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Forum: Vaccinations   02-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 838
Posted By teastaigh
How wonderfully you've stated this. I'd love to...

How wonderfully you've stated this. I'd love to interject your gentle wisdom into our national and local discussions as well. I haven't been here in a while though I've been on Mothering for many...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 213
Posted By teastaigh
I remember the pure exhaustion trying to help my...

I remember the pure exhaustion trying to help my oldest, when about age 2, through a few tantrums. I feel for you.

Are his diapers normal (normal for him)? Does he have any other symptoms like a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-26-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By teastaigh
I've never thought about it that way. Overall,...

I've never thought about it that way.
Overall, it seems like out society, while becoming more inter-dependent and requiring greater cooperation for fewer resources and a more highly complicated...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-17-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By teastaigh
Dr. Nola MacDonald, D.O. Fort Collins ...

Dr. Nola MacDonald, D.O.
Fort Collins

great with children and also women's health

accepts Aetna and Wellpoint, but not my insurance ...

we see
Dr. Tammy Jenkins, N.D.
takes no insurance
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-17-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By teastaigh
Did you find any IRL mamas? I'm in Northern...

Did you find any IRL mamas?
I'm in Northern Colorado.

peace,
teastaigh
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   02-17-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By teastaigh
I've homeschooled since grade K for the past 13...

I've homeschooled since grade K for the past 13 years or so with a Waldorf-inspired curriculum. We also have had Waldorf families for weekly projects, support, and celebrations. I only mention this...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-17-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By teastaigh
It sounds like you are all doing great. ...

It sounds like you are all doing great.

There is one essential lesson for all children to learn prior to age 7: that they are loved unconditionally.

That might sound easy, but it can really be...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By teastaigh
Your post, joyfulmom, and the responses made me...

Your post, joyfulmom, and the responses made me smile. I feel like I could've written them too.

My son is very much the same way. I tried and worked so hard at this homeschooling community thing...
Forum: Homeschooling   09-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By teastaigh
There is a yahoo group called OM_support which...

There is a yahoo group called OM_support which has lots of for sale posts.
I sell each year, in full, for about $100 every spring. I have grades 4, 5, 6, and 7, but not
what you are seeking....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By teastaigh
I'm thinking of you some more this morning ......

I'm thinking of you some more this morning ... :smile:

It's not acceptable that your daughter's friend criticizes her education. While I am still a beginner at this myself, I think it's important...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By teastaigh
Hi, We are a waldorf-inspired, attachment...

Hi,

We are a waldorf-inspired, attachment family homeschooling two teenagers. Your daughter isn't expressing any unusual social angst, and is actually, I think, at a very natural place in life of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By teastaigh
If you go to csa.org, you might find an organic...

If you go to csa.org, you might find an organic farm in your area that would let you and your children help on the farm in exchange for produce, eggs, etc. We did that for several years. It really...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By teastaigh
Sorry for such a delay in answering! Are you...

Sorry for such a delay in answering! Are you still out there?! :smile: Both of my children are boys. They are now 17 and 13. This is my "last" year homeschooling my oldest. It's bittersweet for me,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By teastaigh
Nice! I like hearing your thoughts and thinking...

Nice! I like hearing your thoughts and thinking of what happy kiddos you have learning with all of you!
My boys are in grades 12 and 8 this year. They are 17 and 13. We've always used Oak Meadow...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By teastaigh
It sounds like you've got your priorities figured...

It sounds like you've got your priorities figured out and are doing a great job!
While it seems like a lot of money, in the scheme of things, I believe food is a good
thing to spend money on. What...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By teastaigh
It sounds like you are in Canada? I mention this...

It sounds like you are in Canada? I mention this as what I say then, might not apply at all.
Here, (I'm in Colorado) we put together a high school transcript and list high school classes taken...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By teastaigh
When are you starting school?

Just wondering ... public school has just begun here. It's hot out, and I'm going to pack a picnic and have family dinner at the pool tonight.

We're starting school the day after Labor Day --...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,218
Posted By teastaigh
For us, each child is unique, and I have always...

For us, each child is unique, and I have always encouraged friendships to be ageless. My children have lunch dates with senior citizens, play with tots, and have coffee with homeless people in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By teastaigh
Many formal studies have been done regarding...

Many formal studies have been done regarding children homeschooling in situations similar to what you've described. The essential summary is: given an environment of joy in learning, your children...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By teastaigh
Smile My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade...

My youngest and I just finished Seventh Grade this week.

We loved Oak Meadow this year. I don't use their math -- we used Saxon Algebra I, which I got cheaply on Amazon.

We used "Workbook in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By teastaigh
Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running...

Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running ones, and I still like them.

I order a lot from Oak Meadow and Chinaberry too. For math, I get the best prices from Amazon.

peace,
teastaigh
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,610
Posted By teastaigh
I read this article. What a cool family. I like...

I read this article. What a cool family. I like that all the kids are their own people and seem to be finding their special gifts.

Personally, their approach isn't for me. I have a super-smart...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By teastaigh
I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned...

I think nipping this in the bud, as you mentioned in your original post, is an excellent idea.

I have two teens -- ages 13 and 17. Sometimes, they don't realize how they come across. Sometimes, I...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By teastaigh
I have friends who are parents, children, and...

I have friends who are parents, children, and teachers at Mountain Sage. It's a lovely school. I'm impressed with how wholesome and Waldorfy they've been able to make a public school. The parents...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By teastaigh
Thank you for the recommendation! Their...

Thank you for the recommendation! Their photography is beautiful, but way out of my price range. I think they'd be wonderful for something corporate or swanky.

I found Lynette Seelmeyer of Picture...
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