think this is a pretty common tension to feel with your kindy-aged child who has recently been removed from preschool. I struggled with this last year when my then 4-year-old (who had...
Forum: Waldorf   01-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By racheleuphoria
Paniscus, I agree with you that the foundation...

Paniscus, I agree with you that the foundation guides aren't easy reading. I too plan to reread them at some point now that I've been using the materials for awhile and understand what I like to do...
Forum: Waldorf   01-18-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By racheleuphoria
To be honest, I don't "do" Waldorf holidays at...

To be honest, I don't "do" Waldorf holidays at all. Enki doesn't incoporate the traditional Waldorf holidays. They assume that you have your own holidays and that everyone's will differ...
Forum: Waldorf   01-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By racheleuphoria
Quote: Originally Posted by zoebird...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zoebird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14944224)
is enki a different theory or a waldorf...
Forum: Waldorf   01-16-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,855
Posted By racheleuphoria
This time last year, when my daughter was four,...

This time last year, when my daughter was four, I was really passionate about previewing and choosing curriculum for the future. I bought Christopherus K and 1st grade, as well as Live Ed's first...
Forum: Waldorf   01-14-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By racheleuphoria
Everyone is giving good advice about skipping or...

Everyone is giving good advice about skipping or shortening the nap and working for an early bedtime. I totally agree! In our house, we replace the nap with a rest time just after lunch. The kids...
Forum: Waldorf   01-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,928
Posted By racheleuphoria
Quote: Originally Posted by Gunter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14703189)
recently, i covered the bookcases with fabric...
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