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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,872
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DharmaDisciple http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14973671)
They have this OU book...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,872
Posted By rainbowmum
Thanks guys, I just found this fab site : ...

Thanks guys, I just found this fab site :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/e3/words/grammar/ good 'ole BBC!
So I have some plans to go through stuff with them, one of them wants quick results but a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-23-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,872
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by Rivka5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivka5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14972841)
It seems like you've been posting similar...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,872
Posted By rainbowmum
Hiring any kind of tutor is just not possible as...

Hiring any kind of tutor is just not possible as I have no spare cash whatsoever. It would have to be something we can work through together or they could do independently.

In the UK, kids do...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,872
Posted By rainbowmum
My children have been mostly unschooled which...

My children have been mostly unschooled which has meant engaged kids who are lovely people.. however they are at an age where they are looking to go to college (like the end of high school, kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By rainbowmum
Okay, parents with an ex... how many hours per...

Okay, parents with an ex... how many hours per week does your ex have the kids?
and what if the kids don't want to go?
does it work differently if the kids are older?
what is reasonable?
and how...
Forum: Unschooling   09-28-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By rainbowmum
The college I refer to here is where kids go at...

The college I refer to here is where kids go at 16 and sit courses. She wants to do performing arts and can start at a really low level (often full of kids who have bad behaviour and don't want to...
Forum: Unschooling   09-27-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By rainbowmum
Please be gentle with me and no flames as I am...

Please be gentle with me and no flames as I am having such a hard time right now.
My kids have always been unschooled and we have such a good time together, out at activities, at home etc. I have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By rainbowmum
Thanks for the links. The problem is I have NO...

Thanks for the links. The problem is I have NO money to spend on curriculum, I have to use the books we have, libraries or websites. Do you have any links for those?
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-24-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By rainbowmum
I think it was posted on these forums, a website...

I think it was posted on these forums, a website with educational activities/plans and if you were prepared to comment/evaluate as you use it, you can get a years free membership. I reigstered but...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By rainbowmum
Can anyone point me to useful sites where I can...

Can anyone point me to useful sites where I can print off the basic info about chemistry for teaching my kids eg....atoms, molecules, etc. Also any useful experiment sites.
I have 4 kids varying in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-16-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By rainbowmum
Thanks for your replies so far. I haven't cooked...

Thanks for your replies so far. I haven't cooked fish ever lol. Does your house then stink of fish when you cook it? How do you get rid of the smell? What about bones? I used to eat fish from the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-16-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by Sailor...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14241352)

Also, I'm a former raw food vegan ... so, I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By rainbowmum
I am currently veggie but considering adding...

I am currently veggie but considering adding fish to my diet for nutrition and health reasons... but how on earth do you cook it?? I went veggie at 14 and cooked for myself and have NEVER cooked...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By rainbowmum
Just wondered what term dates you keep? Do you...

Just wondered what term dates you keep?
Do you start up and follow the local school dates?
Do you do any structured learning activities even in the holidays?
Discuss...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By rainbowmum
My 15 year old daughter would like to go to...

My 15 year old daughter would like to go to college in a year. I need to see if they will accept her this year to sit classes with adults so that she can actually enter college with some...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by AlwaysByMySide...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlwaysByMySide http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13644462)
In my state, it's 4 months old, and...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By rainbowmum
My home-schooled teens along with some of their...

My home-schooled teens along with some of their friends present a monthly radio show on a local radio station. They have set up a fan page on Facebook. If you (and/your teens) would like to support...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By rainbowmum
I was thinking would it be a good idea to write...

I was thinking would it be a good idea to write up a list of time and days he can take the kids out.... but what if the kids don't wanna go????? I am not forcing them!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by wendyjoe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyjoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13499428)
That's called manipulation. I'd be sooo...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by wendyjoe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyjoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13496893)
It's not your job to make sure he has a good...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By rainbowmum
Quote: Originally Posted by philosophicalmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by philosophicalmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13497942)
Ugh- I totally get this. My stbx...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By rainbowmum
It's complicated but then I guess all the posts...

It's complicated but then I guess all the posts on this board are lol.
I am a SAHM to my 4 kids. Their Dad has always been around when he chooses to (more so now he is older than when the kids were...
Forum: Mental Health   03-30-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By rainbowmum
My twin sister (who may read this as she posts...

My twin sister (who may read this as she posts on here but I know she won't mind) has recurrent psychotic depression. She spent a lot of last year in hospital and is back in as I type.. although she...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-21-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By rainbowmum
How much housework -...

How much housework - cleaning/clearing-up/tidying do you do on the average day? Do you use a system?
Currently I spend most of my weekend cleaning/tidying only for the house to look dreadful again...
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