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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-05-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By spruce
Hi! Totally doable. I homeschooled my...

Hi! Totally doable.

I homeschooled my daughters (many moons ago) in an 18x20 cabin with no running water. :-)

1) Make sure you give away or sell anything you don't use regularly or really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By spruce
We don't have any issues so far with the...

We don't have any issues so far with the glassware or the burner.  :)  I love your homemade ideas, too!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By spruce
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/1389612/chemistry-kit/0_50#post_17457861)
 spruce - really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By spruce
We are using Thames and Kosmos Chem C3000.  It...

We are using Thames and Kosmos Chem C3000.  It is our "fun" science, and my 12 yo especially loves it.
 
As for books or texts...things like Steve Spangler's "Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes" are...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By spruce
Oh, fillyjonk, I thought you were looking for an...

Oh, fillyjonk, I thought you were looking for an organizational tool for reading by age or by subject?  Looks like bookhing is more like Little Free Libraries, which really interests me also.
 
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By spruce
i don't have any recommendations, but I am also...

i don't have any recommendations, but I am also interested in replies here. 
 
My 12 yo and 9yo sons read like I do...whatever is in front of them....:)  so I hope to help them organize their...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-07-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By spruce
:hug    Today is our 3rd daughter's 18th...

:hug 
 
Today is our 3rd daughter's 18th birthday.  EIGHTEEN.  Believe, me, I know the "I blinked" feeling!
 
Hug him a little harder...my 12 yo son just started being physically standoffish if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By spruce
Thanks for the Bravewriter tip!  I love the idea...

Thanks for the Bravewriter tip!  I love the idea of poetry teas...and I think my kidlets will love it as well.  :)
 
My 9yo is  a dedicated fable writer...he loves to write that one type of story,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-23-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By spruce
Hi, Rainbow.    I want to preface this by...

Hi, Rainbow. 
 
I want to preface this by saying I am not a whole-life Waldorf homeschooler.  We tried full-on Waldorf last year and it was a bit much for me...but we use a lot of the styles of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-19-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AAK http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 961
Posted By spruce
My babies don't follow this pattern. They have...

My babies don't follow this pattern. They have been:

Girl, 6 lbs, 11 oz, 3 days past EDD

Girl, 8 lbs, 0 oz., 21 days (yep, 21), past EDD

Boy, 7 lbs 10 oz, 10 days past EDD

Boy, 8 lbs 7...
Forum: Homebirth   12-04-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363237/apparently-im-high-risk/0_50#post_17157748)

That...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By spruce
Is this just celebrities as in actresses/actors,...

Is this just celebrities as in actresses/actors, etc., or do you mean celebrities like people Mothering parents read about and follow up on because of parenting issues?

I'd like to hear more from...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366760/what-do-you-think-of-this-name/0_50#post_17154506)

Nope. Loading...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By spruce
As to cost, obviously it varies. I got...

As to cost, obviously it varies. I got distracted while chatting with my midwives and had a blood draw done for basic tests without really asking what they were testing for...

...result, a bill...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-25-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By spruce
Absolutely you should!

Absolutely you should!
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By spruce
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

As someone who has had asthma since childhood, and who has a child with asthma, I sympathize with your predicament.

Just a few thoughts, from...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-06-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By spruce
We still homeschool our 17, 11, almost 9 and...

We still homeschool our 17, 11, almost 9 and almost 7 year olds. Since we live in interior Alaska, it's a little tougher for us to get everyone out of state, but we have tons of good travel...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-11-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
We have about 36F right now, down to about 34F...

We have about 36F right now, down to about 34F at night. My carnations and hanging lobelia still look grat, as do my daughter's really large daisies. Other than that, are garden is kaput. The trees,...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by happyblessedmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-07-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alaskanewbie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn/0_50#post_17101361)...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-04-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by happyblessedmama http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn/0_50#post_17096957)

I'm...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   09-02-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rik-E http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361827/alaskan-mamas-falling-into-autumn/0_50#post_17091736)

I...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-28-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By spruce
Are there any of us left here?  Hellloooooooo? ...

Are there any of us left here?  Hellloooooooo?  I know summer gets us all off our keyboards and out into the gardens (yay!), but it's freezing here right now and I miss you all!
 
We're gearing up...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By spruce
Wow, G!  Where's this one?  I love the floor...

Wow, G!  Where's this one?  I love the floor layout, and am jealous!  My days in a dry cabin were one-room, with two littles and jug water for dishes. ;) 
 
Take care and happy purging!
 
love,...
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