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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By ikesmom
I wouldn't worry about it at 2nd grade. She is...

I wouldn't worry about it at 2nd grade. She is still so young. 
 
When I was searching for ways to improve my son's handwriting skills I came across some interesting info about the process of...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By ikesmom
Hi   If you want an open area where things...

Hi
 
If you want an open area where things are accessible maybe a small space like this 
 
 
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/organizing-craft-room 
 
I think you could...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-19-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By ikesmom
So I just finished my 3rd purge of books from...

So I just finished my 3rd purge of books from our homeschool/general reading stash. We never actually furnished our homeschool room..we just put books on the maple stands that dh had used for his...
Forum: Learning at School   07-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,055
Posted By ikesmom
I can post on both I have ds 11 and ds 5...

I can post on both I have ds 11 and ds 5 homeschool and  dd 16 and dd 14 public school.
 
There are pros and cons to both.
I say give your child a choice to choose hs or ps when they are old...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-27-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By ikesmom
Yes..I agree with a little bit of all of it from...

Yes..I agree with a little bit of all of it from everyone because it really depends on where your at and what age your kids are at the time your giving into the decision making.
 
 
My ds is 11...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By ikesmom
? I didn't mean to offend. I just thought that...

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I didn't mean to offend. I just thought that spending time together would open ideas to what they could do for extra activities 
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By ikesmom
It is to hard of a decision and I can see how...

It is to hard of a decision and I can see how you want to give them a chance to have what makes them happy.http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
What if you guys just decide to not...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By ikesmom
You could go either way. I called the district...

You could go either way. I called the district office and scheduled an evaluation for my ds right before his 3rd birthday. I had no idea I would homeschool him at the time. A few years later I had...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-04-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By ikesmom
Sounds like the woman on that forum had a...

Sounds like the woman on that forum had a problem with homeschooling and had something against the family because she wasn't trying to help them. She seemed like she was trying to go against them. I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By ikesmom
I had services through early intervention when...

I had services through early intervention when my son was turning 3. He had speech, occupational therapy, and spent 3 hours a day with aides and therapists in developmental preschool. He also went...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,652
Posted By ikesmom
I think you guys need to focus on getting...

I think you guys need to focus on getting yourselves back on track by taking care of yourselves first. I would stop the online schooling and try to get your house and health in order before you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By ikesmom
We finished Hooked on Phonics K and 1st and...

We finished Hooked on Phonics K and 1st and decided to wait for the 2nd grade level for a little bit. We are just reading for pleasure for the most part. 
 
Sequential Spelling
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By ikesmom
Hit me with your favorite cuisenaire rod games,...

Hit me with your favorite cuisenaire rod games, activities, lessons, uses, whatever you use them for..ect
 
I finally broke down and bought some. I remember moms used to mention them on here often...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,205
Posted By ikesmom
We just use a dish towel and I put the dishes...

We just use a dish towel and I put the dishes away 2 or 3 times a day. I contemplate buying a rack , but haven't because I think the kids would just pile the dishes on it and leave them...
Forum: Women's Health   01-31-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By ikesmom
I know this sounds dumb to say , but try not to...

I know this sounds dumb to say , but try not to freak out that you "have it" because you might not. You are pregnant and your body is not acting normal and birth can do so many things. I had a...
Forum: Women's Health   01-31-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By ikesmom
I don't have any experience with Ayurveda , but...

I don't have any experience with Ayurveda , but your post is very timely for me because my husband has always had problems with small cysts around his lymph area behind his ear. There was also a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By ikesmom
I would give him time to cool down. I don't know...

I would give him time to cool down. I don't know your dad so it is hard to tell how he reacts to things.. and at 80 years old he may not always react the way you or even he wants to react. I would...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By ikesmom
We are possibly going to a nursing home for...

We are possibly going to a nursing home for Valentines Day to hand out cards. I am going to see if it they will find a way for my boys (ages 5 and 10) to come by often and offer company or...
Forum: Women's Health   01-12-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By ikesmom
Just wanted to say last year my dh had shingles...

Just wanted to say last year my dh had shingles and we also questioned if my 4 yr old would catch it in the form of pox. He had eczema as a baby and we have been told that kids who had eczema had a...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By ikesmom
I would take her in to the dr. and have the...

I would take her in to the dr. and have the script filled for abx. you can try to treat it at home for 1 or 2 days from the first signs , but it is always good to have the abx if you need them. I...
Forum: Women's Health   01-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By ikesmom
I have always had some form of shakiness since I...

I have always had some form of shakiness since I was a kid. I tried to ignore it for the most part which was easy since it was mainly in my hands. My mother said my father had the same problem with...
Forum: Allergies   01-03-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By ikesmom
Ds had eczema really bad until he was around 2...

Ds had eczema really bad until he was around 2 yrs. He tested positive for peanut /tree nuts allergy which stumped us because he didn't really eat any nuts. When we removed all the items from our...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-03-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By ikesmom
I got a Nook for Christmas and let my boys...

I got a Nook for Christmas and let my boys choose books to read too. We are looking for as much free stuff as possible , but I think it is hard to just do the free ones..esp when you can browse so...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-31-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,121
Posted By ikesmom
Wow..I just found your thread while looking for...

Wow..I just found your thread while looking for nook apps and can't believe what you went through. Last time I read one of your threads was in the summer about cooking for a crowd. You've been...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By ikesmom
I think the layout will change many times...

I think the layout will change many times depending on your needs and use. I would focus on setting up bookshelves and organizing materials so they are easily accessible. I envisioned a furnished...
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