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Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By deesmomma
Okay, I actually hate that question but it was...

Okay, I actually hate that question but it was the shortest subject I could come up with. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif I guess more of what I'm wondering is, is this...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-22-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By deesmomma
Finding the right, healthy foods that my kids...

Finding the right, healthy foods that my kids will eat for breakfast before leaving for school has become quite the chore. They absolutely love smoothies though and with all the things you can sneak...
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By deesmomma
Thanks Peony! Its good to hear from people who...

Thanks Peony! Its good to hear from people who have btdt. Definitely eases my anxiety. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By deesmomma
@whatsnextmom "Actually, their not getting...

@whatsnextmom

"Actually, their not getting sick much prior to now is more likely due to less exposure than awesome immune systems."

Heh. That actually occurred to me after posting....
Forum: Learning at School   08-19-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By deesmomma
SO. My kids have always had pretty awesome...

SO. My kids have always had pretty awesome immune systems. They've had a few minor colds and maybe 2 stomach flu/virus things their whole lives. (7 and 5 years old.) But we also didn't go out much,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-27-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By deesmomma
Thanks all for the advice! I'll call the school...

Thanks all for the advice! I'll call the school tomorrow, unfortunately our health department isn't doing them at ALL this summer, and our local Walgreens does not provide physicals. I'll check...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-26-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By deesmomma
I have to make this short and sweet, so here's...

I have to make this short and sweet, so here's the deal:

My kids need to get physicals before they start school and we don't have insurance currently. My mother in law works at a doctors office...
Forum: Learning at School   07-15-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By deesmomma
Thanks, Linda! Your information was SO helpful....

Thanks, Linda! Your information was SO helpful. I guess as far as the placement/assessment goes I'm just afraid she'll freeze up or give the regular "I dunno," response that she gives her...
Forum: Learning at School   07-15-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By deesmomma
Thank you for the responses! luv2homeschool...

Thank you for the responses!

luv2homeschool - I definitely can't wait until I can sit down with the teacher and discuss my fears and explain what we've been doing with her. That will make me feel...
Forum: Learning at School   07-15-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By deesmomma
Due to many and varying circumstances, we have...

Due to many and varying circumstances, we have decided to put our two girls in public school this year, as opposed to homeschooling like we have been doing the last few years. My youngest will be in...
Forum: Activism and News   06-28-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,594
Posted By deesmomma
I hope this is the right forum to post this in,...

I hope this is the right forum to post this in, my apologies if not. I just cannot get over how they are peddling Twilight (Eclipse even!) to children. We don't usually get kids meals at all, but my...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-18-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By deesmomma
We don't use materials per se, but we have the...

We don't use materials per se, but we have the entire tv series which my 6 year old watches frequently - loves them - and will random spout off things like, "MOM DID YOU KNOW OUR HEART PUMP BLOOD!"...
Forum: Unschooling   02-26-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,160
Posted By deesmomma
Lol, my six year old is obsessed with the movie...

Lol, my six year old is obsessed with the movie 9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/). She will sit and watch youtube videos and look at google images for hours if I let her. AT least yours is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,327
Posted By deesmomma
this post = gold. yllek - thank you for all...

this post = gold.

yllek - thank you for all those links! And to the OP - thank you for asking the question! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-20-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By deesmomma
Woot! That's so awesome, thank you for that...

Woot! That's so awesome, thank you for that link! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By deesmomma
Okay on the same topic, does anyone have a...

Okay on the same topic, does anyone have a list/website/webpage somewhere with a list of these little tips/tricks to go by?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By deesmomma
I have a confession to make. I covet this...

I have a confession to make. I covet this (http:). I covet it hard. But there is no way I can shell out that much money. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif I was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By deesmomma
Thanks everyone, especially on the rhyme tip. I...

Thanks everyone, especially on the rhyme tip. I can't believe I didn't think of something like that. And she's six and a half, sorry I left that out.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By deesmomma
I posted months ago, I think, about being...

I posted months ago, I think, about being worried that my daughter gets her B's and D's mixed up frequently, only the lowercase ones though, but its still happening. Its almost like a bad habit she...
Forum: Unschooling   02-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,045
Posted By deesmomma
Sorry this is an extremely late reply and...

Sorry this is an extremely late reply and totally o/t lol, but I was wondering Nellie if you had a blog? That video of your son's chemistry experiment is just fantastic and I would love to see more...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By deesmomma
"What you consider normal behavior in public...

"What you consider normal behavior in public school is considered criminal behavior in the real world. Thus proving the point that public school is not a reflection of the real world."

You know,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-07-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By deesmomma
Thank you soooo much for those links mamakay,...

Thank you soooo much for those links mamakay, I'm saving those for a rainy day. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By deesmomma
"As far as assuming that everyone on your...

"As far as assuming that everyone on your homeschool list agreed with the Obama-bashers, even though you live in the Florida panhandle, was well, likely wrong. "

You're probably very right. And...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-06-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By deesmomma
My 6yo dd is currently obsessed with...

My 6yo dd is currently obsessed with handipoints.com lol. Its great b/c she will definitely get all her chores done for the day, but she's so obsessed with her cat and buying clothes for her cat and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-06-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By deesmomma
MY SISTER. Lol nothing good ever comes from...

MY SISTER. Lol nothing good ever comes from starting a sentence that way. It really doesn't matter that she said it anyway, because I've gotten it from other people too. It falls under the "what...
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