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Forum: Family Safety   06-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
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Shopping for a seat for my babe due in a month....

Shopping for a seat for my babe due in a month. Thinking about the Advocate due to the safety ratings, but looking for opinions. Seat will be latched on the side, probably behind the driver, in a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-17-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Back when I was teaching we would have a...

Back when I was teaching we would have a "special day" at least once a month, like "Backwards Day" or "Crazy Hat Day" or "Pajama Day". I would like to sprinkle some of these onto our homeschool...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2010, 04:10 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
I am strongly considering ordering Miquon to...

I am strongly considering ordering Miquon to supplement and give some structure to the living math approach we are already using. With finances being tight, I'm wondering if we can use these blocks...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-08-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Check out the woodworking section at For Small...

Check out the woodworking section at For Small Hands (also Montessori Services) here (http://www.forsmallhands.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=86&zenid=d278f249fa0fde6bb39bfe5634f1474f)....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-16-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Check out MEP at...

Check out MEP at http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm It's a free to download, comprehensive through middle school age program based in the UK. The lessons are fairly short, easy...
Forum: Family Safety   03-05-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
I can't seem to load the state law pages linked...

I can't seem to load the state law pages linked in the resource thread. A friend just moved her son into a booster. She says he is 30 pounds but she must be weighing him soaking wet while fully...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-01-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Absolutely normal, don't give it a second...

Absolutely normal, don't give it a second thought.

If you try the idea of taking turns reading check with your local library for book recommendation. If you have a decent children's section they...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-27-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Thank you both so much for the info!

Thank you both so much for the info!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-26-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Does anyone have both the early childhood and...

Does anyone have both the early childhood and the 'original' Family Math books? I am trying to decide which one would be appropriate for our family. My ds is 4 1/2 and already does addition and...
Forum: August 2009   08-10-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Eleven days past my due date and counting. I...

Eleven days past my due date and counting. I second the 'feeling I'll be pregnant forever' statement!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
The Happy Homeschooler link I have no longer...

The Happy Homeschooler link I have no longer works and I didn't see the original text in any of the pages that Google brought up in my quick search. Does anyone have or know of another place where...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
I'm in a pretty similar situation. My ds is...

I'm in a pretty similar situation. My ds is almost four and my dn is two. I've lent clothes to my sis for him, labeled and knowing they might not come back "good as new", and have received most...
Forum: Family Safety   07-03-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,834
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13971919)
Kia also defers to the carseat...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Naomi passed peacefully in her sleep during the...

Naomi passed peacefully in her sleep during the night. Thank you again to all who have sent thoughts and prayers. Please keep her son in your hearts....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-29-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Thank you to all who have kept Naomi and her...

Thank you to all who have kept Naomi and her family in their prayers. I received this update from Naomi's parents today.

For those we have not been in touch with regularly, Naomi is now being...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
This one from SwaddleBaby...

This one from SwaddleBaby (http://www.swaddlebaby.com/shop.html) worked better than any of the others for us, including the velcro ones. It is huge, easy to use and held up very well through many...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Also, you might want to get a wool pad like a...

Also, you might want to get a wool pad like a Snugglewool (http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/snugglewool.htm) or such to help keep the baby comfy temperature-wise if you're not wearing him.
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-28-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Will you be wearing the baby a lot? If so how...

Will you be wearing the baby a lot? If so how about a Solarveil sling? I think they are supposed to block about 80% of the UV rays. Or if the baby will spend lots of time in a stroller or bucket...
Forum: Parenting   06-28-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
I did a lot of research a few years ago when we...

I did a lot of research a few years ago when we bought our bed and there is tons of negative info out there about the off-gassing of memory foam and the health issues arising from its use.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
My sister is an amazing writer and much more...

My sister is an amazing writer and much more eloquent than I, so with permission I am posting her words here.

Naomi Williams is living on hope and hugs. Join her.

When you see my cousin...
Forum: Family Safety   06-21-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,834
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
So the limit in my 2005 Kia Sorrento is 48 lbs?...

So the limit in my 2005 Kia Sorrento is 48 lbs? I looked all through the manual and it did not state a limit.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
My sister's ds did this for almost a year. In...

My sister's ds did this for almost a year. In the end his sleep cycle just changed but in order to cope the best thing she did was stop fighting it or trying to fix it and just changed the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Not sure about your exact situation, but I...

Not sure about your exact situation, but I nightweaned ds at 19 months out of shear exhaustion. He was still waking every 1 1/2 - 2 hours to nurse and I am not one of those mamas who can sleep...
Forum: Spirituality   06-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 13,110
Posted By IlluminatedAttic
Naomi is the mother of an adorable 2 1/2 year...

Naomi is the mother of an adorable 2 1/2 year old boy name Jake and as of this writing she is not expected to make it through this afternoon.

Naomi is the sister of my cousin's boyfriend. A few...
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