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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By blue heron
I'm looking for math resources for my 9yo.  He's...

I'm looking for math resources for my 9yo.  He's very smart and very resistant to being "taught" anything.  He really wants to figure things out on his own.  He would enjoy fun videos, kahn academy...
Forum: Unschooling   01-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By blue heron
I'm curious about how this happens.  I'm a...

I'm curious about how this happens.  I'm a pretty good speller, learn things easily visually, read a lot, was forced to do all those spelling tests in school.  Recently I heard some very mainstream...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-10-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By blue heron
Where can I get pajama's that aren't treated...

Where can I get pajama's that aren't treated with the fire retardant chemicals with out spending a lot of money?
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By blue heron
I'm looking for reviews of growler tapes and...

I'm looking for reviews of growler tapes and boomerang radio.
Are they good, what is the content like?
Are there others that are similar to these?
I'd be particularly interested in ones that are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By blue heron
I'm sure this had been discussed here before,...

I'm sure this had been discussed here before, but...
 
I'm looking for ideas of things to put in a pinata.
My boys are turning 5 and 8 and we're having a science themed birthday party for them....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By blue heron
  The book about the donut machine is Homer...


The book about the donut machine is Homer Price by Robert McCloskey who wrote Make Way for Ducklings.  It's a great book.
 
Another one we loved was paddle to the sea by Holling Clancy Holling.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-31-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By blue heron
Any suggestions of good places to take our boys...

Any suggestions of good places to take our boys fishing in the general woodstock area?

I guess our main requirement is likelihood of actually catching something.

We've always vacationed there,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-31-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By blue heron
We love Sweet Sue's on Main Street in Phoenicia...

We love Sweet Sue's on Main Street in Phoenicia for breakfast. Phoenicia is a great little town, it's fun to walk along the main drag and the Esopus creek is right there.

If you're train fans...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By blue heron
We need info about how to tell if cork floor is...

We need info about how to tell if cork floor is green. I read in an article somewhere that some cork floor is made with nasty stuff (formaldahyde maybe?) and so you have to be careful where you get...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   06-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By blue heron
We're spending a week in july with my extended...

We're spending a week in july with my extended family on the Little Choptank.
I'd love any advice on fun things to do with little ones, we have a 7 yo and a 4 yo, and their cousins will be with us...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-22-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By blue heron
HELP!!!! My just turned 4 yo son poops in his...

HELP!!!!
My just turned 4 yo son poops in his pants, or on the floor or in the pool, wherever he is, doesn't seem to care.
He hasn't worn diapers for about a year, maybe longer, most of the time...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-21-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By blue heron
Please tell me your favorite laundry soap...

Please tell me your favorite laundry soap recipes.
I do have a front loading washer, so it needs to work for that.
tia.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-14-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By blue heron
Well, my niece was born yesterday. ...

Well, my niece was born yesterday.
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And my boys got to visit her in the hospital,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By blue heron
My SIL had a little girl this afternoon. She had...

My SIL had a little girl this afternoon. She had a c-section (planned due to earlier c-section where they had to cut her the "wrong" way) and then they took her away from her for several hours (I...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By blue heron
my SIL has strongly said she does want visitors,...

my SIL has strongly said she does want visitors, especially my boys. She even said she'd claim they were her own kids to get them in. She's her second baby, so she has already done it once, so I...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-11-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By blue heron
Anyone birthed at abington hospital? My SIL is...

Anyone birthed at abington hospital? My SIL is having her baby there and they say the rules are no visitors under 14 yo. I'm wondering how strict they are, my little guys want to meet their new...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By blue heron
I have read nurture shock, and heard him...

I have read nurture shock, and heard him interviewed on npr. That's part of what's inspiring me.
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll get them out of the library.
We're going on vacation this summer...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By blue heron
I'm looking for story books for our guys (6 yo...

I'm looking for story books for our guys (6 yo and 3 yo) that show about racism. We're white and I'd like the subject to come up so we can talk about it. I'm no good at just bringing it up out of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By blue heron
Your six yo did ok with the mindstorm? I have my...

Your six yo did ok with the mindstorm? I have my eye on it, but I thought we might need to wait a couple years.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By blue heron
Our 6 yo is passionate about legos, battlebots,...

Our 6 yo is passionate about legos, battlebots, trains and robots. He builds battlebots out of lego all the time and yesterday he built a little robot out of gears, gears, gears.
I'd like to get...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By blue heron
We have bought several old rusty cast iron pans...

We have bought several old rusty cast iron pans at yard sales. We use a wire grinder wheel on a drill to get all the rust off and then reseason them.
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-16-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By blue heron
Any suggestions? Everyone in my family is sick...

Any suggestions?
Everyone in my family is sick and I'm having an urge to disinfect everything.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-12-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By blue heron
Have you used zulu? It looks like it has more of...

Have you used zulu? It looks like it has more of a selection of things we would watch.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-12-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By blue heron
You know, I think I do mean hulu.com. When I was...

You know, I think I do mean hulu.com. When I was thinking about it earlier today, zulu is what came to mind, and if you type it in, it's a very similar thing. I wonder if it's a scam.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-12-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By blue heron
We don't have cable, I'm too cheap to pay for...

We don't have cable, I'm too cheap to pay for it. And it's a slippery slope for us, watching more and more. We mostly watch DVD's. I keep hearing about zulu.com and I'm wondering about it. Please...
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