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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,631
Posted By PatchyMama
Kyla (8 ) gets $3 a week no strings attached...

Kyla (8 ) gets $3 a week no strings attached because I want her to learn how to manage money and how to save, etc. However she does have chores she needs to do (empty the recycling, clean her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-30-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By PatchyMama
My dd is almost 8... 2nd grade mostly.

My dd is almost 8... 2nd grade mostly.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-30-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,023
Posted By PatchyMama
Quote: I really think the comment often comes...

Quote:
I really think the comment often comes down to misconceptions - the misconception being that HS takes more patience that PS (which I do not think it does).

Peace,

Kathy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,023
Posted By PatchyMama
I used to say this all the time before we...

I used to say this all the time before we planned to homeschool and still say it now that we are.

It has nothing to do with wanting to put my kids in daycare or their behavior, I have been a SAHM...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By PatchyMama
we are really loving Right Start Math - we were...

we are really loving Right Start Math - we were lucky to find our used for a good price.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By PatchyMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Plummeting...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plummeting http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13670522)
I have the Scotch laminator. It was under...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-26-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By PatchyMama
My girls both went (and currently go to) a co-op...

My girls both went (and currently go to) a co-op preschool. Its a more formal one with its own building and stuff, but we love it. They offer 2 day a week or 3 day a week programs. The schedule goes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By PatchyMama
we have been really happy with MBTP...

we have been really happy with MBTP (movingbeyondthepage.com) and Right Start Math http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,319
Posted By PatchyMama
I figured out how we would do ours... a wall...

I figured out how we would do ours... a wall hanging with pockets. The pockets are pretty big but we only have 8 of them and I think that will be plenty! I sewed it up, but I swear it took hours! I...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,017
Posted By PatchyMama
Quote: Originally Posted by phathui5...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13629514)
If there were a homeschooling group or one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,319
Posted By PatchyMama
I am considering this, but not into bins because...

I am considering this, but not into bins because we just don't have the space. I did find these hanging bags..... but I don't see the stand for sale but It is a neat idea!
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By PatchyMama
We refi'd with USAA last august, they do indeed...

We refi'd with USAA last august, they do indeed require an appraisal and if you have more than 20% equity you will be paying for private mortgage insurance. We were told that we had to have 10%...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By PatchyMama
I went back and forth between OM and MBTP as...

I went back and forth between OM and MBTP as well... we ended up going with Moving BEyond the page. We have only been using it for about 2 weeks but I really like it. Kyla is more of a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-10-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By PatchyMama
http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/ We have...

http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/

We have been using it for a couple of weeks so far and really like it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-01-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Ell-Bell...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ell-Bell http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13468310)
Bummer that it's not as new! They still let...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By PatchyMama
This thread has been very helpful! I was...

This thread has been very helpful! I was thinking of doing MBTP but its a lot of money and I really need to try to come up with something on my own I guess.

We tried T4L and my daugther hated...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-12-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By PatchyMama
My oldest daughter Kyla will be 8 in May, we...

My oldest daughter Kyla will be 8 in May, we pulled her out of the magnet school she was attending over christmas break to homeschool. We gave her a month or so off and have been trying to wing it...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,062
Posted By PatchyMama
I've read the whole series and I think Bill...

I've read the whole series and I think Bill loves Sookie. I don't think it started out that way, but I think at this point in the story line both Eric and Bill are in love with her. I can't decide...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-12-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
I sometimes check at fictionwise.com or...

I sometimes check at fictionwise.com or ebooks.com
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-11-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
Interesting take on the new one ...

Interesting take on the new one
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38530

I think I agree with him that if you are buying one I would be fine with the ver 2, but if you have a 1 no...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-11-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
I rarely take mine out of my cover either, BUT I...

I rarely take mine out of my cover either, BUT I adjusted my cover to fit my needs better. It is the regular Amazon Cover, but I sewed a slipcover for it and added velcro and pockets.

Carrie -...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
Quote: Originally Posted by Arduinna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arduinna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13152434)
Personally don't see anything in the new one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,671
Posted By PatchyMama
I would love to join this thread...

I would love to join this thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif We pulled my 2nd grader out of school over christmas break and so far have just been relaxing and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
you could email them to your kindle email...

you could email them to your kindle email address, but I think that costs 10 cents each time? I am not 100% sure on that.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-27-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,212
Posted By PatchyMama
I use mobipocket creator to convert PDFs as...

I use mobipocket creator to convert PDFs as well. Almost all of my books are pdf files http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I also convert .lit files, tho it takes an extra...
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