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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 08:46 PM
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Posted By OceanDoula
Shared on my facebook :-)

Shared on my facebook :-)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,671
Posted By OceanDoula
As a family we do many of the tips you suggest...

As a family we do many of the tips you suggest and some of our own. I would like to remind myself and my family to make community, get to know our neighbours, farmers, grocers etc.. I would also...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-17-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,275
Posted By OceanDoula
My family have made many changes: homemade...

My family have made many changes: homemade cleaners, no-shampoo hair cleaning, reducing packaged foods/good, homemade gifts/food, shop at farmers market and much more and because of our lifestyle...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By OceanDoula
Wow, I don't even know where to start.... I live...

Wow, I don't even know where to start.... I live on a dead end street and we were for five years the only family on the street with kids, until about a month ago. A family with three children moved...
Forum: Diapering   08-15-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,025
Posted By OceanDoula
When my son was a few weeks old I was at a mom...

When my son was a few weeks old I was at a mom and baby group and he needed to be changed but the washroom was being used so I pulled out a changing pad and began to change him on the sofa. I had...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-25-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,183
Posted By OceanDoula
My big boy has been falling asleep in his own...

My big boy has been falling asleep in his own bed and staying there for almost a week now, Yay! He still calls for me in the middle of the night and on some nights I've had to go to him and others...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,183
Posted By OceanDoula
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Last night...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Last night was a better night (hope I'm not jinxing myself). He fell asleep in his bed and stayed there all night although, I did have to go to him in the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-19-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,183
Posted By OceanDoula
I am needing some gentle suggestions on how to...

I am needing some gentle suggestions on how to get my cosleeping eight year old son to sleep in his own bed by himself all night. At the moment he has to fall asleep in my bed then I carry him to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-27-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By OceanDoula
You could decoupage baby's foot prints onto the...

You could decoupage baby's foot prints onto the cast and then cover with a clear finish. Make sure the foot prints won't run when you put on the clear finish first. Hope this helps...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By OceanDoula
My 17 yo DD is getting a mama made scarf, pj's,...

My 17 yo DD is getting a mama made scarf, pj's, bath stuff, a set of dishes for her hope chest, and something from Santa (to be determined).

15 yo DD is getting a mama made scarf, pj's, bath...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By OceanDoula
Great resource. Thank you

Great resource. Thank you
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By OceanDoula
Some of our well watched favourites are: A...

Some of our well watched favourites are: A Little Princess, My Dog Skip, Matilda, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium...

I try to pick movies with a message and without violence. I find many of the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-08-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By OceanDoula
My first year homeschooling is going well. I...

My first year homeschooling is going well. I feel like I am starting to get organized, the first couple of weeks were chaotic.

Ds was in public school kindergarten and even though I received...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By OceanDoula
Junnie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Junnie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By OceanDoula
Here is a link to the learning outcomes for k-1...

Here is a link to the learning outcomes for k-1 in BC http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/ssk7/apak1.htm

Here is another link from the ministry for education called key concepts...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By OceanDoula
Wow you are an amazing mom. For your oldest...

Wow you are an amazing mom.

For your oldest son who loves music you might want to try a kindermusik class: http://promo.kindermusik.com/lander0...FQykagodvDFGXw...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By OceanDoula
I hear you and feel for you. I am dreading...

I hear you and feel for you. I am dreading telling my family that I am homeschooling my son. I can hear the comments already... your enabling his seperation anxiety, he needs friends, how are you...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   09-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,147
Posted By OceanDoula
Here's what I have managed to buy for less or...

Here's what I have managed to buy for less or get for free:

Little Tykes Log Cabin Playhouse - free
Spring Horse - free
Large Slow Cooker - Traded for my small one
Clothes - $1 -$5
Books -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanDoula
Quote: Originally Posted by Wilhemina...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilhemina http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12160046)
I'd like to also say that separation...
Forum: Gardening   09-12-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,412
Posted By OceanDoula
A cardboard box will work just like a paper bag...

A cardboard box will work just like a paper bag as long as you can close it.

HTH
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,533
Posted By OceanDoula
I have been in your shoes with both my teenage...

I have been in your shoes with both my teenage daughters and the consequences were very similar. I did however take my eldest daughter to the police station and the officer was very nice in helping...
Forum: Gardening   09-11-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 26,982
Posted By OceanDoula
I've just made a batch of applesauce and it is...

I've just made a batch of applesauce and it is runny. Can I add more apple to thicken it or boil/simmer it more? Any other ideas?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanDoula
Thanks for all the support! I have pulled my son...

Thanks for all the support! I have pulled my son out of public school and have registered him with wondertree. We spent the day playing lego, playing on the computer, and making applesauce and there...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanDoula
Quote: Originally Posted by hipumpkins...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipumpkins http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12151267)
I cried everyday in 1st grade until my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By OceanDoula
My son is suffering from separation anxiety and...

My son is suffering from separation anxiety and is having a difficult time adjusting to grade one. He cries (not just sniffles) every morning when I drop him off. He cried a little in K but not to...
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