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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Goodness. Please don't bow out of the...

Goodness. Please don't bow out of the conversation, I really appreciate your input, Linda.

Regarding the whole Goblet of Fire thing (when did this become a 'thing'?) - first of all, he read the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Reading and Recall

Lachlann (newly 9) reads pretty well. Decoding wise, he is probably reading at about a 6th grade level. His comprehension is good, if I'm asking him straightforward questions soon after he's read...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   02-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Hi there -   My husband and I are...

Hi there -
 
My husband and I are considering a move to Florida.  We're trying to narrow down general areas, looking at Tampa, Orlando, and over towards the Space Coast.  I'm wondering what the...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   08-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Anyone able to tell me what Rochester, NH is...

Anyone able to tell me what Rochester, NH is like?  We're in MA, on the North Shore, and thinking of moving up that way.  We homeschool and I know there are groups up there, I just would like to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Wow, great ideas, guys!  I can definitely...

Wow, great ideas, guys!  I can definitely implement some of these ideas.  Others, like the library, would be good but I'd want him to have his own phone,which he doesn't at the moment.  I'm going to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-09-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By ColwynsMommy
I'm posting this here even though it's not...

I'm posting this here even though it's not directly related to academics - I do think this issue stems from my kids being with me all day every day.
 
My oldest will be 10 in the fall.  Very long...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Thanks for the suggestions, guys!  Sometimes...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!  Sometimes most of what I need is a big "Relax!"  :)  I love the idea to get him involved in picking out materials, that's fantastic.  We have a Lakeshore Learning...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By ColwynsMommy
My oldest is 9.5 and we've been homeschooling...

My oldest is 9.5 and we've been homeschooling all along - very unstructured and child-led.  The one thing I've made sure the kids have all kept up with is math and reading.  This has worked really...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-11-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By ColwynsMommy
I wanted to give my husband some boudoir photos...

I wanted to give my husband some boudoir photos for Xmas this year.  I've been trying to DIY the project, but using a tripod and the timer isn't working out so well.  I know there are professional...
Forum: Gardening   05-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By ColwynsMommy
I've been meaning to post this for a while and...

I've been meaning to post this for a while and keep forgetting.  :)  My dog used the fledgling strawberry bed as her personal toilet over the winter.  I know the rule is no dog poop in the compost...
Forum: Gardening   05-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Okay, I know it isn't strictly plant related....

Okay, I know it isn't strictly plant related.  :)  But I'm trying to decide what to do with the yard, we're definitely doing a children's garden.  I saw this picture:  http://tinyurl.com/3znxms8  I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Thanks.. I hadn't thought about the visual vs...

Thanks.. I hadn't thought about the visual vs auditory thing.  That's a definite possibility.
 
We lean towards unschooling as well, which is why I made sure to stress in my OP that it's all stuff...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ColwynsMommy
We've taken a LOT of time off this past year...

We've taken a LOT of time off this past year since my youngest was born.  Intentional academic work has been minimal at best.  Now that the baby is crawling and able to entertain himself, I'm trying...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By ColwynsMommy
For Earth Scouts this month, we're going to make...

For Earth Scouts this month, we're going to make cards to send to wounded soldiers (we're working on the Human Rights badge).  Does anyone know of any picture books (appropriate for 5-8 year olds)...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By ColwynsMommy
I wanted to make some of those nifty glass...

I wanted to make some of those nifty glass magnets, like the ones here:  http://www.worldofjulie.com/crafts/glassmagnets.htm
 
I bought a bag of glass pebble thingies, the kind that are flat on...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Quote: Originally Posted by greenthumb3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenthumb3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15947543)
That's what I aim for with my kids; an...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Well, here's my thoughts. Preschoolers really...

Well, here's my thoughts. Preschoolers really don't need much instruction. Read to them, play with them, include them in your life, and that's all that's needed. I never really did anything...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By ColwynsMommy
For our HS Earth Scouts group, we're going to...

For our HS Earth Scouts group, we're going to spend a month earning money to give to Heifer International. I'm going to be presenting the idea next week, and I'd love a picture book to read to the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Do you ever get tired of talking about...

Do you ever get tired of talking about homeschooling? Specifically.. conversations about why we homeschool.

It's that time of year again and our homeschool group has lots of new members. I *love*...
Forum: Homebirth   09-13-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By ColwynsMommy
My homebirth was in May. My midwife billed my...

My homebirth was in May. My midwife billed my insurance once, but it was denied because she hadn't used approved forms. I found out what form was needed, had her email me her itemized bill and then...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By ColwynsMommy
I'm hoping to try out the primal diet this week...

I'm hoping to try out the primal diet this week and have been searching for tips, but I must be looking in the wrong place. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I have two...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Okay, so I talked to the receptionist at the...

Okay, so I talked to the receptionist at the audiology department today. He said that they won't do it in the nursery after 3 months, and they won't do it in the audiology office until after 6...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Colwyn would be starting first grade this year,...

Colwyn would be starting first grade this year, and Lachlann would be in Kindergarten. I'm looking for something educational that they can do on the computer, since with Niall (3 months), I won't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By ColwynsMommy
Did anyone wait a long time before having the...

Did anyone wait a long time before having the hearing test done? Niall was born at home and I just haven't been able to schedule it.. he's now 3 months old. I'm just wondering if it's going to be a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,926
Posted By ColwynsMommy
The only things my big boys mispronounce that I...

The only things my big boys mispronounce that I can think of is smarshmallows and shushi (like a few others have mentioned). I do miss their mix-ups. I've noticed that a lot of my 6 year old's...
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