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Forum: Family Planning   06-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By amandamae
Phew, no test needed. Period showed up this...

Phew, no test needed. Period showed up this morning :)
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   06-25-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By amandamae
Hello. I am a homeschooling Mama of a 6 year old...

Hello. I am a homeschooling Mama of a 6 year old and 2 year old on the sw side of Chicago (Evergreen Park). We used a waldorf curriculum last year but will probably be ecclectic this year. We are...
Forum: Family Planning   06-25-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By amandamae
Since the birth of my son I have been very...

Since the birth of my son I have been very carefully logging my cycles (once my period came back around 15 months pp, he's 23 months now). My cycles tend to be very regular. I often have pretty...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By amandamae
When I was encouraging my daughter to wean I...

When I was encouraging my daughter to wean I would offer a snack or a drink when she asked to nurse. That seemed to work pretty well. She weaned around 18 months. My son, on the other hand, is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By amandamae
I'm glad to hear that she is doing okay, and...

I'm glad to hear that she is doing okay, and that you are too, relatively. I really feel for you, I can't imagine having hyperemesis and a baby at the same time. I'm not sure if you have tried it,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By amandamae
Is this your second pregnancy or do you have...

Is this your second pregnancy or do you have more children? I know that this is not the norm, but I had HG with my first pregnancy but not with my second. After having my daughter, I was terrified...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By amandamae
My first child was a 34 week preemie and was a...

My first child was a 34 week preemie and was a calm and happy baby. She had a nine day NICU stay, I was there every single day and for almost every feed.
My youngest child was a 29 week preemie. He...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By amandamae
I have a 34 weeker, who was a big preemie at 5...

I have a 34 weeker, who was a big preemie at 5 lbs 15 oz at birth, who has been at leat  in the 95th percentile for height and weight starting in infancy. She is now 6 years old and super tall for...
Forum: Unschooling   06-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
Mamarhu, I love your story and it sounds great....

Mamarhu, I love your story and it sounds great. I feel that I am just having trouble trusting that this will work. A friend said to me the other day as we were discussing her deschooling her 8 year...
Forum: Unschooling   06-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
Sorry, I'm so slow in responding. Again, Filly,...

Sorry, I'm so slow in responding. Again, Filly, I agree with you and I take absolutely no offense. I have often worried about my daughter not getting enough of me because my son is so communicative...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-28-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By amandamae
We did Oak Meadow last year for my daughter's...

We did Oak Meadow last year for my daughter's kindergarten year and we used the first grade curriculum. Truthfully, I still felt it was a bit slow for us. It was a lot of things that we were already...
Forum: Unschooling   05-27-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
Filly, I think the difficulty really is in...

Filly, I think the difficulty really is in juggling both kids. I think the issue is magnified because we homeschool. I can't offload the toddler, Dad is gone all day and the kids go to bed fairly...
Forum: Unschooling   05-26-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
  When I say her "work" I mean anything...

  When I say her "work" I mean anything constructive that she is doing, sometimes math counters, sometimes watercolors, sometimes crayons, whatever she is working with. It's not that I necessarily...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-24-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By amandamae
I have been having trouble finding a homeschool...

I have been having trouble finding a homeschool group on the south side of chicago. Many of the groups here are religious, which is not a good fit for us. I would love to find some local...
Forum: Unschooling   05-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
I guess part of my concern is that I would like...

I guess part of my concern is that I would like for her to be a little bit more independent in her "work." In general, I feel that once she is proficient in reading and basic math she'll be able to...
Forum: Unschooling   05-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By amandamae
I am homeschooling my 6 year old and have found...

I am homeschooling my 6 year old and have found that we are leaning toward unschooling, we pretty much completely abandoned the waldorf curriculum that I bought last year. My trouble lies in trying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By amandamae
We are in our first year of homeschooling and we...

We are in our first year of homeschooling and we are looking for a secular homeschool group in Chicago. We are on the South side of Chicago. If anyone is in an awesome SSChicago homeschool group...
Forum: Unschooling   05-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By amandamae
We are on the south side of Chicago and we have...

We are on the south side of Chicago and we have a few friends who homeschool. We are looking for a homeschool group that is not a religious group and is awesome and hopefully not too far away from...
Forum: Unschooling   04-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By amandamae
I have a just turned 6 year old and a 1 1/2 year...

I have a just turned 6 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. We started homeschooling this past fall. I bought a Waldorf curriculum. I liked waldorf in theory, but we have completely abandoned it! I find...
Forum: Babywearing   04-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,949
Posted By amandamae
Babywearing is what saved my sanity when I...

Babywearing is what saved my sanity when I brought home my preemie from the NICU. He was five weeks one day old, but still only 35 weeks gestation, 4 lbs 4oz, and cried alot! Now he is 20 months old...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-20-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 5,906
Posted By amandamae
I took the quiz. We are using Oak Meadow this...

I took the quiz. We are using Oak Meadow this year and would love to win next year's curriculum!
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