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Forum: The Mindful Home   02-01-2006, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By berryMO
Thank you all!!! You are so cool to give me...

Thank you all!!!
You are so cool to give me advise on this very yucky subject.

I think the tub drain could defintely be the problem.

I'll keep you posted on what happens

Thanks!...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-30-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By berryMO
We had some fruit flies last fall from fruit...

We had some fruit flies last fall from fruit lying around, the regular reasons, but they never went away. Now I am past annoyed. Anyone with any suggestions as to how to get rid of them?

They are...
Forum: Gardening   02-06-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By berryMO
Thank you ~heatherdeg~ I had found the link to...

Thank you ~heatherdeg~ I had found the link to that first one but had not found the forum thread, that was very interesting. They mentioned a book:
Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway, I want to see if...
Forum: Gardening   02-05-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By berryMO
Do any of you have experience with a grey water...

Do any of you have experience with a grey water pond?

It seems to me some time back someone here was talking about making one, it even seems to me she posted a drawing? Anyways, I am interested...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By berryMO
I'm probably not the one to ask since I now have...

I'm probably not the one to ask since I now have one in PS and one I'm starting K at home with but...

I worked evenings the past 2 years one or 2 or sometimes 3 evenings a week. I thought it was...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2004, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By berryMO
I'm reading Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen...

I'm reading Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola and love the ideas in it. I have heard wonderful things about Singapore Math - I'd love to be able to thumb through it and see one sometime....
Forum: Learning at School   11-05-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By berryMO
Yes, the cross contamination is something to be...

Yes, the cross contamination is something to be worried about. I have a friend with a son who severe nut allergies, we noticed at a theme park we went to that they used the same ice-cream scoop for...
Forum: Learning at School   11-04-2004, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By berryMO
I haven't gotten a chance to read this whole...

I haven't gotten a chance to read this whole thread but I have been assisting with reading in my ds's class and the kids are all over. The teacher lets each child read books at his or her own level....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-03-2004, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By berryMO
I'm just watching this thread. I have...

I'm just watching this thread. I have experienced similar things... Home schooling was a very big struggle but ds was ultimately a well behaved and well liked child when we were out and about.

We...
Forum: Learning at School   11-03-2004, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By berryMO
herstorian, It was so interesting to hear about...

herstorian, It was so interesting to hear about how things work in your country. We should appreciate our fredom more I guess. It would take so much planning for you to have to order the foods you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By berryMO
teastaigh I love the sound of what you are...

teastaigh I love the sound of what you are doing!! What age are your children? girls or boys?

Right now I am reading Charlette Mason Companion and love it. So many wonderful ideas. I have started...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2004, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By berryMO
Thank you for your responces. I have gotten...

Thank you for your responces.

I have gotten the feeling from people that tell me they are "Eclectic" that I have no idea what they are doing for schooling. I guess that is porbably because that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-16-2004, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By berryMO
I put my ds in school x3 months and am seriously...

I put my ds in school x3 months and am seriously planning to take him back out.

Do you apply a method like Charlotte Mason or The Well Trained Mind to your Eclectic approach or does it have it's...
Forum: Learning at School   10-13-2004, 07:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By berryMO
I'm so tickled this thread has taken on a life...

I'm so tickled this thread has taken on a life of it's own. For some reason I didn't know it was still going. I like your suggestions.

We have settled into 1/2 sandwich, string cheese and a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-13-2004, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By berryMO
Quote: Can anyone recommend a good book or...

Quote:
Can anyone recommend a good book or inexpensive, non-religious curriculum for a 3 1/2 year old?
We used "Slow and Steady Get Me Ready". It has activity ideas for bith to 5 yo.

We also...
Forum: Learning at School   10-11-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By berryMO
Thank you Evan&Anna's_Mom, and others, In a...

Thank you Evan&Anna's_Mom, and others,

In a lot of your comments you are right on the money, some I can change some we just have to ride out the bumps.

We have specifically not gotten into...
Forum: Learning at School   10-07-2004, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By berryMO
I'm sure it is because ds is tired but from the...

I'm sure it is because ds is tired but from the moment he gets home from school everything is a power-struggle/argument/complaint with him.

If I make his favorite meal for supper we have to...
Forum: Learning at School   10-05-2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By berryMO
Thank you Beth, We are starting to do...

Thank you Beth,

We are starting to do better with school.

How about yourself?

I have enrolled dd in a preschool 1 day a week so it gives me a little time by myself. I like that. I almost...
Forum: Learning at School   10-01-2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By berryMO
I'm not sure how it all works in CA, we live in...

I'm not sure how it all works in CA, we live in MO and we have found that the PS schools in the outlying areas, away from the big cities are better. Have you allowed the parents as teachers to come...
Forum: Learning at School   09-28-2004, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By berryMO
Great thread! I needed this too. I was...

Great thread! I needed this too.

I was worried too about sending ds to school but he is adjusting. I also like all the neat little tricks that I learn from the teacher. I'm using a few at home...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2004, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By berryMO
ms. nearocean, I won't discourage you from...

ms. nearocean, I won't discourage you from trying to homeschool because it is a wonderfull experience.

For us the whole homeschooling lifestyle fit so nicely. My dh has his own handyman business...
Forum: Learning at School   09-17-2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By berryMO
This is ds's first full week fo school and I am...

This is ds's first full week fo school and I am a basket case today. I thought I was handling it really well but.....
Now when he is home he is tired and grumpy. He just wants to play, not...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2004, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By berryMO
Well, BethHG, I'm surprised there are not more...

Well, BethHG,
I'm surprised there are not more Mom's commenting on this. I think Lots of people try homeschooling and go back to ps. I found it very hard to homeschool and keep ds's interest in the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By berryMO
I'm having a hard time with this too. What I...

I'm having a hard time with this too. What I found for me that is very hard is that I've built a network of friends around me that I do stuff with that are all homeschoolers.

I found continuing...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By berryMO
The first time my ds tried buying a lunch the...

The first time my ds tried buying a lunch the guy helping to clean trays yelled at him for dropping his metal spoon in the trash. That is so sad because now he is scared to death to buy a school...
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